Originally Posted by Hugh Jardon
looking to launch at either camber or warsash, but in looking to try somewhere new can anyone give some view on warsash, have a couple of questions.
re charges at Warsash, they are minimal. About £5 harbour master dues, but they only just started charging and are a bit embarassed about it, so you may get away with it. Parking is free and there are loos.
Whatever you do, don't drive boat into carpark. Fixing windscreens and a-frames is expensive
I have used the pontoon next to the slip for launching/recovery mooring. Never had a problem.
As has been mentioned, most of the tide has a shallow angle. A long rope on the trailer is necessary at most states of tide I think. Last time I launched was at quite a low tide, without a rope, which was a bit of a mistake, scraped the bottom a bit, which does not matter so much with an old Searider, but you won't want to do with Viper
Echoing Kathleen and Paul, if be careful of the line you use, as you look to the water there are some pylons if I remember correctly on the left. There's also a concrete plinth running parallel and just to the left of the pontoon (and mind the gap between the two if you walk across the plinth to climb onto the pontoon.
Hope this helps. Might see you there, but not sure I'll be able to get back from foreign parts and get the boat ready and down early enough, so probably giving it a miss.
If I don't see you, Enjoy