Originally Posted by grimesrfg
Thanks Andy.. looks like I'm in then! I think I'll launch from Hythe around 10am... I've only got Google Earth to go so it looks ok but does anybody know if it's the norm to tie up at the entrance to the marina to allow walking back and parking the car? Otherwise I need to find a place easy to launch for one where I can get it in the water easily and also tie up to park.
Rob I find Hythe much easier than Warsash, especially if you are on your own the slip is concrete and can accomodate 2 cars easily and once you have launched then its easy to pop over and moor on the pontoon outside the marine. Its a good idea if you call them on ch.80 to confirm.
With spring tides the harbour does dry out however tomorrow with high tide being at 1.15ish you should have over a meter of water from about 9.30am as you head out from the slip. Just make sure to head straight round to the marina as it gets deeper as you go round. If you head to far towards the long pier it gets shallower. Recovering won't be a problem either anytime up until about 5.30
I was aiming to get down for about 10.00 however having seen the weather forecast for tomorrow I think I may be giving it a miss
If I'm going to take a day off work I want good weather for it.