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Old 06 May 2014, 17:44   #51
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I was out from Hamble point marina Sunday, not cheap but very user friendly 31.60 for slip and parking. But for me worth the money, I can launch stick it on the pontoon park car just by slip leaving trailer attached. Toilets showers and hose to wash down too. Nice wide slip (we had 3 of us retrieving abreast on Sunday no problem! But thinking about it don't us it it is rubbish just leave it to me
Anther + is the price is for launch and recover meaning I have on a number of occasions used it for launch then night out and recover the following day.
Great day out Sunday it was too
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Old 06 May 2014, 19:44   #52
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I was out from Hamble point marina Sunday, not cheap but very user friendly 31.60 for slip and parking. But for me worth the money, I can launch stick it on the pontoon park car just by slip leaving trailer attached. Toilets showers and hose to wash down too. Nice wide slip (we had 3 of us retrieving abreast on Sunday no problem! But thinking about it don't us it it is rubbish just leave it to me
Anther + is the price is for launch and recover meaning I have on a number of occasions used it for launch then night out and recover the following day.
Great day out Sunday it was too
31 doesn't sound too bad considering i have to spend 55 on a prop repair and maybe a new starter motor on the car if it doesn't free off!

Is the slip steep enough to float a 6.5m boat off a bunk trailer without dunking the car in beyond the tyres, but not so steep and weed covered it becomes scarey?!

When i was younger i was quite happy to fight through the summer jetski's and windsurfers at public slips, then fight to find a parking space. But now i got two little kiddies and the wife needs to keep an eye on them, i think id rather pay a little for the stress free convenience.

Thanks for all the feedback though peeps.
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Old 07 May 2014, 08:39   #53
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Hi All,

As a Hamble resident with a lot of experience of various local slipways I'd recommend Mercury Marina. This is about 1 mile up river from Port Hamble. It is an MDL marina and so there would be similar charges. However, the main advantage is that there isn't a strong current at the slip.

I've seen many boats being retrieved at Hamble Point over the years with various combinations of wives, girlfriends, children and 'experts' shouting / gesticulating / offering advice...... Getting any boat on a trailer with a 2-3 knot 'cross tide' is going to be a challenge!!

There is also plenty of trailer / car parking and there are lots of available pontoons. A quick chat with the office guys will secure you ok. They really are helpful.

The only downside is that at the low end of a low tide the slipway is unusable. However, most of you will know that because of the 'double high-tide' in Hamble / Solent the slipway is usable nearly all the time.

Just a thought......
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Hmmm Mercury Marine slipway use is 11 each way inc VAT. Not bad.
Does that get you parking for the car and trailer to?
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Not tried Mercury, but Hamble point is not very steep and the current dose make it fun! I just point the trailer in the direction of the current and I can get away with out getting my hubs wet so it not bad!
I used to use the hard just up river next to the yacht club, which is free. Left trailer at the top off hard and car in car park next door + toilet near by too! but trying to get a parking space can be a pain on a nice day!
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