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Old 03 November 2009, 08:16   #61
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Remember people, Isle of Man weekend is the end of May. For those of you that are dependant on the wife as well as tide and weather, you may need to start ground work for two trips in two months!!

Good luck with the trip, would come but a bit too far to tow the boat with the petrol V8 rangey. Would have used the fuel from the boat filling the beast by the time i arrived. LOL
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Ok then. Now I have a "real" 4x4 this trip is of interest to me, so I'll lodge my interest now. I will pre book some days off for the weekend and confirm in April once my plans are better known.
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1st May Bank Holiday 2010 - Cruise details and Ribnet Members

Petrol is NOT readily available on the water so suitable containers required. Petrol is available on the quay at Lawrenny and if you've got loose cans, then a short walk to the supermarket petrol station at Pembroke Dock.

Tenby cruising - worth checking range activity although not expected at weekends

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Ok then. Now I have a "real" 4x4 this trip is of interest to me,
Anyone who doesn't have a "real" 4x4 shouldn't be put off by Hightower's comment. Dale has a really gentle slipway, which is easy to launch and recover from.

Also, we now have tarmac on our roads in West Wales (well, some of them ), so getting down to Dale shouldn't pose any problems either.
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My Mini Clubman used to cope - so anything bigger will be fine

The campsite however does have a steep hill and small hairpin bend - there is a gentle enough sweep on the outside of the bend to get round it as long as you don't cut the corner - our large caravan goes up fine with no grounding out

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Are the boats left in the water over the weekend or will they be trailed and parked in the campsite. If the latter then petrol won't cause any problems, but is the campsite Boat friendly?
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Andy - the campsite has a hair pin bend so if taken poorly you will catch the bottom of your trailer - however our caravan is much lower and has never grounded out if we are careful and take a wider approach

We intend to keep ours on the site and I've often seen dive RIBs bigger than ours up there.

There are moorings - unless anyones knows - I will give Dale Yacht Club or /and Dale Sailing a ring and see what the availability/cost is like - have never had to ask before

There are much flatter campsites slightly further out of Dale plus a Caravan Club site at Dale (Windmill Hill Farm) - still on a hill but no hairpin - more expensive and no pets

We are hoping to pop down at Christmas and/or Easter so will take a photo of the bend and campsite so people can see what I'm waffling about

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Remember people, Isle of Man weekend is the end of May. For those of you that are dependant on the wife as well as tide and weather, you may need to start ground work for two trips in two months!!

Good luck with the trip, would come but a bit too far to tow the boat with the petrol V8 rangey. Would have used the fuel from the boat filling the beast by the time i arrived. LOL
so paul will we see you this year for the isle of man trip its on your doorstep mate ...!! think JSP should show his face to ..
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