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Old 24 January 2014, 19:23   #11
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The boat will be coming over with me and staying. It does have a trailer, but need to get some prices on what it would cost to bring it over on the ferry... I don't have a tow vehicle either, so going to need to find someone to tow it for me.

I'm going to be living in or around Douglas most likely, although I've been looking again at some places in Balla salla. All depends on where we can find a good school for the kids
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Old 26 January 2014, 09:19   #12
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What is Glasson like Dave?
Glasson is a bit tricky, Fleetwood (Knott-End) is the easier option.
We will be running over there sometime in the next couple of months
If you fancy a bit of company (possibly escorting a mad jet skier!)
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Old 26 January 2014, 10:17   #13
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Glasson gates are something like an hour b4 to HW only. The almanac will tell more but I'm not onboard to look at the moment. Tricky channel always on the move. Kwil and us have done Fwd to Douglas. Easy enough just a long drag over open sea with nowt to look at, esp when its **** foggy! Flippin Manninininin's cloak! But all trips are easy if you encounter no problems
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Old 26 January 2014, 10:19   #14
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But all trips are easy if you encounter no problems
Like a bilge full of petrol...
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Old 28 January 2014, 07:34   #15
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Whitehaven is a lot closer, you can see the island most days from there, but its a longer drag to drive to. Nice marina adjacent to the town. Done Whitehaven to Ramsey in the cat a few times prob 35 miles or so. They do have a boat lift and there is a slipway at Whitehaven but it is very steep with a capital "S" even by NW standards and I can't say I have ever seen anyone actually use it.
It's not that bad! I've launched there quite often over the past year, as its our nearest slip. It is great from the point of view of having a sheltered harbour to launch into and at any state of tide. If just launching, then at least you don't need to pull the boat UP the slip. There is also a slip a few miles north in Harington, or you can go out of barrow or ravenglass (very tide dependent though).

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