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Old 26 March 2013, 12:10   #11
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: livingston
Boat name: the massive
Make: valiant
Length: 6m +
Engine: honda BF115
MMSI: 235092322
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When I'm out and about I'm forever having a look at possible launch sites but until I get another landy I dont want to tackle anything that involves a beach. Its amazing after just 2 seasons towing how much easier it is to tackle small slipways.
I normally launch at Kip for the Clyde but im fed up with fighting with the locks on the slip gate and the muck around the hose area, Its a small thing but I hate the kids dragging sand all over the boat when loading it. Has anyone tried largs would that be better than kip?

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Old 26 March 2013, 15:19   #12
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Fenwick & Arran
Boat name: The Black Mark
Make: Humber Assault
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mariner Bigfoot 60hp
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Haven't tried Kip but have used both slips at Largs marina - the public and private one.

If I ever launch there again, I will pay the small fee (cant remember how much) and use the marina - you're launching into sheltered water whereas in the wrong wind at the public slip you're straight onto I discovered when I used it!

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Old 27 March 2013, 04:41   #13
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Town: Stranraer
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Used both Largs and Troon.
Largs friendly and helpful. About 15 for launch and retrieve.
Self launch but usually someone there to help and advise.
Very good showers, changing etc.
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Old 27 March 2013, 13:25   #14
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
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And for your money you also get use of the showers when you get back.

If you pay them more they'll launch it for you.

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