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Old 13 July 2019, 14:46   #1
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Tightest slipway?

Just finished a 3 day fishing trip to Ullapool and the Summer Isles, well Ardmair Point to be specific. Weather has been challenging, and fishing was poor, one cod, one mackerel, and one coalie.

Launching from Ardmair Point is not for the faint hearted. Using an A4 Allroad, so if you have a robust 4x4 I'm sure you could use pebble shingle slip that's available too.

Slipway is owned by community trust for running trips to Isle Martin at the weekend. Someone must have screwed up on the measurements as it's as tight as a gnat's chaff! I was holding onto the roof rails on the car to get to the boat at one point.

I'd say it's impossible to reverse this slip. We unhiched and used ropes, my brother nearly losing a thumb when a rope broke!

Recovery was manually running trailer down the slip then the car.

Scenery is spectacular, so definately worth it.
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Old 13 July 2019, 14:52   #2
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That is bloody tight, I think with my jeep Id have risked the beach - very pretty part of the world though, looks fabulous
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Spartacus, would your Allroad not manage on the shingle slip?
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Spartacus, would your Allroad not manage on the shingle slip?
Probably, but I didn't want to chance it though. The Ribcraft, trailer, 50 litres of fuel and usual assorted kit is heavy. Someone else arrived at the chalets with an open cuddy fishing boat with Honda 75hp and launched on the shingle with an Audi Q3. It probably has the same 2.0 litre diesel engine variant as the Allroad. That said, launching is easier than recovery with an empty trailer.

I recovered from Stonehaven a few weeks ago on the beach and the trailer tyres had sunk a little on the incoming tide. I could smell the clutch when I gave it some gas.
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