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Old 23 March 2010, 18:49   #1
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15 fees on angelsey slipways

i have a 2.7m honwave which this season as got to be registered with the council before i can use the popular slipway access points to the sea.
thats ok as all craft will now have to show insurance documentation before qualifying for the registeration.
my point is its only a matter of time before launching fees will be applied on small craft under 10hp
we already paid a seasonal fee of 130 for our rib.
some members have 2 vessels over 10hp they are having to pay full wack 260
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Old 23 March 2010, 19:30   #2
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Tell me about it.
Last year we were putting the boat back on the trailer and hitching it back up to the truck at Trearddur Bay when the warden came to me and said there was a jetski in distress with two people in the water and he didnt want to call the lifeboat out again.

Fair enough we thought,anything to help.So me and a mate put the drysuits back on plonked the boat back in and went out of the bay to find two idiots in the water holding on to the ski drifting out on the tide (one with just jeans and trainers on). We put them in our boat and towed the half sunk jetski in.To be fair the warden did thank us,but the following day I launced my boat and he came straight over demanding the launching money,which I had ready,but in all honesty as a gesture of good will I thought he might waver it for once....but definately not was his answer.

Chalked it down to experience.

But did not mind in the least as the Lifeboat crews are brilliant.
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Old 24 March 2010, 04:45   #3
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Whinge of the day

My boat is a Honwave 3.8m with 20HP and my launch area is Warsash at the mouth of the Hamble River. From June - December last year I paid 10 for the seasonal fee or 20 for the entire year! Now I reckon that is what people should be paying across the country.

But a 130 for a seasonal ticket seems incredibly steep to me - just to roll a small boat down a concrete ramp into the water!

Everything one does in Britain these days a high premium is always paid.
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Old 24 March 2010, 20:30   #4
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just get there and launch before the council bods turn up usually about 10 am they are really lazy feckers and if you cant there are a few spots you can launch without hassle anyway
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Old 25 March 2010, 09:54   #5
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we pay for boat and ski expensive but there is nothing we can do

you can pay 10 registration fee then 10/15 each time you launch that could be cheaper

or pay for 1 boat then get the 2 stickers and just put a stcker on each if you dare lol
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Old 25 March 2010, 10:01   #6
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This just seems daft. In Ireland the slips are generally free to use

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Old 25 March 2010, 14:54   #7
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This just seems daft. In Ireland the slips are generally free to use

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nothing free here mate

i dont mind contributing towards a service but watching a council guy just checking if all craft have a sticker on there boat as you go past isnt much of a service.
i nearly forgot they always park there car on yellow lines hindering the turning point entrance to the slipway.
the only positive is having a council jet ski in the water patroling the bay in the 8 knot zone.my fee of 130 should be suffice and not a penny more
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