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Old 27 February 2015, 11:31   #1
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Launch at Swanage/ Kimmeridge

Hi, does any one launch from Swanage or Kimmeridge or anywhere else close as going to Swanage in July and want to know where the easiest and most convenient places to launch are and the prices and if there are anything to look out for to avoid
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Old 27 February 2015, 11:43   #3
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Yep looked on boat launch, was wondering if there was any other launch sites not listed or more information on sites on boat launch, looked on previous posts on subject and most was a couple of years ago, the more information the better as I live miles away and don't want any surprises as trying to take 3 inflatables
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I launch at swanage all the time.

Is a pain at low tide and the left hand of the slipway is best to launch on as it drops away faster.

There are some rocks on the left hand side about 5m from the pontoon end so head out to sea as you leave the slipway area.

Is about 14 if you remove your trailer and more if you want to leave It. The guy gets down at about 8:30 and leaves at 5 so it will be free outside of those times.

The rnli boat station is being rebuild this year so a lot of the boat park is taken up by contractors and the temporary life boat station. There may be some dates when you cannot launch due to it being blocked but ask swanage council.

Other than that it's a nice slipway way in good conditions and high tide but can be rocky at low tide and is quite steep.

What size boat are you launching? There is another free slipway by the parade fish shop. Free slipway, but will mean you need hand launch as it is very shallow and at low tide 30m to the waters edge. I launched my old thundercat there but and old 15ft speed boat
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Baiter park is also good in Poole. 10.50 for all day parking and launching
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Thanks for the reply Luke, either going to take 15 foot speedboat and an inflatable or 2 or 3 inflatables, if its just the inflatables it will be the free slipway as have a launch trolley if tide is out if its an easy stroll to the water, do they ask for insurance documents or anything to produce when using the slip
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Thanks for the reply Luke, either going to take 15 foot speedboat and an inflatable or 2 or 3 inflatables, if its just the inflatables it will be the free slipway as have a launch trolley if tide is out if its an easy stroll to the water, do they ask for insurance documents or anything to produce when using the slip

No! This is swanage...we've barely heard of the internet!
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Been to kimmy looks good slip divers launch from there all the time
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Just have to watch out for rocky shelves that litter the bay
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Are the rocky shelves a problem at low tide or more of an issue to look out for needing a fish finder/ depth sounder
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