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Old 12 April 2014, 13:02   #1
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Launching at Dittisham

I've seen a fair few threads on Dittisham on here, so hoping for some advice.

I'm planning to use the lower carpark and launch the SIB directly from there.

Is that possible at all states of tide or am I going to wading through mud to get afloat?
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Old 12 April 2014, 13:56   #2
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Was there last summer, lovely place but from there you will get muddy at times. We parked by the pub and carried the SIB over the jetty to launch there and then left the Landy further up the hill. Bit of a 'Chelsea on sea Audi-Beemer block in traffic jam' in summer though...

There is a slip down river (black marine or something?) which we might do next time or leave the SIB in the field run by the cafe guys opposite the upper ferry.
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Thanks for the reply Max.

I was considering Outdoor and Indoor Boat and Trailer Storage in Totnes and Dartmouth | Blackness Marine to make the whole thing heaps easier, rather than wading through mud to launch, get the 380 floating!
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Yes, that's the place, meant to check it out last summer but never got round there, I'm sure some locals on here will let you know.

Edit: I just checked the prices, not cheap...
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I remember going kayaking from the car park a few years ago and it was very muddy (and pretty soft mud at that). No idea on what state of the tide that was though.
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Link here with zone info:

Dittisham, River Dart
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Warfleet

Has anyone tried launching at this small creek in Dartmouth?
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Warfleet is pretty easy on the top of the tide, you wouldn't want to walk down the beach on a low one to launch though!
There was someone on ferry slip in a disco launching a 380, was that you?
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That wasn't Ed, though I we do have a Disco3! I was thinking of giving that or Warfleet a try one afternoon/evening this week.

Hoping to be out on the water on Tuesday if Paul Tilley can find the leak we have in the front chamber and fix it for me tomorrow - fingers crossed
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I'd launch from public slip by the higher ferry as opposed to Warfleet creek. It's free!
Dittisham's only 15 min upriver.
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