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Old 22 August 2014, 11:09   #11
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I'll be in the car not the Hymer - that would be an interesting turn!

That car park seems to fill up fast in the morning, so looks like I've got an early start in the morning

Anyone else around in Salcombe this weekend?
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Old 26 August 2014, 04:19   #12
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Update on this...

As Cookee says, great launching from South Sands.

As the old hotel there is now closed there is plenty of parking, simply pay 5 per day to the Rigby Group, who own the site.

We launched as lowish water and had few great trips during the day with the kids and visitors.

I checked with the guys at the coffee/canoe shack there and left the boat on the beach in from of the South Sands Hotel. Came back in the morning, 4 cigarette butts and their ash and a kids dummy! Not so good

When the tide was in early evening, great paddle boarding with the kids around the rocky areas on the side of the beach
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Did you launch from a trailer or just with transom wheels? If a trailer, did you leave the trailer in the car park? Just interested as I failed miserably a few weeks ago with my SIB in the same area.
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I carried the SIB and engine onto the beach, inflated, attached transom wheels and we were off

Wouldn't be without them, and a trailer would be a nightmare at that beach...
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Yes, I agree. I used to do that, but got frustrated at having to inflate and deflate each time, hence the trailer. Also the engine weighs 50 odd Kgs so the trailer makes it so much easier. I think what I will do when I go back down there for a weekend, is launch at Batson but store the boat at South Sands on the beach rather than having to launch and motor the full length of the harbour each time. Gets me to the area I want to fish quicker.
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For the record South Sands beach is really firm and nothing sinks in much at all.

ps we built the new sea tractor down there!
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Sea Tractor

I was only saying to someone at the weekend that the chassis looks like it had a serious upgrade! Looks very smart Cookee

I'm pretty sure the tractor driver was Mike who used to be in the hut at Batson slip - he was doing a good job hiding behind dark glasses and a skippers hat!
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I'll be at Bigbury from the 7th of September, if I see any ribs going to the pilchard for a pint, I'll try and give them the secret ribnet handshake
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hmm ... remember this post - South Sands.
Just a note of caution for anyone driving onto the sands.

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hmm ... remember this post - South Sands.
Just a note of caution for anyone driving onto the sands.

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I would only vehicle launch where I know the sand is hard enough, having said that he would have to pay harbour dues which would entitle him to launch at the slipway so why bother? Plus the grief to tow a decent sized boat down there, store the trailer etc is never worth it!
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