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Old 17 August 2011, 12:14   #1
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Launching sib in dorset?

Is there much hassle on the beaches in Dorset when launching a sib? (on transem wheels)....

Any where thats free and easy? Near swanage area..

Looking for some where free and can just push it in....

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Old 18 August 2011, 03:14   #2
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A search on Boatlaunch has just shown 50 locations in Dorset.

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Old 18 August 2011, 05:35   #3
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The national trust beach on Studland bay has a slipway for small boats up to 25hp and fairly sheltered
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Thats a nice bit of beach at Studland as well, Saw a few people with SIB's there a few weeks ago with them pulled up onto the beaches, There is a car park there really close to the slip as well which is free if you are a member of the national trust other wise 8 i think!

I have no idea if it costs anything to launch from there though, But I did see the army?? come in and use it one day with a boat of theirs!

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Old 18 August 2011, 07:51   #5
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I looked at boatlaunch.co.uk first....
But when you read their sire it is full of errors, good for guidance, but you can never beat local knowledge, as to why I ask.. My fouvouite place in wales to lauch is not on this site either.....

NT site looks good, but need to know for sure if I can lauch, it's a long way away............

Slipway information:

Phone Number: 01929 450259

Ramp Description: Motor boats are not allowed to launch here. Concrete sleepers are on a good slope but only to high tide line. Then gently shelving beach which can be soft on the ebb. Very popular beach area so pulling out with a rope is risky. Double high tides in Poole area helps.
Directions: Near Corfe Castle. From Wareham take A351 south to Corfe Castle. At foot of castle turn left onto B3351 for Studland. At Studland follow signs to Knoll beach, National Trust car park and slip is on right hand side at bottom of hill. Approaching from the chain ferry you pass the Shell Beach Yard slip on the right and continue for a couple of miles till you see the entrance to the NTs Knoll beach.
Ramp Type: Concrete onto firm sand.
Upper Area: Shingle
Lower Area: Sand
Suitability: Large trailer needs a car
Ramp Length: 1/4 tidal
Facilities: National Trust shop, cafe, loo''s, cold shower, parking - all about 250m from ramp. Bankes Arms 1 mile south near beach is highly recommended, but busy. Sheltered sea sailing, perfect family beach. Gets very crowded peak periods.
Charges: 4/day car, 4.50 single hull, 10 double hull and boats less than 20hp.

The minimum charge for launching is now 18 per day. You should contact National Trust for other charges. Previous charges shown no longer apply.
Cruising Area: Studland Bay (for the toys). Naturists beach. Old Harry Rocks (Handfast Point). Poole Harbour. Bournemouth. Swanage. Skiing area adjacent to Foreland under the cliffs.
Navigational Hazards: Motor boats are not allowed to launch here. Visiting boats anchoring / mooring still allowed off beach. 5Knt speed limit beach side of yellow marker bouys. Watch out for cordoned swimmers area marked by yellow floats. Popular area for overnighters out of Poole. Redland rocks very close to beach are marked but not really a problem. Easterly winds can make things lumpy. Check charts for reef between the ramp and shell bay offshore - well marked though
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Old 20 August 2011, 08:29   #6
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But when you read their sire it is full of errors, good for guidance, but you can never beat local knowledge, as to why I ask.. My fouvouite place in wales to lauch is not on this site either...
Have you added your favourite launch site to Boatlaunch and updated the errors?

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Old 26 August 2011, 07:16   #7
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I will keep my place in wales private, as the local laws do not really favour power boaters...

I used the NT site in Studland --- amazing place! Joined the NT for a year to get included car parking and had a great time.....
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National trust studland is great.
They are happy for you to launch free off the beach, they are very welcoming
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Not sure why your just interested in Beach launching...plenty of good slips ect,but I used to launch from Seatown beach a lot for the Diving.
Good Pub and facilities too You obviously have to pick the right Sea State...but that goes for any Beach Launch location.
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I guess after 2 1/2 Years the OP has found somewhere to launch..
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