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Old 27 September 2014, 15:36   #1
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Sib launch at Lytham

Has anyone launched a sib at Lytham before? Went down there today to look at the pebble slip way. Thinking of going for a cruise up the Ribble at high water. Any advise welcome.
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i used to launch mine from there years ago, just keep a real good eye on which way the water is running, and be on the ball when launching and recovering as i remember aiming for the slip once, quick blip of the throttle, lifting up the engine then drifting straight past! although its a bit more of a trek, i then started going to knott end and anglesey.
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Old 28 September 2014, 02:45   #3
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i used to launch mine from there years ago, just keep a real good eye on which way the water is running, and be on the ball when launching and recovering as i remember aiming for the slip once, quick blip of the throttle, lifting up the engine then drifting straight past! although its a bit more of a trek, i then started going to knott end and anglesey.

Thanks for that, the current when recovering is my only concern. I was wondering about maybe taking an anchor and small buoy, set it in deep enough water so that it will still be under water on return. Then latch onto the buoy before getting out of the sib and guiding to shore. Can you see any possible problems with this?
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personally i think that is maybe over complicating things, in that its one more thing to have to set up, and then retrieve again later. my advice is to practice your seamanship skills - simply read what the current is trying to do to you, and use it to your advantage. basically, aim for the shore upstream from the slip, and jump out as you get carried down to where you want to recover. do however always carry an anchor in case it all goes wrong!
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personally i think that is maybe over complicating things, in that its one more thing to have to set up, and then retrieve again later. my advice is to practice your seamanship skills - simply read what the current is trying to do to you, and use it to your advantage. basically, aim for the shore upstream from the slip, and jump out as you get carried down to where you want to recover. do however always carry an anchor in case it all goes wrong!

That's great advise, will let you know how it goes. Thanks
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Launched at Lytham this afternoon with no problems. Went for a cruise up to the creek and back again. Recovery went well. Approached the slipway slowly, cut the engine before jumping out in deep enough water not to hit the prop. Thanks for your help.
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Don't forget u need a beach permit to launch over the beach.You can get one from St-Anne's town hall they are free just take in your vehicle details,insurance,mot cert,ect. River runs very fast there,take care
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Ok thanks
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Exactly where do you launch from, not familiar with Lytham?is it near any building or landmark.
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Opposite Seafield Road, near the YMCA football pitches. There is a slip way there.
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