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Old 12 June 2014, 17:09   #11
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Simpson Marine next door charge 10 for a SIB if you're launching yourself. Guy in the cafe suggested you may get away without paying but I haven't chanced it yet.

Simpsons Marina, that is them, I know when i telephoned them last August they were more expensive than Andy, is their slipway tidal? steep slip?
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I thought 20 was mad but Simpsons charge 30 daily slipway use!

Simpson Marine / Boat Storage & Slipway

Drop it in off the beach at Seaford for free.

Or maybe drop it in upriver on the Ouse? Not sure where or if possible, not tried this but I think JK might know more?
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I am more familiar with options west of Brighton Gav, but I am guessing from your comments you are contemplating single handed sibbing, which may influence people's responses?

Hi Sunstreaker,

where is options west of Brighton, is that a launch site / slipway?
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I thought 20 was mad but Simpsons charge 30 daily slipway use!

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Drop it in off the beach at Seaford for free.

Or maybe drop it in upriver on the Ouse? Not sure where or if possible, not tried this but I think JK might know more?
I would love to be able to launch of Seaford Beach, I do all my shore fishing next to where the bus shelter used to be, My best was a nice 6.6 oz Sea Bass from there a few years ago and my mate had a 10.5lb Seabass a few hours later,

My boat would be to heavy to wrestle across the shingle beach and my outboard is a 20hp 4 stroke which weighs 52kg, think I would be dead by the time I try and launch and retrieve over the shingle beach,

Saying that near the cliffs I have seen the fishermen launch there heavy boats and there is a rusty old winch which actually works and they used like rollers in front of the boat and the other bloke operated the winch, it didn't take them long to get it back up,

I think you have to be a member of the club, which I don't mind paying an annual fee to use the winch if they would allow me to join their club, i did have a photo of the sign next to it with the phone number etc of the club, sods law I cannot find it, I will maybe pop there on Saturday and take the number down and make some inquiries as I spoke to Andy today and he can get me in the water 09.00am but have to be back in at 17.00pm, I want to launch somewhere I can go out and come back when I want and not restricted to times if possible, I will keep dreaming
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It depends Shaun2020 what sort of launch site your looking for. There are a number of slipways in Shoreham, Littlehampton and Chichester harbour, or if your looking for free small boat slipways there are nice ones in Goring and Littlehampton If your looking for launching a small sib or kayak there are also a number of car parks along the coastal stretch or on road parking possibilities. As Max mentioned rivers there are points you can get in on River Adur and Arun. Public slipways, marina's and free launch points. probably get shot down for saying this but problem is its not a very inspiring coastline, so people only get to know the favoured spots but there are probably lots of potential beach launch points away from the crowds.
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Hi Sunstreaker, I only have a 2007 Zafira 1.6, so not the most powerful car on the market and 2 wheel drive can cause problems in muddy conditions etc so would prefer a long concrete slip & not to steep as I don't want to burn my clutch out, I would prefer it not to be tidal if possible and somewhere to be able to park my car and trailer without annoying anyone, do you possible have any post codes of these destinations so I can view on Google maps etc, thats the problem living to far away from the coast, I like to be able to see what is around at low tide then I know whats hidden when it is hide tide if you know what I mean, I have the boat launch app which is alright but a little out of date I believe and not to good for where I want to fish, I did think of Rottingdean as I used to be able to take my car down to the beach (unofficially at night) lol, and fish right next to my car, but not sure if they maybe have a gate or something there now restricting access but then it is a matter of where you park your car or trailer there for the day without it being nicked / towed away, if you could provide postcodes or something similar it would be a great help,
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Found the below which may be beneficial to other members

http://mapinit.com/west-sussex/c#!/boat-ramps/
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Hey Shaun, they don't make it easy down this way. There is a slip at Rye to the east and then all the way across to Newhaven in the west, then more Brighton way but in East Sussex it is nothing like further west where there are slips galore. All a PITA and why I have to have a beach launchable boat.
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Simpsons Marina, that is them, I know when i telephoned them last August they were more expensive than Andy, is their slipway tidal? steep slip?
I've only been either side of HW but I think its +/-3hrs. Its not steep.



I used there as they have the 10 rate for the self launch SIB whereas Andy wanted the full rate from his place.
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Hey Shaun, they don't make it easy down this way. There is a slip at Rye to the east and then all the way across to Newhaven in the west, then more Brighton way but in East Sussex it is nothing like further west where there are slips galore. All a PITA and why I have to have a beach launchable boat.
I've used the one at Rye Harbour and they let SIBs use it for free and a tractor launch for trailers. The bottom of the slip gets really muddy from about 3 hours after HW. There's a water connection you can use to hose down though. You can take the car down to set up and then park in the public car park 200 yards away.
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