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Old 13 January 2012, 13:17   #1
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Hi I am new to Ribnet but have been reading for months, I bought a Ribcraft
5.3m back in October and have been using the Eastney Slipway but an increasing amount of stones has built up on the concrete slipway making launching impossible.It was Portsmouth City Council's job to clear but after speaking to them today I was told it is no longer an official public slipway as they did not want to spend out on keeping it clear, could we not put some pressure on the council to do their job that we are paying for? maybe all start
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Old 14 January 2012, 13:47   #2
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I am thinking of trying Northney Marina slipway(Hayling), has anyone had experience
of the route out to the Solent? is their a lot of sailing boats racing in the channel during the Summer?
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Hi, Have you considered joining the Eastney Cruising Association. Private slipway which electric winch etc. Have a look at their website. Regards.
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I have but they are full, might try Northney, thanks
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I would try in February as the membership renewal is due and normally a number of members do not renew at that time. It free's up a lot of space.
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Thanks for that, would you know if you can join to use slipway without boat storage, i.e arrive with boat on trailer?
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Yep, I am certain you can do that. Also you leave your car and trailer in there fully secure when you're out on the boat as you need security cards to get in.
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You could always try the Camber slipway in Old Portsmouth instead - mind you, you might have to stump up 2-50!
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Sounds like a good business opportunity. Get permission from council to clear the slip and flog the gravel to a garden centre or builder

Never really fancied Eastney, hell of a tide that can run through there, Camber a bit more gentle.

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I am thinking of trying Northney Marina slipway(Hayling), has anyone had experience
of the route out to the Solent? is their a lot of sailing boats racing in the channel during the Summer?
I guess it depends which way round the island you go as I expect you can nip up to Emsworth and go through Langstone Harbour in which case it's only a short hop over to Portsmouth.

We launch at Chichester and Itchenor, it can get quite bumpy going over Chichester Bar but then it's not far to Bembridge or the Forts.

Best thing is to go and give it a try.
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