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Old 10 August 2015, 14:36   #1
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Places to launch in ireland

I recently moved my 6.5 Humber from kerry to the east coast. I know I can launch from howth and skerries but what other choices do I have?. Would really like to go to Isle of Man but would this be a little ambitious
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Old 10 August 2015, 15:18   #2
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Not really, your Humber is more than capable :thumbup:
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Old 10 August 2015, 18:00   #3
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Starting with ones i have experience of working from south to north in louth area.

Harbour in Clogherhead in Louth. Good slip but fairly steep and slippy at low tide. Be sure to tie your tow vehicle with a catch rope to prevent it taking a dunk should it start to slide. Seen it happen several times.

Annagassan is extraordinarily steep , tractor or winch job.

Gyles-quay pretty good but tidal and can have strong current around pier.

Greenore nice gradient and not terribly tidal. Local subaqua and rnli regularly launch from here.

Hope this helps. Just ask if you need more detail in the area. I'll try to help

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Good slip but fairly steep and slippy at low tide. Be sure to tie your tow vehicle with a catch rope to prevent it taking a dunk should it start to slide. Seen it happen several times.

Annagassan is extraordinarily steep , tractor or winch job.
Holy crap! You East Coast guys are hardcore!
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Thanks for the info, would greenore to Isle of Man be relatively ok. Could I see IOM pretty soon after leaving harbour. Is there a place to leave car and trailer. Thanks for help
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Not sure on iom. Parking is plentyful but unsure about security for overnight parking as it is pretty remote
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Could I see IOM pretty soon after leaving harbour
You might not see the IOM until you arrive there - happened to me, the place is woecious for fog. Be prepared to navigate with no visual references.

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Cant agree with rmark and willk on this.
Howth to IOM is less than 80nm (Peel).
Security is excellent as "no crime" on the island and Peel has security cams all over the place.
And as for fog, well if you can't navigate in the slight sea mist we SOMETIMES have around here, then you didn't ought to go out to sea at all. You see, we knew willk was coming so Mann pulled his mantle closely about him until he left!

Come, enjoy the welcome, the weather (much better than on larger island like the UK and Ireland cause we are right in the middle of the sea). Only problem I can think of is their is only a small amount of accommodation in Peel itself.

Howth to Douglas is a similar distance, security even tighter (it's a ferry port) and accommodation ample.
Come and at least circle The Calf of Man for a thrilling look at our bird and seal sanctuary.
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Cant agree with rmark and willk on this.
Howth to IOM is less than 80nm (Peel).
Security is excellent as "no crime" on the island and Peel has security cams all over the place.
The OP is asking about security at the Irish launch site, not the IOM!
Surely the IOM is famous for sea fog - how can we be in disagreement?

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