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Old 03 May 2013, 04:14   #1
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Bank Holiday Launching in North Wales

We've just bought a 5 metre Humber Assault from freespirit3 and we can't wait to get it out on the water. Our first free Saturday isn't until the 18th of May but with the weather forecast being reasonable for Bank Holiday Monday I'd thought of trying to get it out then. We'd be looking to launch anywhere down from Prestatyn to Caernarfon but being very new to this I don't know if a Bank Holiday Monday would just be too busy to be fun.

My 3 brothers and their families will be coming as well so the plan is to take 5 or 6 out at a time for half an hour so we'd need somewhere where the people who are not on the boat can sit and wait. We did our PB2 course on the Menai Straits last year so any launching spots around there would be perfect.

So I guess in a nutshell:

Bank Holiday Monday in North Wales - Is it worth it?
Launching - Do I need to register my boat beforehand? Any suggestions of a suitable place for our needs? Also how far either side of High Tide can you launch and recover in North Wales?
Anything else I should have thought of and have forgotten?

Thanks in advance. :-)
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Old 03 May 2013, 06:02   #2
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Chris Seddon at Caernarfon may launch you...

Is trailer good
Is car good
All Safety Gear
Is engine fit for Sea...
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Old 03 May 2013, 06:17   #3
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Trailer's good, we have the safety equipment, engine is good but I have an A4 so not the best for launching. Having said that the boat is (relatively) light so hopefully it'll be ok.

The first boat we had was a 17 foot Bayliner and we nearly lost the trailer and a Toyota Previa off a slip in Frejus in France. It was in a marina and we didn't realise that the slip ended and just disappeared into deep water. We learned from that mistake. ;-)
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Old 03 May 2013, 06:29   #4
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Simsy is spot on, Chris at Ty Calch will launch you with a tractor, pretty much all states of tide. Lots of nice beaches round there, my favorite is Pilots Cove about 10 mins from the launch. Theres also a beach a bit further down the Strait, not sure if you could use that one.

You need to register to use most slips round there, but Ty Calch is the exception.
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Old 03 May 2013, 08:03   #5
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May see you out over the weekend, we'll be up and down the straits looking for a well earned beer having missed out last weekend, might even find myself a the Ty Coch!
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Old 03 May 2013, 08:05   #6
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I've got a couple of props to suit that Twatsoo, if you need a spare.
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I've got a couple of props to suit that Twatsoo, if you need a spare.
Carrying a spare prop is always a good idea, saves you ruining your day.
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Old 03 May 2013, 10:15   #8
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Carrying a spare prop is always a good idea, saves you ruining your day.
Luckily I got one with the boat. Just need to remember to keep it my car when we go. :-)
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Chris at Ty Calch is your man, he'll advise on good beaches etc and excellent launching / recovery
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Old 03 May 2013, 13:31   #10
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Thanks for the advice chaps, it's much appreciated. :-)
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