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Old 27 November 2012, 15:21   #1
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best slipways to lanch on south coast and kent can we vote

not done this in ages where"s you best slips and why ?
i look for easy parking
good hw/ lw times
pontoon so no geting wet
price
how easy to get there from motorway
thoughts please
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Old 27 November 2012, 16:08   #2
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not done this in ages where"s you best slips and why ?
i look for easy parking
good hw/ lw times
pontoon so no geting wet
price
how easy to get there from motorway
thoughts please
Don't even think about south east Kent it's shite, ask Clamchowder!

Only nice slip is herne bay but it's tidal and in the summer its rammed with clueless idiots to the point where it's dangerous.
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Old 27 November 2012, 16:16   #3
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well i dont like mud, and when ever i go to meday for testing takes me days get mud off the trailer
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Old 28 November 2012, 04:14   #4
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The Olympic site, weymouth and Portland national sailing academy is perfect. A fair drive from the motorway (about 1hr 15min from Taunton m5 j21) but then you have the Jurassic coast and could head to Poole harbour which is beautiful or war barrow bay, lulworth and diesel door. Just a thought ;-)
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Old 28 November 2012, 04:42   #5
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If we're comeing that far...West Bay takes some beating..All states launching and recovery..plenty of Pontoons..Good overnight rates..Cheap Parking(In town3 min walk)..Helpful Harbour master.. LOADS of Great Food,and Facility's on the Harbour..No Petrol Harbourside,but plenty in town.
Can be buisey peak season,just be earlyish and your OK.No.1 choice for us.
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Old 28 November 2012, 06:19   #6
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Camber slip Portsmouth. Perfect angle - no getting your feet or car wet, no ropes etc. 10 mins from the motorway, lots of parking including trailer parking in the dedicated trailer parking area. Public loos and cafe close by. Slip is usually free as people leave the barrier up but worse case its only 2.50.
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Old 28 November 2012, 07:50   #7
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Hythe Marina on the West bank of Southampton water is good.
Free to launch, parking right next to the slipway for car & trailer around 8/day, sheltered wide slipway with good concrete surface, not too steep, pontoon just around the corner, so single handed launch & recovery is dooable.
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Hythe Marina on the West bank of Southampton water is good.
Free to launch, parking right next to the slipway for car & trailer around 8/day, sheltered wide slipway with good concrete surface, not too steep, pontoon just around the corner, so single handed launch & recovery is dooable.
Is it usable at low water ?
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Old 28 November 2012, 08:22   #9
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Is it usable at low water ?
No, not really.

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"Phone Number: 023 8020 7073

Ramp Description: Wide south facing slipway. A well appointed and maintained facility.
Directions: Off A326, signs to 'Marina'.
Ramp Type: Public slipway
Upper Area: Harbour
Lower Area: Mud
Suitability: Large trailer needs a car
Ramp Length: 3/4 tidal
Facilities: Ample parking for car and trailer. Public toilets. Showers and laundry facilities for berth holders only. Cost of berth; less than 4 hours, 5.50; overnight 2.50 per metre. Petrol, diesel, boat hoist, chandlery and general store on site.
Charges: Pay and display, 5/day for car and trailer.
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Navigational Hazards: 6 knots speed limit north of Hythe Pier. Keep 130 metres from Fawley and Hamble jetties. Very busy area, where large commercial vessels have limited manoeuvrability. Small craft should give clearance of 1000 metres ahead and 100 metres of each side of large vessels."
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Crosshouse is usable at almost all states of tide though if that helps, under the itchen bridge.
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