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Old 27 February 2008, 11:16   #1
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Boat Launching website with Pics?

I remember looking (some time back) at a website which showed boat launching locations, and then you could look at a series of aerial pictures of the location. It wasn't boatlaunch, and I can't find the feckin' thing - any one out there that can point me in the right direction?
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Old 27 February 2008, 17:23   #2
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I don't know of another launching website. Are you sure it wasn't boatlaunch? You can select aerial view on the Google maps . . .

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Old 28 February 2008, 05:50   #3
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It's not a dedicated launching site, but I've used

www.geograph.co.uk

to get pics of proposed destinations & launch sites. Inevitablty someone will have taken a pic of a pier or slip where you are planning on lanching / going to. If you move to a nearby mountain top (This tip is probably not a lot of use on the east cosat, but works well on the West od Scotland) you occasionally get an "aerial view" taken from the top of a mountain by a hillwalker.
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I have just been checking out a slip in Bristol using Microsoft's http://maps.live.com web site. Search for the area you are interested in then switch to Bird's Eye view and zoom in as far as possible (Bird's Eye view isn't available for all areas though). You can also rotate the picture to view from N, S, E or W.

Not ideal but useful.
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I have just been checking out a slip in Bristol using Microsoft's http://maps.live.com web site. Search for the area you are interested in then switch to Bird's Eye view and zoom in as far as possible (Bird's Eye view isn't available for all areas though). You can also rotate the picture to view from N, S, E or W.

Not ideal but useful.
Trickdog, thats the best slip I've used. MattH and I use it when we fancy a quick blast down to the Severn and across to the Wye.

The only limiting factor is you can only get a lock out for the 3 hours leading up to High tide and the last lock in is just before high tide.
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Old 28 February 2008, 12:02   #6
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Thanks Chris.

I was using the web site to check out the road/parking situation at the top of the slip. I have seen the slip from across the water, while having a beer, and it looks good from a distance.

Might give it a try when I get my new RIB.
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Old 29 February 2008, 02:38   #7
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Found it!! Poster similar question on an Irish site

http://www.marinas.com/
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Just looked at our local Marina - the locks they show are of the docks instead!!!

http://marinas.com/view/lock/148
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Found it!! Poster similar question on an Irish site

http://www.marinas.com/
Hmm. Corrie seems to be somewhat uncertain as to its nationality...

...and no mention of the locals habit of running their lines across the harbour to deter the casual visitor
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A very poor imitation of Boatlaunch IMHO
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