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Old 05 May 2013, 13:00   #1
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Brixham slip way

Any advice on launching from Brixham. Can you launch at any tide etc. thanks
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Old 05 May 2013, 14:38   #2
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Any advice on launching from Brixham. Can you launch at any tide etc. thanks
Yes, you can launch at any state of tide as long as you stick to the centre of the slip, as either side has a drop off when launching at low tide
If you don't have a four wheel drive I would recommend when recovering, having the trailer in the center of the slip and the vehicle at quite an angle to the trailer. This way it lessens the incline of the slope and will save your clutch
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Great thanks. I will be using a lwb van. Will that be ok is the slip grippy? Or should I look at recovering at high tide?
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Is there any Marina within 20 miles that has a launch tractor or similar that can launch a boat for you ?
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Great thanks. I will be using a lwb van. Will that be ok is the slip grippy? Or should I look at recovering at high tide?
Is the van rear wheel drive? Doesn't really make a difference high or low water, just get the van near right angles to the slip, get it moving and foot off the clutch before turning and heading up. The slip has got to be 100ft wide so not as daunting as it sounds. When you down there?
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That's sounds good. It will be front weel drive that's what worries me. Coming down a week tomorrow and staying till thurs evening
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I use Brixham quite often. The slip is wide but quite steep.
I'd avoid an hour either side of LW especially at springs. There's nowhere to tie up at less that 1/2 tide as the steps on the breakwater dry.
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I bottled it it was large tides and at the time my boat was new to me and I had a 2.0l A6 front wheel drive. As Woody said if you angle so the trailer is in the water but your vehicle is horizontal across the slip you should have the right angle to get off the clutch and slalom up the slip.

I went this time last year there were loads of 4x4's around launching their boats I just asked someone to drop mine in on the first day and got someone to pull it out on the second day. The slip is very clean it just looked a bit daunting when the tide is right out.

Lovely area and the river Dart is very pretty
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