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Old 09 July 2007, 06:29   #11
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I read this thread with interest.

We are planning to use Camber for the first time on the 19th as we want to go over to Cowes and as Nasher puts it - it is much quicker from Camber than from Northney.

Is it all really easy to find - the slip, the trailer park, car parking?

So the gate costs £2.50 (is that the slipway?)

Other than the strategically placed bollards, what do we need to know - Nasher said said to time it so that the ferrys using their reverse thrust don't soak us.

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The slip isnít immediately obvious, but not too hard to find.
Go in to the camber turn left immediatly, left again and the slip is on your right. Although you'll need to park up somewhere to sort yourselves out before taking the second left.
If I get the chance later I'll mark up an image from Google earth, unless somebody beats me to it.

Iíll be very surprised if you need to put the money in the barrier as itís nearly always up.

Car parking is obvious and @£4 per day, the free trailer park is marked.

The ferries are quite a way away and create a lot of small currents rather than soaking you when they are manoeuvring.

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Old 09 July 2007, 07:33   #13
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Sarah

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The slip isnít immediately obvious, but not too hard to find.
Go in to the camber turn left immediatly, left again and the slip is on your right. Although you'll need to park up somewhere to sort yourselves out before taking the second left.
If I get the chance later I'll mark up an image from Google earth, unless somebody beats me to it.

Iíll be very surprised if you need to put the money in the barrier as itís nearly always up.

Car parking is obvious and @£4 per day, the free trailer park is marked.

The ferries are quite a way away and create a lot of small currents rather than soaking you when they are manoeuvring.

Nasher.
Thanks Nasher - where do you fit the white charger?
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Old 09 July 2007, 09:04   #14
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As promised, but using some very old images from live search.

Note the trailer park is now half this size due to some building work going on.
Also suggest you have a chain etc with you to lock the trailer to the Armco surrounding the trailer park.

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And I get the feeling that leisure users have to suffer the working fishermen ! who just hog all the limited space leisure users have.
It's not really that big a deal though, is it? How much space do you need? There are often fishing boats tied up alongsid ethe slip, and they may be unloading into a large lorry parked on the slip, but there's normally still enough room to launch a RIB.

Once you've practised your reversing a bit more you'll be backing down the space between fishing boats and dropping your boat off like a pro!
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Notice leisure users can't use the nice pontoon but it was always empty when I was there. Its a little too far from where you can park a lorry so the commercials are never going to use it.
It belongs to the people who run the blue trip boats, and gets a lot of use picking up and dropping off passengers. There's nothing to stop you using it, but be ready to get out of the way sharpish if you see a blue boat heading towards it . . .

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As promised, but using some very old images from live search.
Looking at your annotations I would suggest using the car park as a better space to get everything prepared.

I've found that cars tend to come round the corner a bit fast for comfort when parked on the bit of road that you marked.

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Good point John.

Sometimes need to be careful though, as if the car park is full it can be a bit tight to get a rig through.

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As promised, but using some very old images from live search.

Note the trailer park is now half this size due to some building work going on.
Also suggest you have a chain etc with you to lock the trailer to the Armco surrounding the trailer park.

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Brill images - thanks

We currently use wheel clamp and hitch lock - hopefully this is enough but I'll take your advice just in case!
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Most wheel clamps can be removed easily and you can drag it away with a length of rope even if the hitch is locked.
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Most wheel clamps can be removed easily and you can drag it away with a length of rope even if the hitch is locked.
Fair point - after all the work getting the trailer ship shape, I'd be well peeved if it was nicked.

Chain it is.
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