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Old 10 July 2007, 14:50   #31
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Yes. Just tell them you are leaving Camber Dock for Ballast Buoy and they'll give you the go ahead (or they might ask you to call again when you are just about to cross).

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Thought this was the case. I've been practicing getting my plan route organised with all the wpts, etc. as I don't know the Camber very well.
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Old 12 July 2007, 10:59   #32
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I'm assuming that when using the Camber slip, you must call QHM (channel 11) to ask permission to cross shipping channel?
There is also quite often a QHM dory hanging around to trap the unsuspecting who do not call up. I think in theory you also have to pass to the North of the ballast post after you cross.
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Old 12 July 2007, 11:00   #33
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There is also quite often a QHM dory hanging around to trap the unsuspecting who do not call up. I think in theory you also have to pass to the North of the ballast post after you cross.
Certainly that is what Reeds Almanac says to do - who am I to argue
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Old 13 July 2007, 06:36   #34
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One thought I had last night - I only have one a day - can you leave the car in the parking area for a few days?
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Old 21 July 2007, 21:08   #35
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Took a couple of pics the other day of Camber that might be of use.

The first shows the barrier which is £2 to open. So is that £2 to open to get in. £2 to open to get out. £2 to open to get back in when you return and £2 to open to get back out again. That's £8. if you do it properly. Most times though the barrier is left open by the first person using it. Sensible idea as I don't see the commercial fisherman paying £2 every time they transit it. Nor should we. Unless the council are going to build some more slipways out of the generated money.

The second shows the road access point. Wouldn't be too bad but the barrier is actually quite narrow so reversing through it should really be done with a second set of eyes. And a little bit of patience from passing motorists whilst you carry out the manoeuvere. Ask Nos4r2 who got an impatient motorist driving right up to him whilst he tried to reverse. And he's a professional driver.
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Firstly, its £2.50 to open the barrier isn't it?

Secondly, Biggles how on earth did you work out the figure of £8? Do you close the gate when you are actually on the slipway???v

Thirdly, the fishermen have a swipe card thingy that opens the gate. You will notice on the pole where you put the money in there is a grey square; if you have one of these thingies and swipe it over that the barrier will unlock. I used to have one of these, you can buy them either from Portsmouth Sailing club if you are a member or from Ken Brown's office. I think it was £52 a year last year. Surly if you can afford to use a rib several times a week £2 or possibly £4 to open the gate on the rare occasion that the fishermen have closed it isn't a huge issue.

Fourthly, I use this slipway several times a week (I live just round the corner) and hardly ever pay. I really don't know what you're moaning about - it's a great facility, it's not in a bad state of repair, the poles and gate at the top are there to stop chavs parking on it, and if you know how to reverse don't present a problem at all.
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. And a little bit of patience from passing motorists whilst you carry out the manoeuvere. Ask Nos4r2 who got an impatient motorist driving right up to him whilst he tried to reverse.
You get idiots everywhere though. I see them every day. A contemptuous look til they go away usually suffices...
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Firstly, its £2.50 to open the barrier isn't it?

Secondly, Biggles how on earth did you work out the figure of £8? Do you close the gate when you are actually on the slipway???v
Yeh your right with the £2.50.

And if you were to do the gate thingy properly it would be a tenner for a day out. Otherwise whilst your on the slip for 30 mins sorting yourself out with the barrier up other people would slip in. And I don't suppose that's what the owner wants. Its the only time I've seen a system like this. Does it pay its way ? Personally I'd rather just pay a bloke in a little hut the money. That would also give someone a job.

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Thirdly, the fishermen have a swipe card thingy that opens the gate. You will notice on the pole where you put the money in there is a grey square; if you have one of these thingies and swipe it over that the barrier will unlock. I used to have one of these, you can buy them either from Portsmouth Sailing club if you are a member or from Ken Brown's office. I think it was £52 a year last year. Surly if you can afford to use a rib several times a week £2 or possibly £4 to open the gate on the rare occasion that the fishermen have closed it isn't a huge issue.
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£52 a year is a decent enough deal if you use the slip enough. Certainly if I lived in Portsmouth that would be the yearly ticket I would buy.

Can you also buy a yearly parking permit to park at Camber ?

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Yeh your right with the £2.50.

Otherwise whilst your on the slip for 30 mins sorting yourself out with the barrier up other people would slip in.
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Please tell me you don't park on the slip for 30mins

Now that really would piss me off if I turned up to launch.

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