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Old 08 July 2007, 13:37   #1
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Camber Slip Write Up

From what I can see camber slip is not too bad. A nice steep drop into deep water with little tidal effect. You can also tie your boat alongside whilst you get sorted out.

However its ruined because you have to carry out a sharp right reversing manouvere in a narrowish road amongst cars that are trying to find somewhere to park.

The picture shows the narrow turning you have to get into. The barrier doesn't work it is just a pain. I also found that the nearest toilets had been closed because they had no disabled access ?
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Old 08 July 2007, 15:05   #2
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That is a classic example of the stupidity of local councils - ruin everything with a few posts in the wrong way - it's that nanny state control everything mentality they have!!!
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That is a classic example of the stupidity of local councils - ruin everything with a few posts in the wrong way - it's that nanny state control everything mentality they have!!!
they do it on purpose oh wise one!.

It is writ in the Magners Carter that you cannot prevent us British folk (herinafter known as Limeys) from gaining access to the river/sea. Therefore Local councils can't close down slipways too easily, but don't want people using them in case of compensation claims for injury, the odd child being run over etc.

So they make it way awkward for users to use the slip therefore reducing the riskof accident.

Some councils take a more enlightened view and control the use of the slipway, by charging and examing tickets and insurance....which for me is the way to go!.
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I have to say that The Nashers revenge on its trailer attached to the back of my Shogun is a reasonable size rig, and I've never found it an issue reversing through the gate. Even with the fishermans lorry parked where it is in your photo.

The camber is my favorite slip at the moment because of its proximity to open water, and in my opinion its ease of use.

Perhaps there was a bit more traffic around than usual.

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Would have been 100 times easier if those poles were removed.
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Biggles Hi.

Agreed it would be a lot easier, but then there would probably be a harbour master standing guard and charging you to use it rather than just putting £2:50 in the slot to lift the gate.

But of course as you probably found out the first one in in the morning usually leaves the gate up, so as well as being in a good position and easy to use its also normally completly Free, and theres not many of those about.
The free trailer park is also a good asset.



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I like Camber too, and had no probs the couple of time I used it with the SR 5.4. The Ribcraft is only a bit bigger, but granted you have a slightly longer car. And I agree the bollards are a pain, but such is life. I much prefer Camber to Warsash, even with the car park fees, and the slope of the slip makes launch and recovery a breeze, even single handed.

As Nasher said, proximity to open water is great, there's lots of space in car park before and after launching to sort stuff out, and it seems reasonably safe.
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Needs Rogue wave with his angle grinder to sort it !
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i like camber as well except the time i smacked the beemer wing on the massive post holding up that big gate thing to keep the water out.

but hey was my fault for the mrs not looking!!
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I think its an excellent slip. Obviously nothing to do with the council, its a legacy thing.

But they are trying to do there damndest to muck it up. Minute trailer park and stupid poles to muck up your reversing. I wouldn't mind if they were all uniform and nice looking but they are all crappy and skanky.

And I get the feeling that leisure users have to suffer the working fishermen ! who just hog all the limited space leisure users have.

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.
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