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Old 03 January 2005, 18:50   #11
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Councils. Don't you just love 'em..

What they have done will cause huge problems in the summer when the slip is busy. By reducing the width of the slip at the top, congestion will arise as people arrive and ready their boats on the slipway with little room for others to get past.

We normally pull into the car parking area and reverse with a wide sweep down onto the slip but last Monday there was a Ford Transit in the new outer parking space making this manoeuvre impossible and completely blind.

I can only assume that the council will be imposing some sort of congestion charge later in the year. This will be coupled with speed humps on the slipway itself and a priority launching lane for single mothers, ethnic minorities and asylum seekers.

Perhaps I will be able to persuade Stuart to get his kit off again, and watch him grimace as the cold waters of the Itchen lick at his testicles...
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Old 04 January 2005, 02:32   #12
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Aw Brian !

I was having my breakfast!

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Old 04 January 2005, 08:07   #13
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Pete7: its on the western side just upstream of the bridge.

There is another slip on the opposite side - anyone ever used that?

Jackeen: can you elaborate on the problems with the Warsash Slip? I had a look at it but I have not used it. It seemed very shallow. You have to park your car and trailer a bit away from the slip don't you? Is parking free? Can you use the pontoon by the harbour master to get your crew on and off?

Isn't there a comercial slip on the opposite bank?
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Old 04 January 2005, 11:56   #14
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Jackeen: can you elaborate on the problems with the Warsash Slip? I had a look at it but I have not used it. It seemed very shallow. You have to park your car and trailer a bit away from the slip don't you? Is parking free? Can you use the pontoon by the harbour master to get your crew on and off?
We've used it a few times. It's convenient for most places on the Solent. It's free (parking too). Trailers are sometimes left on the slip but I can't really recommend that The scary bit on the slip is on the left/Solent side (a sort of ledge) so launch towards the Harbourmaster Tower side. We use it up to 2-3 hrs either side of lows or at full tide to avoid the shallow gradient in between.

You can usually leave your boat on the visitor pontoon while putting away the car or dropping off peeps although a courtesy call in is important. Longer stays (e.g. a sojourn at The Rising Sun pub) means a definite check in (& ) at the H/Master.

The degree to which one mucks up a launch or recovery here is directly proportionate to the number of beer-drinkers grinning from the wall.

For much better info than my highly subjective account try http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/ haven't checked it's in there but it should have the main launchsites in the area.

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Garf is this the one ?

naah dats de rong binnt. de wan i sore waz corld mis cowldworter. i fink shee livved inn de ichin ayrea. boyy cud shee maik yew grimmis.

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Old 05 January 2005, 05:53   #16
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Dont worry that will not be a problem after this season is over! There will only be one south coast premiership team, whose stadium at Fratton is nowhere near the sea front!

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Yep. Play up Pompey!

Peter if you want to have a go at launching at the Warsash slip give us a shout.

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Slips on the Hamble

Whilst on the subject of slips on the Hamble.

Does anyone know anything about the slipway on the eastern side just after the M27 bridge going upstream?

It looks like a lovely slipway but in a private boat yard - can you pay & play?
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Nope, It's called Eastlands boatyard and they not too keen on it being used for Passing trade. That sort of thing is never carved in stone so they might.

The solent/ Southampton is littered with really good slipways the one accross from the crosshose is easy enough to use theres also a nifty one behind town quay marina which the management don't like you using but is actually public (or so I am told but I haven't checked cos we launch from Saxon Wharf presently but not or long
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Stu,
is eastlands where gemini are ?? theres not much water there I would think.

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