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Old 12 July 2011, 06:51   #1
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We are planning a trip to Dartmouth and were wondering where is best to launch a 7m RIB and store the trailer and maybe the car for a few days while we are away with the rib?
Any suggestions?
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Old 12 July 2011, 07:14   #2
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PM Mollers or Bedajim, they launched there this time last year and had a learning experience.
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PM Mollers or Bedajim, they launched there this time last year and had a learning experience.
This is the place we launched, left cars trailers etc

Tip follow their directions not your sat nav

Outdoor and Indoor Boat and Trailer Storage in Totnes and Dartmouth | Blackness Marine

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We were thinking of a trip to the Dart next year - seem to remember a long topic last year with boaty places to stay visit etc, anyone have the link to that?
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The only public slip to launch a 7M RIB actually in Dartmouth, or on that side of the river, is the slip beside the upper ferry. We use it nearly every day when we are down there, and apart from the odd wait when itís busy itís fine.
HOWEVER.
There is nowhere to park a car most of the time, let alone a trailer as well.
We stay in the campsite just at the top of the hill, which is very close to the Park and Ride, so somebody runs the car and trailer back to the campsite and comes back down on the park and ride bus. Takes about 15mins round trip from launching.
The P&R is cheaper than parking, but I donít think you can leave a car there overnight.

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Do I recall Ribraff having something in the area?
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Dartmouth is not good for launching RIBs.
As Nasher says, the only public slip is the the south side of the higher ferry slip, there is no real medium term parking for cars or trailers nearby.

A couple of other options:
If you don't need to recover every day or don't need your car:
a) Launch from Dartside Quay at Galmpton - +/- 2hrs HW, you'll be able to leave car & trailer there for the duration,
b) do the same from Blackness Point near Dittisham
If you are staying in Dartmouth, you can tie up at one of the marinas, Darthaven or Noss or the the DHNA South pontoon by Dartmouth Yacht Club at all tides.
You could launch, but take the car elsewhere (if you have 2 car / RIB drivers) etc.

Another alternative would be to launch from Brixham - there is a cage on the slip where you can pay to store the trailer, and there is long term / street parking not too far away.

It's my local area so pm me if you want any local info.

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Do I recall Ribraff having something in the area?
Again, very close to the Park and Ride.

Paul T is also nearby.

I'm not sure either of them would be able to accomodate lot of cars and trailers though.

5 years ago I was close to buying a campsite nearby and had plans for a service with a LR which dropped you down at the slip then came and picked you up again when you were finished, cheap if you stayed at the campsite.

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LT - where is the easiest (no fuss/hassle from people) place for access and parking a Landy to throw in a SIB - literally lift it in with two people? Spent many a family holiday in Kingswear in the 70's and would like to go back with my family now.
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I can provide park and ride, Launch and Recovery and trailer/Car storage for anyone in Dartmouth who may need it.Only 4 mins from the slip, Plenty of space, please get in touch if you need more details.
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