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Old 21 June 2007, 09:01   #11
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What about this option?

http://www.marinescene.co.uk/view/34...protective-aid

It is such a shame that it doesn't come in yellow!
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Old 21 June 2007, 12:28   #12
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Hi Sarah,
Pete7 was talking about Blue waters when he said Ferry Marina, Blue Waters used to be called Ferry Bridge Boat Yard. Thus if you are going out on anything other than high tide trim up the engine, go dead slow watching out for the bottom, the channel is very narrow so remember to keep the leading marks lined up behind you (two trianges on the bridge) you will be safe once you reach the old light pole approx 150m out, do the same but in reverse on the way back. Oh & watch out as the tide is very-very strong at the bottom of there slipway when it is running. Good luck
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Old 21 June 2007, 12:34   #13
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Go the hole hog and buy yourself a pair of chest waders ( best bit of advice Pete 7 gave me) you can then frolic on the slipway without getting your acoutrements damp.

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is it possible to get chest waders in a 36D?
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Old 21 June 2007, 14:50   #14
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is it possible to get chest waders in a 36D?
We managed to some 48FF for Rogue Wave. If your after pink ones give Dave Manning a ring,

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Old 21 June 2007, 16:38   #15
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Its not necessary to ask permission on the VHF anymore. Unless that was just a trial or something?
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The Local Notice quoted still seems to be current, which would imply that you do still need to call up the QHM on channel 11, though I stand to be corrected.

Another option would be Itchenor on the eastern side of Chichester harbour. Quite a bit of room for manouevring around - its a very shallow gravel beach more than a slip, which being a SIB owner I can't comment if that is a good thing or a bad thing - it does mean you can take your time and not worry about people getting impatient waiting for you to launch / recover.

It's a fair distance down to the open sea, but a nice area to explore and get used to the boat. However there is the Chichester bar to get past before you get out to sea, which might make Portsmouth's small boat channel an easier option.

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Hi Sarah,
Pete7 was talking about Blue waters when he said Ferry Marina, Blue Waters used to be called Ferry Bridge Boat Yard. Thus if you are going out on anything other than high tide trim up the engine, go dead slow watching out for the bottom, the channel is very narrow so remember to keep the leading marks lined up behind you (two trianges on the bridge) you will be safe once you reach the old light pole approx 150m out, do the same but in reverse on the way back. Oh & watch out as the tide is very-very strong at the bottom of there slipway when it is running. Good luck
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Thanks for the tip - now I'm really nervous. It'll be fine - new mantra - It'll be fine - It'l be fine
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Old 21 June 2007, 18:00   #17
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We managed to some 48FF for Rogue Wave. If your after pink ones give Dave Manning a ring,

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Hey guys, thanks for the responses, I'm sure it'll all be fine, I'm with Sarah on that one. I might have a look at Hayling Island Area given that I did my course at Sparks so do know that area and if I was allowed to go more than 4knots it really wouldn't b that bad to get out to see to play. Was thinking about going out tomorrow afternoon as weekend weather looks a bit nasty for the first time but we'll see. Would've joined in the thread earlier but been driving tanks all day in Oxford! The main thing I guess is that it's enjoyable as that's the reason I invested in the boat in the first place, just want to get the hang of the whole launch and retrieve thing and then navigating the harbout, etc - how hard can it be!?!?
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Camber dock is almost certainly the best slipway around there. Its quite close to the Harbour exit too.
When you leave the slipway, head out into the harbour, make sure there are no ferry's passing and then head straight across the harbour to the small boat channel on the other side, when you get to the Ballast Buoy turn and head out to sea.

http://www.qhmportsmouth.com/index.p...ous=27&art=315

Its not necessary to ask permission on the VHF anymore. Unless that was just a trial or something?
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That's great advice, thanks for the this.
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Langstoneharbour isn;t a bad plae actually. The slipway is good and there is a water ski area in the harbour. I don't know what the charges are but I am sure the harbourmaster will.

I take it you gave charts and a VHF
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