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Old 04 March 2010, 14:13   #1
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freckleton boatyard

hi,

I found on boatlaunch website, that freckleton boatyard has a slipway and launch is £10. But there isn't much more info and no website. Has anyone launched here? Or know much about it? Also says it has boat storage, anyone know about this too?

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Old 18 March 2010, 17:49   #2
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i live right by it their really friendly people and sometimes they'll give you cheaper stuff, but if you're launching from there be careful with the limited tide its about +-1.5 but at first be quite conservative with the timing as the depths can suddenly change, as you approach the slip tilt up the engine and there is a large piece of fiberglass sticking up from the mud thats been known to wreck some props. Just talk to them.
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Old 19 March 2010, 09:09   #3
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freckleton boatyard

I live close by and launch at the scar at lytham, it's free.
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where is the SCAR at Lytham??
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Old 03 October 2011, 11:18   #5
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I beleive its about 1/2 mile west of the windmill on lytham green.,heading towards Blackpool , just before the road leaves the promanade.

I have no Idea of accessibility , or launch/recovery before or after hw.

Perhaps shrek25 could shed some light on this .
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Old 05 October 2011, 08:23   #6
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Freckelton is a small local boat yard, but in my opinion has a few issues 1) the access road is very narrow and bumpy 2) the creek is narrow and not easy to follow.

The Ribble is a good place to have a play doesn’t really matter on the weather. We have always sailed on it and keep our boats at Douglas Marine (Hesketh Bank) at the moment.

The scar at Lytham is a bit funny for launching off, I believe you need a permit to go on the beach now (but guessing not everyone will have one that uses it) and its quite flat (so but we was looking to put our P22 in there so needed a bit of water to get it off the trailer), the cockle pickers seem to be using it a lot at the moment.

The only issue we have with the Ribble at the moment is that since the cockle pickers have arrived we are finding empty cockle bags floating everywhere, in the last few weeks we have had about 5 or 6 wrapped round the prop on Old Spice
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i used to launch my sib from there about 9 years ago. was ok when the tide was up as its a pebble beach, once tide turned it soon turned into mud flats! also be careful of the strong currents, i remember once having three attempts to land the boat on the "slip" - each time i stopped and tilted the engine at where i thought was the right point only to find myself on my way to the windmill! was a handy place to get to but because it was so limited we ended up using knott end instead.
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