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Old 02 May 2013, 17:41   #1
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Free Slips

I'm about to start a website listing slips that are free to launch from.
They will be listed by county with coast and then inland.
I will list the slips according to speed limit and proximity to the limit.
So there will be categories where you can WOT straight away, or where you are mile away from WOT etc.,.
Slip amenities will be noted as will be parking and fuel. Close free WiFi will be added.
Tide tables for each slip will be allocated.
Where possible there will be a live webcam.
Let me know what you know.
There is no membership fee and it is free to use.
It is a week away from launch, fingers crossed.
www.freeslip.com
Each slip will have a downloadable chart 4 miles square. Not nautical yet, more to get you there, but working on it.
There is no holding site yet.
Let's see.
This is down to administrators as to whether they allow PM's with info or location posts as to whether this is a commercial post or not.
Currently it's just a listing.

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Old 02 May 2013, 17:56   #2
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Damn good idea!

Will there be room for a writeup on how easy it is to use? For example the one in Lake Road in Hamworthy, Poole is impossible to launch anything bigger than an Sr4 due to width restrictions.
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Old 02 May 2013, 18:05   #3
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Each slip will have a feedback page which I reckon should be 3 months history. Only launch feedback, nothing else, information on the state of grip, tides, moorings etc., nothing about how other launchers react. It's about the launch site, the boat launch site!
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Old 02 May 2013, 18:17   #4
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Wow, that sounds like a huge undertaking, but a great idea if you can pull it off.
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The best way to put it is, if you want to know about the weather, you check the weather.
It's your choice and your decision.
If somebody doesn't like the smell of 2 stroke when you launch, that should not affect the quality of the slip.
One may have a clear run into the water but your car is submerged before the hull floats.
These "little" things are what I need.
They're not little but they are effective.......let's let us know.
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Aim to cover the whole UK inc Eire coastline this year.
That's a PS by the way.
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Sounds great and I'd be happy to contribute (West of Scotland)....so what's happening ?????
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Old 10 July 2013, 11:43   #8
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Hello

It'll be worth speaking to Jay - he's done this from the diving view point

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Great idea,huge undertaking ime sure.will contribute as & when free slips are on my radar...best of luck
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Err, "free slips", what are they?
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