Originally Posted by Pete7
John, I grew up in Ainsdale and spent many an hour riding a trials bike across the beach and sand hills in the days when you could before the tree huggers banned anything exciting
. You can launch from the beach but not on your owner it would take a 4x4 and a couple of young lads. You would have to use the gullies available at half tide. Does the sea fishing club still launch with a tractor across the beach? might be worth a chat with them.
Which is the other slip you mentioned btw?
If you do keep her on the water then you need to do something with the flooding hull, even a flap to keep the light out. If weed and soft corals start growing in there you will never be able to clean them out and it will stink when you lift it out of the water. We used to pass a 4m Avon in Strangford which lived on a mooring. The owner lived on board and this was his tender. There was a forest growing inside his hull, yuk.
Ah a Sandgrounder, oh dear
I grew up in lathom near Ormskirk but married a Southport girl
Cars have very limited access now, in fact they've just cornered off a small carpark on the beach. You can't even take your dog on there! You have to walk them over the dunes for half a mile and then go onto the beach.
Ainsdale fishing club still launch off the beach using tractors and I have looked into joining. Think it was £110 a year but only runs in season and have been told there's arguments each week who'll drive the tractor. Not really my scene.
The slip I'm using now is in Frecklton not far from Preston and right under the flight path for BAE Warton. Scares the crap out of you when a euro fighter fly's low over you.