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Old 03 June 2007, 16:11   #21
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restrictions

for restrictions try loch ken Rangers watching through binoculars
no driver under seventeen
10 mph speed limit over majority of loch
two tier registration under 6hp and over and expensive too
one free (after paying registration think cost me over fifty pounds cant remember) launch site
the marina wanted over twenty five pounds for me to launch
when we took the zodiac down (5hp) we were challenged as to size of engine and asked what the rib registration number was
and about a mile you can open up

not a pleasant experience
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Old 03 June 2007, 16:51   #22
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I don't know why you don't use Crosshouse It's free you can secure your trailer and it's no too dear to park your car. You can whip your vehicle and trailer around on the slipway as well so it's an easy in. It's pretty much an all tide slipway also.

failing that try Solent Breezes you'll have to pay but it's pretty nifty!


while we are on the subject what's the matter with Daedalus Slipway

I speak only for the Solent here. A
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Old 03 June 2007, 17:01   #23
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My experiance of the Camber.
(Its currently my favorite by the way)
My Ocean on its twin axle trailer must be over 8.5m, and is quite wide. Behind my LWB Shogun I've not had a problem reversing onto the slip through the narrow gate, although it is quite tight.
The slip is reasonably steep, and at lower tides can be a little slippery.
Unless there is a IOW ferry manouvering around there are no cross currents.
There is room for a few boats to tie up alongside whilst parking cars, trailers etc.
Parking is good and a reasonable price. (I park car and trailer for nothing as I have access to a gated private car park with swipe card access five minutes walk away)
Once launched you are 5mins from the harbour entrance.
Oh, and if as usual the gate has been left up, it is completly free, apart from parking the car and even then there is a free trailer park.
The only issue I have with it is the local commercial fishermen parking their lorries on it to unload their catch, although they are usualy only 15mins doing it.

Northney, although a little steep would be the perfect slip now it has its long awaited pontoon at the side of the slip rather than through the security gate.
But, it is a long way from the sea, particularly if the state of the tide rules out a trip under the bridge and down through Langstone harbour. It is a little expensive too, although parking is very good.
I don't mind launching there if I'm meeting up with others that want to.( Mr Halliday )

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Old 04 June 2007, 11:14   #24
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The new Portland Sailing Academy has all the box's ticked,
Parking with trailer (lots of & included in launch fee),
3 concrete slipways (included in launch fee),
Pontoon's (included in launch fee),
Exellent clean toilet/changing/showering (included in launch fee),
7 boat washdown points (included in launch fee),
Restraunt (cheap good food & drink)
Exellent coastline to explore or go wave jumping in the race! & no river to go out of just open unconjested sea....
Launching & recovering is any state of tide & i dont ever get the wheels of my VW Transporter wet launching my 4.8 Ribcraft. You boys should try it down here sometime.
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Old 04 June 2007, 12:10   #25
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The new Portland Sailing Academy has all the box's ticked,
Parking with trailer (lots of & included in launch fee),
3 concrete slipways (included in launch fee),
Pontoon's (included in launch fee),
Exellent clean toilet/changing/showering (included in launch fee),
7 boat washdown points (included in launch fee),
Restraunt (cheap good food & drink)
Exellent coastline to explore or go wave jumping in the race! & no river to go out of just open unconjested sea....
Launching & recovering is any state of tide & i dont ever get the wheels of my VW Transporter wet launching my 4.8 Ribcraft. You boys should try it down here sometime.
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Does it have a website
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Old 04 June 2007, 12:15   #26
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Yes; www.wpnsa.org.uk
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Old 04 June 2007, 14:29   #27
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sounds good . how much is it to launch? Your right it's a good bit of water around.
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Old 04 June 2007, 18:28   #28
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Portland launching

Up to 15ft (Includes 1 car & trailer) 10.50
Up to 20ft (Includes 1 car & trailer) 21.00
Up to 30ft (Includes 1 car & trailer) 26.00
Extra Cars 4.25

Additional Services

Crane launch (per lift) 29
Pontoon Overnights ( Must be arranged in advance)1.30pr metre
Boat Storage between weekends (following weekend's launching must be paid in advance) 12pr week

Or just pay 155 pr year to include everything apart from storage & crane (but both are available for very reasonable money), rather cheap i thought....
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Old 04 June 2007, 18:35   #29
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yeah agreed!
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Just for info....

The contact on site is;
Phil Gollop or his two sons
all very nice guys & very helpful,
Also take note there is a 6knt speed limit upto 200yards from the slipway & beach after that you can do what you like as long as your under 10meters long & avoid sailing dinghys training or racing. Also note; harbourmaster is good as gold (actualy very chatty & interested in rib's himself) unlike in the solent judgeing from other treads on here! he's not a jobsworth just there to keep it safe.
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