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Old 20 July 2018, 09:14   #1
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Gt Yarmouth slip

Hi

I've been on Slipway finder and have found there's a small slip located next to the lifeboat station in Gt Yarmouth Norfolk.

Does any one know if this is ok for use at the moment?

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Old 20 July 2018, 11:32   #2
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Can't give you current situation but have you researched the harbour?

Don't want to be a fun sponge as my daughters would say but... Tides can run fast at that point of The Yare... across the slipway and out to sea. Harbour entrance can be very rough. More of a commercial port than leisure.

If this is to be your first run out to sea in the new outfit I'd seek a better place more leisure focused with less hazards.
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Old 20 July 2018, 12:12   #3
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Thanks F

I'm heading down that way to visit family and thats the nearest slip I can find.
Alternative would be a beach launch couple of mile further north.
I've got a 4x4 but didn't fancy that as a first go.

Unless any one can recommend somewhere within a few miles of Gt Yarmouth?

Plan was to launch there on my own and have friends watch me out round the harbour entrance to Gorleston beach. Maybe a mile total distance.
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Old 20 July 2018, 12:36   #4
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Your not far from Whitby an ideal slip In the river if it's calm great, out to sea if not a decent length of river to get the boat sorted.to look if it's calm the wheedale hotel have a live cam on the beach.
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I've launched into the river at Southwold in the (distant) past. That's not far from Yarmouth.
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Your not far from Whitby an ideal slip In the river if it's calm great, out to sea if not a decent length of river to get the boat sorted.to look if it's calm the wheedale hotel have a live cam on the beach.
Your having a laff Jeff ! Its over 250 miles and probably 6 hours.... ( From Great Yarmouth not Derbyshire )

I would listen to Fenlander . Neither Great Yarmouth nor Lowestoft lend themselves to leisure boating for beginners ! The slip you mention and another one further along , are often gated and I've never seen anyone using them , or been tempted to try myself . You could pay 27 for a weeks Broads licence ( and 10 to use the slip ) and launch in comfort from the Waveney River Centre , and cruise at circa 5 knots to Oulton Broad where your friends could spectate at their leisure . If you must , you can access the North Sea from here via Mutford Lock ( but phone in advance to be sure ). As Pikey suggests , Southwold may be a possibility to access the river , but I'm not sure I'd risk a small sib in anything less than perfect conditions .

Again if you MUST.... there is a slip on the River Bure , quite close to where it enters the Yare . ( Access from the nearby " Aldi " roundabout ) . However the slip is probably ok at slack tides , but is a tight 90 degrees if the tide is running . Also the old boy who own it will tell you that you don't need a Broads Licence . Any passing official craft may well tell you otherwise ! I honestly don't know the bottom line .

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Point taken gents.

Found another option further north, Sea Palling. Beach launch by tractor. Bit pricey at 25 not including car and trailer parking.
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"Slightly" better.

If launching at Sea Palling be very sure of the weather forecast. If conditions fall off while you are out getting back to the beach and then trying to get the RIB back on the trailer could be very challenging.

Like this...

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Old 20 July 2018, 15:54   #9
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not sure thats sea palling ,i thought sea palling had like a horseshoe rock groyne creating a small swimming and watersports area in sheltered bay ,cafe is good i have heard
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No it's just an example of difficult return conditions which Sea Palling would be capable of producing if the shelter isn't effective.
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