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Old 11 July 2013, 07:54   #1
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Just moved down south.

Hi, I live about 20 mins away from Portsmouth (just north of Petersfield), would like help with where the best easiest places are to launch and also best places to visit whilst on the water...
any beautiful beaches, good fishing spots, somewhere i can drop the wife and kids off then have some fun?

any hints appreciated

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Old 11 July 2013, 09:11   #2
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Hi, I live about 20 mins away from Portsmouth (just north of Petersfield), would like help with where the best easiest places are to launch and also best places to visit whilst on the water...
any beautiful beaches, good fishing spots, somewhere i can drop the wife and kids off then have some fun?

any hints appreciated

Peter
For launching in that area I don't think you can beat Camber dock in Old Portsmouth.

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Itchenor Hard down toward West Wittering is very good, all states of the tide wide gravel slip, trailers can be left on the top of the hard (check high tide times) or parked along with your vehicle in the large car park at the top of the hill.

It can get quite busy at weekends but its a fab ride out to East Head beach and good fishing within the harbour.

Make sure you buy your harbour dues, you can pay by the day or the year, lots of info on the Chichester Harbour Conservancy website.

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Come and join us in Chichester Harbour on Saturday for a picnic on the beach!

Beach picnic, East Head, Chichester, Saturday 13 July
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John, may well do, 9 is a bit early for my lot though... and i have to fit a fishfinder/gps between now and then... but hopefully it will then show me the way!
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As mentioned already I don't think you can beat The Camber in Old Portsmouth.

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John, may well do, 9 is a bit early for my lot though... and i have to fit a fishfinder/gps between now and then... but hopefully it will then show me the way!
Fair enough. You could always launch at Potsmouth then come round and find us at your leisure
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that might be better for traffic as well..
do you BBQ on the beach? fresh mackerel?
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Just in case anyone hasn't seen the other thread we've decided to give the Chichester area a miss this weekend because of the Festival of Speed traffic. Another time would be good though.
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Definitely would have been up for that shame about the festival of speed. I like the idea of a load of us meeting up at a family friendly place. My outboards at the garage so I was going to come SIBless this weekend but I'd like to meet a load of you lot at some point being relatively new to boating.
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It is a shame re tomorrow. i'll be lobbing the boat in the water somewhere tomorrow. Camber dock, do i need to use the VHF anywhere, the website says i need to alert people on channel 11? do i HAVE to? i have a handheld one but havent done the course yet (booked for 3 weeks time)
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You need to call the Harbour master and ask for permission to cross the shipping lane from the Camber to the small boat Channel on the Gosport side.

That's a lot more scary than it sounds, you can do it by mobile phone and it's a short hop. Go straight across from the Camber, heading to the Right of the big Green Lightship.

You'll need to do the reverse exercise on the way back.

The HM will ask you to wait if there is a ferry or other large vessel going in or out.

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You need to call the Harbour master and ask for permission to cross the shipping lane from the Camber to the small boat Channel on the Gosport side.

That's a lot more scary than it sounds, you can do it by mobile phone and it's a short hop. Go straight across from the Camber, heading to the Right of the big Green Lightship.

You'll need to do the reverse exercise on the way back.

The HM will ask you to wait if there is a ferry or other large vessel going in or out.

Nasher.
Use ch11 and the harbour masters call sign is QHM. You cross from camber to ballast buoy (red post), speed limit is 10 kts

So it will go something like this

"QHM rib Tigga permission to cross camber to ballast over"
QHM will respond either approving the crossing or asking you to wait.
"QHM rib Tigga thank you, out
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Thanks Chris, it isnt as daunting as it sounds then...ill remember this when i goto camber. i popped the boat into Langstone at the ferryboat inn, it was quite choppy. got out to the fort, had picnic with the wife and kids, got the fishing rod out and realised i had left all my lures at home... damn... still had a nice blast around.. SR4's are great fun.
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It is daunting the first couple of times but that soon passes. Just remember to start each transmission with "their boat name, your boat name" and end with "over". To end the conversation end with "out". Never use "over and out".

Sr4's are great ribs, I have one as well.
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