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Old 14 June 2019, 15:44   #1
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Kip or Largs

Planning first trip from W Coast tomorrow. Tides not great (Low around 5pm). Either of these got slips that I'll get out around 4pm?
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Largs all day, every day

the slip at Kip is steep, very slippy not maintained and unusable at low tide
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the slip at Kip is steep, very slippy not maintained and unusable at low tide

Cheers! Largs got petrol as well which helps.
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the slip at Kip is steep, very slippy not maintained and unusable at low tide
I've launched at both many times helping my boy and it is not slippery at all and largs is steeper if anything. With that said largs is a much better setup and definitely the place to go no matter the tide, kip is only really usable above half tide.

The key thing at kip is call them about a week before and they will clear the sand but I can assure you it is not slippery, sandy I will give you.

I think my boy is out tomorrow with the other guys so you may see them there, have a good one!
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I wouldnt fill up with petrol in largs yacht haven its very expensive, there is a filling station in Fairlie about half a mile south of largs fuel will be 20p/ltr ish cheaper.
When you arrive there is a free slipway and carpark at the entrance to the yacht haven but its only useable about half tide. If you proceed into the marina via the security barrier there is an all tide slipway with pontoon which makes launching easy but its about £12.00each way free parking and use of toilets etc
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Thanks folks. On our way to Largs. If you're out and see a 7m white rib with Saltires on the console give us a wave.
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So wee update. Rocked up and everyone very friendly. Currently 13 quid each way but we came in bang on low tide and still enough water.

Couple of things to watch out for. Gulf petrol station down the roads pumps don't like ribs. Ended up filling the can a couple of times and topping up.

Slip is usable at low water but bottom end is quite a shallow slope. Better an hour after low when you won't even have to get your tyres wet.

Getting out the barrier with a 7m rib wasn't the easiest. Probably best to go through the in gate.

Fancy restaurant on site nice but not sure it's my thing. 5 Range Rovers outside, none had a towbar or even a speck of mud! 🤔
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Glad it worked out. Iím planning a trip up that way later in the year so your tips will come in handy.
So Iím not the only one who doesnít get the polished Range Rover with no tow bar thing?
I think if you buy one you have to report to Land Rover and have all your road manners removed. Unless you buy new of course, then this comes as standard
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So Iím not the only one who doesnít get the polished Range Rover with no tow bar thing?

Electric deployable towbar
Maybe they are folded away .....
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Gulf petrol station down the roads pumps don't like ribs. Ended up filling the can a couple of times and topping up.







Is it not an Esso ? Wouldnít want someone driving by it. Itís a long road to the next one.

Whatís the issue with the pumps ? Anytime Iíve been there thereís been no complaints from either party. Drive in drive out, friendly staff.
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