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Old 26 May 2005, 03:59   #1
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Launching around Poole Harbour

We're obviously spoilt around the Solent with a number of free, accessible slipways.

Poole Harbour seems to be a different matter though. I've looked at Boatlaunch and previous posts here. Apart from the public slip at Baiter, they mostly seem to be heftily-priced commercial operations.

I saw a small shingle one at Branksea Avenue, but hard to tell if it would be OK without visiting first.

Does anyone know of anywhere suitable for a 5.5m RIB that doesn't appear on Boatlaunch? (Preferably NW side of the harbour as that's where we'll be staying - seems pointless to drive over one side and then boat it back!)

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Old 01 June 2005, 18:42   #2
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Apologies. Never saw this post else would have responded earlier.

The slip at Branksea is a hard shingle slipway. The key limitation is that there is a gate to get through with limited width/height. As a guide I can get a Freelander through but anything too much wider will struggle. Parking is on street.

Other good slipways include: Cobbs Quay, Mitchells Boatyard. There is actually a small one by the Old Lifeboat Station on the Quay just along from baiter. 5 5.5m stuff is probably its limit due to how you reverse to.

Also you may check out this link

Cruising in/around Poole harbour.

Hope this helps, call me if required for more assistance

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We're obviously spoilt around the Solent with a number of free, accessible slipways.

Poole Harbour seems to be a different matter though. I've looked at Boatlaunch and previous posts here. Apart from the public slip at Baiter, they mostly seem to be heftily-priced commercial operations.

I saw a small shingle one at Branksea Avenue, but hard to tell if it would be OK without visiting first.

Does anyone know of anywhere suitable for a 5.5m RIB that doesn't appear on Boatlaunch? (Preferably NW side of the harbour as that's where we'll be staying - seems pointless to drive over one side and then boat it back!)
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Thanks Paul - yes, I had read the Poole Harbour article - useful as well.

Sadly trip was relocated away from Poole (and coast) due to campsite booking cockup.

Should have another trip planned during the summer, and looks like I might get to squeeze through at Branksea. If we go more over Wareham way will use the one at Redcliffe and trundle down the river. I've seen that one for myself - looks OK, although around 12

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Local knowledge says

Between the boat storage yard and the mariner/sunseeker building is dee way
a good little known deep all tide FREE slipway.

Poole bridge/// units/// boat yard // slipway //mariner-sunseeker building///rnli college

thats all i can say.............................
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Great - had a hunch there might be something there from some maps I looked at but not clear on the chart.
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