Originally Posted by BruceB
I haven't actually used it but it looked OK to me for launching when I stayed for a week in Lochinver a few years ago. It is quite steep and only usable above mid tide or so but I would use it without any worries. It was a nice concrete one.
I assume the steepness issue is because of the launching vehicle?
It was also a bit weedy last year.
I prefer to launch with ropes or winch as I find it more manoeuvrable, especially new slipways……
I once watched some blokes launch their RIB, trailer, AND 4X4 off a steep weedy slipway even after offering them my ropes (they probably thought female – no idea
I think they thought I was too cautious even though I launched successfully!
Annoying thing was, I never said ‘I told you so’ as I was in deep shock at the event unfolding, AND they blocked the slipway so I couldn’t recover! Hence I’m a bit careful, and do what I know best!
So.... I thought I’d check on here if anyone had experience of the Lochinver one.
Another one I haven’t tried up there is Scourie. Looks ok, slim, but I’ve never seen it with water on/near it…. Defo one for a high tide.