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Old 28 May 2008, 08:09   #1
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Launching at Pwllheli

Thinking of trailering up to N. Wales.

I went into Pwllheli marina once before and I saw a tractor busily taking trailers back and to. I didn't see where they were going to but I assume it was a slipway. Is that the only way you can launch at the marina?

How do you recover?

I see on boat launch that there is a "harbour slip" is that where the tractors were going or is that a different slip?

Or should I launch somewhere else altogether?

Peter.
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Old 28 May 2008, 08:27   #2
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There is a nice slip round by the harbourmasters office that you can use with your own vehicle (The local boat yard use this for tractor launching too). You have to register your boat there with the Harbour master which is an annual registration (about 20) and requires production of 3rd party insurance. This covers you for the whole of the county. Most of the N. Wales counties have teamed up and honour each other's registrations now which means I can use mine on Anglessey too. Then you have the choice of paying a daily launch fee (12 I think) or an annual discounted one.
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Old 28 May 2008, 11:10   #3
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Thinking of trailering up to N. Wales.

I went into Pwllheli marina once before and I saw a tractor busily taking trailers back and to. I didn't see where they were going to but I assume it was a slipway. Is that the only way you can launch at the marina?

How do you recover?

I see on boat launch that there is a "harbour slip" is that where the tractors were going or is that a different slip?

Or should I launch somewhere else altogether?

Peter.
hi peter
have you thought about west wales,pembroke dock dale neyland yc,all free and great slips,loads of islands and wildlife to explore(no i don't work for the tourist board) just love it ,its a great place if you need any more info just pm me tony
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Old 28 May 2008, 16:39   #4
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Have you had a look at boatlaunch?
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Old 28 May 2008, 19:02   #5
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on the marina side there is a place called TRR powerboats they do tractor launches in a park and ride style. i keep my rib with them and there good guys. very helpfull as well speak to karen or chris
http://www.trr-boats.com/park_&_launch.htm
the website is aimed at seasonal users but give them a call.
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Old 29 May 2008, 07:47   #6
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Have you had a look at boatlaunch?
Yes, a good look. I could only see one slip in Pwllheli which is why I wondered if the tractors had their own private slip which is not mentioned on the site or they used the public one.
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Old 29 May 2008, 07:51   #7
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on the marina side there is a place called TRR powerboats they do tractor launches in a park and ride style. i keep my rib with them and there good guys. very helpfull as well speak to karen or chris
http://www.trr-boats.com/park_&_launch.htm
the website is aimed at seasonal users but give them a call.
Thanks Andy, that is my kind of launching - i.e. let someone else do it! I expect it's relatively expensive but it's only a one off for me. Compared with 2 tanks of diesel to get up there it will be pretty negligible!
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I wondered if the tractors had their own private slip
The slip on the marina side is for the commercial operators and park and ride oprators only. The public slip is by the harbour masters office on the opposite side of the harbour. If you store your boat at Partingtons Marine by the lifeboat station (about a tenner a night), you get free use of their slip which is better/quieter than the public slip.
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i couldnt give you exact figures but possibly around 20-30 give them a call. they launch all the ribs for the sailing club and im sure you could work something out. possibly pop your trailer in the big marina compound of the weekend if you have no where to put it.
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Thanks Andy and Dave,

I emailed Karen at TRR and she said she can launch me and store the trailer so that's a result I reckon!

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