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Old 18 June 2007, 11:54   #1
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Launching At Whitby Yorkshire

Anyone used slipway at whitby any feed back would be good and what the area is like
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Old 18 June 2007, 13:57   #2
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Not used it. This is on Boatlaunch

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Launching at Whitby is fairly easy, its a concrete slipway which is not too steep, I've launched with a front-wheel drive and no probs. It is tidel on the river, but its ok at all states. It can get a bit silty near the bottom of the ramp though. Pontoons are excellent with an area just for ribs, and the harbour master is very friendly. Loadsa room for trailer and car to park, and altogether costs around 12 quid for the day. Fuel is a fair distance away with no petrol at the pontoons, so fuel up first. Its a great day out with plenty of places to visit, with great f 'n chips! Hope that helps!
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Harbour entrance can be tricky and deceptive. Get well out before turning to starboard!!!!
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Launching at Whitby is fairly easy, its a concrete slipway which is not too steep, I've launched with a front-wheel drive and no probs. It is tidel on the river, but its ok at all states. It can get a bit silty near the bottom of the ramp though. Pontoons are excellent with an area just for ribs, and the harbour master is very friendly. Loadsa room for trailer and car to park, and altogether costs around 12 quid for the day. Fuel is a fair distance away with no petrol at the pontoons, so fuel up first. Its a great day out with plenty of places to visit, with great f 'n chips! Hope that helps!
thanks for the advise we are based in nottingham trying to fin some where closer than the long trec in to north wales any other sugestions would be good

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thanks for the advise we are based in nottingham trying to fin some where closer than the long trec in to north wales any other sugestions would be good

GARY
We launch out of Wells next to the Sea sometimes, you have a 4 hour window around high tide 10 - mins to get out of the harbour then go and play in the "hog wash" see the seals

There are two slips and the harbour master is a great bloke (Bob) 6.00 to launch and they let you leave your car + trailer in the compound. There's even a camp site with boat park if required, You can get petrol in the next couple of villages
I would think its about 2-2.5 hour drive

http://www.wellsharbour.co.uk/

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Following the sort of rain we've just had there will also be a fair few large logs and trees floating about to dent the unwary. Harbour is good fun to return in a swell, there are leading marks too if they are required a large "pointer" at beach level needs to be lined up with a a couple of semi circles on a house (I think?)

Locally there's loads to see and do with Robin Hoods bay near by, the UC70 to the north (bit boring unless you are a diver!) The slip isnt at all bad with very close parking (whitby is awful for other parking) Coates Marine at the end of the slipway road have some boaty essentials.

Fish and Chips wise check out the Magpie Cafe they do sit down eat in or take away from a window ont street.
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