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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