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Old 25 April 2005, 09:24   #1
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Launching Blakeney / Morston, Norfolk

Anybody know much about the slipways at these locations? Looking for launch recovery window.

I'm told that Blakeney is limited to launching / recovery +/- 1 hour high tide Is this right?

Can't find out anything about Morston.

Anyone help? I'm there bank holiday weekend.

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Old 25 April 2005, 13:17   #2
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Morston is just a case of paying for parking - about 3, unless you are a National Trust Holder, then free.
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Old 25 April 2005, 17:08   #3
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Thanks, but what's the launch / recovery window at Morston?

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Old 26 April 2005, 03:18   #4
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Blakeney and Morston

We have details on both Blakeney and Morston although details are a little sketchy. Any updates and pictures that you can provide after the week-end would be very much appreciated.
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Old 26 April 2005, 08:35   #5
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Lauch recovery times at Morston - I wouldn't want to leave more than 1.5hrs eitherside of high tide. Watch out for the seal boats - they don't take prisoners!!
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Keep to the middle of the outer harbour (it's not marked; consult a chart) as it's very shallow to the sides.

I don't normally park in the carpark; to the side of the "slip" is normally fine - on the mud. At this time of year there's unlikely to be anyone else about so you should be fine.

Also, use the right hand side of the slip area. There is a bit of a drop on the left and some very soft mud. Watch where you step!
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Rich; might see you there - I had forgotten it was Bank holiday Monday. Hopefully it'll be a nice day! (Might need your National Trust card afterall)
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We are also intending to make our first sea launch at Morston on Monday (only had rib for a couple of weeks) I believe high tide is due Blakeney Harbour at 14.15 but showing as low.
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Blakeney / Morston Launch

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Anybody know much about the slipways at these locations? Looking for launch recovery window.

I'm told that Blakeney is limited to launching / recovery +/- 1 hour high tide Is this right?

Can't find out anything about Morston.

Anyone help? I'm there bank holiday weekend.

Cheers
Hi
Just got back from Blakeney, yes your correct
If you go to www.Blakeneywebcam you will see the tide & tide times, they go from low, med & high......
Hope this helps?
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Old 02 August 2010, 07:24   #10
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Used to holiday all the time in this area - the launch area at Morston can be a world of mud and much visual entertainment was on offer for the tourists...
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