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Old 01 August 2012, 17:35   #1
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Launching in/near Torpoint

Can anybody reccomend any slipways near torpoint, and what states of tide they can be used at.

I am launching my Y-class, and even though it is only an inflatable it is heavy. I'm on my own, so will need to launch off the trailer. I only have a golf, no 4x4, so no driving accross mud or sand.
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Old 01 August 2012, 17:40   #2
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It's not great

http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/default....ay&nodeid=2235

Perhaps Saltash would be better. Two slips there with lots of free parking, one steeper one shallower. Both free to use, one with public landing pontoon beside it too. It's about a 5 min run down to Torpoint then. Two pubs on the slipway too

http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/default....ay&nodeid=2233

Give me a shout if you need any more info. I live in Saltash so am also happy to help launch if needed

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Old 01 August 2012, 18:09   #3
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saltash is best at any state of the tide but a 30 min drive from torpoint.
Looe has a couple of options , Milpool carpark 2 hours iether side of high water is good
also a slip on the west side of the harbour good for a small boat pushing the trailer by hand.
Over the short beach at milandreath is ok just use a long rope to the car if you can't pull it up by hand . I use that quite a lot at any tide free parking . Not good if the sea is rough or the surf is big , but usually very calm in summer
There is also a few boatyards in torpoint one is called called huggins thay will let you launch and probably park also .
Also penmarlem is a good launch to see fowey area and only 30 mins drive from Torpoint
Presume you are staying in torpoint ?
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Ian & Peter, thankyou for the tips. Looks like Saltash is the best option, I'd rather the 30min drive than struggling on an awkward slipway for ages. I only have a couple of days that I can use the boat, but looe and fowey are on my list for another time.
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saltash gives you miles of river to cruise if the weather is not good , plus you have the trip down into the sound and inside the breakwater .
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Your welcome

Another option is to take it on the Torpoint ferry (3 including the car only charged one way) into Plymouth, from there you have a good slipway within 5 mins heading towards city centre. It's called Richmond walk. Launches right at the mouth of the tamar, which means your just seconds from the Plymouth Sound - breakwater and beyond or can head back down river towards Torpoint (5 mins by water) or Saltash (15 mins due to speed limit)

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If using a sat nav the post code for the marina is

Richmond Walk
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Devon PL1 4LS

Just go past the Marina and you'll get to the slip. Free parking (limited). A little more "remote" or tucked away so take a lock, or three.

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Dam i never even considered crossing the border good idea
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I ended up using the Jubilee slipway, and was very impressed, user friendly slipway, with no problems parking the boat and trailer. And all free. Brilliant couple of days on the tamar and in the sound. Not bad weather either.

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Did you go up river? Cargreen is pretty nice.

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I didn't venture further up than Saltash, but will do next time as a couple of people have said how nice it is upstream
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