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Old 03 July 2006, 16:51   #1
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Ribtickle
Make: Zodiac Medline 2
Length: 6
Engine: Mariner 135 Optimax
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Launching In South Devon

I would like to trail my 6M RIb, that I keep normally at Christchurch, down to South Devon for a weekend, of exploring a new area.

Has anyone with local knowledge got any suggestions of a good place for launching, leaving my trailer safe, and then going out exploring for the day?

I am not seeking white knuckle ribbing, but family cruising, and perhaps some wakeboarding.

Any ideas gratefully received!!

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Old 03 July 2006, 17:07   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
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you can't beet a good recomendation and first hand knowledge which I don't have! So until some Devonian decides to be helpful (which in general they are) have a lok at boatlaunch

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Old 03 July 2006, 17:53   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
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you must try Polly Steps in Teignmouth/devon,plenty of parking, wide slip, all states of the tide, beaches nearby and of course, the River Dart nearby where you can watch the dolphins just outside the entrance of the dart, otr hang a left and the River Exe is a 15 minute ride away,fantastic scenery, my favourite place,
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Old 04 July 2006, 02:23   #4
Country: UK - England
Town: Torquay
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Torbay is nice but nowhere to lockup the trailer I'm afraid. Very sheltered bay except if it's an East wind.

Paignton should be ok for 6mt boat but a bit tight and no launching 2hrs either side of low tide, Brixham is a huge ramp but trailer parking can be a bit tight if you don't get there early.
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Old 04 July 2006, 03:44   #5
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymouth
Make: Ribeye
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I use Queen Anne's Battery Marina in Plymouth - easy to get to, launch is 8 for a 5m so more for you but trailer is OK. Access to Plymouth Sound, Whitsand Bay, Rivers Yealm, Tamar, Lynher, Avon & Erme, Bigbury Bay and the fantastic coastline in between. A bit further for Salcombe, Dartmouth, Fowey etc.

Access to big slip that we can launch/recover from at all states of tide.
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Old 04 July 2006, 04:05   #6
Country: UK - England
Town: St Albans
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Make: Ribcraft 585
Length: 5m +
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South Devon
its got to be Salcombe
Best Slipway ever. Great beaches. lots of places to stay.
Just watch out for the local yawl boat crews - Think they own the place !!
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Old 04 July 2006, 05:24   #7
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Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
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I agree, QAB and Salcombe are both very good slips, if you need more info or help on Salcombe email me and I'll help if I can!
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Old 04 July 2006, 16:23   #8
Country: UK - England
Town: St John, Cornwall
Boat name: Ningaloo
Make: Ribeye 5.8m
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QAB safe but pricey. Mountbatten at Plymouth is fab...loads of RIBs launch there and its free.

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