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Old 18 May 2007, 10:41   #1
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Launching Portsmouth - Fareham

I'm looking at having a few hours out next week if my service goes okay. Why waste a trip to the coast.
Could anyone advise on the following for launching around Portsmouth or fareham that will get me out to sea quickly. The engine will be serviced at Fairweather Marine in Fareham.
A launch site that is good for single handed launching (Suppose that means a reasonably steep slip, little cross tide effects, with some where to tie the boat up whilst I'm sorting the car).
Somewhere I can park within site of the boat and is accesible at all states of tide. I've a feeling Camber might fit this bill and I'm going to have a recce whilst the engine is serviced but some local knowledge would be appreciated.
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Old 18 May 2007, 11:33   #2
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Nick your alternative is Haslar slip, you should be okay from 1200 hrs onwards until about 1700 hrs. If you haven't got 4x4 then its a long rope to keep the car on the flat. Lots of parking for cars and trailers.

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Pete,

Is this the one your on about. I have a 4 x 4. And whats with the timings ?
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Old 18 May 2007, 12:19   #4
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Yep thats the one, the pontoon is missing at the moment so we normally tie up to the posts. We are just coming off big tides at the moment so easily +/- 3 hours either side of HW @ 1440 hrs.

I need to go down there tonight, so I will take some photos about 8pm.
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Nick, taken at 7pm this evening. someone has pulled the plug out but gives you the channel in to the slip.

I recon your photo was taken 3 hours before HW, btw.

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Old 18 May 2007, 15:01   #6
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Pete,

Cheers for that. Will give it the once over whilst the engine is being looked at. If I get the green light I'll take her for a spin then.

It'll be next thursday so high tide is early evening. That will probably work out well.

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I've launched at the camber single handed recently.
I'm a real convert to using it.
I like the way its so sheltered with no cross currents, makes single handling so much easier.

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I'll take a look at both and weigh the pros and cons. Thanks for the help both of you.

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I've launched at the camber single handed recently.
I'm a real convert to using it.
I like the way its so sheltered with no cross currents, makes single handling so much easier.

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i have launched at camber a few times now and is nice to launch from, gets a bit slippery at the bottom at low tide but still ok to pull out with the beemer, watch when reversing your trailer into the slip area as there is a horrible horrible solid wont move girder/gate thing opposite that it is possible to bash your wing into!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cus cus

my car/trailer is quite long so hopefully you wont get close but watch that near side wing as you swing round
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Hugh,

Thanks for that.

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