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Old 26 August 2006, 15:37   #21
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Warsash has a pontoon for the slip now I think and a large free car and trailer park around the corner. Not sure when it is usable as I have only used it at high tide.
Where are you planning to cruise to?
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Warsash has a pontoon for the slip now I think and a large free car and trailer park around the corner. Not sure when it is usable as I have only used it at high tide.
Where are you planning to cruise to?

That pontoon is new.

Any one got anymore info.

Its a funny old slip. I prefer to use it near low tide as theres a bit more of an angle to get the boat in the water.

At high tide you really need to walk the trailer about 30 meters through the shallow water to get the boat off the trailer. Good parking though.

Some photos would be handy to see what use the pontoon is.
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I always use crosshouse (itchen bridge) because it is always usable regardless of tide, however there is no pontoon or anywhere to tie up when you park the car so has to be two of you. The trailer park is set to one side of the slip so you need a chain to lock it to the fence and the car park is pay and display before 6pm I think.
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Jimbo,

Are you being sarcastic with that remark or is it a genuinely nice area.
Nick, neither really! It was more an observation that the trailer parking is public, and therefore any security you may feel you need is up to you. As a point though - I left my trailer there for a week (inadvertantly) totally unsecured, and it was fine on my return.

If it's just for a one off rather than a regular thing I can lock your trailer in the yard with my rib - however I can't get away with that too often!
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As a point though - I left my trailer there for a week (inadvertantly) totally unsecured, and it was fine on my return.
Lol why would anyone want to steal your trailer (presumably that was before you rebuilt it)
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Lol why would anyone want to steal your trailer (presumably that was before you rebuilt it)
This is indeed true. I was thinking of one of those students with more ribs than they know what to do with - shifty buggers....!
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Hardway slip on the Gosport side of the harbour is always an option but check tides. Great angle for getting on and off when the waters there (3 hours either side ish!) and a looooooooooooong pontoon (new) so single handed is an option.

Parking for trailers and cars is available, but the road is an option if this is full.
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Haslar Slip for me Nick, it's nearly always quite and with very good parking at the right at the top of the slip. It is a public car park, but I've never had problems there. £6 for car and trailer all day and a pontoon by the waters edge. Very quite waters just off the slip enables handling practise.

Only downside is a 3hrs either side of high water recovery.

http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/

Gives you info about all slipways
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