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Old 18 July 2006, 18:51   #1
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Can anyone give me an update on possible places to launch in the Straits these days. I'm 6.2m so need a slip really.

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Old 19 July 2006, 13:01   #2
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ever thought about Conwy, good slip,good parking, petrol in marina, just a short hop to Puffin island and then on to meni straights
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From north east to south west:

There are a couple between Penmon Point (opposite Puffin Island) and Beaumaris, but the one that is in a fit state to be used is chained across with a notice saying private slip.

There's a decent concrete slip at Beaumaris (by the lifeboat station) but the bottom is sand. You need to be registered with Anglesey, Denbighshire, Gwynedd or Conwy and then pay the 10 launch fee to pier master. Parking on the village green.

Gallows point (near ABC Powermarine in Beaumaris) is a shingle beach and is free, although I've been warned that you need a 4x4. Plenty of space to park.

ABC Powermarine (www.abcpm.co.uk) offer launching facilities and boatyard storage. Not sure about parking.

Menai Bridge slip, next to the bridge. Pay your 10 to Porth Daniel boatyard. Parking is a bit of a problem but the slip is concrete all the way down so is great at all tidal states. Need to be registered with one of the four councils above.

Y Felinheli (also known as Port Dinorwic) - there are several slips, but none that I'd really go for. They often get blocked by parked cars. There are apparently facilities at the marina, though I don't know any more about them.

Caernarfon - there is a concrete slip on the outside of the harbour wall at Victoria Dock. It does dry out at low tide and parking is quite limited although there is quite a bit of parking a short walk away on the pay and display near Morrisons. I think Menai Marine offer launching facilities as well.

I've also used Traeth Bychan, on the north coast of Anglesey, and cruised round (takes me about an hour to Beaumaris). Have to be registered as per Beaumaris and costs 10 to launch. There are toilets, cafe and plenty of parking (1.50 per day), although it's crazily busy on a hot summer weekend. Slip is concrete but leads down onto sand. I've taken a Vauxhall Astra estate onto the sand with no problems.

That's a long post!

I've recently been on holiday to the area and investigated all the slips as the gale force winds kept me from actually launching.

Hope this all helps,
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Old 21 July 2006, 11:35   #4
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How do you go about registering - I have a place in Treaddur Bay and need to resister to use the slipway there.
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You can register at the slipway. Just fill in your form and pay your 20 registration fee and 10 launch. You need to take proof of insurance with you. You can also register by post with the county council offices at Llangefni.

Other options are monthly (60 I think) and annual fees (100 including registration fee, with discount available if you're an Anglesey council tax payer or if you have RYA certificates). I think that the annual one is only available by contacting the council offices.

http://www.ynysmon.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=1787 has all the info you need!

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launching in menai straights

We own a slipway (Ty Calch) known locally as Ronnies or White Cottage and we are right on the menai straights just past caernarfon (Llanfaglan), Launching is available 7 days a week 7am to 7pm (May to October) and outside of these hours by arrangement, Launching is carried out by are 2 Tractors and access is not restricted by the tide, Launch and recovery is 12.50 inclusive, we have free parking facilitys, toilets and showers. We have on site storage for 50 boats (currently full) but will allow additional short term storage for people on holidays or down for the weekend. Service and repairs can be arranged by a local marine mechanic who is very reasonable (looks after about 90% of are stored boats) Fresh bait is available for those who want a bash at fishing, you can give me a ring anytime for a birds eye view of what the waters up to! cheers
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We own a slipway (Ty Calch) known locally as Ronnies or White Cottage and we are right on the menai straights just past caernarfon (Llanfaglan), Launching is available 7 days a week 7am to 7pm (May to October) and outside of these hours by arrangement, Launching is carried out by are 2 Tractors and access is not restricted by the tide, Launch and recovery is 12.50 inclusive, we have free parking facilitys, toilets and showers. We have on site storage for 50 boats (currently full) but will allow additional short term storage for people on holidays or down for the weekend. Service and repairs can be arranged by a local marine mechanic who is very reasonable (looks after about 90% of are stored boats) Fresh bait is available for those who want a bash at fishing, you can give me a ring anytime for a birds eye view of what the waters up to! cheers
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As per the title, dragging this up from 2006.... But, wanted to say what a smashing /helpful guy Chris is....we have used him /his yard and launch services a few times recently (whilst doing work for the Env Agency in both their vessels and ours)...

Will be heading back up to Ty Calch towards the end of the week and have been speaking again with Chris who always comes up with the goods /manages to accomodate us and our awkward launch times etc.

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From north east to south west:

There are a couple between Penmon Point (opposite Puffin Island) and Beaumaris, but the one that is in a fit state to be used is chained across with a notice saying private slip.

There's a decent concrete slip at Beaumaris (by the lifeboat station) but the bottom is sand. You need to be registered with Anglesey, Denbighshire, Gwynedd or Conwy and then pay the 10 launch fee to pier master. Parking on the village green.

Gallows point (near ABC Powermarine in Beaumaris) is a shingle beach and is free, although I've been warned that you need a 4x4. Plenty of space to park.

ABC Powermarine (www.abcpm.co.uk) offer launching facilities and boatyard storage. Not sure about parking.

Menai Bridge slip, next to the bridge. Pay your 10 to Porth Daniel boatyard. Parking is a bit of a problem but the slip is concrete all the way down so is great at all tidal states. Need to be registered with one of the four councils above.

Y Felinheli (also known as Port Dinorwic) - there are several slips, but none that I'd really go for. They often get blocked by parked cars. There are apparently facilities at the marina, though I don't know any more about them.

Caernarfon - there is a concrete slip on the outside of the harbour wall at Victoria Dock. It does dry out at low tide and parking is quite limited although there is quite a bit of parking a short walk away on the pay and display near Morrisons. I think Menai Marine offer launching facilities as well.

I've also used Traeth Bychan, on the north coast of Anglesey, and cruised round (takes me about an hour to Beaumaris). Have to be registered as per Beaumaris and costs 10 to launch. There are toilets, cafe and plenty of parking (1.50 per day), although it's crazily busy on a hot summer weekend. Slip is concrete but leads down onto sand. I've taken a Vauxhall Astra estate onto the sand with no problems.

That's a long post!

I've recently been on holiday to the area and investigated all the slips as the gale force winds kept me from actually launching.

Hope this all helps,
Tim.

traeth bychan car parking with trailer was last season and will still be 5 notes
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Can anyone give me an update on possible places to launch in the Straits these days. I'm 6.2m so need a slip really.

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Nick
Hi Nick, i can recommend chris at ty calch
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Hi Nick, i can recommend chris at ty calch
Sorry Hadd...I dragged this one up from 2006 when ick made the post.....we have been using Chris recently and wanted to give credit where it was due....ties in quite neatly with the other thread re rising launch fees on Anglesey too I guess?
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