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Old 23 July 2005, 16:52   #1
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North-West or North Wales slipways

Hi folks,

I'm new to the whole rib thing and have just bought a 3.5m Tornado. I'm planning to go out for the first time since completing my powerboat level 2.

Can anyone suggest any nice and easy coastal slips in the north-west or north wales?

Thanks,
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Old 24 July 2005, 06:27   #2
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Check out http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/

A favourite of most in that region is Pwllheli. Easy access to lots of beautiful bays and sandy beaches.
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Old 24 July 2005, 13:07   #3
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hi Tim welcome theres a good slipway[free ] onto the mersey i use all the time theres another 5 miles up at new brighton u need to register same at west kirby, wkirbys very tidel ,do a search look for graham H hes in your area cheers stedj
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Hi Tim
We go out from Knott End Its ok to launch most states of tide but it is a bit muddy at the bottom of the slip, Its 8 to launch (free if the ferry isnt running) and free parking
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Ps look out for MeMe / Ribster Rache they goes out from North Wales
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Old 25 July 2005, 11:54   #5
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Tim,
I always have this predicament. I live in Manchester and as someone once said "here's a message for all shipping in the Manchester area, bugger off, there's no water". Try looking at www.boatlaunch.co.uk. I would use it to look at where they are & if you can launch. Beware, councils change slipway procedures sometimes, so I'd be careful about the information it gives you. Always call the controlling authority to find out if they have any registration scheme or limitations. If you find anywhere good that isn't listed, any chance of an e-mail?
Happy boating.
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Old 26 July 2005, 15:09   #6
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Just don't bring the sort of weather that graham usually brings to this otherwise quite and calm bit of the world
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Just don't bring the sort of weather that graham usually brings to this otherwise quite and calm bit of the world
He must have been there last Tuesday night. Me and the truck spent the night on Fleetwood docks and it was just like winter!!!!!!!!

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Old 27 July 2005, 14:18   #8
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Hi Martin. That'll be tues last week I take it????????????Ya should have phoned and we would have put the kettle on for your hot water bottle
Been flat calm and warm all this week, glorious weather with porpoises in the bay and the odd seal. Big group of 'em on the beach at Piel island (seals not porpoises !) on monday night this week with a few pups. Swimming all round the boats when we went in for a look. Been over again today for a play on Simon and Nikki's boat for their windfarm work. Quinquari with twin 200's
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Been flat calm and warm all this week, glorious weather with porpoises in the bay and the odd seal. Big group of 'em on the beach at Piel island (seals not porpoises !)



Thats because Im down in Bideford
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Old 29 July 2005, 05:49   #10
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Thats because Im down in Bideford
So the weather down there was your fault then ?
Any chance of you moving there to keep it nice up here
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