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Old 12 November 2012, 07:45   #1
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Howdy folks,

Does anyone on here happen to keep their RIB at Northney Marina? I am toying with the idea of keeping my new purchase there and could usefully do with getting the lowdown about the place. Is it secure (or as secure as can be)? How hectic does it get at the slip? Any other info gratefully received!

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Old 12 November 2012, 08:21   #2
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It's quite a long, steep slip, and pretty slippery on a low tide. Nice Marina though, and pretty secure.
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Old 12 November 2012, 08:22   #3
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Howdy folks,

Does anyone on here happen to keep their RIB at Northney Marina? I am toying with the idea of keeping my new purchase there and could usefully do with getting the lowdown about the place. Is it secure (or as secure as can be)? How hectic does it get at the slip? Any other info gratefully received!

Cheers

Rob

I used to be there 3-4 years ago, it wasnt absolutely secure in my opinion and there were a few incidents but it is well out the way of village idiots.

Biggest problem is the distance to get out the harbour , you will end up on the plane and they do prosecute on first offence.

If you just want to do the beach landing/picnic at Easthead and are happy cruising at 5 knots then it is perfect

(speed limit starts at 5, increase soon to 8 BUT you will still get reported and stopped for wash @ 8 in the harbour)

Getting off the Island by car on a Sunday @ 1600-1800 isnt much fun but you miss the worst of the queues assuming you can find someone to let you in.

EDIT

The marina is secure enough, when you asked about the slip I assumed you would be keeping it in the small boat trailer car park area .
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Old 12 November 2012, 15:25   #4
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Thanks both for your replies. Pete you assumed correctly, I did indeed have the trailer park in mind but have read some horror stories of thefts from there, thought I would see what the reality was. Not exactly encouraging!
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Old 13 November 2012, 14:23   #5
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I have used this slipway and pay about 200 per year but trailer my boat
there, you need a 4x4 to launch and be good at reversing or have a front tow ball as the slipway is at a tricky right angle. Launching is fine but returning late afternoon on a sunny weekend day is tricky with several boats waiting
with not much Jetty, but overall a good place, nice people mostly, enjoy
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Old 13 November 2012, 14:42   #6
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We've been at Chichester a fair few years, nice place to be, the trek out to sea is an issue but we've never really minded it, must admit I've never been on the plane in Chichester Harbour though. Getting on and off Hayling is a PITA, I go out of Sparks quite a bit and avoid those peek holiday times. Southsea could be another option, my friend keeps his RIB there for nipping over to his place in Bembridge.
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Old 15 November 2012, 05:24   #7
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Although I didn’t use it at all this year as using bigger RIB elsewhere, I launch and recover my Ribtec 585 there at Northney all ok with no drama and all behind a modest Citroen Berlingo van – not a 4x4. Granted I keep the Ribtec elsewhere rather than leaving it at Northney.

Got some funny looks first time I recovered it there behind the van, someone (a kind offer) offered me the assistance of their 4x4 thinking I was about to kill my little van…

Its no dramas, the van does the job, so long as the slip isn't green, top of the tide type of recovery all easy enough.
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