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Old 04 August 2010, 13:19   #1
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Public Slipways near Bovisand, Plymouth

Hi all, I'm renting a cottage at Bovisand overlooking Plymouth Sound for a week later this month and have been looking to see where the nearest public slipway is located. Boatlaunch.co.uk lists one at Fort Bovisand Diving Centre but suggests it has been closed since 2003. Anyone know if this is the case, or of any other slips I can launch my RiB from in that area, please?
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Old 04 August 2010, 15:40   #2
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Hi

Fort bovisand slip has been closed for a while.

Your nearest (and free) slip is at Mountbatten about a 4 mile drive from where you are staying. Its an excellent wideslip with easy access.

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Thanks Jon. Just looked it up and sounds ideal. Much appreciated, cheers! Just need decent weather to return for that week.
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Excellent weather forecast predicted. Plymouth Sound and the surrounds is absolutely fantastic RIB fodder. So Much to do see. Make sure you go up the Yealm on a rising tide and moor at the Ship Inn at Noss Mayo. Also pop across to Kingsand if you can. Lastly, pootle up the Tamar to see the ships and up the Lynher for lovely scenery. Watch out for the tidal run in the Hamoaze.

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It is worth the money to launch at Queen Anne's Battery.

A small minority of the locals seem to think it is great fun to nick your trailers from the public car park at Mt Batten. Also the limited parking there is very frustrating.

And don't ever think about tying your boat up to the Mt Batten Centre pontoon.....the owners will be on you in seconds demanding money!

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Hi all, I'm renting a cottage at Bovisand overlooking Plymouth Sound for a week later this month and have been looking to see where the nearest public slipway is located. Boatlaunch.co.uk lists one at Fort Bovisand Diving Centre but suggests it has been closed since 2003. Anyone know if this is the case, or of any other slips I can launch my RiB from in that area, please?
Oh make sure you check out the River Yealm and the little village of Newton Ferrers. Very picturesque and the Ship Inn on the southern side of the valley is well worth checking out. (http://www.nossmayo.com/)
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The dive club I am a member of used the Fort Bovi slip very recently (around April) and am pretty sure it is still open. Speak to these guys to get mor info. They run the dive shop just by the slip. http://www.discoverydivers.org/index...tpage&Itemid=1
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Thanks all. First visit to Plymouth with the RiB so good to have your thoughts on best places to see. The Ship Inn looks like a very attractive option :-)

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Talk to the dive centre at Bovi, if it isnt to busy they may let you tie up over night there. We have but we've also been diving out of there so bought air and all the other asociated rubbish that goes with diving...
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Thanks all. First visit to Plymouth with the RiB so good to have your thoughts on best places to see. The Ship Inn looks like a very attractive option :-)

Cheers!
Add 'The Spaniards' at Cargreen to that list, carry on up the Tamar to calstock too,
Oh, there's a no speed restriction area above the Tamar bridge, great for watersports.
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