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Old 25 November 2009, 11:54   #1
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Rib storage/launch in Hamble?

My son, who lives in Southampton and is hoping to get a RIB next year has heard there's a place at Hamble where RIBs/boats can be kept ashore, in a compound I think, and launched from a slip. He thinks it's a club, which he'd be happy to join.

He called me from Hamble today having looked without success. He thought it might be something to do with the council, though that seems unlikely to me. I googled a bit but couldn't see anything. (his computer's broken)

Do any of you locals in the south know of such a place? Can you suggest a club that would take RIB members? He needs somewhere to keep his boat safely and be able to launch easily. If not in Hamble, then somewhere in the area? Oh yes - it's got to be fairly inexpensive. - so I thing that rules out dry stacks.

He's still saving up for a RIB at the moment, it's likely to be a Searider I think. (I've got the one he used to own).

Thanks, Tony
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Old 25 November 2009, 12:16   #2
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try mercury marina, it's an mdl yard with a slip onsite,
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Old 25 November 2009, 15:18   #3
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Mercury compound is about 1100 per year I think with unlimited use of the slip.

Cheapest in Hamble when I was looking last year.
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Old 25 November 2009, 16:50   #4
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You could try eastlands boat yard, coal park lane. Or he could join the university and use the boat hard at athe top of itchen.
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Good advice there from Jizm.

The Hamble is a very expensive river to moor your boat in. We keep our Zodiac 4 in locked compound in Moodys which is at the top of the Hamble and that costs 36 a month, and that's a good deal but it's a good 40 minutes from the sea.(speed restriction). Just a little further up the river is Eastlands both of these have slipways. Universal used to be reasonablly priced,,,,,,,,, worth a try. But the demand far exceeds the supply so nobody does a cheap deal, but some marinas are less extortiate then others

You'll get a better deal on the Itchen. Itchen marine 023 8063 1500 are metres away from a public slip, Merlin Boat Park 023 8043 4466‎ have their own slipway but again it's only 100 metres away from a public slipway.

I guess you could have a look on Google Earth. There are other marinas on the Itchen with slipways but that would be a bit cheaper but the access is too open

I don't know about a club on the Hamble, there seems to be a council pound near the Itchen Bridge next to the Southampton Water Activities Centre in Floating Bride Road but I don't know how you join up. The ECA- 023 9273 4103 in Langstone is superb but again I don't know how you join. I think you've gotta be someones cuzzin but they might have vacancies.
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We are based in Eastlands, it's a good service they offer for trailer boats at a fair price. It might be a good idea to give Tim the owner a call. www.eastlandsboatyard.com
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Many thanks guys.

Biffer and Searider - I think Mercury will be out of his price range.

Jizm - Uni would be a good idea, but his new Mercedes might give the game away.

Ribshop Jizm - I'll mention Eastlands.

Rouge Wave - Many thanks. I thought the Hamble would be pricy too. Hadn't thought about speed restrictions either, that a bit off putting. I think the other places you mention might be the ones he's heard of. I'll let him know and he can go and look.

Meny thanks once again chaps. Tony
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New Mercedes! looking for cheap deal!

Sell it or put a towbar on it.
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