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Old 18 January 2015, 17:03   #1
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Just booked a weeks boating holiday to salcombe, any do's/donts?
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Old 18 January 2015, 18:47   #2
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Visit South Pool but don't miss the tide. Watch out for Wolf Rock. Stick to the channels, don't speed and prepare to wear the "Salcombe Grin".
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Old 18 January 2015, 19:40   #3
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I'd say the same! Defiantly watch the tides and your speed
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Take a seat at the harbour office area and listen to all the yachties and large power-boat owners braying at each other.
"Did you remember to bring the Fortnums pate, dahling?", etc etc.
Hours of endless amusement watching them all wallowing around in their overloaded sibs, shouting at each other.
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Old 19 January 2015, 04:28   #5
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The harbour will be very busy during the regatta week (3-7 August) and busy during the other events (for a list: Home - Salcombe Yacht Club). It can be very choppy on the visitors' buoys opposite the yacht club, and calm but busy on the visitors pontoon in the The Bag. There is a very nice cove just on the Salcombe side of Prawle point that has clear access if the conditions are calm. Newton Ferrers and Dartmouth - both about 45 minutes away - are worth visiting. There is another very sheltered beach tucked just inside Start Point.
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Old 19 January 2015, 09:09   #6
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Take a seat at the harbour office area and listen to all the yachties and large power-boat owners braying at each other.
"Did you remember to bring the Fortnums pate, dahling?", etc etc.
Hours of endless amusement watching them all wallowing around in their overloaded sibs, shouting at each other.
I'd forgotten that bit... Endless free amusement. Braying at each other whilst barking out puerile nautical instructions and advice to children with names such as Sebastian and Pippa...Happy days
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Best thing I ever saw was:

Man and wife with two kids come down to launch their sib.
Man bellows instructions at humble and obedient wife.
“Plug that pump in there-no not there stupid, THERE”
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“Put the oars in, load up the food AND the picnic basket, don't forget the wine”
and so on and so forth. Giving the minutest of instructions to everyone else, whilst doing nothing himself.
Eventually, after they place boat in water, he commands the two kids and family to stand back while he boards the sib.
It immediately starts to fill with water.
“You've not put the plug in the back” shouts the husband.
“Well, you didn't tell me to dear” calmly says the wife.

Collapse in mirth by the assembled watchers.
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Im heading over to Salcombe next week for a spin in the SIB. Mainy to check out the slips etc for when i pick up my new boat in a few weeks. I will lwt you know what its like.

Dartmouth, Totnes and the River Dart are worth a visit
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Old 19 January 2015, 17:56   #9
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Best thing I ever saw was:

Man and wife with two kids come down to launch their sib.
Man bellows instructions at humble and obedient wife.
“Plug that pump in there-no not there stupid, THERE”
and
“Put the oars in, load up the food AND the picnic basket, don't forget the wine”
and so on and so forth. Giving the minutest of instructions to everyone else, whilst doing nothing himself.
Eventually, after they place boat in water, he commands the two kids and family to stand back while he boards the sib.
It immediately starts to fill with water.
“You've not put the plug in the back” shouts the husband.
“Well, you didn't tell me to dear” calmly says the wife.

Collapse in mirth by the assembled watchers.
Priceless. I'm sure people go to Salcombe just to see these episodes..
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Old 20 January 2015, 03:59   #10
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I went a few years ago with my thundercat. I twice saw this bloke who had a brand new looking 300hp brig.

Saw him both times at the pontoon at the main slipway. First time he tried to birth at the pontoon and instead hit my boat quite hard into the pontoon leaving marks all down the tubes!!! He Didn't seem to care and I was close to throwing him in the water!

Second time I didn't have fenders out and just had my leg in between. And geuss what...did the same!

Think he was to scared to moor as he sat floating until the pontoon was clear.

All the gear and no idea!
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