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Old 21 December 2016, 17:02   #31
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do you pay over the phone or can you pay for your season when you get there John ?
I paid "on site" by card, so I'm sure they'd take payment over the phone.
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Old 22 December 2016, 12:35   #32
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It is brand new refurbished but they could have made it better imo, it has a little green slime on it so be careful. They should have done what Largs has with that type of concrete or stones that no slime grows on or if it does you still have grip.

There is a big eye at the top of it so if worried can tie off to that or rope it down.

I launched from it once last year but I wouldn't like to put car down it too far due to slime, but my rig is substantially heavier and I've seen cars use it with small cabin cruisers with little issue.

Edit, not a great piccy but gives you an idea....it is not fenced off BTW anymore.

Gallery - Category: Swans, 2016 - Image: At Coronation Park, Port Glasgow

BTW, if you want to go out I'm up for a jaunt but I'll be launching at kip. (Assuming arnold clark give me my car back I should say)
I went a detour today and had a look at the slip I see what you mean about the lower half I very near went on my arse but it doesn't look too bad to launch from at the time I went the tide was 1.4m and it looked ok is there any obstructions further out that will cause bother if they put a simple jetty projecting out from one side I think it could be a good useable slipway with that seawall on the left it looks pretty well sheltered from a westerly wind
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yes there is an obstruction or atleast there was, no one has confirmed it was removed during the renovation.

basically if you stand at the slip and look towards the water there is a big concrete block or rock that you can hit i'm told on the right side, i have never seen it but i always stayed on the other side just to be safe. a few have warned me about it so i have no reason to doubt it was there.

it is a usable slip for sure and the parking isn't too bad, it is a fairly busy place there so should be okay tyres wise. be even better if council kept the slime off it (no chance)

the other slip in port glasgow (which has the barrier) always had more issues in past simply due to everything being hidden, the other slip is nearly in middle of port glasgow town centre.
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yes there is an obstruction or atleast there was, no one has confirmed it was removed during the renovation.

basically if you stand at the slip and look towards the water there is a big concrete block or rock that you can hit i'm told on the right side, i have never seen it but i always stayed on the other side just to be safe. a few have warned me about it so i have no reason to doubt it was there.

it is a usable slip for sure and the parking isn't too bad, it is a fairly busy place there so should be okay tyres wise. be even better if council kept the slime off it (no chance)

the other slip in port glasgow (which has the barrier) always had more issues in past simply due to everything being hidden, the other slip is nearly in middle of port glasgow town centre.
just waiting on a good weather window to see which direction we go I think we will be on the clyde on the 29th and the forth on the 27th
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The weather is looking pretty poor so I'll play it by ear.

I have my car back now so I can tow..yay
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what was the problem with it John said they were pissing you about
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There was a few niggles but the biggest one is the brakes, they are really bad but they have checked vacuum pump, lines, master cylinder, calipers, pads, discs, abs system and the Haldex and all are within volvo specs.

The reality is I'm stuck with it now as I have no where to go left, I have already engaged trading standards, lawyer and rejected the car with both dealer and finance company.

I would love to get out of the car as it isn't for me, chalk it up and buy something else I think is my best option. John loves his xc90 and a mate who had one loved it too but I would happily trade it in today......which im toying with.
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The weather is looking pretty poor so I'll play it by ear.
A we bit breezy but dry.......that'll do.
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Windy=waves and back says no.

I got email for certain seats today though!
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Windy=waves and back says no.

I got email for certain seats today though!


Quite right Paul there's always another day
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