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Old 22 March 2014, 08:26   #11
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Used to live a couple of miles inland but not been down where for ages so my info maybe out of date. I think the road from Hook village has been Tarmac surfaced now (it used to be a gravel road, slow progress and very bumpy in places not ideal for towing backwards and forwards to Warsash). Might be worth asking the site about the road condition & mooring facilities. It is exposed for launching, & pretty sure the slip is tidal. The moorings used to be tidal swinging moorings and would require you to swim out or use a tender at high tide or walk wade out to boat at lower tides.
Thanks for info . I think with yours and jizm,s comments if we use the site for the weekend we won't bother launching from there. Launching and mooring at warsash is reasonable so might leave boat there which will mean that the road surface won't matter too much
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Old 22 March 2014, 12:51   #12
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Are you looking at renting a caravan?
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Old 22 March 2014, 13:29   #13
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Are you looking at renting a caravan?
yes for the Easter weekend . We are pretty new to boating and when we launched from Warsash we found it easy and the harbour staff were really friendly , so that's the only reason we have looked at Solent breeze .
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Old 25 March 2014, 11:20   #14
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Hi Steve,

There is also a static home / caravan park in Hamble.

Riverside Holidays, Hamble - Lodges / Camping / Touring - Hampshire

It's right next to Mercury Marina.There is also a slip at Mercury and always space to moor your rib. Some of my friends have camped there and it seems ok. Other friends have rented static homes there for a few days. I don't how much they are but the location is spot on.

Just a thought......
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Old 25 March 2014, 14:05   #15
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There's another Caravan Park at Lee on the Solent. There are numerous launch points along the coast directly in to the Solent or Haslar Marina slip which whilst tidal is an easy slip to use as it's very sheltered. It's worth mentioning that the slip is tidal 4hrs before and 3 hrs after HT if waterborne and outside of this you can use the marina (fees apply)

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Old 25 March 2014, 14:20   #16
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I thought it would get easier when they didn't need booster seats and could do their own seat belts up .. What little I knew .
What are folks doing for digs and are most staying the whole weekend ?
if you don't fancy Menai at Easter there's plenty of other w'ends, give us a shout if you want a blast, plenty to see n do
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Old 25 March 2014, 16:59   #17
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Hi Steve, There is also a static home / caravan park in Hamble. Riverside Holidays, Hamble - Lodges / Camping / Touring - Hampshire It's right next to Mercury Marina.There is also a slip at Mercury and always space to moor your rib. Some of my friends have camped there and it seems ok. Other friends have rented static homes there for a few days. I don't how much they are but the location is spot on. Just a thought......
Looked at the site but I thought the slipway was launch only not over night mooring .
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Old 25 March 2014, 17:04   #18
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There's another Caravan Park at Lee on the Solent. There are numerous launch points along the coast directly in to the Solent or Haslar Marina slip which whilst tidal is an easy slip to use as it's very sheltered. It's worth mentioning that the slip is tidal 4hrs before and 3 hrs after HT if waterborne and outside of this you can use the marina (fees apply) Home | Kingfisher Caravan Park
Thanks for info . It looks like they encourage 7 night stay only only 3 night last minute if they can't get seven . Might take a look when we go down for future reference
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Looked at the site but I thought the slipway was launch only not over night mooring .
Slipway belongs to Mercury Yacht Haven, they have full facillities including mooring for a couple of hundred boats. Its not the cheapest place in the world,but a great marina and the slip is usable at most states of tide.
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if you don't fancy Menai at Easter there's plenty of other w'ends, give us a shout if you want a blast, plenty to see n do
Sorry mate missed your reply . Menai is where we did our PB2 course and is the same travelling time as the Solent , so we are keen to give it a weekend this spring /summer .
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