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Old 19 March 2009, 12:54   #1
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Solent Breezes Slipway

Just booked a week at Solent Breezes holiday park on the Solent, it has its own slipway. I have looked on boatlaunch but it is not listed. Has anyone got any idea of what this slip is like, for example is it available for the full tide, is a 4x4 needed ? Thanks
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Old 19 March 2009, 14:44   #2
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Looks fine - bit of weed on it but some sand or gravel should sort that out if it's a problem - take a spade. I bet they have a tractor or something to help you launch if you need it.
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Old 19 March 2009, 14:49   #3
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Ask "the bandit" on here, I think he has a caravan there!
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Can be exposed..

I had a friend staying down there in the winter, if the wind is from the SW which it quite often is on the south coast, then may be very exposed down there, but seemed a good site when I saw it.
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Lived for several years in Lee On solent - just along the coast & have family 1/2 mile from here. I reckon you'll only get away with using it at high tide & it gets very shallow round there.

As said - can tough launching & recovering into the waves - I used to have trouble with a jetski with 2 people at Lee .

May be better to either use either Lee on solent main slip ( and suffer hundreds of jetski) or use Warsash ) 5 mins up the road.
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Ask "the bandit" on here, I think he has a caravan there!
Did have for 20 years. Then they banned boats by caravans and the boat park only takes boats up to 20 foot.

Good slip when tide is up concret base and some weed. Normal car is fine on a boat up to approx 20 foot. Tide goes out about 100 meters or so and flat. Once the tide hits the bottom of the slip you will have to drive round to warsash and use the slip next to the rising sun.

Check with the sailing club as they own the slip may have to pay them a couple of quid to use it.
Don't leave your trailer in the way of the chalet owners view of the sea.

Still a couple of good guys on site who have some ribs.
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Looks fine - bit of weed on it but some sand or gravel should sort that out if it's a problem - take a spade. I bet they have a tractor or something to help you launch if you need it.
The site owners have a tractor and probably charge an arm and a leg

Typical site owners only interested in profit
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