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Old 16 January 2011, 16:47   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
Make: Ribtec / Scorpion
Length: 4m +
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Originally Posted by Superjetjim View Post

launch at Lee on Solent

Trying to break the wife and young son into boating

Thanks for any help.

Hi Jim,

I've not used the slip at Lee but have driven past it many times. It's a bit exposed at times and you may be launching somewhere more difficult than you have to. Troubled launches and recoveries spell disaster for the rest of the family.

Perhaps look to a more sheltered slipway?

Mercury on the Hamble is always deserted and nice concrete, but only useable upper half of the tide.
Public slip in Hamble pretty quiet and good for most of tide.
Warsash seems to be favoured by many.

Anyone else like to comment on Lee slip? Am I being a little soft?

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Old 16 January 2011, 17:14   #12
Country: UK - England
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not at all soft. I lived in Lee for several years and used to launch a err jetski....(hope no one noticed that) on the main slip. If you launch there in any even slightly rough weather its hard work . I'd say get bunks sharpish -with rollers even the skis bounced a lot......

There is another slip up by the sailing club ( not the sailing club they will hang you) which was steeper which made it a bit easier - but the approach can get shallow at low water.

Warsash was favoured .....

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