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Old 26 October 2012, 18:33   #1
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Steepest Slipway

I shall post my picture tomorrow, we need a horizon in the shot.
I reckon I have a shot of the steepest slip.
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Reckon it has to be qualified by a vehicle launching AND recovering a trailer. Otherwise it's a pointless challenge.
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I don't know, we used to have to launch & Recover on a pretty steep slipway.

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Reckon it has to be qualified by a vehicle launching AND recovering a trailer. Otherwise it's a pointless challenge.
Well if it's a concreted slope into the water that has been designed to launch boats then it's a slip. Whether it's unusable is another matter. The one I shall photograph and post tomorrow is astonishing, you could bungee off it.
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And this one is a hundred yards from the softest launch you could imagine, at high tide though.
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slipway was built in 1895 with a gradient of 1in 2.25 - making it the steepest slip in the British Isles.
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Oooh, good call. Can it be beaten? ....... (Fish)
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Charlestown has an impossible slipway. Never used it or seen it used, complete with a huge drop off the end of around 4-6ft

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slipway was built in 1895 with a gradient of 1in 2.25 - making it the steepest slip in the British Isles.
I don't think it's in use though - last time I was there we dived it - great little dive and a pig of a walk back up.

I'm guessing the boat was cradle launched and winched up~?
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