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Old 11 May 2005, 12:28   #1
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Summer Boat Storage, Solent Area

I have spoken with a few people about this before but i dont see the point in having a boat if its not being used!

Currently the boat is parked at the house about 25 miles from the water. By the time ive finished work i have lost the enthusiam to drive home, hitch the boat up and get back to the water. not to mention its almost dark then!

I want to find somewhere to keep Zippy reasonably close to the water so i can make use of these summer evenings. Ideally around the Southampton area as i work in Eastleigh but Portsmouth is also possible.

I dont have an Auto Bilge pump so a little worried about leaving it in the water as there may be times when i cant get down for a few weeks. do you think this would be a problem?

This is a reasonable short term thing, from now through to September ish.

Anyone got any thoughts, suggestions, indication of costs would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11 May 2005, 13:15   #2
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If you leave it in Portsmouth, I'll be able to keep an eye on it for you

Try KB-Boatpark (expensive but good), Eastney Cruising Association, Haslar Marina...
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Old 11 May 2005, 14:24   #3
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If you leave it in Portsmouth, I'll be able to keep an eye on it for you

Whilst using it in the middle of the Solent?
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You'd have to make sure the engine was properly exercised, of course
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Old 12 May 2005, 15:58   #5
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Agree with Jim.

All good Howard but Royal Clarence does a better deal than Haslar. We found it excellent there last year. Means close proximity to fuel and out in the Solent in minutes (keeping to the speed limit of course QHM ).

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If you do keep it at Clarence Zippy, I can keep an eye on the bilge situation..
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stay away from warsash costs me 1800 for 6 months to keep it on "dry dock" but...can leave it in the water rafted as long as I like, includes 15 lifts.
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Thanks Guys,

i am sending some e mails out tonight as i really need to get out some more. seems such a waste on the nice evenings.

Clarance is well up on the list but the only draw back is its a long way from the office. may not be a major problem tho,...

On a different note, apparently theres another public slip near marchwood that has just been done up?? i am over there next week sea trialing a military landing craft so will see what its like.
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Is this down at the public hard? Near, I think, husbands ship yard?
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Not sure but apparently its pretty close to Marchwood and theres a whitelink ferry sat close by at the moment!

Will try and get more info tomorrow but im told its just been done up
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