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Old 01 November 2009, 03:01   #11
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Thanks all

Any alternatives to the west at all?
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Old 01 November 2009, 06:54   #12
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Kimmeridge Bay is the next one along, search for it on boatlaunch
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swanage slip

how big is your boat? the fees for launching at the lifeboat slip are around 25 plus your car parking.The free slip by the square is really awkward to get at and rocky at one side. Try ocean bay watersports at the other end of the bay. you can drive your car on the beach and launching is a dream. Charles the owner charges 17 for a boat over 3m and will give you a tow out if needed. I use it all summer. Old harry just around the corner.
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How big is the boat, Kimmeridge a nightmare at LW springs and carparking can be busy at the weekends. Their used to be two at Kimmeridge but the tree huggers stuck a series of low posts in front if it. thankfully the diff clearance on a landrover is higher and we drove over the top.

Suggest if you need a good slip to the West then Portland Harbour has several options best being the sailing Academy or Weymouth under the bridge and on the right. Portland having the biggest with plenty of space to park etc.

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Thanks again for all the suggestions, keep em coming.

The boat is only a tiddler, under 6m.
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The boat is only a tiddler, under 6m.
Really, the Irish use smaller ribs to cross the Atlantic

Where are you coming from or going too? Calshot and Lymington have big wide slips.
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how big is your boat? the fees for launching at the lifeboat slip are around 25 plus your car parking.The free slip by the square is really awkward to get at and rocky at one side. Try ocean bay watersports at the other end of the bay. you can drive your car on the beach and launching is a dream. Charles the owner charges 17 for a boat over 3m and will give you a tow out if needed. I use it all summer. Old harry just around the corner.
I was there this summer, and I'd second what zookeeper says. The town slip really isn't a good option, but Ocean Bay seems to be a popular choice. They'll launch with their 4x4 for a few quid extra which could be handy. www.oceanbaywatersports.co.uk
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Looks like an excellent option.

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