Originally Posted by Andy Beach
My favoured launch site for the Solent is Calshot Activities Centre - not the cheapest but accessible at all states, trailer stays attached to car (no messing with ropes) and all facilities on site. There is no pontoon so best to have a car and boat driver.
Look out for a white/grey Avon RIB - That'll be us!!
I,ll second this,we joined as members for 130.00 in february it has more then paid for itself already with 16 launches,a strong northerly is interesting requiring modification of technique but I find the prevailing southwesterlies are ideal.
The slip is fine with my 4x4,quite steep and what a joy to not have to worry about tides.
We have used the rnli landing stage,without any one getting excited and there is another pontoon,high water only at one of the other two slips that are there.
There are toilets and a bar in the main hanger.
The main slipway with our boat means I can get away with only launching the trailer just over the wheel bearings(10 inch wheels) which helps with the wear and tear on the trailer,I dont know if this will work with your setup though.
Negatives-a day blown out due to a busy cat meeting and parking can sometimes be a little busy.
Look out for us Andy-may have seen you already-blue humber-yam100
Oh and saw a seal just off the slipway last time we launched!!