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Old 26 November 2013, 09:25   #51
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Cheers
Might give Scarborough a go instead although six foot swells might be okay for my ribcraft but not the wimp on it ! Might be heading down the Solent yet
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Old 26 November 2013, 10:45   #52
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Cheers Might give Scarborough a go instead although six foot swells might be okay for my ribcraft but not the wimp on it ! Might be heading down the Solent yet
Where ever you go let us know we will be worried sick else
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Old 26 November 2013, 12:24   #53
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Just pick your weather and all will be ok mate. North East coast is not all that different to the Solent or Poole, just not so many boats out. Recently been out at night from the Tees, Hamble and Poole. Best night was out from the Tees with thunderstorms in the distance out at sea. I have used the council crane at Scarborough but not the slip so no idea what its like.
Have a look at Whitby Web Cam you can even see what it looked like today at sun set.
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Will do should be okay though I will where my PJ,s . I think I can remember how to knot them and blow them up from my silver survival badge days !
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Where in the river did you launch from?
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River Tees is bad too especially at the mouth if theres a Northerly or Easterly & even a westerly blowing which can for the inexperienced make recovery onto a trailer difficult on the south Gare club slip , its same as Whitby even though its on the East coast its North facing , Unless you can launch up river somewhere the Club slipway at South Gare marine club Teesmouth is members only & stopped day launches to public many years ago .
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I beach launched at Redcar beach & Runswick Bay last year with no issues. I just made certain of the swell forecast on Magic Seaweed before setting off.
I like Largs Marina although we usually stay over as it's a bit of a run ! In the 70's we used to launch from the shore on Ullswater's south shore for free but I don't know if that's still possible?
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I can see this thread going into a disaster thread on mon
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Where in the river did you launch from?
I was running an Advanced PB course so the boat was in the tidal river. But have used the slip just upstream of the Lady Diana bridge in Stockton and the Tess Barrage slip. Two of the simplest and most sheltered slips you can find. The impounded river has a speed limit but the tidal river has not. Not sure of any current charges on the impounded river. Never used the slip down by Paddy's Hole as it looks rather exposed.
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I beach launched at Redcar beach & Runswick Bay last year with no issues. I just made certain of the swell forecast on Magic Seaweed before setting off.
I like Largs Marina although we usually stay over as it's a bit of a run ! In the 70's we used to launch from the shore on Ullswater's south shore for free but I don't know if that's still possible?
The slip at Howtown is free. I have not seen it used for many years but from the water a few weeks ago it looked the same as it did. You just have the single track road to contend with from Pooley Bridge. And remember Ullswater has a 10mph speed limit so not ideal for Ribs. You have my respect launching from Runswick, its a v steep ramp down to the beach, fine with a tractor but not for my car.
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