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Old 08 November 2012, 11:01   #11
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"down the Humber that's a bit tricky" - so the Humber's out as a potential day trip?
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Old 08 November 2012, 11:07   #12
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"down the Humber that's a bit tricky" - so the Humber's out as a potential day trip?
You have to stick to the channels lots of sand banks and strong tides
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"down the Humber that's a bit tricky" - so the Humber's out as a potential day trip?
I'd forget the Humber unless you are prepared to get very wet & suffer possible boat damage. Launched there twice now & come a cropper both times, never again.
Whitby is our launch of choice on the east coast, easy safe launch, plenty of parking, visitors pontoon, toilets, showers etc, but you pay for it. About 20quid including parking.
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Not done Whitby yet will have a go next year.
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I'm near Ripon so have the same problem. Used Ullswater then Windermere until the speed limits came on years ago.
Did a beach launch at Redcar last year but found the rocks/ crab pots/ windfarm construction a bit busy for any inshore fun.
Went up to Largs marina for a weekend, great facilities & fantastic location.
Go for two weeks on the Mull of Kintyre & it's fantastic.
I've found the East coast to not be a boaters paradise for the inshore stuff so if you find anywhere decent let me know ???
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I'd forget the Humber unless you are prepared to get very wet & suffer possible boat damage. Launched there twice now & come a cropper both times, never again.
Whitby is our launch of choice on the east coast, easy safe launch, plenty of parking, visitors pontoon, toilets, showers etc, but you pay for it. About 20quid including parking.
Whitby x2. Can launch at almost all tides at great coast and bays to explore. From Pudsey about 1 1/2 hrs if traffic not too bad on A64.
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Irish Sea n Morecambe Bay, the Solway etc have big tidal ranges that deserve respect. The phrase describing the tide as coming in faster than a horse can gallop was coined with good reason. It aint Windermere but can be much more rewarding - the tides needs some thought though. Haven't looked on boatlaunch for a long while but some of the slipway descriptions for around here are a bit of a joke.
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