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Old 02 November 2005, 10:54   #1
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Where are the slipways?

Hi all,
Am just about to buy my first RIB but am at a loss where to launch it in and around Southampton. All the slipways locally (Woolston, Crosshouse hard etc) all seem really small and with VERY limited parking. Anybody know any good ones i could try?
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Old 02 November 2005, 10:59   #2
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The one under the Itchen bridge just past ocean village is wide and has parking...
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Hi IRS and Welcome.

Try http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/

Very usefull info. Cross house is that the one under the itchen Bridge? if so Super slip we launch a 5.5 there easy peesy.

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Hi IRS and Welcome.

Try http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/

Very usefull info. Cross house is that the one under the itchen Bridge? if so Super slip we launch a 5.5 there easy peesy.

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Hi Brian,

Yes, Crosshouse is the one under the Bridge. The slip itself is quite good but there are only 4 (or 5 i can't remember) designated trailer parking spaces. I know this slip gets busy in the summer so what am i supposed to do with the trailer (the two car parks there do not allow trailers in)? Has anybody used the one in Hythe Marina village and is it any good?
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The slip at Warsash is quite good at most states of tide. Car parking next door, trailer park is couple of hundred yards away. Slip and both carparks are free. Put your trailer up on the grass verge in the car park when it's busy.

Rising Sun pub opposite is OK as well.

Other OK slip is at Swanwick - again free car park but you're a long way up the river there.
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Hi,

As Mike says. Warsash is good and highly recommended due to parking, Public Toilets and Pub.
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nice slip at ichenor in the chichester harbour

cost is 2.50 to use the slip, need a harbour licence which is cheap

slip is quite large but gravel, shallow fall around high tide then nearer low tide is a lot steeper, free trailer stowage on the slip but it might get wet from the sea or use the carpark which is 4 mins walk away, usually lots of space and you can leave the trailer connect, fee for 4 hours or more upto a midnight is 3 quid for car and 3 quid for the trailer, have used it lots of times with no issues

i slip with a landrover and never any issues, lots of folks with cars use it
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Northney Marina has a very good but steep slip all states of the tide and the option to go either Langstone way under the bridge if high tide or down Chi harbour .Northney seem ok about leaving trailers but make sure it is locked .The best thing about Northney is it is so close to A3 and A27 if you are coming from Guildford area .
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Thanks for the info. Looks like i will be able to get the thing in the water (eventually - no laughing you lot) and hopefully without the car still attached!! If you see someone next spring / summer on your local slipway making a right hash of things and looking really frustrated and bad tempered - please be patient, that will be me..... :-)
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A trailer for a 3 metre boat could quite easily be manhandled over the wooden rails at crosshouse and on to the gravel, out of the way!

Just a thought!
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