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Old 29 April 2005, 17:18   #1
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Where do you launch?

Sat here planning trip out for Sunday in the Solent and the tide is not right for our preferred launch site Haslar. Just spent some time on boat launch web site (brilliant site) but would like your opinions good or bad.
Many thanks and enjoy the weekend.
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Old 29 April 2005, 18:20   #2
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Hamble Point Marina has an excellent wide concrete slip which you can use at most times accept for low water.

Plenty of space for trailer and car, there's even some loo's nearby.

But it is MDL so will coat ya just under 20 me thinks.
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Old 29 April 2005, 19:02   #3
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Warsash Neil, you'll need a long rope for recovery though as its quite shallow and will have to push the trailer out a bit to get water depth for launch and recovery. Alternativly go to Lee-on-Solent as there is an all tide slip at Deadalus but is used but Jet skiers and gets busy sometimes. Other is Portsmouth side and you'll be launching at Camber and will cost you.

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Old 30 April 2005, 11:47   #4
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I would go for Camber. 5 for the car park and 2 to launch and another 2 to recover. Can be a bit of a que especially if there is a fishing boat parked on the slipway. Accessable at all states of tide and you are launching into sheltered waters. Also you can but your fish from the van on the way home.
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Northney Marina. Was about 12 last year incl parking. 24hr access.



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Old 30 April 2005, 15:10   #6
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Haslar slip currently covered is slimey green weed and even with 4 x 4, diff locks and low ratio, had problems recovering this evening . Seems the council have dumped pea shingle on it so you can't get any grip, last year they used larger stone so wasn't a problem.



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