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Old 16 July 2008, 17:24   #1
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Whitby Slip

Looking at going to Whitby this saturday but not sure who to see about launching, did a recky awhile back and the harbour masters office said closed sat and sunday. Is there anyone who knows the crack and or knows any good bays or points of interest to head for would much appreciate any advice cheers IAN.
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Old 17 July 2008, 00:10   #2
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Ian

I've used Whitby slip a couple of times in the last month. I've found it easy to launch with just 2 people. The ramp is wide, sufficiently wide to launch/ recover two boats at the same time.

There's ample parking for car and trailer, although when the weather's good it does get busy so best to get there early to get a parking spot. I paid just less than 18 to launch my RIB and park my car and trailer last Sunday.

The marina office opens at 8:00 AM. The chap who runs the office sometimes leaves the office unattended to carry out duties around the marina, though he's usually only away for a short while. I've found them to be very helpful. If weather conditions are marginal, he'll advise you to take a walk along the pier to see conditions at the harbour mouth, before you commit to paying your launching and parking fee.

Cheers,,,, Brian
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Old 17 July 2008, 02:10   #3
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Thanks Brian could you point me in the direction or what to look for with the marina office cheers Ian.
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Old 17 July 2008, 08:00   #4
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This link will take you to the relevant page on Boatlaunch.

http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/default....dfilterid=2949
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Old 17 July 2008, 08:08   #5
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Hi Ian
The office is a blue portacabin near the toilet block.
Launch and recover ok +/- 1 hr of low water ( except on low water springs when between 1.5 hrs and 2)
If you go up the coast past Sandsend you will reach Runswick bay which is quite nice.... and beyond takes you to Staithes. Going down the coast is Robin Hoods bay and its scenic coastline all waydown to Scarborough.
Have fun
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Old 23 July 2008, 01:01   #6
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Hi Ian

Did you get to launch at Whitby? The weather wasn't great last week-end so my boat stayed on the drive. I'm planning on launching at Hartlepool this Thursday and keeping her in the marina until Sunday night. I'm hoping summer's about to start!

Cheers,,,, Brian
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Old 23 July 2008, 02:23   #7
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Thanks brian yes we did launch there was a couple of dive ribs but we all made it short trips, not to pleasant out there but got to do alot of docking practice and boat work that i had forgotten from my training days. I bet its real nice running down to Scarborough on a good, I found out that the marina would launch and recover me so will just go with the motorhome next time. Whats hartlepool got to offer?.
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Old 23 July 2008, 17:19   #8
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18 pounds to launch a boat? Is that not a bit steep?
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Old 24 July 2008, 02:46   #9
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It certainly is but do you not find that where ever there is a need there is a greedy person waiting to cash in.
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Old 24 July 2008, 03:25   #10
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The only slips in 12 years of boat use I have ever paid for is Nth Berwick which is a donation to the RNLI.
Every other slip I use is free all up and down the west coast.
I assume the situation is slightly different in the south?
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