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Old 26 August 2014, 08:39   #1
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Anyone used this Marina ? Im planning on exploring the coast nearby and looking online this marina seems fine. But just wondered if anyone has any first hand experience.

Its a long way to go and find out its not what it seems.

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Old 26 August 2014, 10:07   #2
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I've taken quite a few courses from there as well as chartering from there, but have never launched. I've heard that it's good for launching, as long as you don't go too far down the slip...

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Old 26 August 2014, 10:28   #3
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Thanks John.

I will need to float my RIB off my bunk trailer, so it does need to be underwater.

When you say "don't go too far down the slip", just how far down do you mean.

I assume high water will not be a problem ?
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We stopped there on the way to the Scillies with the Round Britain crew. Seemed like a decent enough marina, fuel available (cheap compared to many!!) They has arranged a decent amount of pontoon space for us, but there appeared to be a number of general visitors spaces around too. I didn't pay much attention to the slip, but it looked perfectly fine
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Trimix - hi, launched our 6.8m there the other week - a lovely slipway. Not the steepest and parts are a bit slimey so make sure you have a rope in case you need it. Regards, Paul
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Used it for years and never had to use a rope. I would use the north slip (right hand side as you look down it) as the south can get shallow. Ring in advance as it can get busy for trailer parking space.

Plenty of hotels nearby and we use the Sutton Harbour Premier Inn with a harbour facing room. The adjacent (yes directly adjacent) Lockyers Quay is a bit older and not as nice.

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Cheers for the advice. I will give them a call and also check out the hotel.
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Great marina with one of the best slips in Plymouth and pretty much close to everything .

There is a fair launch charge and parking charge although well worth it

also right on the door step for the Barbican plenty of good food out lets and pubs

enjoy
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Plymouth slip

We always use the old hover craft slip over at Mount Batten. Never had any problems over there either.
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We always use the old hover craft slip over at Mount Batten. Never had any problems over there either.
Mt Batten would be My favorite slip just parking can be a pain when busy.
Also it is used in conjunction with the adjoining water sports center so can be a bit mad at times especially when there is an event on other wise it is great and free to use
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If you do make it to QAB, leave yourself enough time for a breakfast in Sound Bites cafe!
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Mmm, breakfast.

Anyway - I rang to reserve a spot and learned its tidal. However, low tide is mid-day, so shouldnt be an issue as I will be somewhere East or West by then.
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Mmm, breakfast.

Anyway - I rang to reserve a spot and learned its tidal. However, low tide is mid-day, so shouldnt be an issue as I will be somewhere East or West by then.
"Tidal" ?
the marina dosent dry out there is always plenty of water - the slip is usable all states of the tide but one of them has a step on to shingle at the end [if my memory is right] otherwise nothing to worry about
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Yes, I looked at the chart and it does not look tidal !

Perhaps they person I spoke to was confused or thougth a RIB had a keel

I may ring again to see.
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Just a quick update - the staff at QAB were great, very helpfull and friendly. Gave me a hand lanuching, which I needed as the ramp is at a shallow angle.

Recovering I made use of their tractor service, as it saved me from having to drown the van.

Security was reassuringly good. Gates padlocked, coded entry everywhere.
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I saw you heading into Plymouth the first day. Great looking boat. You picked a good time to visit, its been glorious down here


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Cheers - it was a fantastic three days.

Im almost thinking twice about taking the boat to the Med.................. but come Feb when its snowing sideways, minus 5 and a force 8, I may think again
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If you do make it to QAB, leave yourself enough time for a breakfast in Sound Bites cafe!

That is awesome after a few days at sea!!
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