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Old 07 April 2022, 22:44   #1
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Spending a couple of weeks at Carnon Downs mid May and looking at the best places to launch Redneck.
Thinking about Loe Beach. Is it a good place to launch, either transom wheels or trailer? Can you launch/recover at all states of tide? Costs? Places to visit, beaches, pubs, lunch stops etc in Redneck within 20 mile? Any other places close by to launch that you can recommend? Anywhere/anything to avoid?
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If you come out from Looe, WELL, WELL South of Looe Island is an VERY large area of rock, close to the surface-best avoided!
Or, if you are really smart, you follow a tourist boat thru.
Or, if you are really, really smart, you look up the area on your chosen Nav. map and THEN keep a very sharp eye out on your plotter/depth sounder as well.
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Spending a couple of weeks at Carnon Downs mid May and looking at the best places to launch Redneck.
Thinking about Loe Beach. Is it a good place to launch, either transom wheels or trailer? Can you launch/recover at all states of tide? Costs? Places to visit, beaches, pubs, lunch stops etc in Redneck within 20 mile? Any other places close by to launch that you can recommend? Anywhere/anything to avoid?
Thanks, Steve


Mylor is a good launch with loads of parking (£5/day iirc) we launched piglet there.
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If you come out from Looe, WELL, WELL South of Looe Island is an VERY large area of rock, close to the surface-best avoided!
Or, if you are really smart, you follow a tourist boat thru.
Or, if you are really, really smart, you look up the area on your chosen Nav. map and THEN keep a very sharp eye out on your plotter/depth sounder as well.
Thanks Brian, not Looe but Loe Beach on the River Fal.
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Mylor is a good launch with loads of parking (£5/day iirc) we launched piglet there.
Thanks Dave, looks a nice big slip as well. Launch/recover most states of tide?
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Mylor is a good launch with loads of parking (£5/day iirc) we launched piglet there.
Hi - we would be using Mylor from there too - nice and easy with great facilities,
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Thanks Dave, looks a nice big slip as well. Launch/recover most states of tide?


We launched off the beach to the right of the marina slip. Keep out of the way of the ferry & youíre fine. Free to launch. Thick mud at the bottom of the tide, but no great problem.
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Grove place slipway is good if you want to be closer to lower reaches, and cross to St. Mawes. It does mean driving down into Falmouth, though. Good facilities, and right in the centre of things, and close to Maritime museum, food and drink, shops, etc.
Wide slipway, and pontoon.
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Mylor is a good launch with loads of parking (£5/day iirc) we launched piglet there.
+1 I keep my boat on the pontoon for the week, chandlerís on site, good slip good pub and food on site. Have a steam up the rivers too rising tide best if poss
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Thanks all, the info is really appreciated.

Think I'd feel a little apprehensive leaving Redneck on a pontoon, was the security OK Jeff?
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Thanks all, the info is really appreciated.

Think I'd feel a little apprehensive leaving Redneck on a pontoon, was the security OK Jeff?


Iíve left BP on various pontoons & moorings, including the pontoon at Rock, never had a problem. Be sensible, make sure your insurance covers you & relax.
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Iíve left BP on various pontoons & moorings, including the pontoon at Rock, never had a problem. Be sensible, make sure your insurance covers you & relax.
When you say be sensible Dave, assume you mean remove everything out of the SIB, transom clamp locks, fuel connector lock, spark plug lead out?
But, how do you secure the SIB from just being towed/rowed away?
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Hi Steve,
I can highly recommend Mylor, it's my home launch/recovery slip for my RIB. Very easy and friendly staff at the marina, the slips are free too!! I often leave my RIB (as do many) on the visitors pontoon, I even forgot to take the keys out once and never had problems. My parents have left there SIB there many times too and never had any issues.
Enjoy your stay
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I can highly recommend Mylor, it's my home launch/recovery slip for my RIB. Very easy and friendly staff at the marina, the slips are free too!! I often leave my RIB (as do many) on the visitors pontoon, I even forgot to take the keys out once and never had problems. My parents have left there SIB there many times too and never had any issues.
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Thanks for the info Pipster.

If you see a red SD360 and a white Goldie mid May, that'll be us. Really looking forward to our trip.
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We launched from Loe beach last year, we think it's £3 for the car park and launching. There's about 6ft before it dropped off. A cafe was available. I enjoyed the day apart from finding a submerged buoy but the Mrs wasn't very happy when she was soaked as the wind blew from the wrong direction ��
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I can highly recommend Mylor, it's my home launch/recovery slip for my RIB. Very easy and friendly staff at the marina, the slips are free too!! I often leave my RIB (as do many) on the visitors pontoon, I even forgot to take the keys out once and never had problems. My parents have left there SIB there many times too and never had any issues.
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Great call Pipster. On the visitors pontoon for 11 days. Every one is helpful, friendly and laid back.
Just need the sun to shine now.
Lunch at Pandora tomorrow
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That sounds good. One of the Mylor Marina cottages is on our To-Do for a couple of weeks next year with SIB on pontoon.
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Not seen the cottages David, but I'll take a look at them over the next few days.

I'll also put up a few vids of the area (if they are good enough) when I l get back home, probably on a separate thread. Lots to explore, creeks, beaches, pubs, really looking forward to it.

On a separate note, I took Redneck out for 30 mins today, on my own and very lightly loaded. Handled really good, felt lively and much faster (didn't have anything to record speed) but, the rpm at wot was up by 300 rpm. I am wondering if the redesigned keel board has had an effect that I wasn't expecting. I will do some proper tests tomorrow with my usual load and with different props.
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