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Old 09 March 2012, 03:11   #1
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Thinking of taking our Bombard 380 with Yam 25 to Dartmouth by car this year...never done this before as used to boats too big to move by car! What nice things are there to do in that part of the world in a sib? Is there much to do up river if the weather is too bad to head outside? Thanks for help in advance.
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Thinking of taking our Bombard 380 with Yam 25 to Dartmouth by car this year...never done this before as used to boats too big to move by car! What nice things are there to do in that part of the world in a sib? Is there much to do up river if the weather is too bad to head outside? Thanks for help in advance.
You'll love it...(Although personaly I prefer Salcombe)Plenty to see and do.If its flatish its a great coast to explore either way you go! Plenty of Wildlife ect and nice scenery .With some good pubs and other things of interest up River if it Blows,I can recomend the Floating Restraunt, Great Sunday Lunch!Although you may have to Book at peak season. Plenty of fish off Hopes Nose..with Mackrel pretty much guaranteed for the kids,In fact with a SIB we used to stop there and have a BarbeeTorquay Marina for some Eye Candy,Plenty of shops for the Missus-Although (I'm Told) Salcome wins there again.The Harbour master can be a little 'Predantic' on accasion,TRY not to rise to it.
All in All a good location.
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Thanks for the tips Maximus....thinking of taking my beauty to Dart Marina.........................Hotel, of course the beauty is my other half not the boat!
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Thanks for the tips Maximus....thinking of taking my beauty to Dart Marina.........................Hotel, of course the beauty is my other half not the boat!
Ofcourse!.. As it should be Hope you have a good Time!
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go a bit further round to Babbacombe and stop at the Carey Arms , it's a bit expensive for lunch but if the weather is good it's the best place in the world to stop
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I can recomend the Floating Restraunt, Great Sunday Lunch!Although you may have to Book at peak season.

Sorry Mate... this has shut down now
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Launch on slip by upper ferry and head to Dittisham for a pint then up to Malsters arms at Tuckenhay near high tide, it doesn't get much better for a sib....
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Up the river past Tuckenhay is Totnes. Bohemian town with interesting shops and some good pubs.

I did it the other way. Stayed at Totnes launching off free public slip and went down to and moored at Tuckenhay/Stoke Gabriel/Dittisham/Greenaway(Agatha Christies House)and Dartmouth.
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I can recomend the Floating Restraunt, Great Sunday Lunch!Although you may have to Book at peak season.

Sorry Mate... this has shut down now
Shame that,only Refurbed last year at Considerable expence.
Can second 'The Malsters' though...
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the floating place on the Exe gets good reports, just next to the ski lane
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Old 09 March 2012, 14:20   #11
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Is a lovely place.. am living there... parking can be tricky, best get in early especially if want to park near launch site. Just outside the entrance you can go along a little to a couple of nice beaches.
RIver has lots of places to explore and is a nice place in it's own right.
Nearest petrol station to the river is about 2 mins up the big hill so don't have to go far and is normal petrol prices.
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We 'do' Dartmouth every year in a large group.

This is a couple of images from last year, with a few Bombard 380 shots in there.

http://www.rib.net/forum/f16/dartmou...1-a-43380.html

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Lots of variety for a sib ex Dartmouth - Lauch next to f Higher Ferry slip - they're meant to be widening it to 8m. Up river is navigable to totnes.
Dittisham good for a stop as is Maltsers at Tuckenhsy up Bow Creek (2hrs either side HW). now a pontoon at Stoke Gabriel, and Shaprhams vineyard is accessible from the river.

Out fd the river lots of coves accessible, but the range can be pretty choppy.

Brixham is a good alternate launch site to do Torbay & surrounding area
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thats a real shame ref the floating restaurant. apart from the obvious what happened to them?
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Believe owner now runs ship and Dock pub and is very good food...
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No he doesn't, the Ship in Dock is owned by Jim Brent. The owner of the Res Nova has retired.
It's on the Market now for 400K
Due for its MCA inspection this year and it ain't looking' good!
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Thanks for the tips chaps. It's all booked now....four nights in the dart marina hotel combined with a bit of exploring by water. It's a whole new kind of boating for me as used to big hard boats and big Ribs. Keen to explore up to Totnes but also Salcombe and maybe Burgh Island if the weather is flat. Any more tips would be great!
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