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Old 17 May 2013, 04:32   #1
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Dartmouth Slipway restrictions fyi

Local Notice to Mariners 07-13

DARTMOUTH PUBLIC SLIPWAY – RESTRICTED USE

1. Dart Harbour LNTM 06-13 ‘Dartmouth Public Slipway Closed’ is hereby cancelled.


2. The Dartmouth public slipway is in position 50o 21.410’N 003o 34.582’W, adjoined to and just to the south of the Higher Ferry private slipway.

3. The public slipway, owned by South Hams District Council (SHDC) is severely restricted in its use by SHDC for safety reasons, until further notice. Use of the slipway is restricted by SHDC as follows:

a. No motorised vehicles are permitted to use the public slipway.

b. Vessel launching / recovery activity may only take place subject to the restriction at (a) above, and entirely at the users own risk.

4. Mariners and harbour users are to use the facility, if absolutely necessary, with extreme caution.

5. The Higher Ferry slipway, adjacent to the public slipway, is privately owned, and may not be used by the public at any time for safety reasons (operational cable ferry). The Higher Ferry remains open for business as usual.


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Old 17 May 2013, 04:36   #2
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That'll make Regatta launching interesting then??
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Old 17 May 2013, 06:09   #3
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Typical of Dartmouth I'm affraid...One of the 'Part time' Harbour Masters?? Almost Got a Cold Bath from a Mate of Mine Last Time Down That way!..Not ofcourse that I would condone such things of course!
Definately a ''Yaughty Centric'' Nieghbourhood though..But dont let that put you off!
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That'll make Regatta launching interesting then??
Read it again! Slower this time!

‘Dartmouth Public Slipway Closed’ is hereby cancelled.
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Read it again! Slower this time!

‘Dartmouth Public Slipway Closed’ is hereby cancelled.
OK for SIBs and dinghys maybe, but how many people are able to launch their RIB by handballing it down the slipway?

"Dartmouth Public Slipway Closed" is cancelled, but the replacement "Dartmouth Public Slipway Restricted Use" isn't much help because "No motorised vehicles are permitted to use the public slipway."

How quickly did you read it?
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Oh for Feck sake.

So, knowing Dartmouth etc it won't be open again for months.

Any ideas how to launch my 6.5M RIB there without using the car when I go down in a couple of months?

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Launching is simple enough. Getting it back again is the problem!

Looking at boatlaunch there are a couple of options further up river, otherwise it's Brixham or Salcombe. Were you planning to launch and recover daily, or get a mooring?
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You can launch at Dittisham but not ideal for bigger stuff, I launched on the slipway the day before it was closed, there were bits falling off then!! ... a bit of a nightmare considering they were going to rebuild it last year and make it 8mtrs wide but ended up spending the money on a kids playground and rebuilding the tennis courts twice!! Ho hum
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... and here's South Hams Council......

Tel: 01803 861368
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Thursday May 16, 2013

Statement on the closure of the Higher Ferry Public Slipway following investigation of a partial collapse of its foundations.

A South Hams District Council spokesman said: “We are treating this as a matter of great urgency in trying to effect repairs as soon as we are able. But because all work is dependent on gaining a licence from the Marine Management Organisation, which can take up to three months, we are in their hands. We have opened a dialogue with the MMO and we hope that we may be allowed to carry out emergency repair works swiftly and then reopen the slipway.

“For the moment we are erecting a sign at the top of the slipway which reads: ‘No vehicles past this point until further notice. The slipway has lost its structural integrity and should not be used. Anyone doing so does so at their own risk.’

“The RNLI and the Dart Harbour Authority have been informed.”

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Any ideas how to launch my 6.5M RIB there without using the car when I go down in a couple of months?
We were planning on Regatta week, but may go Brixham now instead and run around the headland - but would want a campsite that way for ease of use

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read it again! Slower this time!

‘Dartmouth Public Slipway Closed’ is hereby cancelled.
Not so much as slower - just all of it
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Just had a call from Mrs Davybuoy.

She's called SHDC who've informed her that repair work is starting on Tuesday next week as they've now had the go ahead from the MMO.

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If its not sorted by the time you go there is a good slip that belongs to a yard up river a bit from dittisham. Sorry I cannot recall the name of the place but it might be on the boat launch site, good slip but miles of narrow and steep lanes to get to it. HTH.
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Think you mean this one with a dry stack also Outdoor and Indoor Boat and Trailer Storage in Totnes and Dartmouth | Blackness Marine
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I fully recommend blackness. I have stored my Rib there since 2008 and now my hardboat. Slipway very good just what out for low water springs. Contact David or Becky at Blackness and they will be able to help.

btw, I've no commercial interest in Blackness, just keep the boat there.
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Blackness Point Marine is an option, so is Dartside Quay at Galmpton (latter easier to get to) plus campsite & good pub just up the road. Rob/ Steve in the office are very helpful.

If repairs take long, an option if you're down for a few days would be to launch at Blackness, Galmpton or Brixham, them pop the boat on a marina pontoon for a few days - c. £2.50/m /day.

Dartside is accessibble upto 2.5-3hrs of HW.

I'm sure there's be lots of pressure to get this slip fully operational again - they are meant to be widening it to 8m!
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blackness, thats the one.
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