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Old 25 May 2020, 14:37   #1
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Knott End slipway

Please move if its more relevant in up coming cruises.

Iíve used the search function and got lots of info already.
Just looking to see if anyone can offer more advice, i.e is it stupid trying to launch a pacific 22 here along with another rib of similar size ?

Iíve launched & recovered many times in the menai on full flood and even at night as we do lots of night trips there.

Any blunt to the point advice is greatly appreciated
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Very shallow slip with a dog leg and bollards down one side for the ferry. It is a wide slip tho room to put two boats in side by side. Difficult to recover if the tide is lower than 2m. There is a lot of current and a lot of water moving on some tidal states. If the wind is blowing onto the slip it will tend to push the boat about meaning you need folk prepared to get wet to hold the boat

Having said all that Iíve launche a 7 m rib there if itís low wind and good tides itís fine massive crowd park for the trailer. Great run across Morecambe bay to Piel island to see the king and the castle
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Agree with Noel ,but just watch the drop off at the end and beware of the cast iron bollards at the edge of the slip. The Ferry uses the jetty so give it priority and you may be asked by the ferryman for a launching fee
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Knott end

The bollards are on the left hand side of the slipway as you go down it , near the dog leg and are under the surface for most of the time. Have seen props get damaged by them. Coming back in at high water and thus further up the slip will avoid them.
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Thanks for all the confirmation. Essentially launch the boat and get straight over the side and away from the slip and alls good.

I’ve seen people mention about going upstream and turn around the Port navigation buoy before heading back out into the channel
Which avoids the sand bank.
Is this correct ? Apparently their is a big lump of concrete attached to it so don’t get too close ?

Looking likely to be 4 ribs going now.
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Because it is so shallow most people jack knife their trailers and launch over the side like this:
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I’ve seen this approach, not
Going to lie, i’m not keen on that idea one bit.
I’ve seen that it’s a shallow gradient, i’m not really bothered about pushing the Defender in the water deep, it’s done it all it’s life of me owning it.

I guess lots of people aren't keen on that either so swings and roundabouts I guess.

All the info has been great guys thanks ��
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Knott End slipway

I remember doing my BSAC boat handling course there many years ago, three of us walking down the slip drysuits unzipped two went off due to not being able to see the edge. Not me so hilarious at the time
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I remember doing my BSAC boat handling course there many years ago, three of us walking down the slip drysuits unzipped two went off due to not being able to see the edge. Not me so hilarious at the time
Iíd probably fall in myself just laughing at that one 😂
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