Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 06 January 2013, 20:01   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Orpington and Lymington
Boat name: Charrnah
Make: 6.5m Ribeye
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 150
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 154
Lymingtin slipway

Hey

So I've finally bought myself a rib, doing powerboat level 2 soon a friend of mine is instructor!! already know most of it just need the paper! done VHF course and booked onto day skipper theory starting next week!

I have a caravan near lymington so I'm going to be keeping it down there, have two options for storage either at a mates farm on trailer or in berthon on trailer! Berthon is more expensive than farm but seems to have more benefits I.e closer to slip, don't have to worry about parking for the car and trailer and paying for it! No towing so less fafing which can only be a good thing!

I understand the car parking situation is a nightmare during the summer, which if true is another major contributor to my thinking of using berthon!

Now to the stupid questions I have searched the forums and looked on boat launch but could work out what it meant!

What are the launching / recovery times for lymington slip? On the web it says 3/4 tidal but not sure how that equates back!

I don't have a fancy 4x4 just a vw golf but I know the slip is nice there and I should be able to recover from there!

The other plus point this avoids me having to tow it a long way at this stage I'm not confident at towing!

From what I've read in here you guys won't like the rib choice!! when I took it out it ran nice and I felt comfortable with it which to me is the important thing! It's a 5.6m Avon adventurer with a 90hp merc / mariner!

Any advise would be great
__________________

__________________
gooner-paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 January 2013, 20:02   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Orpington and Lymington
Boat name: Charrnah
Make: 6.5m Ribeye
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 150
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 154
Ignore the typo on the subject .. Damn iPhone
__________________

__________________
gooner-paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 January 2013, 20:14   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,041
Hi, I would keep it at the easiest place with the most facilities and the best security. I would have thought that free parking near the slip would be a great advantage too, trust me if you are going to pay then pay a little more and get it right.

3/4 tidal means you can launch and recover until the tide is 3/4 out and the tide times change so you will need to get a tide times book for Lymington or an app for your phone.

Hope this helps
__________________
whisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 January 2013, 01:42   #4
Member
 
Low Flyer's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Cinsirrah III
Make: Oceans
Length: 8m +
Engine: Twin D3 160 Diesels
MMSI: 235089712
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 462
Think you've worked it out for yourself. Launch and recover before and up to 3/4 tide. If you get Tucabo tide planner app on iPhone makes it simple day skipper course will explain it all.
__________________
Low Flyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 January 2013, 02:13   #5
RIBnet supporter
 
Ian M's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: New Milton
Boat name: Jianna
Make: Osprey
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 E-TEC
MMSI: 235076954
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,937
Hi. Most of my launching is from the public slipway in Lymington. Yes, during the summer it can get busy, but if you are patient it is usually not too much of a problem. Parking can be an issue, with parking on meters, so lots of coins or parking permits, or a bit of a walk! It will depend on budgets etc. but like Whisper, I would go for the least hassle solution - in general you will get more pleasure and use your boat more.
The public slip itself is good, virtually unaffected by weather conditions, and depending how adventurous you are, launching/recovery with a boat the size of yours is possible at all states of the tide. I used to launch my XS550 irrespective of tidal state, but did sometimes have to resort to a long line for recovery. However, I cannot launch/recover the bigger Osprey at low water +/- 1.5 hours or so, the exact time varying on whether springs or neaps.
Your Golf should be OK for launching and recovery, just make sure that your front wheels are not on the high tide 'scum' that often collects at most slipways.
__________________
Ian

Dust creation specialist
Ian M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 January 2013, 06:38   #6
Member
 
Avocet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Grimalkin
Make: Ribcraft 750 Sport
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzi 250
MMSI: 235050647
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 909
Quote:
Originally Posted by Low Flyer View Post
Think you've worked it out for yourself. Launch and recover before and up to 3/4 tide. If you get Tucabo tide planner app on iPhone makes it simple day skipper course will explain it all.
Good to see that you've updated the name of your boat following our conversation yesterday!

I assume that you meant to say the same as Whisper with regards 3/4 tide but you've actually said the opposite! To clarify: 3/4 tide means that you can launch/recover after and then down to 3/4 tide (ie you may have difficulty launching/recovering during 1/4 tide although, as Ian M says, this will depend upon the length and draft of your boat as well as actual water depth as the result of barometric pressure, wind direction and strength etc).

For a hard copy tidal booklet I would recommend this: Force 4 Tidal Planner - LYMINGTON - Only £5.95 - Force 4 Chandlery (although the 2013 version!). I and our marina use the Poole version of it.
__________________
Avocet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 January 2013, 08:35   #7
Member
 
Crusher's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Bubbas Bouy
Length: 7m +
Engine: Mercruiser
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 629
RIBase
As a regular user of this slipway I would also add it makes a big difference springs to neaps. While low water neaps is not a problem low water springs is.
Personally if you get the opportunity you can't beat a quick reccy at a low water springs and it helps to make your own mind up. (And you can see for yourself where the areas to avoid are)
Have fun in your new rib, and maybe see you there!!
__________________
Crusher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 January 2013, 13:08   #8
Member
 
Low Flyer's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Cinsirrah III
Make: Oceans
Length: 8m +
Engine: Twin D3 160 Diesels
MMSI: 235089712
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 462
Thank you for the correction. Think it was the Fuggle. Thought I had better update the name to save confusion, will make sure we I don't leave it so long next time!!
__________________
Low Flyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 January 2013, 19:59   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Orpington and Lymington
Boat name: Charrnah
Make: 6.5m Ribeye
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 150
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 154
Thanks for your replies guys very useful! Maybe I will bump into you one day crusher.. I'll be the one looking on the slip looking like a twit!
__________________
gooner-paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 January 2013, 20:10   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW Surrey
Boat name: Lady Helen
Make: Avon
Length: 3m +
Engine: Out Petrol 3.5 & 15
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 222
Quote:
Originally Posted by gooner-paul View Post
I'll be the one looking on the slip looking like a twit!
This could get very confusing if we are both there at the same time apart from the fact I have a moustache (think 118 118 but quite a bit older).

__________________
EnglishLes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 January 2013, 20:27   #11
Member
 
Avocet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Grimalkin
Make: Ribcraft 750 Sport
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzi 250
MMSI: 235050647
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 909
Quote:
Originally Posted by Low Flyer View Post
Think it was the Fuggle. Thought I had better update the name to save confusion, will make sure we I don't leave it so long next time!!
Look forward to the next change (as I'm sure you do!). The Fuggle is good though....!!
__________________
Avocet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 March 2013, 08:45   #12
sib
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: bath
Boat name: -
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: -
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 96
Anyone know what the cost of parking a car and trailer by the slip in Lymington is ?
looking like I need a ticket for around 30 hrs ..
__________________
sib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 March 2013, 09:29   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Orpington and Lymington
Boat name: Charrnah
Make: 6.5m Ribeye
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 150
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 154
I think it's about 8 pounds for 24 hours
__________________
gooner-paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 March 2013, 09:35   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: New Milton
Boat name: No Name
Make: Quick Silver
Length: 3m +
Engine: 5hp
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 70
It's not cheap, lots park in Stanley Road just around the corner, or you could call Lymington Yacht Haven and arrange to park the car & trailer in the marina car park, it's a short walk back to the boat on the coastal footpath.
__________________
FOXFIRE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 March 2013, 10:05   #15
Member
 
Crusher's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Bubbas Bouy
Length: 7m +
Engine: Mercruiser
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 629
RIBase
Not only is it very expensive your chance of finding a space for car and trailer is usually very poor too. As said above park on the surrounding roads is a very common practice.
__________________
Crusher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 March 2013, 10:52   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lymington
Boat name: BST
Make: OCEAN
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2 x 140
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 14
Try Berthon's ship yard 500m down the road.I park my trailer there sometimes.01590673312 and ask for the marina office they deal with it.
__________________
AlTait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 March 2013, 12:19   #17
sib
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: bath
Boat name: -
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: -
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 96
Thanks all.
__________________
sib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 December 2013, 02:45   #18
Member
 
Country: Other
Make: Ribtec
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yamaha F225
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian M View Post
just make sure that your front wheels are not on the high tide 'scum' that often collects at most slipways.


Chelski supporters ?
__________________
Bittentobuggery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 December 2013, 13:12   #19
Member
 
Country: Other
Length: no boat
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 476
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by gooner-paul View Post
I think it's about 8 pounds for 24 hours
If you intend to launch regularly 25 quid (anyone) gets you a 3 month parking clock - another advantage is that this clock covers many car parks throughout Lymington and the New Forest. Very useful Tesco/Waitrose/M&S areas so can also go shopping!! Make sure you get the long term one. You can even use this clock in the 3 hrs slots (but only for 3 hrs) Buy at Lymington Town Hall.
__________________
indaba1991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 December 2013, 13:40   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 204
I also use Lymington regularly. Try to avoid days and times when Lymington Town Sailing Club are launching - chaos!

I stand to be corrected but I'm not sure the long term clock is valid in the slipway car park. Perhaps someone can confirm?

I find the best tactic is to get there really early - 0730 or so. That way there is usually some on street parking available for free.
__________________

__________________
j.i.wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.