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Old 19 April 2010, 04:18   #1
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Newquay Harbour

Is anyone familiar with it? Is there a usable slipway? Can you get people ashore at all states of the tide?

Any useful info would be great - the almanac doesn't give much away.
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Old 19 April 2010, 04:30   #2
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Cornwall or Wales?
both have harbours!
presume you mean cornwall?
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Old 19 April 2010, 05:38   #4
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It is tidal I think. Boatalaunch does not seem to be working at the moment (or at least not for me)
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It is tidal I think. Boatalaunch does not seem to be working at the moment (or at least not for me)
Is on my Iphone app

Says 1/4 tidal, upper area concrete, lower area sand, ok for large trailer

tel 01637872809

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Very tidal. Mainly used by Mancunians for fighting and shagging.
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Very tidal. Mainly used by Mancunians for fighting and shagging.
Yeah bring out ya women I love newquay
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But Fred

your from cheshire my dear boy we dont do things like that

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Anyone got anything useful to add?
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Anyone got anything useful to add?
Yeah, avoid Newquay. If you have to launch on the North Coast, go to Rock.
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newquay harbour

We used to surf from the harbour many years back its def tidal but you've got steps running down the wall though so in principle no issues for getting people on & off? might be able to get u a photo if it helps? regards AL
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This Google Streetview might help, I would have also have a look at your route down to the slip as the traffic is a nightmare in Newquay and the streets are a bit narrow with parked cars and 3 sheets to the wind trippers..

Good luck..

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...,86.32,,0,8.71

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Old 24 April 2010, 11:57   #13
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Used to dive with a group and launch a 5.8m Osprey there with a Land Rover, the access ramp onto the Harbour beach is concrete but after that you`re onto sand and I would agree with it being 1/4 tidal(up to 1.5 hrs either side of LW).
We gave up using Newquay for either launching a RIB or mooring our hardboat as its too busy in the summer to park, get to your boat, get to the steps, you end up pissing off the fisherman and tripper boats its too much hassle.
Hayle further west has a useable slipway too but has a sandbar at the entrance and is effectively 1/2 tidal for RIBs.
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Simon, did I hear on Radio Cornwall that you'd had a heap of trouble returning from Norway?
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Yes, you heard right, I went to Norway for a 2 day meeting for work and got stuck there with the Volcanic ash problem.
Eventually my workmates and I jumped on a ferry to Denmark, train then hire car through Denmark and Germany into Holland where we caught a ferry to Newcastle, where I got on the train home. Four days travelling, great fun!
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Yes, you heard right, I went to Norway for a 2 day meeting for work and got stuck there with the Volcanic ash problem.
Eventually my workmates and I jumped on a ferry to Denmark, train then hire car through Denmark and Germany into Holland where we caught a ferry to Newcastle, where I got on the train home. Four days travelling, great fun!
Holland to Newcastle? Handy for Penryn.
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