Originally Posted by Inflatabob
Does anyone on here happen to keep their RIB at Northney Marina? I am toying with the idea of keeping my new purchase there and could usefully do with getting the lowdown about the place. Is it secure (or as secure as can be)? How hectic does it get at the slip? Any other info gratefully received!
I used to be there 3-4 years ago, it wasnt absolutely secure in my opinion and there were a few incidents but it is well out the way of village idiots.
Biggest problem is the distance to get out the harbour , you will end up on the plane and they do prosecute on first offence.
If you just want to do the beach landing/picnic at Easthead and are happy cruising at 5 knots then it is perfect
(speed limit starts at 5, increase soon to 8 BUT you will still get reported and stopped for wash @ 8 in the harbour)
Getting off the Island by car on a Sunday @ 1600-1800 isnt much fun but you miss the worst of the queues assuming you can find someone to let you in.
The marina is secure enough, when you asked about the slip I assumed you would be keeping it in the small boat trailer car park area .