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Old 12 August 2020, 18:46   #1
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Hi on North Uisit at mo struggling to find good slipways any recommendations??

1st time away after isolation so need to find a slip etc or going to loose it
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Look for the Calmac ferry ports.
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Look for the Calmac ferry ports.
Probably not going to be welcome with a small trailer at a calmac port at the best of times - there are a few exceptions where small ferries run very infrequently where they will accommodate you, but as they are trying to manage social distancing in peak period, with reduced staff I'm fairly certain that you will get short shrift at the moment.

There is however a small slipway at Lochmaddy. Boatlaunch has details. Visible on google satellite view.
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Probably not going to be welcome with a small trailer at a calmac port at the best of times - there are a few exceptions where small ferries run very infrequently where they will accommodate you, but as they are trying to manage social distancing in peak period, with reduced staff I'm fairly certain that you will get short shrift at the moment.



There is however a small slipway at Lochmaddy. Boatlaunch has details. Visible on google satellite view.


We launched a 6.4m rib off the slip at Lochmaddy many years ago. No problem. There’s also a slip on the north coast of N Uist into the sound, can’t remember the exact details, but we found it “on the hoof”
There’s also a slip on Benbecula near to some military establishment iirc. We used that too.
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There are many slipways on North Uist, Where are you staying and i can point you in the right direction of the nearest?


2 in Lochmaddy that are easy to launch from with the Pontoons not far away also,


3 on the way to Berneray on the causeway allowing you to launch either side of it, handy for going towards the Sound of Harris

1 over at Griminish(North Uist) that lets you go out West to the Monach Isles etc


A Couple of Spots in Locheport that are accessible at high tide

1 Pier down at 'CheeseBay' LochPortain
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There are many slipways on North Uist, Where are you staying and i can point you in the right direction of the nearest?


2 in Lochmaddy that are easy to launch from with the Pontoons not far away also, power.huddled.autumn


3 on the way to Berneray on the causeway allowing you to launch either side of it, handy for going towards the Sound of Harris posting.attaching.pillow The ferry slips on the North Uist and Berneray side could be used if you avoid the ferry times.

1 over at Griminish(North Uist) that lets you go out West to the Monach Isles etc request.void.bookcases


A Couple of Spots in Locheport that are accessible at high tide club.lousy.mobile is possibly one of them

1 Pier down at 'CheeseBay' LochPortain
You could also beach launch adjacent the campsite. There is access on to the beach at the north end of Balranald beach - form.threading.inclines

The west side is a bit unforgiving however up round Berneray there are a number of islands you can visit - Boreray (1 inhabitant) and Pabbay (0 inhabitants). The east side is probably more sheltered and offers little inlets and coves albeit rocky. I expect Ruairidh will be much better at recommending locations.

I hope the weather gods will smile on you.
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