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Old 10 October 2010, 13:41   #1
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Swanwick Slipway

There is a large area of foreshore to the SE of Moodys Boat Yard in Swanwick with a slipway.

Has anyone used it?

Is it suitable for a Pajero 4x4 truck and is the mud off the side of the slipway a problem?

Will a famous Ribnetter get his Pajero out tonight before the tide comes in

Anyone local got a digital camera

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Old 10 October 2010, 13:59   #2
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slipway at Moody's

Hi Pete....
Yep, used it many a time to launch all sorts from jet ski's to trailer sailers to 5-6m ribs... reasonable slip but parking is always an issue especially with a trailer and in the summer months.
Dont stray too far away from the marker piles as it drops off very quickly to the South east.
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Old 10 October 2010, 14:21   #3
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Hi Pete,
I use this slipway regularly, no real problems other than parking during peak season/times. It doesn't slope very quickly and often involves having to get a bit wet to walk the trailer in if you don't want to get the car wet (as I never do) and then a rope for retrieval if the trailer is heavy. As has already been said, be cautious of the mud to the SE as I've seen many cars/trailers well stuck in it.

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if correct slipway i have a pic whats your email?
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Will a famous Ribnetter get his Pajero out tonight before the tide comes in
itts not lukin gud. de worter iz cumin upp too de fkin weels noww.

wil de reecuvvery truk gett ther inn tyme

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Despite 2 additional 4x4s and lots of chain we are unable to drag the Pajero out. Everytime we dig out the mud from behind the wheels and try to tow her the Pajero just sinks further into the mud and she is now leaning over at 45 degrees. At 8pm the tide was 100 yards away, by 10pm tide had risen to within 30 feet of the truck. The roof is in line with the high water mark, its not looking good despite our best efforts

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Old 10 October 2010, 16:47   #8
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Is it a job for a Drott or a Hiab?

Hope the Searider's ok?
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He can always come over to mine and buy a few containers of Castrol Magnatec Oil. This should save the engine at the very least
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Look we are up to our bollocks in stinking mud, its pitch black and the tide is coming in. You're sat at home in an arm chair and you want fecking photos

Get down here wiv a shovel smartish.

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Old 10 October 2010, 17:59   #11
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Well despite gallant efforts she wasn't coming out so a call went out to Boarhunt the heavy recovery people in well Boarhunt, Fareham. They winched the Pajero out, but needed to apply 7 tonnes of pull, such was the suction of the mud. We would never have managed that.

So Pajero saved to tow another day, well once its washed down.

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sorry to here about your prob's on the slip, if it's any comfort when i worked at ribtec and launch there we had load of fun on the slip, just come off the side a little and that's it, just to make you feel worst, i live 500yds from the slip and i have a big red tractor and a tifor winch i could pull the isle of wight with, bare it in mind next time
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Biffer, I think the famous Welsh ribnetter involved wished he had known that. Still recovery cost wasn't too bad considering and cheaper than a new truck.

I seemed to have got away with a pair of muddy jeans and shoes and a disco needing a wash.

That mud is something else, bottomless stinking goo which sets to a consistency of concrete. Add some CSM and you could probably make quite an acceptable BWM from it


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sorry to here about your prob's on the slip, if it's any comfort when i worked at ribtec and launch there we had load of fun on the slip, just come off the side a little and that's it, just to make you feel worst, i live 500yds from the slip and i have a big red tractor and a tifor winch i could pull the isle of wight with, bare it in mind next time
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Biffer, I think the famous Welsh ribnetter involved wished he had known that. Still recovery cost wasn't too bad considering and cheaper than a new truck.
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trust me after the driver forked out 225 for the winch truck he was quite prepared to beat himself with a shovel and any photographers for that matter.

Funnily enough I was talking to another boat driver earlier that day, and I mentioned to him that if I made tha slightest mistake whils boating I allways semed to get into deep shit. Prophetic or what


Thanks for your help Pete ( and as always your discretion ) I'm so grateful that I've decided to name my first grandchild after you (hopefully that's in the far away future) I think Snitchy Pete hs quite a good ring to it

Biffer that's a generous offer thanks I'll bear it in mind the next time[/I
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