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Old 13-04-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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Hi I live in Northampton which is about as far away from the sea as you can be in this country. I use my boat on inland lakes at the moment but am sick of going round and round in circles. Can anyone recomend some places where a first timer on the sea could use a boat (its a Marshan 18 with a Johnson 150). Any info such as slipway use and costs parking etc would be much appreciated.
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Old 13-04-2007, 04:14 PM   #2
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Probably the nearest to you would be Norfolk Coast or for more protected waters suffolk, somewhere like Levington...
The local council will give you costs and public slipways...enjoy
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Old 13-04-2007, 04:24 PM   #3
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lyme regis is good, get out most states of tide. need to get there early to get a parking space in the bottom car park. costs to launch not sure how much need insurance.
Weymouth is also good, launch anytime again you have to pay and need insurance

Most costs are between £10 and £15 quid
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Old 13-04-2007, 04:39 PM   #4
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Both locations very near Northampton.
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Old 13-04-2007, 04:46 PM   #5
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nearest is The Wash !!!!!!!!!!!!!
which is a very dangerous bit of water,for all but the experts..................
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Old 13-04-2007, 04:51 PM   #6
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Thanks guys maybe I should put wheels on my boat and drive it round Silverstone circuit. Or leave at 3 oclock in the morning and drive 4hrs to the beach.
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Old 13-04-2007, 04:54 PM   #7
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Old 13-04-2007, 04:56 PM   #8
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or but a tent an go camping and cruising down the Grand Union.................thats nearer................
you just can't help some people even when they ask
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Old 13-04-2007, 05:02 PM   #9
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Probably your best bet is Hunstanton Ski Club in East Anglia

http://www.hunstantonski.co.uk/constitution.htm
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Old 13-04-2007, 05:13 PM   #10
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Heres the advert bit--Allhallows Yacht Club, Seafront, Allhallows, Rochester Kent. ME3 9SY www.ayc.uk.com Membership £200-00 ish 2 ramps with electric winches, locked security compound for boat storage with caretaker living on site. Leave your boat there travel down, admittedly not the nearest, its not really a Yachty club at all, 70% power boats 30% PWCs, 100% drinking, Bar is open Friday Sat, Sun. Mention me and ask for a form, we host powerboat and waterski racing.

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Probably your best bet is Hunstanton Ski Club in East Anglia

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TRAITOR !!!
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TRAITOR !!!
What me a TRAITOR, El-President"e only giving the Guy a club that is somewhat nearer, just. drop down the A14 hang a left and keep going
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