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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Can I ask about the Solent?

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    Just out of interest, do you have a bow thruster?
    No.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Can I ask about the Solent?

    Some fairly large berths at Gunwharf which you might be able to book if you can put up with wash but as said Haslar has hammerhead berths (dont hit the Boss boats ) and tidal effect might be less than in other 2 Gosport marina ?

    There are buoys at Itchenor in Chi harbour but dont knowif the depths will suit your draft and you might not feel happy manoeurvering up there with restricted turning etc.. Otherwise buoys off seaview bay but check (Seaview Yacht club might know? if they will hold you as they might be too small.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Can I ask about the Solent?

    Yarmouth, bouys outside or call in advance and they will find space on quay or on first pontoon which should be fine. You might try Harold Hayles too, that would be easy enough.

    Totland Bay and Colwell Bay both have eateries ashore.

    Anchorage inside Hurst.

    Lymington - Dan Bran pontoon would be fine.

    Masses of room at the Folly mid week.

    Cowes - you might try East Cowes Marina for a hammer head or Yacht Haven.

    Southampton Town Quay Marina I reckon would be fine, visitor pontoon is a big concrete thing.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Can I ask about the Solent?

    Thanks again everyone.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Can I ask about the Solent?

    Hi Minn

    You could also try Swanwick Marina, lots of big berths, and room to turn. I'd avoid times of peak flow.

    Port Hamble (also an MDL) also has good access, if you can ferry glide then not so hard to get in / out but syndicate and school boats aplenty. Hammerheads relatively easy.

    I found Gosport pretty shallow (1.7m at LW) so you might be tidally limited there (may be dredged better now).

    Chi Harbour as far as Itchenor is fine for depth as long as you cross the bar with enough, it's pretty deep. I always tried to traverse on a rising tide. Past Itchenor it gets, err, interesting.

    As mentioned, Beaulieu R behind the spit, V buoys. R as far as Bucklers hard would be OK on a rising tide, there are some relatively deep pontoon spots but the easiest one to get onto is very shallow at low water. Peak ebb flow at Springs is something to be avoided at all costs....(river empties like a bath with the plug out) !

    Lymington YH is a bit tricky when it's busy (or blowy).

    Southsea Marina a definite no unless you like living on the edge. (especially at low water) . Great indian there though.
    Last edited by Scala; 13-08-19 at 15:14.
    Graham. "Scala" now sold. Boatless.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Can I ask about the Solent?

    Cowes Yacht Haven already mentioned, but a little story to amuse...

    Went there a couple of times as guest/crew on a Nic 55 like yours.

    Last time, just leaving when skipper realised one of our party had been left ashore. He performed a quick 360 and a robust going alongside manoeuvre to facilitate the pier head jump.

    Accompanied by a very loud bang as a fender exploded.

    Take it easy when you can!

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Can I ask about the Solent?

    Ocean Village in Southampton should be able to cope if you fancy a bit of city life. Also an MDL marina I believe.
    ۞

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Can I ask about the Solent?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJE View Post
    Ocean Village in Southampton should be able to cope if you fancy a bit of city life. Also an MDL marina I believe.
    With that draft, he will be in the mud at low tide in many parts of Ocean Village.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Can I ask about the Solent?

    Quote Originally Posted by maby View Post
    With that draft, he will be in the mud at low tide in many parts of Ocean Village.
    Didn't they just finish dredging Ocean Village last year or the year before?

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Can I ask about the Solent?

    Be cheeky. Turn up at JSASTC.......

    Cowes Yacht Haven and Haslar are doddle.

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