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Slipway Advice : Dun Laoghaire

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    Registered Users Posts: 278 ✭✭ BobbyBingo


    Hello there,

    Having never launched in DL before, any advice you would offer re launching in Dun Laoire please ? I believe that there are two public slipways - is one easier / more accessible than the other ? Launching a 6m speedboat from a single axle Snipe trailer.

    Any / all advice appreciated..!

    B


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  • Just to close this one off, got some great advice here by PM - thanks to all who messaged me. Had a successful launch last weekend using the rough slip parallel to the DART/Rail line. I didn't fancy my chances on the other or "nicer" slip, as it was littered with dinghy trolleys. More adept people at reversing trailers would no doubt have navigated around them, but I didn't fancy my chances. I couldn't believe that they are able to leave them there like that.

    Anyhow - thanks once again one and all for the advice.

    B




  • BobbyBingo wrote: »
    Just to close this one off, got some great advice here by PM - thanks to all who messaged me. Had a successful launch last weekend using the rough slip parallel to the DART/Rail line. I didn't fancy my chances on the other or "nicer" slip, as it was littered with dinghy trolleys. More adept people at reversing trailers would no doubt have navigated around them, but I didn't fancy my chances. I couldn't believe that they are able to leave them there like that.

    Anyhow - thanks once again one and all for the advice.

    B

    Many a car has gone into the sea due to slime on a slip, its a good idea to have an extension bar or even use a strong rope and pully to lower a boat. You could head out a high tide comeback at low and well... also always have your windows down that way if something does go wrong you can get out,.


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