In praise of Peterhead

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Re: In praise of Peterhead

Postby Ocklepoint » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:01 am


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Re: In praise of Peterhead

Postby aquaplane » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:40 am

Mavanier wrote:Thanks, seems quite a sizeable slip but it's hard to get an idea of what the access is like.
As I say, this is all a bit of a pipe dream at the moment. However having a road legal trailer does open up the mind to interesting possibilities.


I wouldn't fancy trying to recover a Vega on a dingy slip. The one @ Boddam looks OK though, the wall alongside would be almost as good as a pontoon. You would need quite a lot of tide to float on, the low water pics on Google maps aren't at all encouraging but the high tide line looks high enough. There is a nice big car park to get the mast down and repacking the wheel bearings before you set off would be a good idea after dunking in salt water too.
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Re: In praise of Peterhead

Postby Rowana » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:15 am

Ocklepoint wrote:I'm fairly sure I remember the dinghy sailing centre by the marina having a concrete slipway, There are signs of it on GoogleEarth

But I may have imagined it

An alternative would be Stonehaven



The "slip" by the sailing club is a bit of matting stuff laid on top of the sand. OK for launching lasers, toppers and jet ski's, but I wouldn't launch anything remotely "heavy" from it.
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