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I have just got back into boating after a 15 year break.

I live at Rackheath, and have just bought a old favorite of mine.. a Fletcher 14 Arrowflyte.

I have been launching at Wroxham Broad over the past month, but am tired of the awful shallow slip and the shallows in general around the slip.

I'm looking for other slips to launch from preferably deep angle slips, as i have a 4wd vehicle, its easy to reverse down a steep slope, but don't want to get the rear of my 4x4 in the water ( Wroham broad slip I'm having to reverse the whole vehicle in the broad and the boat is still not deep enough to float off )

I need to also park up the vehicle and trailer close to the slip after i launch, so a small congested boat yard wont work out.

I don't mind paying the going rate, just after a steep slip with parking Smile

anyone know of any ?

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I launch Scout boats from that slip most weeks and have never had the problem you describe. Your trailer must be very high.
The slip is not in very good condition and I have twice had to pull out vehicles that have go stuck.

I can't think of any slipway like the one you are looking for.

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yep the trailer is high, its a Fletcher Black Max trailer,  Wroxham Yaught club has a great slip, but with membership costs etc etc, just to launch a boat twice a month, dosent make it value for money.

There is a list on the Broads Authority web site listing all the slip ways, but unless i travel to all of them and check them out, i dont know if they are right for me.

Thanks for your reply
PS were you doing the training in canoes last Friday Afternoon at wroxham ?

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Public slips are few and far between, the Waveney River Centre has a good slip, like the one you describe. Maybe it would be worth the travel, as you are only a mile or so from the water-ski area where you could open it up a bit (Fletcher Arrow doesn`t sound like a fishing dinghy !)

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cheers jonboat ill give that one a look.

and no.. its not really a fishing dingy..., its a sports fishing dingy LOL

Even in the ski areas, i still cant open it up, as you have to have a skier behind to open up.

Then if you do have a skier, you need to hold a ski drivers licence to be able to tow a skier.

Don't know what the worlds coming too.

Thanks for the reply jonboat Smile

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Mybe you had better sell the Merc 225 and buy a Seagul 4hp then  Wink  save on fuel as well !

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Hi,

The slipway at Martham at the boatyard at the end of Cess road would suit you, they also have a big car park for trailers and cars. Not sure what the charge is now, probably about £6.

S

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I have the same boat on a Snipe Break Back trailer and the slip at Martham works fine for me.
Also the slip at Sutton is excellent.

Get your boat down to Breydon for the Skiing and the powering about. Good fun and pretty wide so you have fun without kill joys waving copies of the Gaurdian at you   Tinhat Playful Wink

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thanks for the info guys Smile

Is there a slip near Breydon ?

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Hi ,I dont know how big your boat is but there is a good slipway at Thurne and you put a donation into the box.
SueW

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