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Old 24-04-2006, 22:22
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Southampton Dry Stacking

Boat moved there, new forklift truck arrives Wednesday / Thursday this week. So far they have only built some of the stacking infrastructure, the rest is out side awaiting construction, presumably as the customers appear.

Will take some pictures of forklift in action next weekend.
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Old 25-04-2006, 10:12
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Re: Southampton Dry Stacking

Looks a little empty at the moment.

Are there many boats there?

I was led tobelieve that the forklift was bing delivered before the site opened.
So with out the forklift i take it your boat is not able to be launched?? slightly disapointing then
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Old 25-04-2006, 13:15
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Re: Southampton Dry Stacking

Yes to all of the above !

I expect most people are waiting until the forklift is there and commissioned. I have been assured that this is happening Wedneday / Thursday this week.

I have not been able to use the boat, so I have come to an arrangement with them

I hope to try out the new launching method this weekend, so all being well I will be able to post some pictures early next week.
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Old 07-05-2006, 22:12
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Southampton Dry Stacking - First Launch

Forklift now fully functional so used boat from Southampton today :-
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Re: Southampton Dry Stacking

How do you get the boat over to the pontoon from where the fork lift plops it in the water? I can't see any ropes.
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:47
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Re: Southampton Dry Stacking

Forklift truck looks impressive.

Generally would you say there is more opportunities to go boating from there than Littlehampton?
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Old 08-05-2006, 11:00
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Re: Southampton Dry Stacking

Definately more opportunities, but its a different type of boating. It takes 15 - 20 minutes to get from Drivers Wharf down the Itchen river to Southampton water where the speed limit ceases. Southampton water is great when the winds blowing and sea lumpy, and if conditions are good then you have the whole Solent in eay reach.

May be you should try it for a few months.
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