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    Posted: 24 May 2021 at 5:14pm
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Anyone know about Birds Beach ramp in Tapora?
can we launch a 6.5m there?
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I stayed over that way for a few days so take my input with more than a grain of salt. The ramp looked extremely tidal with exposed mud for most of the time I was there. I would say that launching/retrieving a 6.5m would be a stretch from what I saw. Maybe a local will pop up and tell me I'm wrong.
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Originally posted by Snuffit. Snuffit. wrote:

I stayed over that way for a few days so take my input with more than a grain of salt. The ramp looked extremely tidal with exposed mud for most of the time I was there. I would say that launching/retrieving a 6.5m would be a stretch from what I saw. Maybe a local will pop up and tell me I'm wrong.

My experience as well ... in keeping with the fact that despite the huge size of the harbour there is no ramp I am aware of that ticks all the boxes. ie available parking, all tides friendly, does not require a long trip to open water or no security problems therefore agree with Nick that launching & retrieving a 6 . 5 mtr boat would at best be very ambitious. 

To the best of my knowledge choices close to Tapora would be Port Albert ( tidal & long haul down river to open water ) Stables Landing (could be a problem with shallow water) Mungakura (steep slippery ramp ) Jordan Rd ( a guy I knew used to launch his 6 mtr boat there, but before you even consider it go take a look at the setup, likewise another a bit further on by the concrete bridge ) IMO your best option if available would be a tractor tow to & from Tapora ramp to launch into the mouth of the Port Albert river.

PS Nick presume your interest in that area was related to SWFF ...
if so may be able to give you some info re exclusive access to some territory suitable for swff that you may not be aware of.
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Well sort of Bazza, it was my last weekend of mobility before a surgeon broke my hip (6 months off walking etc) so it was also a family getaway. I'm pretty familar with the area from a on water experience, normally launch Hoteo or Stables (love that spot) and head down the hrbr. But, always keen for intel.
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Originally posted by Snuffit. Snuffit. wrote:

Well sort of Bazza, it was my last weekend of mobility before a surgeon broke my hip (6 months off walking etc) so it was also a family getaway. I'm pretty familar with the area from a on water experience, normally launch Hoteo or Stables (love that spot) and head down the hrbr. But, always keen for intel.

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thanks gents. went up and took a look for myself.  very much going to be a high tide launch/retrieve.  have to spend 3 day weekend up there and cant waste that much fishing time.
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