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Does anyone here have any feedback on the launching ramp at Sumner in CHCH?
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Aotea Harbour

Went there yesterday...first time in ages. Sand now extremely soft and NOT suitable for 2WDs or heavy boats.

If there's several boats coming out at once, everyone tends to wait for the next one to get out to see if they need a hand - it's called courtesy!! Interestingly, I offered assistance to the last boat in as he was in a AWD stationwagon and it was dark and high tide so no firm sand. When I asked "Would you like a hand?" the only reply from the grumpy old git was "The only hand I'll need is for you to piss off out the way!!" I hope he's still there and had a comfortable night in his car!!!!!!!!
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The Sumner ramp is in good shape. Two ramps with a concrete jetty between them. If it is the bottom hour or two of the tide it's very shallow and you'll have to back out over the sand to launch, getting your vehicle wet doing so. Above the lowest couple of hours it's fine. Good angle on the concrete ramp.
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New to the site!! And new to boating, What a great thread! Had a quick read through, and I think alike most on here, join the forum to get tips, ideas and info, from like minded men and women as the case maybe! I actually live in dairy flat and will probably be launching of Orewa, so couldn’t have been more timely ,(although the thread goes back to 2007) thank you to the original poster...So glad I found this little gem in the mix of **** sites out there.

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Tanners Point now really only usable at low (off the end) and high tide (in the corner) due to silting. Small boats only off the side at mid tide. Seriously overdue for a digger visit.
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Port Nelson - Top of the South - Nelson Marina has just upgraded the boat ramp installing 90m of pontoon you can now use.

More trailer parking is also underway and also long-term boat storage.

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Its been 30 years since I've boated out wide from Mangawhai Harbour. I have a well set up f/G 6x metre 250hp outboard setup. 
I'm hoping someone can provide me with a current update and tidal entrance update as I am searching for suitable holiday locations.
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Originally posted by lizid lizid wrote:

Tanners Point now really only usable at low (off the end) and high tide (in the corner) due to silting. Small boats only off the side at mid tide. Seriously overdue for a digger visit.


Digger had just finished clearing it when I was there about a month ago.
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Took them over 2 years to get the digger there. My post about this was 28 April 2018.
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Hi.

I'm based in Wellington, and recently bought a small alloy boat (Surtees 4.7m).

Keen to get out to Mana.  Just want to confirm the best place to launch... I'm assuming at Mana under the bridge.  I don't have a 4WD - is it ok to launch with a 2WD car (Holden Commodore).

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Originally posted by red_car red_car wrote:

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[DIV]I'm based in Wellington, and recently bought a small alloy boat (Surtees 4.7m).[/DIV][DIV]
[/DIV][DIV]Keen to get out to Mana.  Just want to confirm the best place to launch... I'm assuming at Mana under the bridge.  I don't have a 4WD - is it ok to launch with a 2WD car (Holden Commodore).[/DIV][DIV]
[/DIV][DIV]Thanks[/DIV][DIV]
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Yep, you'll be fine. The sand is really firm on that ramp. There are only two tides where you need to pay close attention... if it's really low, you have to be careful not to drop the trailer too far over the drop into the channel, or you can get the cross-beam of the trailer hung up on the edge. And if it's all the way in, the whole ramp gets covered in water right up to the two entrances. The problem is that it's like a big shelf; it's not deep enough to float your boat up, and instead you just get wet up to the door-sills of your car. Not so much a 4WD issue as a lower car issue. If you do get into that situation, there is often a little channel on the left hand side (looking from the water) where a stormwater pipe comes out, if you're lucky you can float the boat up there and retrieve it with the car still basically in the carpark. Only works with smaller boats though.
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There's not much information online about taking your own boat out on the Whanganui River. Does anyone know what it's like putting your boat in at Whanganui and taking it up-river? We have a 6m runabout. Thanks in advance!

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Just a warning if you are planning to use the Westhaven boat ramp at the moment.

About 80% of the car & trailer parking has been taken up with construction contractors stuff and yachts on semi-hard stand - well yes, they are on trailers.

Leaves about half a dozen or so spaces. I guess it's winter and Panuku will free up the parking for summer. I hope.
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Sulphur Beach (Northcote): Does this ramp dry out at low tide?
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