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Old 26 September 2005, 10:50   #1
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River Thames - Marlow to Maidenhead

Got to hand it to my crew for taking loads of photos on Saturday.

If your so inclined have a look at this link and click the slide show option.

http://www.chriswall.co.uk/photos/20...er/index2.html

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Old 26 September 2005, 12:25   #2
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What sort of speeds did you get up to?
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Old 26 September 2005, 12:33   #3
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Got to hand it to my crew for taking loads of photos on Saturday.

If your so inclined have a look at this link and click the slide show option.

http://www.chriswall.co.uk/photos/20...er/index2.html

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How was the slipway where was it?
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Speed - well topped out at about 10knots at one point but really should be doing 8kt.

Slipway - Quite shallow for a big boat but easy to push off a decent roller coaster trailer. Parking can be difficult but you can launch then park the car round the back of the lock whilst your crew drives the boat to meet you.

Very good day out.

Would reccommend to others


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Why do you have a flashing orange light on your A-frame?
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Old 26 September 2005, 14:02   #6
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Why do you have a flashing orange light on your A-frame?
Cause I was asked to be a marshal for the Great River Race and the Nelson Flotilla and the Port of London Authority had asked for it as a requirement of the events. If you look under the A frame in the shots showing the front of it there are two little LEDs that flash in unison which are a bit more discreet but only visable from the front. Unfortunately the PLA said it wasn't obvious enough!

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How was the slipway where was it?
Sorry missed the where was it question!!

Its in Marlow at the end of St Peters Street. The place to park your car and trailer is Mill Road

See on the map here;

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.c...multimap.y=124
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The landing stage is quite handy there and the top of the slip is lined with railway sleepers.

Very Pretty area!
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Chris, looks like you had a great day out!
Did you just turn up & pay for your license at the first lock you turned up at?
If so what is the cost?

Windsor castle in background, from last year!
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Chris, looks like you had a great day out!
Did you just turn up & pay for your license at the first lock you turned up at?
If so what is the cost?

Windsor castle in background, from last year!

Yep just paid at Marlow Lock for a day permit and off we went. Its 10.50 for a 6m rib with a 2.0 beam (Cough cough!)

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