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Old 26 July 2004, 10:37   #1
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Did something different yesterday!

Put the boat in at Windsor for a potter & a picnic!
Sun shone great day, you do get a few looks from the normal river traffic, or is this me just being paranoid!
Photo taken by the wife she was trying to get Windsor castle in it! You can just make it out above the A frame!
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Old 26 July 2004, 10:49   #2
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I think I understand why you're getting some looks from the other traffic, Nick

By the way, that's a hell of a big flagpole on Windsor castle, although obviously HRH wasn't at home because the royal ensign doesn't appear to be flying!
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Old 26 July 2004, 10:58   #3
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I think I understand why you're getting some looks from the other traffic, Nick

By the way, that's a hell of a big flagpole on Windsor castle, although obviously HRH wasn't at home because the royal ensign doesn't appear to be flying!
I see they there admiring my tubes!
The flag was flying by the way, funny twirly bit half way up the flag pole isn't it!
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Hi Nick

Photo looks great

What do I need to go Ribbing on the Thames?

Licence?, Certificates of Competacy?

Would love to try it some time

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Old 27 July 2004, 16:21   #5
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Doug yes it is good fun makes a different day out, we have done London which is a great day but you are stuck on the bout all day!
Well with gouge kids not much chance for them to have a run about.
You are supposed to get a license from the environment agency you can get a day licence


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Hi Nick

Photo looks great

What do I need to go Ribbing on the Thames?

Licence?, Certificates of Competacy?

Would love to try it some time

Cheers

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a rib would be a must or you are going to get wet

down river from teddington is better lots to see NO SPEED LIMIT

see this site http://www.portoflondonauthority.com/home.html

i go out and us the thames as my local ground

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If I remember correctly, you can hire little motorboats and rowing boats near the spot were that photo was taken.
I also remember them being extremely over-priced, something like 25 per hour for a dingy with 4hp engine in it....
Lovely spot though!
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down river from teddington is better lots to see NO SPEED LIMIT
From Teddington to Wandsworth there is an 8 knot speed limit. It's only below Wandsworth Bridge that there's no limit.

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From Teddington to Wandsworth there is an 8 knot speed limit. It's only below Wandsworth Bridge that there's no limit.

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Great minds think a like..

I put Bumblebee in at Walton on Saturday and went for a trip to Staines. Didn't half get some funny looks and the lock keepers kept asking my how fast the boat went.

3) Saw my old river boat on the way up, 20' Norman with a 9.9Yam. Slightly more suited to river use.
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