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Old 01 May 2006, 09:49   #1
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River Severn Cruising.

Hi all,

I frequently cross the River Severn on the M5 near Tewkesbury and notice lots off boats sailing up and down.
This got me thinking about taking my Rib along the River.
Has anyone tried this before?
Do you need to register with any authorities to use the river?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Mark
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Old 01 May 2006, 13:39   #2
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Years ago i used to take a ski boat down the avon from tewkesbury and go up the severn to upton,as i remember you could buy a day licence from the lockkeeper for a fiver,it's probably gone up now.
He always used to eye the outboard though and tell us not to speed!!
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Old 01 May 2006, 14:03   #3
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This site should help you - RIVER SEVERN

Also check out the EA website as well
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Old 01 May 2006, 14:59   #4
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Dino, Scrumdown

Thanks for the information.
I'll check out the web sites and take it from there.

I can feel a nice leisurely cruise coming on!

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Old 01 May 2006, 16:31   #5
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IF you do it let us know as I might be interested as well
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Send a message via MSN to stedj
id be up for some 7 cruising mid [ week ]
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Old 09 May 2006, 07:48   #7
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Where do you get in?

i.e. where are the slipways?
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Beachley in Chepstow underneath Severn Bridge
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Old 03 July 2006, 06:17   #9
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Went out yesterday on a mates 24ft Sail boat around the Severn - dead calm though so under power! 6hp is not the same as 115!!!! still had a good day lots of RIBS buzzing around. Here are a couple of piccies showing how dead calm it was! Not a ripple on the surface so unusual for the Severn!
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