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Old 14 October 2011, 13:48   #1
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Am I allowed to use my inflatable boat?

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I have just purchased a Waveco 2.6m inflatable boat and was hoping to take it down to West Kirby Marine lake to test it out and get a general feel for it, however I remember seeing the signs on the lake that stated that no inflatables were allowed.

I understand about kids on lilos and small unsafe dinghys but would I be refused entrance to the lake due my boat being an inflatable. The boat has a solid transform and a slatted floor and is very thick and sturdy, also would the same rules apply on beaches that have a no inflatable rule?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 14 October 2011, 15:03   #2
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West Kirby Marine Lake

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I live on the Wirral not far from West Kirby. I assume you have an outboard for your boat, if so no powered vessels allowed on the lake.

If you want to pabble it they may let you on , will charge about 8 for the privalage and ask for 3rd party liability insurance.

I bought my Honwave a 3 weeks ago and have had the same issue, no local non tidal places to launch.

I have used Dove Point in Meols, in season you need a permit, which is a minimum RYA powerboat 2 and insurance. No one checking now until March.
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Old 14 October 2011, 15:27   #3
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Hi

I live on the Wirral not far from West Kirby. I assume you have an outboard for your boat, if so no powered vessels allowed on the lake.

If you want to pabble it they may let you on , will charge about 8 for the privalage and ask for 3rd party liability insurance.

I bought my Honwave a 3 weeks ago and have had the same issue, no local non tidal places to launch.

I have used Dove Point in Meols, in season you need a permit, which is a minimum RYA powerboat 2 and insurance. No one checking now until March.
I live on the wirral as well, and I agree if you ask them nicely at the lake they may let you on , and again with Hoylake Prom/dove piont, If you need any more info check the local gov web site , they sub out the permit issue to Safe Water Training down at NewBrighton.
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Thanks for the information guys, I will probably pop down next week and speak to them in person. Cheers
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Thanks for the information guys, I will probably pop down next week and speak to them in person. Cheers
Just a thought,I know that some folk with small craft go on the Dee just above Chester,again this is done on the Q,T,. As you need a permit there as well
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I've been on the River Dee at Chester, it's a nice place, you need a day pass which costs 20.
There's the usual 5mph speed limit.
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