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Old 18 July 2012, 17:00   #11
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so will be at ullswater on friday making sure everything fits together and doesnt fall off... fingers crossed. does anyone know if the speed limit is enforced up there?
saturday will be launching probably at Ty Calch, whats the normal days itinerary when you launch? some ideas would be great please.

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Old 18 July 2012, 17:08   #12
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so will be at ullswater on friday making sure everything fits together and doesnt fall off... fingers crossed. does anyone know if the speed limit is enforced up there?
saturday will be launching probably at Ty Calch, whats the normal days itinerary when you launch? some ideas would be great please.

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launching at ty Calch is easy, just hand the dosh over to chris and he will do the rest for you depending on the weather, if it's nice go left towards Caernarfon bar and there is excellent cruising along the Anglesey coast. Or if it's not so kind, turn right and head down past Caernarfon towards the bridges and beyond, excellent cruising and plenty to look at. If you get to the bridges enjoy the ride through to Menai
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so will be at ullswater on friday making sure everything fits together and doesnt fall off... fingers crossed. does anyone know if the speed limit is enforced up there?
saturday will be launching probably at Ty Calch, whats the normal days itinerary when you launch? some ideas would be great please.

Peter
There is a 10mph speed limit on the lake, however I don 't think there is even a wardens boat on there any more. The passenger steamers do about 18mph and dont seem to get stopped.

Be sensible and you will be fine, dont go fast near the shore or any other boats, keep an eye out for canoes, kayaks and kids inflatables.

We speed August Bank Holiday there every year, we ski, board and tube without issues.
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There is a 10mph speed limit on the lake, however I don 't think there is even a wardens boat on there any more. The passenger steamers do about 18mph and dont seem to get stopped.

Be sensible and you will be fine, dont go fast near the shore or any other boats, keep an eye out for canoes, kayaks and kids inflatables.

We speed August Bank Holiday there every year, we ski, board and tube without issues.
Ullswater does have a warden and in the summer he is on the lake all weekend. I have seen him stop boats but not sure what the fine, if any is. The lake steamers travel at between 10 and 12mph so just over the speed limit.

I will be on the lake all this weekend running a RYA course and can say I never see anyone ski, board or tube.

We should all respect the lake by-laws, should we not?
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Great information chaps, thanks.
Looking forward the lakes tomorrow.... Are there any tips for going through the straits, between the 2 bridges especially... I have fished there quite a lot and the speed and volumes water is phenomenal..
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Hi gridge, there is a channel between the bridges which should be used at low water and probably good practice to use it even at high water then you will never get caught out. Also better to go through with someone who has good knowledge of the straits and is used to going through the bridges.
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Great information chaps, thanks.
Looking forward the lakes tomorrow.... Are there any tips for going through the straits, between the 2 bridges especially... I have fished there quite a lot and the speed and volumes water is phenomenal..
hopefully we will be about on Saturday if you want a run through toghether
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chris, sounds good, i think if the weather is ok then llanddwyn island might be a better move for me for boat familiarisation purposes, i can drop the wife on the beach there and have fun in the boat..
would be good to meet up though, what time are you getting there?
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We should all respect the lake by-laws, should we not?
We should respect bylaws in exactly the same way that the LDSPB respected the agreement to leave Windermere for fast watersports when they put speed limits on all the other lakes in the 70's.

I'm not advocating bad seamanship, but the lake is so empty, with care, a little speed will not cause any problems.

As I said in my original post, the trip boats do nearly 20mph !

Have they got a new boat on Ullswater ? The old green Rib with wheelhouse and Honda outboard is now on Windermere. I thought the wardens had abdicated responsibility for policing the speed limit ?
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chris, sounds good, i think if the weather is ok then llanddwyn island might be a better move for me for boat familiarisation purposes, i can drop the wife on the beach there and have fun in the boat..
would be good to meet up though, what time are you getting there?
llanddwyn island is fine with us if weather is good, hopefully launching around 11'ish
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