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Old 06 February 2015, 02:58   #1
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Launching at Windermere

I'm thinking of popping up to Windermere to run in a new outboard.
Having never been there before, where do people normally launch from?
and who do I pay? Is it just 10?
Anything I should be aware of before going?

Thanks!
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Old 06 February 2015, 03:45   #2
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Boat needs to be registered & fitted with registration numbers not sure how much it costs but used to be quite a bit
We stopped going a long time ago as all they seem to want to do is put their hand in your pocket at every turn
I'd go to ullswater as it's much more relaxed we used to go to the camp site at Pooley bridge & launch from there or there is a launch further round at howtown & another at the other end of the lake somewhere around Glenridding
Not sure about charges but possibly free if you find the right spot
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Old 06 February 2015, 08:06   #3
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Last time i enquired, it was 25 registration, then you had to pay for launching, and there is a 10Knt speed limit.

If that is ok for you, have a word with Windermere marine village

https://www.windermeremarinavillage.co.uk/

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Old 06 February 2015, 09:56   #4
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Thanks both.
I'm assuming that there aren't any lakes in the north of England that don't have a 10knt limit? It's not the end of the world would be nice to go a bit faster! This time I'm only going to run it in for a few hours so it shouldn't be much of a problem.

I've contacted a few places in ullswater and am waiting for their response but will probably end up there instead. Thanks beamishken ☺
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Only Windermere has the registration system, first payment for registration and numbers is 30 then 15 each year. Launching fees start from 10 with no trailer.

Speed limit on all the lakes is 10mph, but that's up to you what you do

I've parked up at the side of Coniston several times, pumped the boat up and launched from there.
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Old 06 February 2015, 15:32   #6
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This bl**dy country of our used to be a free country - yet they tell us it still is????

how can they stop and charge you for launching a dinghy from a public beach in any public water???
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Windermere

Because they have to clean up the S**t and C**p left by the very small percentage of idiots both on the water and on land.

Sadly, Bowness is like a zoo on most weekends, even starting to see stag and hen nights....
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Well thanks for the information. I have a small inflatable (Excel lightweight SL260) and was going for a short break in my motorhome to the Fallbarrow touring site which is right on the waters edge and easy for an old giffer like myself to manage. My intention was to move slowly round the lake taking photographs. To assist me I have the Torqeedo 1003S electric outboard which is solar powered and very green but I had no idea that i would have to go through the whole registration process for such a small craft and a single annual trip. I need to think again.
Many thanks for the information.
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Old 07 February 2015, 05:20   #9
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Well thanks for the information. I have a small inflatable (Excel lightweight SL260) and was going for a short break in my motorhome to the Fallbarrow touring site which is right on the waters edge and easy for an old giffer like myself to manage. My intention was to move slowly round the lake taking photographs. To assist me I have the Torqeedo 1003S electric outboard which is solar powered and very green but I had no idea that i would have to go through the whole registration process for such a small craft and a single annual trip. I need to think again.
Many thanks for the information.
Park foot or the farm site both at Pooley bridge on ullswater would be ideal for your purpose as they both have lake access from the site
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We used Windermere for several years with out registration, old avon and a 6hp. Got a newer boat and found out you could use SSR to go on the lake, used that for several more years but got stopped 2 or 3 years ago as no official numbers on side of the boat. I was informed that SSR had stopped on Windermere and told to register or face a 500 pound fine with the ticket they gave me.

Its just a money making scam.
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