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Old 20 March 2015, 18:14   #1
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Sibbing up the river Wyre

What's it like sibbing up the river Wyre from Knott End?
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Old 21 March 2015, 05:33   #2
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We have a loose band of sibbers called the 10-10 club,that's 10hp & 10ft,although being a competitive bunch we tend to stretch things out a bit like twinning outboards ect.very entertaining.We are based from Fleedwood and regularly go up the Wyre or across to Piel Island our last mad venture was to the Isle of Man (managed it on the third attempt!) We are also arranging a jet-ski attempt from Fleetwood to Belfast that is going to be attempted for cancer relief and will be covered by Granada Reports. We are on the Wyre most sunny week-ends if you want to join us you are more than welcome just call Mike,Terry,Alan,Chris or Steve on Channel 8
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Hi Mike, thanks for the invite. I launched at Stannah this morning to have my first go on the Wyre. I was impressed with the slip and carp park there. Iv not been a sib owner long, it was more of a trial run to test out a few things like vhf radio, sonar, GPS and dropping anchor. I will be going again when I get the chance. My sib is 11ft and 8hp outboard. Cheers
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i used to go up the river from knott end pretty regular before getting a place sorted on anglesey. i remember back then i wasnt too familiar with buoyage and the channel it was marking and although we were in the middle of a wide river we still managed to run aground, in a sib! i duly got out and pushed until we were in deep enough water. that was lesson 1 learned!
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i used to go up the river from knott end pretty regular before getting a place sorted on anglesey. i remember back then i wasnt too familiar with buoyage and the channel it was marking and although we were in the middle of a wide river we still managed to run aground, in a sib! i duly got out and pushed until we were in deep enough water. that was lesson 1 learned!

The tide was that high today it covered the marsh and I totally lost the entrance to the creek at Stannah. I was in 2 feet of water at one point. I think I will have a go at launching at Knott End next time.
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Knott-end gives you more tide time but be carefully on big tides it runs very fast there.Also be very carefully with the bollards at the edge of the slip and don't forget to pay the ferry man for launching
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it always used to be hit and miss with the ferry man as to whether you had to pay or not. is he always there now, and how much it it mike?
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8 but car park is free for car & trailer
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