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Old 15 April 2014, 00:56   #1
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Ullswater over Easter

I'll be giving ullswater a try with my Quicksilver 380hd over Easter. I'm a relatively new sibber, and haven't beach launched before. We'll be launching on launch wheels from Park Foot, how wet am I likely to get?
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Old 15 April 2014, 04:32   #2
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Ullswater at Easter

Hi Apritch 476,

If you haven't been given an answer, I would say no more than knee level during your actual launching. You may get more wet with the spray whilst travelling in which case I would suggest a good set of light waterproofs which will also protect you from the windchill factor if the weather is cool.

I believe that "Park Foot" have an arrangement with the Ullswater Yacht Club for launching in which case you shouldn't have any problems with any of the slipways including the wide concrete slip that runs parallel with the grassed area to the right hand side of the clubhouse.

Hope thats of use. Have a good time.

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Thanks for your feedback. I'm not sure how far the yacht club is from Park Foot, doesn't look too far, but as we're staying at park foot and won't have a trailer for the boat, think we'll be going for the beach launch. Was hoping I might get away with wellies, but maybe not ....
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You launch directly from the lower (lakeside) camping field at Park Foot. Its a shingle beach with the left side (as you look out towards the lake) dug deeper to allow bigger boats to launch.

No idea about the yacht club, never needed to use it even with a 26ft hardboat. Its about another mile down the very narrow access road.

If you are on one of the fields on the other side of the road (near the reception and club) its a bit of a trek to the water so I would suggest you ask for Aikbeck Field when you get there instead.

Camping - Aikbeck Field

Park Foot is a great place for sibbing, you really can launch without even getting your feet wet (by using the fence to walk along) but wellies will be fine.
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I think we are currently booked on one of the other fields. We have a caravan, so not sure whether they allow them in camping field. Ah well, there's a few of us to pull the sib along, so worst case is we have a trek to the water. At least my feet will be dry :-)

Thanks for the feedback , really looking forward to it.
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Yep, with a caravan you dont have any choice, you will be accross the road.

On the bright side-you are nearer the bar
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I can launch my 430hd with wellies. Not easy when tide out because shallow gradient. Thigh waders make it real easy. Should be dry going along unless rough. Then be prepared
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