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Old 05 November 2009, 19:30   #1
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want to launch on the river severn

looking to go out for the day this weekend on the severn around the midlands anyone know where to launch for free or cheap thought about stourport but looked on the marinas site and they only have a crane lift any help would be appreciated 12 foot sib quite heavy to lift slip would be good
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Old 06 November 2009, 09:09   #2
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Try Upton-Upon-Severn for a slip, you do have to pay for it though. I have also launched at a slip in Eversham, but there is no access for cars unless you have the key to the gate (inflated mine on the otherside of the fence and used my launch wheels to get down the slip into the Avon.
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Old 06 November 2009, 15:34   #3
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looking to go out for the day this weekend on the severn around the midlands anyone know where to launch for free or cheap thought about stourport but looked on the marinas site and they only have a crane lift any help would be appreciated 12 foot sib quite heavy to lift slip would be good
Firstly, there is a slip at Stourport


Secondly you'll need a British Wtareways licence for powered craft on the Severn.

Thirdly the river is in spate at the moment so stay safe....
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Old 06 November 2009, 15:50   #4
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Firstly, there is a slip at Stourport


Secondly you'll need a British Wtareways licence for powered craft on the Severn.

Thirdly the river is in spate at the moment so stay safe....
just got a licence and insuranse cheers matt
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Old 30 November 2009, 13:56   #5
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Upton Marina at Upton On Severn now charge 15 to trailer launch on their slip, it is a flat charge that takes no account of boat size. A hand launch is 10, it is daylight robbery, on top of that the woman who sits in the office is unhelpful to say the least. The last time (and it will be the last time) that I launched there she complained that I was the second person who had interrupted her cheese sandwich eating and she was serious.

If you want to launch in the Tewkesbury area I can recommend the pub at Lower Lode, very nice people, 7.50, lots of parking and a nice pint, you can camp there in the summer and tie up to their jetty. There is a free town slip on the Avon actually in the town of Tewkesbury just down stream from the flour mill, parking can be a problem though, it is very easy to join the Severn through the manned lock a few hundred yards up stream from the slip.

If you are going to use the river between Gloucester and Tewkesbury beware of fallen trees etc.. floating in the river. A couple of months ago I couldn't believe the amount of debris in the river.
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Does anyone know, the furthest you can get up stream in a sib without hitting a lock on non navigable water?

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