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Old 02 October 2016, 17:54   #1
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Where now?????

Hey boys 'n girls,

So soon enough, I'll be ready for the water.
But where too?
I've researched plenty of the Welsh coast and I'm aware the of the rules etc.
But I love the idea of exploring inland lakes etc.
Can you point me to SIB friendly lakes around the Midlands.

Any advice greatly received

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Old 03 October 2016, 02:56   #2
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Ade like me you are about 100mls from the sea and the only way to get decent sibbing really is to make a long day of it or stay over at the coast.

Across the UK there are so few lakes where they allow power boats as many are now solely for fishing, nature reserves and perhaps sailing. The ones that do allow power boats are usually waterski related and controlled by clubs... not suitable for pottering about.

Inland lakes need to be huge to provide any interest as at a modest cruise speed on the plane your SIB will get from top to bottom of a 4 mile long lake in 15mins.

This is why we do our weekend/day out sibbing at the nearest coastal spot and reserve the real adventures for a couple of weeks in Scotland each year. You are lucky to have some nice locations in Wales far closer than Scotland.

From time to time (less than once a year) we use the local river but at under 5kts with locks every few miles it has limited interest.
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