Originally Posted by SIBer
Where to launch from and any top tips please.
inland ,,to say yorkshire has some massive water resourses lakes /dams/ rivers/canals there are very few that are suitable for fast powered craft ,,private sailing clubs seem to have the best dams lakes ,
you could try ,,
leeds Liverpool canal at Rodley,,4 mph speed limit but its ok for a tootle
as soon as you go over the canal bridge on the ring road going towards Horsforth, from pudsey sharp left double back near Railway pub ,,park up and drop the boat in the canal,if you go towards shipley you have nearly 3 miles of open country before the lock at Apperly bridge ,going the other way towards Leeds its about 2 miles before the next lock at bramley fall ,or you caould use the boat yard at rodley if theres anyone about ,if anytime you need them they are always in the bowells of some barge and unless you shout you can never get them .
River ouse at york used to be ok till british waterways took over and imposed speed limits and the like , used to be a good launch site 5 miles from york with private slipway just before naburn lock at acaster malbis before it becomes tidal ,or bishopthorpe marina 3 miles south of york ,not been for a long long time so cant comment .
calder navigation at dewsbury or mirfield marinas .