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Old 12 April 2012, 16:31   #1
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Hi from Lancs

Hi all,
I thought it was time I joined after lurking for a while.

I only have a 3m SIB at the moment but plan on adding a RIB when funds and space allow.

So far I am really impressed at the content on here, I am looking forward to finding out more as I get further into it!

Hoping to get out this weekend after fitting launching wheels and picking up a better outboard last weekend!
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Old 12 April 2012, 16:38   #2
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Where you planning for your first outing?
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Old 12 April 2012, 16:54   #3
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Well I was lucky enough to grow up in a house that backs on to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, so I had my own boat from being 10 years old or so. It was a 12' fibreglass dinghy with an old Seagull motor.

I was thinking of taking the boat down to my parents place and chucking it in there. I have had this particular SIB for three years, but with family and other commitments I havent had a lot of time out in it for 18 months or so.

I plan on doing a lot more this year now that my son is old enough to safely join me, I fancy Ullswater and around the coast of Anglesey when we go camping this year.

Any recommendations of local launching points are very welcome!
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Welcome along!

I'm originally from Wilpshire on the other side of Blackburn so I know you're kind limited for back yard stuff (other than LL Canal)

I suspect Knott End would be a good spot for a short jaunt but you have the Lakes about an hour away and there is load to explore up there.

Enjoy the boat and stay safe.

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Old 12 April 2012, 17:10   #5
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Thanks Chris, we are a bit limited but the lakes is as good a place as any, I did take the boat out at Fleetwood when I first picked it up but the motor I had was pretty unreliable so I didnt like risking it.

I am planning on picking up a VHF handheld as a precaution, when I can organise the appropriate training of course
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I plan on doing a lot more this year now that my son is old enough to safely join me, I fancy Ullswater and around the coast of Anglesey when we go camping this year.

Any recommendations of local launching points are very welcome!
loads of places to launch your boat round Anglesey, but if the wind is blowing and you are looking for a bit of shelter try the Menai, usually find somewhere out of the wind to play. we launch at Ty Calch, just up from Caernarfon, loads of safe cruising
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We've sailed on the ribble for years now, nice safe river to have a play on, there is a few places to stick your boat in and plenty of places to explore.
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Thanks, I will check it out! I love Anglesey, we camped at Amlwch the last two years so will check it out this year.
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Thanks, do you need a license for the Ribble? I would be very interested to find out more about where to launch etc.

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Thanks, I will check it out! I love Anglesey, we camped at Amlwch the last two years so will check it out this year.
if your near Amlwch try Cemmaes Bay, Bull Bay and Lynas Bay near Point Lynas Lighthouse
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