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Old 22 January 2015, 17:55   #1
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Closest water access to Sheffield/Rotherham

As in the title really guys, doesn't have to be anywhere spectacular, i just need somewhere I can run the engine WOT to work out some issues i'm having.

Only place i've found is Rothervalley country park, and they want 35quid for one hour between 8am and 9am on certain Sundays of the month. Bit pricey for what is essentially an engine test.

I have a large barrel but cant run WOT in it.

Theres gotta be somewhere close? Saw some inland rivers down nottingham way, but dont think they'll reckon too much to me running WOT in the Marinas.

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Old 22 January 2015, 18:28   #2
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Have a word at Pugneys near Wakefield, I know they offer Powerboat Level 2 on there.
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I've used Rother Valley for exactly the same purpose, but I dont recall it costing 35 quid. There is a place out Beverley way which is a caravan site that has a water skiing lake that you can use, but they charge. The next option is the coast, but that's going to cost you much more than 35. A looong time ago, we used to put in on the river at Conisborugh, don't know if you still can or not. Sorry I can't be more use.
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rother valley is 35 for 1 hour i think 8-9am only on Sundays = 3.50 for your car.
you could get a day ticket for the river Trent launch from Newark.
i go up to whitby and make a day of it good slip 3 hours each side of high water
not been for a while was about 20 last time i went including car and trailer parking.
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rother valley is 35 for 1 hour i think 8-9am only on Sundays = 3.50 for your car.

you could get a day ticket for the river Trent launch from Newark.

i go up to whitby and make a day of it good slip 3 hours each side of high water

not been for a while was about 20 last time i went including car and trailer parking.

It's about 22 now. The OP was twitching about paying 35 at Rotherham valley, the fuel bill to Whitby & back will give him a coronary:P:


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Fair one but he will get 5hours on the water at sea with the river as a safe area to prove the boat/engine kit etc prior to going to sea.
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Fair one but he will get 5hours on the water at sea with the river as a safe area to prove the boat/engine kit etc prior to going to sea.

Yup, agreed. If he talks nicely to the marina chap, he'll let him tie up on a pontoon whilst he fiddles with the engine. Personally I'd go to Whitby.


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Me too get it sorted in a onea
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Cheers guys, i'll have a look at the options mentioned. I don't mind so much paying 35, its just not ideal to only have one hour to run, tinker, test etc and try work out my issue. Think it's a timing issue I have. I'll check out the Whitby option, are there speed restriction on the river?
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There's a 5kn restriction on the river until you get to the outer harbour.


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