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Old 12 April 2004, 17:58   #1
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Grafham water

I am planning a little trip out in the RIB on Saturday, mainly to entertain the young son of some friends we are seeing. The tides around here are terrible for the time of day I want to launch, so I thought I would explore a little further a-field. Someone suggested Grafham water in Rutland. I had a look at a website which does boating courses on the water there; they do Powerboat 2 in a RIB.
RIBs must therefor be allowed to go on the water there, but I can't find any offical info on it. Has anyone ever put a RIB on Grafham water. If so, are there any tolls to pay/speed limits/restrictions, and where is the slip, and what is it like?
Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 13 April 2004, 00:26   #2
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Grafham water is in Cambridgeshire just off the A1 nr a village called Perry. It is a well known trout fishery and owned by Anglia Water. I must admit that the only boats I have seen on the water are small sailing boats and fishing punts.

There is another lake a bit further north on A1 called Rutland Water which is owned by Anglia Water also.


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Old 13 April 2004, 04:14   #3
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Give them a call, as I understand it the only RIBs there are the safety boats.
I've launched and worked from there but only for sailing events give them a call. Rutland may have different rules to Graffham, but I don't think you will be able to launch - but ask I could well be wrong.
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Old 13 April 2004, 05:51   #4
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Nope, no powerboats allowed on either lake.

There are only 2 lakes in the country that you can put a powerboat on.
Those are:

Lake Windermere - 10mph speed limit coming in May 2005
Coniston water - 10mph speed limit.
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