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Old 23 June 2003, 12:28   #1
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Anyone know of a lake within striking distance of North London not Windemere!) where we could launch a 6.5m RIB and play with water skis, donuts, big yellow inflatable bananas etc.

Idea is for my dive club to organise a picnic / barbeque day, where we can also play in the water.

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Old 24 June 2003, 02:47   #2
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The ideal place (if they still do it) is Wyboston Lakes. Wyboston is up the A1 about 10 miles north of Stevenage and has a lake for own craft plus a waterski club too.

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Wyboston Lakes "do not allow any private launch on our lakes, therefore can not help".

Any other suggestions, anyone?

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We use to go to a gravel pit near Blackbushe in Surrey it was owned by Russell Powerboats ,not sure if they exist but worth a try . It was quite small but OK if you were alone midweek . We used it for a staff day out and all had a great time .

Just checked and they are ! 01252 877337 http://www.russellpowerboats.co.uk/watersports.htm

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if you find a lake could you post in on here as i would be intrested as well
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Hi, indeed a small place - certainly both those RIBs made me realise it was you guys.

Wyboston certainly used to do it, are they being economic with the truth and what you need to be is a member or something to use the lake - might be worth asking re joining.

There is a lake (should have thought of this one before) over your way near Roydon. Its directly alongside the Lee & Stort and I think abuts a caravan park. One of the other dive clubs round you has access to a private lake - would it have been Harlow Diver perhaps - do you know them and are dive clubs friendly like that?

The other place out west London is near Marlow and is on the road between Marlow & Burnham Green (Westhorpe Waterski lake i think)

Do admit these were a while ago in my skiing days!!

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royston dose have a lake but you can only lunch on tuesdays and you have to take out a bank loan to do it think it was from 2 to 5 would cost you 60 pounds can fly to europe for less than that any more surgestion would be great keep them comming
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still after some where if any body know of any where that you don't have to join there club
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