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Old 05 September 2012, 09:09   #1
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Afternoon all,
Does anyone know if there are any lakes in the southwest where you are allowed to launch your own boat and ski/wake board ?
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Old 05 September 2012, 12:18   #2
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Afternoon all,
Does anyone know if there are any lakes in the southwest where you are allowed to launch your own boat and ski/wake board ?
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There's one in the South known as the English Channel and another in the North, the Bristol Channel (Atlantic down our way).

If you prefer your riding salt free, you will have to travel a long way East.
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about 1/4 mile upstream of the tamar bridge is a designated ski area , 2hrs iether side of high water and a nice little beach to land and start from on the west bank . Its marked by some large green bouys and is a large area . Launch for free under bridge saltash side .

You can also head down river into the sound 20 mins cruise cawsand bay on west side is always calm enough unless its easterly
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Not lakes though Parkesy. We have a designated ski area in the Fal. You usually spot the area by the yachts in there, at anchor partaking of tea and cake. :-/
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Not lakes though Parkesy. We have a designated ski area in the Fal. You usually spot the area by the yachts in there, at anchor partaking of tea and cake. :-/
Don't suppose you pop the ski onto its edge, give the rope a bit of a tug and drop a 20' high wall of water onto their laps?
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yes what is it with them yotties ,there was about 50 of them moored in cawsand bay last weekend and a few of them clapped and made rude gestures as we cruised by on a very slow plane
not a problem up the tamar here rarely anyone using it these days .
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Not sure about using your boat, but you can ski at Middlemoor Water Park in Somerset
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Don't suppose you pop the ski onto its edge, give the rope a bit of a tug and drop a 20' high wall of water onto their laps?
Yep, it's the law. They have the whole bay/Carrick Roads tplay with and they park up in the ski area.
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Very large flat area at Appledore for playing on, easy launch, 10 per day to launch and park (if the man is there).

It is a good quality tidal slip, ok if you've a good 4x4 or you have a couple of hours before and after.

Great pubs and fish and chip shop there as well.
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yes what is it with them yotties ,there was about 50 of them moored in cawsand bay last weekend and a few of them clapped and made rude gestures as we cruised by on a very slow plane
not a problem up the tamar here rarely anyone using it these days .
I've had that more than once, Without fail, I have a quet word with 'Yottie'. It goes roughly along the lines of " If less than flat water is such a concern to you, stay in the marina."
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