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Old 27 September 2017, 06:15   #1
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Ullswater Idiots, Last weekend

Anybody recognise this pair of clowns on Ullswater last weekend?

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They were seen driving at full speed, performing figure of eights at speed and generally arsing about (the speed limit is 10kts by the way). The Ullswater enforcement boat tried to intercept but were sworn at and driven away from at speed. Sadly the patrol is only good for 20kts. Obviously I've offered to come down and join the chase next time!

Seriously though, if you want to dick about, the sea is really not that far away. Don't put other lake users at risk and don't blatantly insult the people there to enforce the rules.

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Old 27 September 2017, 08:30   #2
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I can remember someone on Conniston doing over 300MPH !!!

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Old 27 September 2017, 09:27   #3
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Old 27 September 2017, 09:55   #4
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Ullswater used to be great before they spoiled it with the speed limit I learned to waterski there as a kid until the national park ruined it and Windermere for no good reason.
There on their way to doing the same at loch lomond
It's the death knell for boaters when somewhere gets national park status
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It's a shame when people do this but it is equally a shame for all those people who enjoyed higher speed boating. They could have made the south of Windermere a 6 knot limit and left the northern part alone.

Maybe they don't need the business but there were a lot of water skiers, jet ski's and sports boat that used Windermere on a regular basis. It's got good facilities and the road into it is also good.

I'm not condoning what they were doing but the lakes are meant to be for all.
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They could have made the south of Windermere a 6 knot limit and left the northern part alone.
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I'm not condoning what they were doing but the lakes are meant to be for all.
Why? There are sailors, canoers, fisher people etc who all got pi$$ed off by people being dicks in the north of the lake too.

Would you support off road driving on the walker's paths, or motorbike scrambling?

I agree its a shame there isn't some more designated places for people who want to dick about at speed etc away from everyone else. But the reason they introduced restrictions was because general common sense advice seemed to be ignored.

Loch Ness is still an option... ;-)
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(the speed limit is 10kts by the way).
its actually 10mph (statute not nautical) which is 8.7 knots

http://mediafiles.thedms.co.uk/Publi...-lugandmap.pdf
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its actually 10mph (statute not nautical) which is 8.7 knots

http://mediafiles.thedms.co.uk/Publi...-lugandmap.pdf
I researched this widely Poly before venturing into the lake and every source I could find was knots, not statute. I don’t see statute in your link but I might have missed it?

E.g. Lake Windermere | Lake District Hotels and Information Portal

“However, in March 2000, the Lake District National Park Authority controversially introduced a byelaw setting a 10 knots (12 mph/19 km/h)”
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I researched this widely Poly before venturing into the lake and every source I could find was knots, not statute. I don’t see statute in your link but I might have missed it?

E.g. Lake Windermere | Lake District Hotels and Information Portal

“However, in March 2000, the Lake District National Park Authority controversially introduced a byelaw setting a 10 knots (12 mph/19 km/h)”


In the blue bit on p1 immediately below "if you are boating " and in the purple bottom right on p2. Could be they have their leaflet wrong of course...

But here is the bylaw: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/__dat..._ullswater.pdf

It says miles per hour -- that implies statute miles to me as it doesn't say knots or nautical miles per hour?
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