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Old 21 July 2013, 05:05   #11
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boats just get bigger

apart from 2010 we have been to the Lakes every year since 2005.The kids won't let us go anywhere else! a combination of breathtaking scenery, water, fishing, Grasmere ginger bread, etc

This is probably what got me hooked on boating! THE STORY SO FAR

2005 I bought a intex dinghy and took it on Coniston....had some fun but wanted quicker
2006 I I bought a seago 270
2007 I bought a small 3.3 Mariner....had some fun but it wouldn't plane.
2009 I bought a Honwave t40 with a 30hp Yamaha 2 stroke, a great boat, very quick! I started taking my boat onto the sea at this point, and wasn't fond of the tiller steer, so started looking at fitting a console and Teleflex steering.......decided to change the boat and keep the engine.
2010 I bought my xs 4m rib, fitted out with my 30hp yam at the xs factory.
2013 will be the third time "Lilly" has been up to Windermere......4 weeks to go!
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Old 06 August 2013, 15:49   #12
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2 weeks to go !
any one going to be on Windermere 19th Aug through to 25th Aug
if so give us a heads up.
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Old 06 August 2013, 17:01   #13
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How does the little car tow your rib? Do you use it on slip ways? Going to be trailering my sib with a fwd just wondered what it was like. Going to try and avoid dipping it into the water
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Old 06 August 2013, 17:12   #14
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fine its not that heavy, and the slip for windermere is not very steep so no probs.
mostly use the merc to launch and retrieve though
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Old 06 August 2013, 17:23   #15
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I've always wanted to go up to Windermere but always end up in devon or cornwall, Can you do any sking ,ringos or are there speed limits.
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Old 06 August 2013, 17:31   #16
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its an odd one....... there is a 10 knot speed limit

but people ski and wakeboard in the evenings, and as long as no one takes the mick, they get left alone.

I just love cruising the 11 miles, and fish in the evenings. the kids have kneeboarded
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Heading to Windermere tomorrow for 2 nights going to have look at campsites and investigate possibility of taking my rib next yr, do you have to have 3rd party ins? Also register the boat on lake with authorities etc ????
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wise to have ins
you do need to register your boat 20 per year and 15 to renew.
campsites with launching are you tenting?
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Sadly not camping this yr due to partner expecting so in a hotel next yr the tent n stove will be packed
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