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Old 05 June 2020, 15:52   #1
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Good day yll, need some advice as im new to boating in uk rivers and canals. Ive got a 11ft dinghy and would like to go explore some rivers but getting a licence and insurance seems to he the hardest part to get and where u can launch the boat. Its not to heavy to launch by myself but tried the canal and river trust website but no luck. Any advice TIA
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Hi Quin and welcome to the forum.

If you are quick on the keyboard insurance can be had here in under 5mins... Craftinsure Boat Insurance | Compare Yacht, Narrowboat, Dinghy, RIB, Speedboat, Canoe and Kayak Insurance

Look on Google maps where it would suit you to go on the river then search on the fees for that river authority.

It is often possible to work out launch locations from Google maps then Streetview or images of the location found online.
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It is often possible to work out launch locations from Google maps then Streetview or images of the location found online.
Or try Boatlaunch.co.uk
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Thank you very much.
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Thanks wil give it a try.
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Boatlaunch is a good call to get some initial starting points but Quin can be quite flexible at other locations with his boat model listed only being 17kg and rated to 2hp so it'll be quite manageable at any suitable river bank near a parking spot.
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Paddlepoints might also be a handy resource for anyone who doesn’t need a slipway to launch.

https://gopaddling.info/paddlepoints/
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