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Thread: Fast Boat On Windermere
04-03-11, 23:58 #11
05-03-11, 13:41 #12
It's (or one very much like it) berthed here at Aquatics. (Wasn't here last week) Looks very nice. I'd have one like a shot if I could afford it!
Last edited by IRC Kevin; 05-03-11 at 13:45.Bayliner 2855 'Teachers' Pet'
05-03-11, 18:13 #13
Didn't say it doesn't look nice. Just that it's a waste on Windermere.
05-03-11, 19:27 #14
MF started life on Windermere.
So did I, with a different boat. Hated the place, so thats how I got to sea.
05-03-11, 19:48 #15
The Thames -
is full of them,
well, that's large glistening white three storey things.
Many don't venture out (thank heavens) 'cos they are scared by the nasty rough locks and overhanging trees. Not to mention the 5mph speed limit.
Horses for courses.
Windermere for sailing
The Sea for fast powerboats
The Thames for smaller craft of all shapes and sizes
The canals for umm...
05-03-11, 20:11 #16
06-03-11, 00:06 #17
06-03-11, 10:04 #18Registered User
Location : Medway
- Join Date
- Nov 2001
"Not to mention the 5mph speed limit."
Ahem ...8 kilometers per hour
06-03-11, 11:58 #19
A caravan near Windermere is more expensive than a boat on the Lake and as for holiday cottages, don't even go there! I much prefer the sports cruiser design over a flybridge, as we use the cockpit as a living space all year round, which we couldn't do with a flybridge unless it was totally enclosed. Having said that, if the lottery came up it would be a Haynes or Broom with a single engine that would be sitting in our berth, as they offer the best of both worlds.
Some people find the restrictions on Windermere too limiting, we don't and and view every day not there as a wasted day, managing to spend four months of the year (when totalled up) actually on the boat. We don't even mind the speed limit (dons tin hat and waits for incoming!) as we're using the side scan most of the time and that works best at 5mph and has the added bonus of being virtually zero wake so we don't end up drowning the 'suicide boaters'.Bayliner 2855 'Teachers' Pet'
06-03-11, 12:44 #20