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neil m

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Helterskelter on Windermere
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:04:49 AM »
We got a registration for Windermere this year and as the weather was calm we have had a lovely weekend on there.

Launching at Ferry Nab
IMG_1938 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

hanging out with the yachts.
20180414_104359 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

sailing on open water.
20180414_121035 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

Wonderful sunset at Ambleside
20180414_193721 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

early morning sailing in the mist
20180415_082904 by Neil Mcgarry, on Flickr

We loved it and will go back again
Neil & Bev..

phil riley

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Re: Helterskelter on Windermere
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 09:09:54 AM »
Fantastic Neil,looks beautiful.Bet you got a lot of attention.

neil m

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Re: Helterskelter on Windermere
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 09:31:49 AM »
Everyone loved it Phil, the Lake wardens were very helpful and all the sailors and powerboat owners gave us a wave,
here is a couple of youtube clips of our trip.
https://youtu.be/UYss3X5hQZg

https://youtu.be/ciA22TqNz-k

michael-griffin

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Re: Helterskelter on Windermere
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 08:28:27 PM »
Hi Neil, how fantastic doesnít Helterskelter look great on Windermere the perfect craft for the job not left on the water for years spoiling the view LOL
Would love to know how difficult it was to register and its cost etc, nice wide slipway.
best wishes
Mick G

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Re: Helterskelter on Windermere
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 09:56:07 PM »
The saling in the mist looks amazing Neil- lovely wide slipway too.
Thanks for the pics
Sarah

neil m

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Re: Helterskelter on Windermere
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 12:10:02 AM »
Hi Neil, how fantastic doesnít Helterskelter look great on Windermere the perfect craft for the job not left on the water for years spoiling the view LOL
Would love to know how difficult it was to register and its cost etc, nice wide slipway.
best wishes
Mick G

Hi Mick,
Well its a little complex but easy enough to do, all powered craft on Windermere need a registration which is administered by Lake District National Park. This is an Annual Registration which is £20 for a new registration plus £10 for a set of adhesive Numbers to stick on your boat, Renewals for further years are £15  so £30 to get your first one, you can download a form and apply by post here.
http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/placestogo/explorewindermere/thingstodowindermere/windermerereg
We used the Slipway at Ferry nab where the Lake Wardens are based you don't have to book the Slipway is open every day from 9am to 5pm and the cost to launch and recover is £13, you also need to pay to pay to park your car in the car park we got a three day pass at £15, a week is £30. included in all this is services such as water point, toilets and showers and elsan.
So now your on the lake you need an overnight mooring, at Ferry nab you can book a jetty berth at £36 a night or a swinging mooring at £13.50 though you would need a tender to get ashore from a swinging mooring and as we wanted to go into Bowness for a meal on the Friday night we paid for a jetty mooring.
There are some public jetty's around the lake and when we went up to Ambleside on the Sat night we stayed over on the one there though I'm not sure your really mean't to. In high season you may not get on one.
so we paid £64 for our three days on the Lake and thought it was well worth it,  the charges for an annual jetty mooring is £5000 more details here,
https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/leisure-culture-and-events/windermere-lake/windermere-fees-and-charges/
hope this explains it.
Neil

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Re: Helterskelter on Windermere
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 07:49:02 PM »
Hi Neil, thanks for the info, I think with your fuel to get there, about £100 total, £30 a day is money well spent for such an experience I paid more than that in parking charges in Bournemouth last week ( and I thought Highway robbery was illegal), the mooring charges are staggering at £5000 per year our club charges £9 per foot per year and I know the Ashby doesnít compare to the views you have seen, it isnít bad.
best wishes
Mick G

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Re: Helterskelter on Windermere
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2018, 10:03:26 PM »
Hi NEIL,   excellent pictures and video you still keeping the caraboat flag flying well all the best Vic, ex Miarge.

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Re: Helterskelter on Windermere
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 11:10:54 PM »
Hi Victor, nice to hear from you, how about posting some photo's of the early days of the club ?
best wishes
Mick G