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Spook

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So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« on: October 19, 2011, 11:20:49 PM »



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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 11:27:12 PM »

What happened? Someone forgot to pay the water rates?????

That's worse than having yer light'ouse nicked!!!!!!!
Carl

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2011, 12:23:14 AM »

Fantastic for a hovercraft.  :embarrassed:
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Spook

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011, 01:15:58 AM »

... or a buggy

I think it's so that they can shovel up the several tonnes of swan poo that accumulate in the lake. ;-)
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011, 07:25:05 AM »

that looks like a good sized boating lake or is it a photographic illusion.
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2011, 11:36:47 AM »

What is the parking like at this lake? Nearby or a fair hike?

would be a good place for a 'meet' nes pas?

Carl

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2011, 11:52:22 AM »


Yes it's a lovely lake.  Here is a picture when I went to sail my Springer once.

Perhaps Spook could give us the low down on availability and parking as I was only a guest . I believe it has a strong membership as well.


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Spook

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 12:22:45 PM »

It's a very nice lake, about 1 metre deep, large enough for fast electrics as well (i/c not allowed), but you need to be careful not to hit the swans/geese/ducks/gulls.

As for parking, insured BMBC club members have access to park at the lakeside, right by the water. There is out-of-season (October to April?) parking on the adjacent road but during the summer months it is patrolled  by the odd traffic warden.

The link below is to Google maps - The nearest public car parks are 1) on the Knap car terrace (left side of the map), about 200 yards from the lake and 2) behind the post office (top of the map), about 250 yards from the opposite end of the lake to that which we usually use for sailing  so, as long as your boat's not too heavy or have a trolley it's not too much of a drag.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=51.390456,-3.293045&spn=0.004519,0.012177&t=h&z=17&vpsrc=6
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 04:18:46 PM »

We at Tynemouth had a few horrible years of that stuff. Thick enough to play cricket on. Now there's some sort of electronic gizmo that does something I know nowt about, but it certainly seems to stop such stuff growing. BY.
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Nige52

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011, 06:30:50 PM »

Bryan......the pool is empty mate....... {-) {-)
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Spook

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2011, 01:23:31 AM »

Looks as if the Knap lake is full of the wet stuff again. I haven't yet been lakeside to see how deep it is, but it is looking good.
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011, 10:41:57 AM »

Hi all.
Sailed there on Thursday last.
Water nice and clean, about 10"-12" lower than woodwork.  :-))
A lttle lower than ideal but OK if you dont want to make any adjustments when on the water. {:-{
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 10:49:55 AM »

Meant to post this with previous reply :embarrassed:

Is this any help?



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Spook

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2011, 01:26:08 PM »

it is rather low isn't it?  It's normally up near the woodwork. Maybe it's still filling, as the 'feeder' is a spring which doesn't have a very strong flow.
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2011, 03:12:22 PM »

My club lake 3 Rivers RYA  http://www.3rryc.org.uk/ is 3 feet below it's normal level we can just about launch our 1 metre yachts off the jetty this has been due to very low rainfall this year and the water table also getting lower to be honest if we don't get some rain down south soon it's not looking good for next year.

That boating lake looks perfect for IOM racing and other classes who runs the club there.
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2011, 04:22:23 PM »

You can have some of our rain if you come and collect  {-)
We've had the lake water close to, or even over, the tops of the jetties right through the summer.
I was having to step UP into my dad's sailing boat on Coniston rather than the usual down.....most disconcerting.
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2011, 06:48:30 PM »

We'll happily have some of your water in Westport Lake, Stoke if you can mail it. We've been about a foot below normal level all year! Launching heavier boats has been awkward to say the least! Dave.  O0
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kenthompson

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2011, 10:52:36 PM »

I was there!!!  along with several others, sailing their boats today,20/11/2011.
It was full ( about 12 "" low frok the norm when I left about 1300 hrs.
Ken
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2011, 10:57:46 PM »


Hi All
It was nearly full (about 12")from the normal level,) when I left it today at about 1pm,,20/11/2011.
the boys where there with their boats sailing o:k
Regards
Ken
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hopeitfloats

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2011, 09:03:01 AM »

curiosity has got the better of me so i have to ask.......why was it drained.....to clean it or another reason
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Spook

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2011, 09:18:38 AM »

It's drained every few years to clean it. The lake attracts quite a healthy population of water birds, i.e. swans, geese ducks and gulls. whose toilet habits are less than ideal. Consequently there is quite a build up of bird poo and algae over time, so the council drain it and clean it.

If you look at the map link I posted earlier you can see how gungey the lake gets. Also if you go into street view on the map you will get an idea of the number of birds it attracts.
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hopeitfloats

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2011, 09:32:41 AM »

i see what you mean.  is that a mat of algae.
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2011, 10:33:56 AM »

See reply Number 9.... {-)

It would make a great car racing venue... :-))
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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2011, 11:34:12 AM »

Spook - me and the 'old fella' are seriously thinking of joining this Club (he lives near Chepstow)............can you point me in the direction of some details please?
Also - is the lakeside accessible for motorhomes - i.e. the access gate width isnt too restrictive?
Some of our boats are so large that they dont fit in a car!!!!
Cheers
Carl

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Re: So no sailing at Barry boating lake for a while then...
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2011, 05:08:20 PM »

Carl,

I sent an email to info@barrymodelboatclub.co.uk, as per the club website www.barrymodelboatclub.co.uk , when I joined and got a fairly prompt response. So I'd suggest you do that. If you have no joy there, I have the chairman's email address.

The entrance to the lakeside is wide enough for the council lorries to get through so it might be OK for a motorhome. There are two lockable pillars which need to be lowered for access. I can get my 4x4 through by just lowering one, so you should be OK.

Hope to see you at the lake!

Cheers,
Spook
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