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I.C. BOATS AND THEIR RESTRICTIONS
« on: November 20, 2012, 06:54:32 PM »

What are the rules on operating I.C. boats, are they restricted to certain lakes around the country, or is it just a matter of individual clubs banning their use because of pollution, health & safety, and Local Councils Bye-Laws ?


Any guide lines etc., would be helpful


thanks in advance
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Re: I.C. BOATS AND THEIR RESTRICTIONS
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 07:13:29 PM »

As a group we do not allow them as our insurance does not cover it, to my knowledge there is actually no Council restriction on our lake, however there is wildlife , the pond is not huge and is surrounded bu concrete edges, It would only take one incident or residents to complain and we would get the blame regardless the fact that the lake is public, as we have before when an idiot (Not a member ) delibrately chased ducks in public view, luckily we were able to prove that they had nothing to do with us.
It is a shame as I have a couple of boats which would be great with IC but with the improvements with electrics it is just as fun.

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Re: I.C. BOATS AND THEIR RESTRICTIONS
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 07:45:51 PM »

Most bans are down to local bye laws, usually concerned with noise. If you have a particular water in mind you would need to check with the appropriate authority (park rangers, council, land owner). Insurance is also a consideration and most insurances require that you have the land owners permission to sail. HTH
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Re: I.C. BOATS AND THEIR RESTRICTIONS
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 08:19:48 PM »

Thanks for the reply guys, I have been told that I.C boats were restricted to 5/6 lakes around the country, anyone knows which lakes these are ?
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Re: I.C. BOATS AND THEIR RESTRICTIONS
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 08:24:24 PM »

Could you post whereabouts you are? as it would help replies. Oil pollution of water can also be a problem. Where i live i can think of places where an ic boat can be run. Why not ask around at your local clubs? John.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 08:28:35 PM »

Hi John
I'm in Merseyside/Lancashire border
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 08:31:13 PM »

Sorry i dont think i can be of help in this case. In my area four lakes allow ic boats. John.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 08:32:56 PM »

Cheers John
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 09:23:26 PM »

hi,we run petrol model power boats at a boating lake in bidston,birkenhead,just the other side of the tunnel,although lake is a public lake you do need insurance to run,we meet there most sundays and although its not the largest of lakes its more than adequate.as for insurance you could try bmprs please check the web site for details,hope this helps, kurt
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2012, 09:40:17 PM »

Hi Kurt
is that Gaupy Road, think thats how its spelt
 
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2012, 09:46:00 PM »

hi yes its on gautby road,bidston rise :-))
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2012, 10:02:44 PM »

Cheers Kurt
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2012, 10:04:31 PM »

can i ask what ic boats you run?we are all power freaks at the lake,fast is never fast enough :} :}
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2012, 10:09:29 PM »

Not decided yet, used to race in the late 60's, have a Flaty in the loft (minus its engine) which I would like to revive
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2012, 10:50:52 PM »

well you are more than welcome to come to the lake and have a look,please feel free, :-))
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Re: I.C. BOATS AND THEIR RESTRICTIONS
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2012, 10:57:00 PM »

Also forgot have a 70's Aerokits Swordsman on the bench being restored has no engine but will fit an IC engine from the 70's....I think it had a Merco 29 fitted originally
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