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Windermere
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago
What an AMAZING summer so far! Without a doubt one of the best we can remember and a fantastic time to own a boat in the Lake District! We have had such a long period with no rain that the lake is now very low.   Here are a few tips to help keep you enjoying the Marina and lake during this dry spell: 1. When manoeuvring in the Marina keep your speed and wash to a minimum at all times. 2. If your boat allows it, keep engines trimmed up and keels lifted. 3. Keep clear of the edges of the Marina channels. 4. Be aware that yachts and larger craft may need to... continue reading
Posted: 7 months 3 weeks ago
Each year boaters are made seriously ill from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and the consequences can be fatal.   In 2013 a mother and daughter died from CO poisoning on their boat on Windermere. Boats are built to keep water out, but this also makes them good containers for gases and fumes.  When carbon-based fuels such as gas, LPG, oil, petrol and diesel don't burn completely, CO is produced. CO build-up in the cabin can occur with one or a mix of these factors: · Badly maintained or misused appliances. · Exhaust fumes from a boat's... continue reading
Windermere Boat Show
Posted: 8 months 3 days ago
Don't miss this years Windermere Boat Show taking place in May. Promising to be bigger and better, this year the show expands on the huge success of previous years bringing an element of adventure for folks of all ages on and off the water. The shores of England’s largest lake will come alive with local companies offering water sports such as stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, wake boarding and sailing. A huge collection of vessels, new and used, from small motor boats to large luxury yachts will be on display to view with local artisan food stalls... continue reading
Mooring options
Posted: 8 months 1 week ago
When the only thing you want to do is unwind and relax at the end of a demanding week, month, or year, what could be better than doing so, on a boat? The UK hosts fantastic, open and calm waters which provide the perfect space to rest and put your feet up, aboard your floating haven. But where is the perfect place to moor your boat when you are taking in the sights of the surrounding areas? We have considered all the above factors and narrowed down five points to help you choose the perfect mooring. Security A piece of mind is of course a must-have. When you moor your... continue reading
Boat Winterisation
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago
Autumn can offer some fabulous days on the lake for all types of boating.   However sometimes Autumn can bring with it unsettled weather so in preparation for this and the Winter months it is important to make sure your boat is ready to cope with strong winds, changing water levels and low temperatures.  A few changes to your boat and mooring will make sure you continue to enjoy your boating right through the Winter.  Before the temperatures drop below zero, protect your engines and fresh water systems from frost damage by winterizing them. If you... continue reading
Fuel options on Lake Windermere
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago
Since the fuel jetty in Bowness closed in 2015 there have been a number of discussions on new fuel stations on the lake.  At Windermere Marina Village we offer a diesel station in our entrance channel but unfortunately any plans for petrol to be installed elsewhere haven’t yet come to fruition.  Until such time a petrol pump is installed on the lake, we would ask that the following guidelines are strictly followed to help make refuelling by hand as safe as possible: Never refuel with petrol (or diesel) within the Marina – this is a serious fire and... continue reading
How to prevent fires on boats
Posted: 1 year 6 months ago
Below are a few top tips on how to stay safe on your boat and help minimise the risk of a fire.  Boat fires do happen and can take hold very quickly.  Don't let this be your boat... Make sure appliances are installed and maintained by a trained fitter. Fit smoke alarms, carbon monoxide and gas detectors. Turn off fuel and gas supplies properly after use. Dispose of cigarettes carefully. Do not barbeque on or close to your boat. Take care when fueling and clean up any spillages.  Do not fuel within the Marina. Keep fire extinguishers and blankets close... continue reading