Hello Dave. Licences and risk assessments. Call me old fashion but it seems that we can't do anything in case things go wrong. I found out recently that companies like BT and British Gas if called to your property the person who arrives at your residence has to do a risk assessment before they get out of the van. If I go to a canal and fall in and drown surely that is my fault for being stupid in the first place and falling in!😁
So from what you have said it seems that the river near my home and the Exeter canal may be non-starters then.
I am now down to one venue to check which is, as mentioned in an earlier post on this subject, the pond in the gardens of Exeter University. If, and I'm beginning to believe it will be, not allowed because I don't have the correct bit of paper. That I am likely to commit suicide by drowning. That overhead cables are not at the correct meterage above the ground. That the ducks are not wearing protective clothing then I will be forced to remain in dry dock indefinitely. The boats I have built and yet to build will look love dotted around the house as display models. When I decided at 74 to start the hobbies of RC model boats and RC model aircraft before it was too late for me I didn't even consider the problems I would incur.
I think I will just stick to RC small glider flying in the recreation ground some couple of hundred yards from my house. At least what they call Park Flying is allowed as I have checked with my parish council and they have said that flying is an acceptable recreation. I was shocked and had to ask the man to repeat himself as I thought I had misheard. I was expecting to be told no!!!!
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