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Old 04 June 2008, 17:00   #401
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well.....

decided we are struggling to get the use out of the boat due to ...

good weather at a weekend/calm seas/sunshine/low wind/we are free

getting all these to come together is tough, and the mrs enjoys less favorable weather when we have no kids, it can be quite rough and is fine. But we always worry about the 5&7 yr olds so tend to have to wait for the right conditions when they are with us and that is most of the time.

so the plan is to put the boat keys down for 3-4 years for them to grow a bit bigger and then if the bug is biting again we will get another. We also have the very kind offer of use of a rib when we want to so that will hopefully fulfill the urges when they come along!!

we do have the 3.4m sib to play with when down cornwall way so all is not lost.

The mrs is keen on upgrading the motorhome to a slightly larger one with a bigger bathroom! so we will probably go that route in due course as we get a lot of use out of the mh.

If/when we decide to get back to a rib we will certainly have osprey vipermax as the first choice (depending on if chris or roy can cut us a fantastic deal after all the publicity generated!) or a scorp as a close second.
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Old 04 June 2008, 17:19   #402
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I find the SIB can be just as much fun as a RIB - just in different ways.

You have evenm got me drooling over ospreys - what's their website again?
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Old 04 June 2008, 17:30   #403
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I did some major work to the boat for the new owner over the past couple of weeks, here are some pics before it left today...
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What was the major work that needed doing?
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Old 04 June 2008, 17:50   #405
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Now that it's gone, will you stop flogging this thread to death?
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Old 04 June 2008, 17:53   #406
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What was the major work that needed doing?
just a whole lot of new kit to be added, ie uprating the equipment i had originally fitted with new sexier stuff....ie the 42 inch plasma tv garmin kit!

i was blown away with the quality and spec of the new Garmin unit with the latest mapping software. They are expensive but sitting there with a lovely big screen map is just so good. Plus a load of other items to personalise it for the new owner.
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Plus a load of other items to personalise it for the new owner.
He sounds like a man after your own heart. Where did you find him? The George Michael Appreciation Society?
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I find the SIB can be just as much fun as a RIB - just in different ways.

You have evenm got me drooling over ospreys - what's their website again?
cant wait to get out on the sib with the lad...he loves it.....it is a different but inexpensive bit of fun. we enjoy it too
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Old 04 June 2008, 18:13   #409
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cant wait to get out on the sib with the lad...he loves it.....it is a different but inexpensive bit of fun. we enjoy it too

whe i see the pics of the guys wild camping in scotland with thier sibs I do wonder who is getting the most fun per buck
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Old 04 June 2008, 18:17   #410
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whe i see the pics of the guys wild camping in scotland with thier sibs I do wonder who is getting the most fun per buck

yes i must admit that did look fun and would love to do that sort of thing. I think that is tremendous value for money.
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