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Old 19 June 2015, 19:08   #1
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Hi all. I've been watching the forum for a while. Got a problem as I live in Sheffield which has no rib land about. Is the anyone out there who also lives way inland who has a rib. Before I spend the dosh, do you get the use. If so where do you head. Is it for the day or do you have to make a weekend of it.
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Old 19 June 2015, 19:33   #2
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I think you are probably asking the wrong question. There really isn't anywhere to use a rib properly inland except the lake district (even then very restricted) or large Scottish lochs. You are a good two+ hrs from the sea but plenty of people tow further to use on west of Scotland or south coast regularly. The limiting favour is rarely towing distance but is the rest of life or the weather depending on size of boat. Family commitments and unenthusiastic partners are the killer issues, and for those of us who are not fortunate enough to not need to work, jobs and the fact they often force leisure into weekends only exacerbate and this.
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Old 19 June 2015, 19:56   #3
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We live in Bingley (near Bradford). Generally boat in North Wales. 3 1/2 hours towing g at 6am but generally we'll make a weekend of it. It's not a cheap passtime but the joy it gives me makes it absolutely worth it. Even when the weather is shit I just love being on the water.
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Old 19 June 2015, 23:36   #4
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You are a good two+ hrs from the sea but plenty of people tow further to use on west of Scotland or south coast regularly.
Really? https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourc...eld+to+grimsby

I know someone from Barnsley who used to own a small fishing boat in Whitby - which would be 2.5hrs away roughly and they used to go up virtually every weekend...
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Hi all. I've been watching the forum for a while. Got a problem as I live in Sheffield which has no rib land about. Is the anyone out there who also lives way inland who has a rib. Before I spend the dosh, do you get the use. If so where do you head. Is it for the day or do you have to make a weekend of it.
There are plenty of Yorkshire and Lancs Guys on the forum....some of our most busy....not to mention Vocal members in fact
So it really isn't too much of a Handicap....if you have the Will.
........If you get the "Bug" you'll find the Will
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Old 20 June 2015, 05:23   #7
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Hi all. I've been watching the forum for a while. Got a problem as I live in Sheffield which has no rib land about. Is the anyone out there who also lives way inland who has a rib. Before I spend the dosh, do you get the use. If so where do you head. Is it for the day or do you have to make a weekend of it.
Hi, I live in Sheffield as do a few more on this forum. I cant speak for the rest but my brother and I usualy head for Bridlington South beach whenever we get the urge, about an hour and half towing the rib, we take the kid's grand kid's etc. and make a day of it, as said before it's not cheap but very enjoyable..
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Really? https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourc...eld+to+grimsby

I know someone from Barnsley who used to own a small fishing boat in Whitby - which would be 2.5hrs away roughly and they used to go up virtually every weekend...
West is best!
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But he's not wrong though... West is best, especially up your end.... :thumbup:
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