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Old 11 July 2012, 08:31   #11
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Wife has a Sigma 33 which I end up "driving" as she isn't confident enough!
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Old 11 July 2012, 08:40   #12
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Our 32 foot motorsailer and rib combo give us the best of both worlds!!!!Can go anywhere in one or the other.Dont agree with the "yachts being caravans of the sea" comment.Never been stuck behind a yacht for miles and miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11 July 2012, 08:51   #13
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Keep a yacht at Craobh, quite often use both, use the yacht as accomodation and go diving off the rib, works well. I still get a big buzz from sailing, you might only be doing 8 knots but the forces being transferred through the boat are considerable, its quiet and I have a considerable stock of cold beer and G & T just metres away! Its nice to have the best of both worlds.
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Old 11 July 2012, 09:03   #14
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you'll find a few unfriendlys to sailors on here !!
The call us wafis (wind assisted f**** idiots)
I don't think it is used as an unfriendly term on here - many of the people who use it are in fact partly from the dark side!
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As far as I'm concerned a rib hasn't got the range of a yacht or anywhere to sleep when you get there whereas a rib is faster,easier to drive and park and bloody good fun.
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Kinda like the comparison between a small 4X4 and a large motorhome
Willk you've let me down again! Surely its just he's got the wrong RIB!

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Dont agree with the "yachts being caravans of the sea" comment.Never been stuck behind a yacht for miles and miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There are some similarities though - and many people use them as floating caravans...
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Old 11 July 2012, 09:52   #15
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Our 32 foot motorsailer and rib combo give us the best of both worlds!!!!Can go anywhere in one or the other.Dont agree with the "yachts being caravans of the sea" comment.Never been stuck behind a yacht for miles and miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the other thing I can get passed a bloody 'rag'boat
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Old 11 July 2012, 17:27   #16
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Lifetime sailor in all sorts from Mirrors through National 12, Laser, RS600, 49er to eighteen foot skiffs. Love any race boat that goes fast but became very bored of it a flyers ago and decided to try another way to get on the water which is how we have a RIB. Plus it's much more sociable as mrs Portholme got very fed up with me loading the trailer and van and disappearing on Friday nights.

Get my race kicks elsewhere and my sea kicks from the RIB now
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Old 13 July 2012, 02:23   #17
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Its a beneteau 361, Gordyp that's how we use it, can't beat a good dive finished off with a nice beer and not having to blast home
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Old 13 July 2012, 02:49   #18
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I am a RIB person First and been doing it for 20 years or so. Did the Day Skipper theory 15 years ago, really for enhancing my Nav Thoery on the RIB.

Then 3 years ago id the Day skipper practical. Managed to have a week in the Clyde in lovely Sunshine. I thought that was really good so have done some more.

My problem with sailing is the sails themselves. Its a black art that a lot of skippers don't seem to be able to put over.

Sailing gets you to places that a RIB really cant go to. I am looking forward to a trip along the outer hebrides. (one day)

Oh and any of you need some sailing crew, then let me know. (And I can bring my dive kit)

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Old 13 July 2012, 03:25   #19
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I have a Westerly sailing yacht in The Solent, and spend as much time as I can cruising on the south coast. But I also teach powerboating and work freelance as a commercial powerboat skipper Really enjoy both types of boating and would not give up either. Just being out on the water is great fun, power or sail doesn't matter, both have their own plus points.

But you all knew I was a sail locker WAFI anyway.
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