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Old 10 July 2012, 17:17   #1
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Sailers on rib.net

S there many sailers on here then ? My family and I have a 36ft yacht on loch feochan.
Would be good to meet other people on the adventures.

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Old 10 July 2012, 17:19   #2
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S there many sailers on here then ?
I think we have a "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.

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Old 10 July 2012, 17:58   #3
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I used to have a Westerly GK29. It was a great boat and I do miss it in some respects. However, Mrs GJ0KYZ hated sailing so that was the end of that I'm afraid.
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We were mad sailors, dabbled with power boats but always went back to sail - then discovered RIBs and binned the rags for good.
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Yep, we're sailors first (Rival 41) and ribbers? ribbists? second. Still learning about ribs.
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I'm a sailor (beneteau oceanis 331,Osprey mk4) and a ribber too ,but you'll find a few unfriendlys to sailors on here !!
The call us wafis (wind assisted f**** idiots)
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.
So thats why I've got both. (and the rib is handy to help out when the dinghy falls over)
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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
Kinda like the comparison between a small 4X4 and a large motorhome
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We were mad sailors, dabbled with power boats but always went back to sail - then discovered RIBs and binned the rags for good.
I grew up sailing dinghies until it got to the stage where i wanted to do some cruising. Mum got scared I was going to be found floating face down in the channel so Dad bought a RIB...

Give me an open cruising dinghy with twin mast gaff rig and an iron centreboard and camping is a dream, but not a patch on wave jumping in a wind against tide force 6 in the weatern solent...

And yachts are the caravans of the sea..
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I've tried to like sailing, I really have. After all, with fuel costs the way they are it makes a lot of sense. I even owned a sailing RIB for a while!

It really isn't my thing though. It's not just the speed, I'm happy enough in a kayak or displacement cruiser, but there's too much faffing around with sailing - and always heading in the wrong direction gets tiresome...
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