Originally Posted by SIB123
Me and my wife just bought a 2.7m waveline SIB for a bit of fun this summer however I need some advice.
I've got a 4hp mariner engine, am I safe to use this boat just off the coast (Norfolk)? i.e launch from the beach and stay as close as possible to shore, wearing bouyancy aids, carrying phone, pump, gorrila tape etc....
If it is safe can anyone recommend any beaches around Norfolk that don't suffer from unusual or dangerous tides or that have a barrier... I was possibly thinking waxham.. have seen plenty of jetskiers off there.
What do I need in terms of licence, insurance etc... do I need all of these to use the Norfolk Broads. I've found lots of conflicting rules for different rivers jurisdictions?
and lastly what is a boat safety certificate and do I need one for such a small craft??
Thanks in advance for any advice and help.
Hi there fella,don t know your neck of the woods,but my set up is similar to yours SEE MY AVATOR, there must be some sheltered waters around your way,i fish with a 3.3hp and poodles along very well,i go in flat calm weather ,has been a little lumpy at times,but get in with no probs,only fish half a mile out or so,25 ft of water being my deepest,i take all the required safety gear ,its a must,so you would need to study your waters,seeing where to fish in not to many currents etc,shame you so far away i could show you the ropes,so to speak.....................good luck with her