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Old 15 February 2006, 08:40   #11
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looks a good prospect..have send a pm to them to check if sold or not
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Old 15 February 2006, 09:39   #12
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A tiller extension is a great idea. That way, you can move your weight forward more and into the middle of the dinghy if you are out on your own. This will result in the stern 'dragging' less and you will be proceed quicker and more comfortably.
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Old 15 February 2006, 10:05   #13
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tiller extension

great idea..i know this boat will never be fast. just would like to safely use the sea near our house when its calm. i have wetsuit/lifejacket. will get a bigger sib and 10hp when ive finished paying for the new kitchen in the spring
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Old 15 February 2006, 10:12   #14
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great idea..i know this boat will never be fast. just would like to safely use the sea near our house when its calm. i have wetsuit/lifejacket. will get a bigger sib and 10hp when ive finished paying for the new kitchen in the spring
I have been in some pretty choppy seas in our little Avon tender. Excellent little things. Just remember to get the weight balance right. I used to kneel behind the seat with the tiller extension.

Had many happy hours pootling about.....
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Old 15 February 2006, 18:25   #15
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here is a pic of our quicksilver 340 airdeck which is brill, has a 15 yam, the wheels are superb for dragging over soft sand. lots and lots of fun and as you can see we are a multiboat family!! even the 2 yr old has a little boat!
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Old 15 February 2006, 18:54   #16
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Jeez Hugh, that's a home from home if ever there was!

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Old 17 February 2006, 10:21   #17
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you would not believe how much we take away with us!! caravan was full to the brim and its not a small caravan either, it exploded when we opened the door, haha. but the campsite in cornwall is excellent with huge pitchs, and you can slip the boat into the sea at the campsite either by yourself if a hand launch sib or they have a tractor put it in for you. the Mevagissy area is such a pretty place. our pitch we get is right on the beach in that you look out over the beach, every morning we are up fishing at 6-7 having huge fun. Cant wait to get the osprey down there
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Old 17 February 2006, 13:47   #18
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ive been to that campsite a few times. one of the best places in uk i think for all round family fun and beach access...we are thinking og going again this year for a week or two
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the place is pentewan sands in cornwall just south of st austell and is fab but you have to book up early, from nov 1st to secure a week of the dates you prefer and a pitch of your needs

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http://www.pentewan.co.uk/

we have been there lots of times now and cant fault the place

kernow has a place as well and will go there if i can secure a nice discount!!

it would make a brilliant venue for ribbers from here who also go camping and caravanning and i know there are a few of us out there. perhaps we could arrange a week or two next year there!! or perhaps a ribbers meet at kernows place this year
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that would be a fantastic venue for a rib meet..plenty for all to do..
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