Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 26 October 2011, 15:39   #21
Member
 
donald463's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Stranraer
Make: No Boat now
Length: no boat
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 120
SW Scotland around Stranraer.
12 Free slips within 15 miles not including beaches. Some better than others. I use three regularly. Free parking and always somebody that turns up to give you a hand (that's free also)
A Yorkshire man( A Scotsman with the generosity sucked out) living in Scotland they don't get tighter than that.
__________________

__________________
donald463 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 October 2011, 16:06   #22
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki DF20 EFI
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,279
Why do you think I have my boating holidays in Scotland Max! Mind you if there is a donation box I always put a couple of pounds in.
__________________

__________________
Fenlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 October 2011, 17:33   #23
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,298
Around here, it's exceptional to have to pay to launch, although in recent years, charges have crept in at some sites for vehicle & trailer parking.
__________________
Downhilldai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 October 2011, 17:50   #24
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: N. Devon
Boat name: Nutkin Too
Make: X-Pro Defender
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard, Suzuki 90
MMSI: 235095884
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,367
RIBase
Loads of free slips down here

I had a yam 380 s with a 25hp 2 stroke, went really well and enjoyed owning her. Used to transport flat or on the roof rack. Got fed up blowing her up during the summer so ended up inflated against the house.

Then as I was using her loads bought a trailer as it was easier than the roof rack, as I now had a trailer it seemed daft to deinflate for winter so left it all together with a cover. Insurance was around the same as the rib that replaced her, storage costs the same, once I'd gone for a trailer then launching issues were about the same so she had to go

Fun it was, still times when doing safety events when the sib is great - and gets borrowed but in the main I'll stick with the rib.

If I had no toy and had to buy one I'd go with the sib again as it allows learning time with smaller hp engines but there is no value in selling a rib to get a sib unless the end use changes.
__________________
Andy

Bude Dive Club - www.budediveclub.co.uk
GAFIRS - www.gafirs.org.uk
treerat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 October 2011, 18:05   #25
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Exiled in England!
Make: Avon SR4
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Downhilldai View Post
Around here, it's exceptional to have to pay to launch, although in recent years, charges have crept in at some sites for vehicle & trailer parking.
For New Brighton it's either 18 quid a day or 124 a year plus a minimum PB2 (half price if you have an affiliated club membership), plus 3rd party insurance for the boat. IIRC you're supposed to carry the insurance cert, your car insurance and your driving licence as well every time you drive on to the beach. Plus the beach is usually fully of scallies on jetskis in summer.

There aren't a lot of other choices. I've seen people tractor launch from Ainsdale beach but that looks a ball ache. Liverpool Sailing Club is 100'ish a year but it's a long way up the Mersey and the slip is about a mile long and 6 foot wide to reverse down.

I love going back to Scotland, free slips all over the place.
__________________
lizardland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 October 2011, 03:30   #26
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,692
I knew education and prescriptions were 'free' in Scotland - seems slips are too!
__________________
Max... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 October 2011, 14:28   #27
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brum
Boat name: UTV
Make: zodiac FR
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke 15hp
MMSI: 999
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 379
I sold my RIB for a SIB because it suited what i used it for. I never really fish or ski and after years of longish trips sort of got bored of that. I use the SIB now from the beach, easier to get in shore with the transom wheels attatched (the rib and beach landing was a mare).

It depends what type of holidays your going on i suppose, mine stopped being a boating holiday and became a holiday with a SIB available to use if and when i wanted to.
__________________
Big waves, small boat ;)
tinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 October 2011, 16:25   #28
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: oregon
Make: zodiac
Length: 3m +
Engine: M40C
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 70
I've never owned a rib. When in Kodiak Alaska I had a 12ft achilles with a 20hp that I went out often in bigger seas/rougher water. I never got soaked, but they are wetter. I was younger and braver, but climbed 10-15ft swells and zoomed down the back side. It was wild! I would go from Kodiak to Afognak island. When I moved to Oregon I got my in-laws 12ft dynous with a 20hp. It was okay, but I got very wet at times in it.
I now have a 380 bombard commando C3 with a 40hp and love it. I've been out in some pretty rough water with it. I admit, if I had the cash I think I'd prefer a rib, but the sib can handle some serious water safely, just not as comfortably as a rib. I agree with the advice of keeping the rib and getting a sib as a second boat if you can afford it. They don't take up much room when stored.
__________________
sinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 October 2011, 16:28   #29
Member
 
kerny's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs
Boat name: IMOGEN
Make: Air-Craft 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 60
MMSI: 235087492
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7,040
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to kerny
Quote:
Originally Posted by Max... View Post
I knew education and prescriptions were 'free' in Scotland - seems slips are too!
__________________
kerny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 October 2011, 17:17   #30
Member
 
Nick Hearne's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bucks
Boat name: Blue & Ding Dong
Make: Ribeye,SR4 & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: 115,50 & 15Hp Yams
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,242
I have a SR4 with a 50hp & a 3.80 Aerodeck with a15hp both Yam 2 st & they are great fun & I will not be selling eather! but if I want to go out & play the SR any day it is just sutch fun & yes it uses more fuel but still you can be out for a day & use only 20lt of fuel! Lanch & recovery is a sinch with the right trailer, what is your sat on?

Nick
__________________

__________________
Member of the Ribeye supporters club!!!
Member of Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Member of SR4 club
Nick Hearne is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.