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Old 20 January 2008, 20:38   #1
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Helford - RIB or SIB

Booked week in Helford Village for end of July, followed by week in South Pool
nr Salcombe.
Can't decide what boat to take...
The kids are not too happy with going too far out to sea, Mrs Mustrib likes to
spend time on beaches rather than boats. I was erring more towards the SIB for beaching purposes....but when I get let off the leash, I like a good wave hop in the Searider.
Been down to Salcombe estuary manytimes and feel the SIB is more suited
to use down there....especially as I use the very tidal visitors mooring at South Pool.
Never having been down to Helford before, not sure whether the SR4 would be more suited to exploration or the SIB.
Any peeps got suggestions?
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Old 21 January 2008, 01:52   #2
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If your not planning on leaving the mouth of the river at all I'd prob go with the SIB. As you say its much easier to get afloat if you beach for the day but if you are planning to hop around to St.Antony or Maenporth/swanpool then I'd defo go with the RIB!
Where are you staying? (Used to live in the Village!)
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Old 21 January 2008, 03:53   #3
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My grandad used to have a mooring at Abrahams Bosom, it's a great place to explore, and I think SIB gives you more options on the river and RIB to go further afield.

Is taking both an option? If it was me I'd be inclined to deflate the SIB and trail it in the RIB
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Old 21 January 2008, 09:07   #4
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Booked week in Helford Village for end of July, followed by week in South Pool
nr Salcombe.
Can't decide what boat to take...
The kids are not too happy with going too far out to sea, Mrs Mustrib likes to
spend time on beaches rather than boats. I was erring more towards the SIB for beaching purposes....but when I get let off the leash, I like a good wave hop in the Searider.
Been down to Salcombe estuary manytimes and feel the SIB is more suited
to use down there....especially as I use the very tidal visitors mooring at South Pool.
Never having been down to Helford before, not sure whether the SR4 would be more suited to exploration or the SIB.
Any peeps got suggestions?
ta!
From Southpool the SIB will get you easily to Salcombe and all of the beaches in the estuary, but you probably already know that!
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Old 21 January 2008, 09:52   #5
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yes ...comfortable about taking the SIB in Devon..
I dont think its a realistic option to take both - although that would be great - as the SIB is 3.8 m Honwave with a Yam 20... bundling that into my SR4 and onto the trailer maybe pushing my luck weight wise.
Just not sure about launching from Helford village and what the Helford river is like to explore....if the kids are in the SIB and there is a bit of a swell it can be quite crashy (and wet) but dont know how sheltered the River is...?
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hello Markyboyo... staying at a cottage just behind the Shipwrights Arms.
it said it had room to park a small boat so was hooked !
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Its certainly a beautiful spot, I grew up in the village but live nearer Falmouth now, I'm still regularly found bobbing about down on the river there! What ever boat you decide upon you'll have a great time. The river is very sheltered unless you get a Easterly. Are you planning to launch daily? It can be tricky on the Helford side on anything below half tide.
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It can be tricky on the Helford side on anything below half tide.
So the SIB it is then?
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Old 24 January 2008, 18:38   #9
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Thanks Marky.. will probably launch daily, just depends how secure I feel the SIB (or RIB) is when moored. As I say ..the place is really an unknown quantity.
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I live on the outskirts of Mawnan Smith (Helford). I'd go for the rib. The sib would be great for tootling around the river, but you'd be limited to the Helford. The best beaches Mollulnan (St. Anthonys) etc. are on or around the Carrick Roads (Falmouth). The Rib would give you access to so much more, you could even go around the Lizard to Kynance which is one of the most stunning beaches in Cornwall. Give me a shout when you're here, I'd happily hook-up for a run out.

Which village are you in Marky?
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