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Old 26 July 2013, 12:03   #1
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We have just bought our first boat, a 380 sib with 15hp outboard. We have bought it for the ocean just to have a bit of fun and cruise the bays but want to get used to it before we head out to sea!! Does anyone know of places we can take it to practice and get used to it? We live in between Cardiff and Swansea and can travel (due to the convenience of having a SIB! )

Any advice for newbies gratefully excepted along with some locations to try it out.

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Old 26 July 2013, 12:12   #2
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Cardiff Bay? It's sort of sea, but not open sea!
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Thats a nice outfit you got there, if you don't mind traveling a bit then there's a few great spots around Pembrokeshire that would be good training ground for you, Dale bay for example, its generally sheltered from most directions with very little current within the bay, and of course a lot more to explore beyond once you gain experience and feel confident to do so.
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Here's a little preview of Dale.
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Cardiff bay is ideal for you. Launch at channel view lesuire centre day pass 11 plus 5 deposit. Good slipway, trundle around the rivers to get the feel then explore the bay, when your confident and got the right weather and gear get out the barrage and play in the Bristol Channel.
Knab rock is another at Mumbles in Swansea. Got to register first with the council and can get really busy at times, also some real shallow parts to look out for.
As already mentioned Go West - Pembrokeshire. River Cleddau, Milford haven, Saundersfoot are great. Enjoy boating Safely.
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Cardiff Bay? It's sort of sea, but not open sea!
Good idea thanks.
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Thats a nice outfit you got there, if you don't mind traveling a bit then there's a few great spots around Pembrokeshire that would be good training ground for you, Dale bay for example, its generally sheltered from most directions with very little current within the bay, and of course a lot more to explore beyond once you gain experience and feel confident to do so.
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Here's a little preview of Dale.
Yes we have friends with a van at Dale and they suggested there too. They kayak there a lot. Thanks.
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Cardiff bay is ideal for you. Launch at channel view lesuire centre day pass 11 plus 5 deposit. Good slipway, trundle around the rivers to get the feel then explore the bay, when your confident and got the right weather and gear get out the barrage and play in the Bristol Channel.
Knab rock is another at Mumbles in Swansea. Got to register first with the council and can get really busy at times, also some real shallow parts to look out for.
As already mentioned Go West - Pembrokeshire. River Cleddau, Milford haven, Saundersfoot are great. Enjoy boating Safely.
Think we will start here, thanks for the advice.
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