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Old 15 October 2014, 11:47   #21
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No motor just yet- I'm after a 15 but very low on cash!
Boy, does that sound familiar!

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Old 15 October 2014, 12:57   #22
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Old 15 October 2014, 13:27   #23
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Hi all!

Jut to drop a quick introduction o myself! I've just just bought myself my first boat- an Avon Rover 340 and looking forward to getting out on the water! I'm hoping the bank is kind to me and will help me with the finances on an outboard this week so I can get a couple of trips on the water before winter hits!
Here is the small Indaba boat!!! I had canvas chaps put on to protect the tubes against damage and UV. I use a Mariner 15hp and the boat planes really well with 3/4. If i am alone I use a tiller extension and sit facing forward on the seat. The Rover range are great - tough and seaworthy as they have a deep v compared to many others. I suggest you consider a keel strip for protection - cheap and easy to fit.
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Old 15 October 2014, 15:17   #24
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Here is the small Indaba boat!!! I had canvas chaps put on to protect the tubes against damage and UV. I use a Mariner 15hp and the boat planes really well with 3/4. If i am alone I use a tiller extension and sit facing forward on the seat. The Rover range are great - tough and seaworthy as they have a deep v compared to many others. I suggest you consider a keel strip for protection - cheap and easy to fit.
Love the canvas chaps indie
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Old 15 October 2014, 15:22   #25
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That looks like a great set up Indie! The chaps do look good!
Mine is the older boat with the wooden transom so it could do with something like that to add to the looks
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Here is the small Indaba boat!!! I had canvas chaps put on to protect the tubes against damage and UV. I use a Mariner 15hp and the boat planes really well with 3/4. If i am alone I use a tiller extension and sit facing forward on the seat. The Rover range are great - tough and seaworthy as they have a deep v compared to many others. I suggest you consider a keel strip for protection - cheap and easy to fit.
Looks awesome, needs teak decking
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Old 15 October 2014, 16:46   #27
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Old 15 October 2014, 18:07   #28
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I go half a mile north of marina hall road by coastguard station and launch there.

Do you have a map? Grid ref?
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Old 15 October 2014, 20:57   #29
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Bought myself an oldish Mercury 7.5 for now. It's only going to be run 2-up anyway so it's not too bad! Then I'll save up for a newer 15 in time for summer!
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Old 16 October 2014, 13:18   #30
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its hall road blundell sands crosby ,its were the iron men are but they are to the left and its to dangerous to take boat that side hitting one of them at speed its curtains , there is a slipway but it has a barrier easy to lift sib over we go onto mersey towards formby point and as far as southport often see seals and do some fishing.usually launch 2 to 3 hours before high tide that will give at least 3 hours on water.
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