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Old 26 September 2014, 09:04   #1
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Having hired various small boats on holiday we have just taken the plunge and bought a 3.6m Brig Dingo with solid, slatted floor and a Yamaha F6 6 hp outboard.
There are one or two questions I would greatly appreciate responses to:
1. Where in Sussex, Kent, Surrey could we use our boat? I have approached one or two sailing clubs, for example at Bewl water but with no success. We simply want to cruise around.
2. What transom wheels are best for this sort of boat, the pneumatic or solid plastic ones?
3. How far put from the sea shore is it safe to take such a boat, given calm conditions?
Any other advice ver gratefully received.

Many thanks in advance
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Old 26 September 2014, 11:27   #2
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There are various rivers you could explore, and beaches you could launch from, but I reckon the best SIB cruising area in those counties is Chichester Harbour.

Definitely pneumatic wheels.

There's no definitive answer to your third question, as it really depends on you. In calm conditions you have three limiting factors: how much fuel, what you'll do if you break down, and how long the conditions are likely to stay good. I'd suggest getting a bit of time on the boat close to shore before you get too ambitious, and an RYA level 2 course would give you a good start to be able to decide the answer to this sort of question for yourself.

Have fun and let us know how you get on
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Old 26 September 2014, 12:01   #3
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..for this. We'll go and have a look at Chichester.

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Old 29 September 2014, 14:15   #4
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Try boatlaunch.co.uk and paddle points and then google earth. Plenty of places in West Sussex, but as mentioned training and safety kit advised first.
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