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Old 28 February 2019, 05:20   #51
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It must be difficult being new and having all of us with our opinions!

our opinions are based on experience though gazz it must be said, its up to the OP but he has limitations as well as his boat choice which he needs to know and as you suggest inland lakes are the way to go to hone his skills and get a feel for his set up choice before as i mentioned a circum nav of mull. as david says nothing wrong with a 3.2 in the right conditions with the knowledge needed to use it IMO this forum is an absolute mine of info for the nubbie and experienced alike and should be shared
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Old 28 February 2019, 05:37   #52
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Completely agree with both of those posts
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Being safe at sea (original question) is about knowledge and the application of the things learned. PB2 course is more important than a 0.6m longer boat in my opinion. Definitely get the basic kit, radio, anchor, lifejacket, wet suit (5mm 2 piece?) or dry suits etc before venturing out anywhere.

You'll have great times Cumbria, be sure to keep us updated about your progress and some pics would be fantastic.
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Old 28 February 2019, 06:10   #54
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Great photos. Just thinking it will hit ground at any point when coming out of water. Think I need the wheels. This sin thing not cheep
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How much the course .. tland again well impressed with advice thanks all
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Old 28 February 2019, 06:13   #56
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Anyone know of anything up north , well near cumbria. Got the feeling going to have to get my mrs to work harder... self employed lawyer .. lol
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Old 28 February 2019, 06:22   #57
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How much the course
Varies between schools and the number of students attending, it's a two day course, part classroom. We paid 270 each at Salcombe Sea School, saw it for over 300 at Brixham. You end up with an internationally recognized license.
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Old 01 March 2019, 14:28   #58
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Hi Cumbria I think your making a mistake with the 3.2 we have all been at this point and realized that the bigger sib should have been purchased from start but only you can make that decision personal I would haven't gone for the 3.8 on the advice of the forum members remember that wee have all had the experience but time will learn you like it did us.
As for the mull trip Iam afraid that you experience is lacking and it is for intermediate and seasoned sibbers for this trip there will be another opportunity for you to attend a sibing meeting this year once have finished all the mull trip planning a will be putting up the second trip which is a two day event at the weekend best of luck with your choice of boat HH
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Old 01 March 2019, 14:59   #59
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Mistake... too harsh. Cumbria has ordered the 3.2 and only time will tell if with his operating area, crew and overall use an upgrade is needed but this can be in time. I think his original idea of a 3.0 alloy floor would have been a mistake but he listened to advice then mixed it to his own views and ended up with a decent choice.
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Ok will hold my hand up and say sorry for comment I was to hard with my veiws Cumbria hope you and your family enjoy your new toy and have many hours of enjoyment on her HH
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