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Old 08 May 2016, 13:53   #1
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So this is why I bought a SIB

First proper family outing today, and what a day... Not too much, not too little. Sunshine, calm, a bit of chop later on. A pint in the sun, kids on the ringo, swimming and mud slides... We even caught a fish! Awesome!

Thanks to Fenlander for the Mersea Island tip... And another mate to the Tollesbury marina tip...

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Old 08 May 2016, 13:55   #2
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Old 08 May 2016, 14:10   #3
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Sounds like a lot of fun, I got out for the first time yesterday, will do a post.
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Old 08 May 2016, 14:25   #4
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Good choice of day Stig. Never been to Tollesbury marina that I can remember... do they charge for a while on the pontoon... do they have a shop for drinks/ice creams... toilets?
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Old 08 May 2016, 15:08   #5
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Excellent day stig nothing better many more to come.

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iPhone app looks good, which one is it?
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Old 08 May 2016, 15:52   #7
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iPhone app looks good, which one is it?

It's the RYA SafeTrx one. You can plan a route, set alarms to notify people if you don't return or simply track your trip.
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Good choice of day Stig. Never been to Tollesbury marina that I can remember... do they charge for a while on the pontoon... do they have a shop for drinks/ice creams... toilets?

Well, I don't know if they charge or not, I spoke to a berthed yachtsman and he said just stick it in an empty berth and move it if the owner comes back.

There's a bar/club house with food, hot choc and beer! Not sure about ice cream. It looked fairly posh inside but no one seemed to mind us in our shorts and flip flops. Toilets. A swimming pool (if you can get access - members only)

There's a lot of activity in there and we didn't fully explore. Lots of small sailing dinghies/training school/club next to the marina. Next to that an outdoor "natural pool" that is municipal and supposedly a cafe nearby but we didn't find it.

Channel in is fairly tidal and narrow, big boats are bound by the 1.5 hours either side high tide restriction common in these muddy parts.
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It's the RYA SafeTrx one. You can plan a route, set alarms to notify people if you don't return or simply track your trip.

Oh, it kills the battery so i keep mine on charge whilst in the boat.
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Thxs for the info, at the risk of turning this into an iPhone topic the battery on the SE lasts me all day streaming the 5C lasted a morning
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