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Old 06 August 2012, 08:35   #1
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some advice needed

Hi ladys/gents

First off can i just make clear i have been looking over the forums for a few days reading but still a little unclear so i thought best to ask so go easy on me

this might be one of the odd help cry outs ever posted on ribnet sorry in advance
I have some ( basic theory ) of boating/sibbing but when it comes to what sib/engine works im a little hazy i dont own anything at present and although im saving for our wedding i plan on tucking a little away for next year to get us a boat
the drawback is at present none of us drive and cant really rely on family all the time when needed ect so what ever we decide to invest in needs to have the (hopefully) following things
Able fold/roll up and be as light as possible

the total number of people is 5 however never will there be all of us on at any one time as someone would need to stay on shore with other kids while i was out with another
a good few horses ( for when im out on my own and can give it some welly)

planning on taking RYA level 2 and VHF course before buying anything

like i said above as we dont drive boat and outboard need to be as light as possibe while fitting into the above of thats possible


budget of 3.000 boat and outboard

i know this is a hard one to ask and will not take offence if i`m shown the door with a hefty shove
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Old 06 August 2012, 10:00   #2
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welcome to the forum. Its not a crazy ask. It is perfectly possible to get a sib and smallish 2stroke outboard that would tick most or all of your boxes. Unless you live very close to the water though it would be difficult to get even the lightest boat and engine to the water without a car.

However I note you are in fife. if you are near either Dalgety Bay or Elie there may be other options (other sites are a possibility too - but there are rib netters at both of those) for keeping a small boat at the water and not having to tow it anywhere. That could even open up the small RIB (e.g. SR4) market.

- a 3.2 m SIB + 9.9 HP 2 stroke, should be able to accommodate 1 adult and 2 kids and still get on the plane ok. I guess you could wheel it 100m or so with good transom wheels if not too steep.
- a 3.8 m SIB + 20 or 25 HP 2 stroke would be able to fit all 5 of you, and if correctly inflated, trimmed, loaded, setup/propped etc will probably get on the plane eventually on a reasonable day. Suspect it will be too heavy / awkward to move much more than up a slip or across a road.
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Old 06 August 2012, 10:12   #3
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thanks for your reply

i`m in buckhaven a stones throw from the fishing huts if you know the area the downfall is the harbour is at the bottom of two rather steep hills i did look into the prices for storage at ellie thats where i`m planning on doing the RYA lvl 2 and VHF course so if its not to exspensive i might just keep it there the downfall is its a long bus ride there and back! the other option though one i have not looked into yet is methil docks dont know if they allow sibs/ribs
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welcome to Rib.net,

I guess it was yourself I emailed this morning telling you to join Rib.net.

Kev on here is selling a good sea rider. Horrible weather - think its an ark we need to buy!

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welcome to Rib.net,

I guess it was yourself I emailed this morning telling you to join Rib.net.

Kev on here is selling a good sea rider. Horrible weather - think its an ark we need to buy!

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Most likely was i cant compliment EESC website enough helped me to no end as did this site

for the life of me i cant find the thread you speak of scott
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if you want to talk give me a call , more than happy to advise over phone.

I just knew this site has alot of useful information and good folk ... just remember some have a twisted sense of humour! or no humour !

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if you want to talk give me a call , more than happy to advise over phone.

I just knew this site has alit of useful information and good folk ... just remember done have a twisted sense of humour! or no humour !

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i might just take you up on that scott its looking more likely that my hopes of being able to unpack and go are fading away its looking more like a RIB stored its trying to get somewhere to store since i dont drive the mrs is taking lessons again ( had to stop new baby ) so hopefully things will change for the better
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For anyone asking 'which boat' (one of the most common Q's on here and discussed in so many topics) have a look at the guide on Barnet Marine too, refreshingly honest for guys with a 'vested interest' and choc full of plain advice:

Just click on the four drop down choices on 'our advice on...'

Barnet Marine Centre - Ribs, inflatable boats, outboard motors and tenders. Home Page
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For anyone asking 'which boat' (one of the most common Q's on here and discussed in so many topics) have a look at the guide on Barnet Marine too, refreshingly honest for guys with a 'vested interest' and choc full of plain advice:

Just click on the four drop down choices on 'our advice on...'

Barnet Marine Centre - Ribs, inflatable boats, outboard motors and tenders. Home Page
thanks max that was well worth a read
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don't know what it's like up your neck of the woods, but storing your boat at a boat yard is well worth a thought, and the smaller the boat the cheaper it gets
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