Originally Posted by SimonKos
I'm from Morecambe. When I say I'm a complete newbie, I mean that (ive never even been on a dinghy as a kid!) It's a start from scratch.
I have no idea about launch sites nearby, apart from Knott End? I know there are slipways here, but I don't think there is any parking nearby? E.g the yacht club
I am trying to collate a definitive list of things I need to do before I even think about getting a rib. E.g safety gear and training.
There's a lot more to this than I imagined
You're thinking about training; a great way to start. You want to do an RYA powerboat level 2 course - this will explain all the basics. Well worth doing this before thinking too much about what size boat to get - you might find you do your course on a 4m boat only to find this will be too small for what you want. The two day course will also help you when looking - you'll have a better idea of what power trim, oil injection, long shaft, jockey console, wheel bearings etc mean. All useful terms when buying a used boat!