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Old 28 November 2012, 07:43   #1
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Hi all,

Living by the sea all my life, I have always wanted a boat to go exploring (ferry travel is my preferred method of travelling anywhere)

I'm a complete newbie to all this and wouldn't know where to start . All I know is, I would like a RIB

I've tried searching the forum, but what I need is some sort of idiots guide to starting up.

Could anyone point me in the right direction?

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Old 28 November 2012, 07:45   #2
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What sort of RIB? What is important for you/what do you wanna do with it?
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Old 28 November 2012, 07:56   #3
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Mextli,

All I will want to use one for is to cruise around on. I live on Morecambe Bay so it would be used a lot out there. It would need to carry 2 or 3 people.

There are that many different sizes, engine types etc, that I am totally clueless as to what sort of RIB would fit my basic requirements.
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Old 28 November 2012, 08:06   #4
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If it has to carry 3 people i'd recoommend something over 4m in size, and with about 50-40 HP on the back.

Depends on your buget if it should be a 4 or a 2 stroke
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Old 28 November 2012, 10:56   #5
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Ballistic RIBs do a free e-mailed buyers guide, jsut sign up at:

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Old 28 November 2012, 11:05   #6
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Ballistic RIBs do a free e-mailed buyers guide, jsut sign up at:

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Many thanks EnglishLes for the Buyers Guide recommendation. You can also get one from our website

We are always happy to give advice on RIBs and normally have in excess of 20 boats available for viewing at our Trafalgar Wharf site. Click here for our full stock list.

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Old 28 November 2012, 17:18   #7
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our home ground. Whereabouts are you? and where are you thinking of launching from? or are you thinking of keeping it afloat? Our little group cruises around the bay when we're not working afloat. Normal cruising patches tend to be up the rivers Lune or Wyre, across to Piel Castle nr Barrow and perhaps up to the Duddon, or off to the Isle of Man for the day when we are feeling (a) brave and (b) able to purchase the fuel for a 120nm round trip
You may need to talk with kwil (keith), des (demonddes I think) or me. pm me if you wish. For what we do 5.5m-6m ish and 90hp min is about right but it needs to be a good sea boat able to handle the conditions here. Big tides, shallow water and an exposed coast ain't for the faint hearted-but you live here so you'll know!
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Old 28 November 2012, 18:07   #8
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Hi Wavelength

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
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Old 28 November 2012, 18:15   #9
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Knott end is on my to do list come next spring and go up to Piel Island. I was going to do it this year but the weather let us down. Keep an eye out for a post coming up on here on in the New Year, you are welcome to come out and have a go on my rib and have a play.
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Old 29 November 2012, 05:26   #10
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Morecambe Dinghy angling club (MDAC)launch round there and have a much better idea of powerboat use of the Morecambe slips and travelling around the bay in small powerboats than other options. I doubt they are fussed if ya fishing mainly or not. Knott End has a nice free car park but the slip is not the easiest in the world by a long way, esp if you go at the wrong time/ state of tide. But it has the advantage of being able to use around low water. Get the boat....if ya just make a list it may never happen.... Personally I'm offshore writing this and it is cold but a blue sea/sky and sunny, flat calm sea and a big fast boat -bliss! and they're payin me to be here-total bliss!
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