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Old 24 August 2015, 15:17   #1
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Greetings from the Midlands!

Hello all, just signed up to the forum and thought I'd introduce myself.

Haven't yet bought a boat, but have enjoyed many hours on the water over the years and seriously considering buying myself a RIB.

My only trouble is that living in a flat in Birmingham; I'm about as far as you can get from any decent water, and don't have anywhere to keep a boat on a trailer. If I fancied a narrow boat, I'd be in the right place - but sadly I'm not sure that's quite my thing!

Will look forward to having a good read of other peoples' experiences on here.

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Old 24 August 2015, 15:26   #2
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James,

>>>living in a flat in Birmingham; I'm about as far as you can get from any decent water, and don't have anywhere to keep a boat on a trailer

Hmm a few challenges to overcome!

Rib on a trailer kept near the sea.... or a sub 3m air floor SIB with 4hp outboard kept under the bed??
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Old 24 August 2015, 15:26   #3
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Hi and welcome to the forum. I myself am to far away from the Midlands to comment about the opportunities that are around for ribbing but there are many members in here that can offer assistance and I'm sure they will be along to help you. Hope you find Ribnet helpful to you remember there is never a stupid question just ask.
Hope you have many safe hours on the water. Hope to bump into you sometimes on the water.
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Old 24 August 2015, 15:30   #4
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Thanks for the prompt replies!

I've got access to a small (2.5 x 4.5m) garage, but it would be a very small trailer that would fit in there!

I think the solution will be to either find a suitable local storage unit or boat yard - which means I can then trailer it to wherever I want to use it; or keep it somewhere near the sea!
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Old 24 August 2015, 15:52   #5
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Hi James

Like most when you buy a rib fitting in the garden usually doesn't work I put mine on a caravan storage site cost was 200/year,farmers offer storage too best of luck

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Old 24 August 2015, 18:25   #6
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I also live about 100 miles from the sea. Keep the boat in caravan storage for a gentle price. Works well for me.
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Old 24 August 2015, 19:32   #7
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Hello. I live in solihull and used to keep my old boat on a garden nursery for about 150 a year. Ask about and you will soon find someone happy to make a little cash
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