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Old 24 September 2013, 18:13   #1
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Hello from Leeds

Hi to everyone. Signed up to the site after experiencing Ribs for the first time in Jersey recently. We went out to Les Minquiers and had a blast. This was on an organised Rib trip but I would love to be able to do that myself. Totally new to this so i'm here to learn what I need to do to be able to do it, and what sort of Rib I would need to do it with. There is only 2 of us.

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Old 24 September 2013, 19:00   #2
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Hi Dom and welcome decide on size and budget where your keeping it what your going to do etc
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Old 24 September 2013, 19:07   #3
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In the garage at home hopefully? If not I have easy access to a transport yard where I could keep it.
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Old 25 September 2013, 06:15   #4
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Hi Dom and welcome decide on size and budget where your keeping it what your going to do etc
Good advice from Mick!...To help decide try to get out on with some Ribsters (Did I just say that!) Localy...and see /try a few different setups.
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Old 25 September 2013, 13:59   #5
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Eeyup Dom, welcome t' Ribnet. Being a Yorkshire lad thall already 'ave a thick skin & a sense o'umour, thall need it on 'ere. Get ready to have the p155 ripped out of you & give as good as you get. Hang around a bit, read the forum & join in, don't be afraid to ask questions even if you think they are daft, otherwise thall learn nowt. Don't part wi any dosh until you've sought the wisdom of the collective. Listen to what they say, sort the good from the bad, laugh at the pi55 taking & you'll not go far wrong.

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Old 25 September 2013, 15:36   #6
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Aye. I can take the pi$$ and I can laugh at myself aswell. Is there a "getting started/where to begin" thread on here I can have a good read through?
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Old 25 September 2013, 16:39   #7
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Hi Dom, and welcome.

I'm in Bingley and a n00b myself. This is the end of my first full season as a RIB owner, though I spent my youth sailing on Loch Lomond so reasonably familiar with boats in general.

I'd concur that establishing what your budget and intended usage are is key. As a fellow West Yorkshire boater I'd also say: you're going to be doing a fair bit of towing cos there's nowhere 'local' to boat. We've been to the Clyde, Ireland, and the Menai Strait (multiple times) this year and it really racks up the miles. Bear in mind if your trying to go budget that you'll need summat on decent trailer and that when you're towing it your fuel consumption will be crap. My Seat Exeo on the run down to Wales (mostly motorway) drops from 55mpg to 35mpg when towing. You're also going to need something capable of towing whatever you buy reasonably comfortably. There's loads of threads about the legalities/practicalities of towing.

I'd also say go and do your RYA Powerboat Lvl 2 course before you buy. It'll give you some more boat-time and it'll be fun. You can also do it somewhere more local and see if your still as keen on RIBing in an off-season Irish Sea as you were in the sunny channel islands. The initial setup costs of this game are quite high so you want to be sure you're going to enjoy it and get some use out of it.

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boats cost a fortune to buy and run, things do go wrong but im sure everyone on here would agree that its totally worth it when you get out to sea with nice scenery and wildlife and the odd refreshing wave breaking over the bow!
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