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Old 02 August 2014, 04:57   #1
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Hello from Wirral

Hi Fellow Members, my wife and I have just joined this group. We haven't got a boat yet but we have done a few recent organised rib trips, one from Gairloch in Scotland and one from Menai in Anglesey.We have both got the bug and seeing as our spare time is spent in outdoor activities like walking, camping etc, we have decided to get a boat.
This forum is great for giving us some direction because to be quite honest, we haven't got a clue what to buy yet.
I am going to do a PB2 course before I go near anything on the water and also so that I can test drive anything that we may look at buying, then I'll do a VHF course once we get a boat.
I assumed that to get any speed up on the water, we'd need a minimum 250hp engine but looking on this site, it appears that a 100hp upwards is going to be sufficient for just two of us on a boat. We have been looking at Avon SR4s and hope to get something for under 10k.
We have probably picked the wrong time of year to buy a boat but we are not going to rush into things.
We had been dreaming of buying a motor home when we both retire in ten years or so to circumnavigate the British Isles by Coast road but we are now thinking that we can do this in a better way by rib and camping.
It's a long way off and plenty of time to get skilled before we do anything that adventurous. We'd just thought that we'd say hi and hope to pick up some knowledge from all of you out there who obviously have a great deal of experience that we can learn from.
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Old 02 August 2014, 05:06   #2
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Welcome to RIBnet Phil and Jane, plenty information on here and if you can't find it just ask.
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Old 02 August 2014, 05:20   #3
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hi Phil & Jane from Chris & Jayne, also based on the Wirral, Moreton to be exact, and funnily enough have a Searider as well as a Revenger, give us a shout if you want a chat
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Old 02 August 2014, 05:38   #4
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Kerny, Chris and Jane, thanks. Look forward to speaking.
Chris and Jane I might take you up on that offer. Phil.
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Welcome to Ribnet! The Scouser S.R Combo seems to work well! Take your time choosing,and try to get out on few Boats,to see what suits you and your needs is always good advice.
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Old 02 August 2014, 05:56   #6
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You certainly don't need 200gee gee to go fast.

If you put 100 gee gee on an Sr4 apart from ripping the random off it would be leathal to steer.
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Old 02 August 2014, 05:59   #7
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Hi Phil and Jane

Welcome to Ribnet

Located in South Wirral but originally from over the water, Im on my 3rd Rib in 8 years.........i cant help myself

Enjoy
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Kerny, Chris and Jane, thanks. Look forward to speaking.
Chris and Jane I might take you up on that offer. Phil.
anytime, let me know if you want a run out on a SR4 before you go searching for anything

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it ticks a few boxes for us mate
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Old 02 August 2014, 13:37   #9
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Maximus, Shiny and Chris, thanks for responding too. As you can gather I haven't got a clue what I'm doing, with what type of engine etc, so all advice is gratefully received.
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n what makes you think any of us know any better

best advice I can offer is take your time n don't jump into anything before you've had a good look around, there's plenty of good advice to be had on here so don't be afraid to ask, just don't let the banter distract you tooooooo much
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