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Old 18 March 2013, 16:41   #1
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Hi all ANDY here never posted before,so thought I would make an effort, love all the tips and info ,fairly new to this boating game. Live in sheffield but spend most weekends on the Yorkshire coast. My passion is surfing ( tho no expert by any means) and got into ribs/ sibs by chance, (needed a hobby for those flat summer days) started off with an old Avon 3m rib with a Johnson 9.9 tatty but fantastic fun ! And very cheap from a work colleague .Spent that summer tidying the rib up and getting the engine running sweet,.discovering along the way the engine had been modified to 15 hp spec ( bonus) .kids really took to it as well so last year bought a nearly new honwave ta35ae and separate 2stroke mariner .fitted transom wheels as launch from Filey beach single handed.find the boat great for us as nice an manageable on my own but plenty of room for the kids . ROLL ON SUMMER!!

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Old 18 March 2013, 18:21   #2
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Town: liverpool
Make: tohatsu6.1 one desig
Length: 6m +
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Hi andy ,i started about 5yrs ago with a seapro 3.2 with a 10 hp mariner,now on rib number 3 a 6.1 mtr with 90 hp tohatsu,just a different type of fun.i seem to spend 12 months sorting them out,6 months using it then find a bigger out or you'll get hooked,good luck and welcome simon

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Old 19 March 2013, 07:04   #3
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Hi Andy

The upgrades will come thick and fast!

I started my love of water as a surfer as well. I spent many days staring at flat seas, wishing for Atlantic swells, but they never came so I swapped to boating. Now its too rough to go our most of the time!

After a few years of bigger boats, mooring fees and antifoul, I now have a tow-and-go anywhere 5.35m RIB, so cheaper boating and not limited to open water when it is blowing.

Good luck with the Honwave, it is a capable SIB and will go nicely with a 15hp motor.
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Old 19 March 2013, 07:58   #4
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O yes have already got the upgrade bug have recently fitted small 2 seat console and moved the thwait seat to the back, only launched once but seemed to work well !!. Got a nice and light 25 hp mariner on the back so goes realy well ( slightly over the hp rateing but well under on weight and dont need full throttle ;-)) , Always looking at bigger boats but at the moment its the launching thats holding that back ( untill the kids can help more)
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