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Old 31 July 2013, 09:54   #1
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Hi from Eastbourne

I signed the contract on Monday on a second-hand rib. Sea trial and inspection over, it's in the stack now for me to go over hull and paperwork tonight.

We wanted to get a cheaper rib as an experiment, then if we used it enough, upgrade one day - but this is already the second boat I might have dreamed of! It is a Lomac as "Med" as you can possibly get with all the little things we love - table to sit around (indeed - 2 of them), bimini, electric windlass - and lots of engine!

I need to get it from Southhampton dry stack to Eastbourne (Sovereign Harbour) asap, will look elsewhere to see if I can find a pilot. I have been around this type of boat but not driven or navigated much and never in the Solent and never 75nm in one go, so will buy some safety

Anyway so I am joining ribnet and hi to you all and see you on the water

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Old 31 July 2013, 10:44   #2
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Hi roughrider.

What is the length of your new rib?

I guess you have a number of options:

1. Persuade an experienced ribnet member who knows the south coast to help you with the delivery on an unpaid basis. You are then sharing the responsibility.

2. Employ a professional skipper for the day to do the trip with you. Then you can just enjoy the helming knowing the skipper is checking everything.

3. Borrow a trailer and tow your new rib from Southampton to Eastbourne. Depends on what tow car you have and the weight of the rib on the trailer.

4. Have a boat transport company move the rib for you by road.

Option 3 is probably the cheapest, option 1 or 2 the most fun.
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Old 31 July 2013, 11:09   #3
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Do bear in mind that a 75nm trip in a boat that you do not know the reliability of is a long trip. Maybe better to road transport it and save the long trips until you have tested out the reliability side.
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Old 31 July 2013, 11:38   #4
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Hi Jon,

Glad you found what you were looking for and good luck with it.

Oh, and welcome to RIBnet

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Old 01 August 2013, 02:03   #5
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Hi thanks for welcome and advice

think we may have found a skipper for Saturday fingers crossed

Chris it's 2x 200 Verado's with 247 hours, serviced at 217, I'm getting the downloads today but the mechanic who serviced them already told me the only fault was a spark plug /coil failure in one in about Feb, he flashed latest ECU firmwares at same time as he fixed it. They started instantly and ran perfectly in the sea trial too, so I'm quite comfortable trying the journey by sea, I have a "spare" engine more or less with 2. Also boat is 8.0m long but 3.3m wide that is a wide load, needs notice to police to move by road, and I don't have a trailer. Although I did figure if I let the tubes down that probably gets me under 2.9m wide that is normal permitted max width.

next jobs, get chips in grp repaired, valet so it looks all new, learn instruments (Garmin thingy), learn proper care for boat, engines etc., VHF course, get a boat rod, wakeboard, skis, rope, vest I love it :-
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