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Old 03 April 2018, 07:55   #1
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Hi From new member in Bristol

I have just joined RIBnet as I am new to boating, the site looks to have lots of advice, I'm picking my new Honwave T38 up in a few weeks and look forward to taking her out.
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Old 03 April 2018, 08:17   #2
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Welcome to the forum, the T38 is a good safe stable SIB for your first steps into boating.

Where will you be venturing out from?
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Old 03 April 2018, 08:23   #3
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[QUOTE=Fenlander;768969]Welcome to the forum, the T38 is a good safe stable SIB for your first steps into boating.

Where will you be venturing out from?

Weymouth mostly for fishing, but may have a spin around Bristol Harbour side for fun, just going to take a few steady rides around Weymouth Bay to start, not venturing to far.
I am used to using small fishing boats on Chew Valley lake trout fishing but with a smaller engine.
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Yep take it in steps until confidence and experience grow.... enjoy the outings... chuck up some pics if you get a chance.

Plenty of advice on just about everything here if you have queries when you get started.
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Thanks for the help, I will upload some photos ASAP, just looking at the best boating courses to take as well as insurance as Weymouth is a busy harbour, I know its only a small RIB but I don't want to take any chances
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Portland harbour is a good place to launch from and usually a bit more shelter than Weymouth. You will need harbour license, insurance usually entails you getting your outfit insured and include third party liability which some marinas will want if you use their facility’s. The Wpnsa on Portland has a great all tide slip that is in the harbour. Castletown is also worth looking at with a small outfit. Do a google for the Wpnsa and Portland harbour dues and you should find all you need. As for training get yourself on a Powerboat 2 and the vhf course to get you started. ��
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