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Old 07 October 2018, 03:53   #1
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I currently do my boating from Plymouth where I have been as far as Falmouth, Jersey and Exemouth all on my lonesome without an auxiliary! I find there are very few ribbers that do anything where as in the Solent and the North west there are plenty of events - round Anglesey, round I O W etc. In view of this I am thinking of two options - buy an auxiliary (joking) or move to the Solent / South Coast area where there is more action and also a new cruising area. What I will do is keep my RIB in an indoor Drystack, are there many/any in that area and what are the pros and cons of each or can any local ribbers to that area point me to a better option��
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Old 07 October 2018, 04:04   #2
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Have a look at Southampton Dry Stack
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Old 07 October 2018, 04:16   #3
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Hi Sutty, Southampton dry stack were the cheapest dry storage when I was looking. Only not leaving the boat there because itís still to expensive for me

If you fancy some cruising company next summer let me know, can bring my rib along
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I currently do my boating from Plymouth where I have been as far as Falmouth, Jersey and Exemouth all on my lonesome without an auxiliary! I find there are very few ribbers that do anything where as in the Solent and the North west there are plenty of events - round Anglesey, round I O W etc. In view of this I am thinking of two options - buy an auxiliary (joking) or move to the Solent / South Coast area where there is more action and also a new cruising area. What I will do is keep my RIB in an indoor Drystack, are there many/any in that area and what are the pros and cons of each or can any local ribbers to that area point me to a better option��
"Lonely"?...I thought you may have been on about Col Callans side Kick in the 70's


It sounds like you've just not crossed paths with people doing much stuff in the South West very much...and maybe you should think about being more pro-active?

IMO (and experience) there's certainly no reason to move location... After all it's not really that far you're talking about,and within EASY distance for Towing,or a even a weekend Cruise.


I see you joined Ribnet a few years ago but haven't posted much...and plenty of people like to do Solo stuff....you haven't mentioned the Scillies on you're list.. I know plenty of Ribbers who would LOVE to have that Top Criusing location within easy reach

My advice would be get in the mix..( maybe consider joining BIBOA) pm a few on here..get networking ...service the Trailer ...save you're money on the Dry stack and put/get yourself about a bit more.
Our Cruising ground stretches from the Scillies to Scotland Irland and and France
You have a capable RIB and there's a VERY BIG Coastline to explore...But it won't come to you!

Drop me a PM I'm looking at a Plymouth launch over the Autumn...for a Scillies trip
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Old 07 October 2018, 05:36   #5
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Personally I like the solitude of being out on the sea & not seeing another soul. In todayís overcrowded world itís a relief to get away from the hustle-bustle & knobheads. Savour your peace & quiet, itís priceless.
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Personally I like the solitude of being out on the sea & not seeing another soul. In todayís overcrowded world itís a relief to get away from the hustle-bustle & knobheads. Savour your peace & quiet, itís priceless.

Pikey Dave is a wise man - a cruise in company can be nice for a change, but boating offers the ability to get away from everyone else. Would it not be less dramatic to organise a cruise in company where you currently are than moving your base. You may discover that working to other peopleís schedule, dealing with their personalities etc is less appealing than you think. There did used to be quite a group of people who got together in that part of the world - some big personalities there - they even had their own forum!
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Old 07 October 2018, 10:29   #7
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Personally I like the solitude of being out on the sea & not seeing another soul. In todayís overcrowded world itís a relief to get away from the hustle-bustle & knobheads. Savour your peace & quiet, itís priceless.
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Sutty - how have you missed the Pasty run, the lighthouse run, the Salcome event, the Gin and Biscuits at Cotehele??

There are a number of us that regularly run out of Plymouth (I'm going tomorrow, Paul was out Friday and a couple were heading to Torquay today ) we put the key events up on here and keep in touch via facebook.

Feel free to come join us as there is loads going on this end.
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