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Old 30 September 2016, 05:34   #1
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Morning, from Scotland

Good morning from a very wet Scotland.
I'm Chris from the Isle of Cumbrae on the west coast. I stumbled on this forum after looking for some information on a trailer for the new red Bay that my work is about to receive.


I work for Sportscotland as a marine technician, working on our fleet of 10 ribs a mix of vsr's and XS ribs with yamaha outboard from 20hp all the way up to 300hp.

I hope and plan to contribute to this forum as well as learn from it. From the few post I have read all ready the community is full of lovely people with lots of knowledge!

Hope the sun's out where you are, I'm off out in my Oilys to change a prop out!

Regards Chris
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Old 30 September 2016, 05:46   #2
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Welcome Chris, and it's a lovely sunny day on the east coast!
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Old 30 September 2016, 06:32   #3
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Welcome Chris, beautiful weather a little bit further west in Kintyre
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Old 30 September 2016, 09:13   #4
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Yes welcome Chris from a very sunny south Ayrshire. Hope you enjoy the forum and I look forward to reading your comments and contributions as I'm sure will have lots to give looking after that lot!!
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Old 30 September 2016, 11:35   #5
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Hi Chris, i frequently stop off at your pontoon for a cuppa, in fact i was there last tuesday, ive seen most of your'e ribs, look forward to seeing your'e new redbay, how's the pontoon holding up after the winds the other night.

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Old 30 September 2016, 12:27   #6
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Old 30 September 2016, 12:48   #7
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Welcome Chris, and it's a lovely sunny day on the east coast!
I presume not long after writing that you started considering floating the boat off the trailer in the driveway - as the heavens were opening here at the time!

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I work for Sportscotland as a marine technician, working on our fleet of 10 ribs a mix of vsr's and XS ribs with yamaha outboard from 20hp all the way up to 300hp.
Interesting. What do you think of the VSR's ? They have obviously carved a niche for themselves in support boats for sailing - but can you see much difference?
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Hi Chris, i frequently stop off at your pontoon for a cuppa, in fact i was there last tuesday, ive seen most of your'e ribs, look forward to seeing your'e new redbay, how's the pontoon holding up after the winds the other night.

Gerry.

its holding up well Gerry bit of a pain to have it all in so meany bits but unfortunately its old and and in need of replacement! the new retractable bridge it working well and will save a lot of headaches come January February when the weathers bad!! see image of last years storm over the Christmas brake.

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Poly Its our first full year of having them as of November some like them some do not. Personally i think thair fantastic. the F10 has flooding hull so when you slow to pick some one out the water you get good stability! both the F10 and the 5.8 are very good in heavy seas a must for us in the winter on the Clyde. the only down side is thair turning circle!


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I presume not long after writing that you started considering floating the boat off the trailer in the driveway - as the heavens were opening here at the time!
No, not a drop of rain all day.
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Morning, from Scotland

Hi Chris,
Welcome to Ribnet, sounds like you'll be a fountain of knowledge.
Can I pick your brains. Currently upsizing from sib land to rib world, and noticed you have some XS Ribs in your work fleet. About to order a new XS500 and would welcome your opinion. Quite happy with the work boat utility image as good value, custom UK built, suitable for UK waters, high sheer bow, reasonable V etc. Bolting on a new Mariner 60 and main use will be North East based inshore coastal trips and towing wakeboard/toys in the bay.
On a budget, and getting a good winter build deal, so this fits the bill. Going for a 5m as can (just) garage this length over winter.
Appreciate your thoughts on the brand as a commercial user.
Cheers,
Ian
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