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Old 06 April 2016, 06:44   #1
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Hi all. Brand new to all this we moved down to Cornwall about 5 years ago and my daughter is driving me mad to get a boat. So me being a true land lover could anyone recommend where We could get some training first. To make sure we are happy and above all safe. We are in the saltash area. Many thanks Daz
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Old 06 April 2016, 06:55   #2
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Welcome to the mad world of ribnet - we launch at Saltash when in the Plymouth area, come say hi.

A quick goggle search shows a number of RYA PB2 suppliers in Plymouth. There is also the local Adult Education Centre that runs them and these can work out cheaper than commercial centers but not usually quite so convenient.

http://www.southdevon.ac.uk/courses/adult/marine
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Old 09 April 2016, 07:44   #3
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Welcome to Rib.net.

Might be worth a call to the Mounbatten Centre - they do power boat training on RIBs.

Absolutely right to do some training and having safety & happiness afloat at top of the priority list & see whether you enjoy RIBs - the training would apply to any power boat if you decide a rib is not for you.

Do consider what you want out of your boating - coastal cruising, fishing, beach hopping, where you want to keep it - afloat / on trailers etc... and whether you want a rib or a hard boat - defining the boating you want to do will shape that decision. Also consider age of children & what they and Mrs 2vans want / will enjoy.

Don't be in a rush to buy, and do trial anything you're thinking about buying.

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