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Old 01 October 2013, 04:31   #1
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New Sibber in Suffolk

Hi, new to the forum.

I bought a SIB a couple of months ago and me the Mrs and the dog have been out a few times at Orford and the Deben, we're base in Suffolk and are hoping to get down to Mersea island with the boat if the weather is good this weekend.

Our boat is a Honwave air deck 2.7m with a 15hp 2 stroke Mariner Yamaha. (yes I know the engine is nearly twice the rated HP but it is too much fun to downgrade it to 8hp!)

Some of the local members might have seen us out or driving about with it. I had let it down to transport before but the valves leaked afterwards so now it gets left inflated.






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Old 01 October 2013, 05:01   #2
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Might see you about. Im from Essex. Usually out on the Crouch, but wanting to get out on the Blackwater from Bradwell or somewhere to go over to Mersea..
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Hi there! Keep an eye out for me on the Orwell

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Where do you launch from willfinch? I used to spend a lot of time on our sailing boat going from RHYC until the mrs decided "I don't like boats that lean over"!
I looked for reasonable price slipways for the Orwell but most seem to be a rip off at best.
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Where do you launch from willfinch? I used to spend a lot of time on our sailing boat going from RHYC until the mrs decided "I don't like boats that lean over"!
I looked for reasonable price slipways for the Orwell but most seem to be a rip off at best.
Ah, I launch from the RHYC, only because I have a boat on the marina & of course am a member.

Correct RE the prices of most slipways!
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hi there , were also from suffolk and starting out is Orford a free launch site or members/fee and is there parking
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Hi there! Keep an eye out for me on the Orwell
I'm up those ways too sometimes - the Crouch and Orwell are our most local spots from home in the North London smog...

Launched 3 weeks back at Ipswich Yacht Harbour but at 25 it is a total rip off! Great day up the Deben for lunch at the Ramsholt Arms though so will be returning for sure.

May see both you guys around!
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HJones.

Where do you launch from on thr Crouch?
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HJones.

Where do you launch from on thr Crouch?
Only been there once (bought the boat in Aug after many year of being boatless!) and we launched at Burnham Yacht Harbour on the north shore. Seemed like a good spot although a little(!) muddy at LT. Not wedded to it though if there's somewhere better?!

Really keen to do the Blackwater too and go up to Maldon but not sure if I'm going to get a window now this year before the weather turns...

What do you chug about in? Sib/Rib?
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Just got a little 3.5mtr RIB which I launch from South Woodham on to the Crouch.

Want to try the Blackwater sometime soon and get over to Mersea.
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