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Old 16 November 2009, 17:58   #21
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What else do i need to consider?

Assuming i buy a SR4 with trailer and the standard accessories you would expect from a good second hand boat, what else would i need?

Eg Life jackets
Safety equipment
Spares
Ropes....

How much would i need to set aside or would you expect it all to be included?
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Old 16 November 2009, 18:13   #22
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Nos's guide is a good starting point.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12892
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Old 17 November 2009, 02:40   #23
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Nos's guide is a good starting point.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12892
Perfect, Thanks
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Lewis, I am guessing you don't have a car. Will you be able to safely get a SR4 up/down the slipway on your own without one - a lot heavier than a laser?
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- a lot heavier than a laser?
Laser - 58 Kg
Small Rib - 500 Kg.
I can categorically say from experience a laser is easier to move around!

Lewis,
As has been said, you can get some cheap ribs. One thing to watch is the cheaper they are ther higher chance you'll need to practice your bosunry skills on it! To put it in perspective, I paid 800 for mine. By the time I rebuid the engine & have tarted the hull up, I'll probably have spent 2.5K. Having said that, if you enjoy tinkering with engines and want a "bare boat" to build up to your spec. it's maybe not an issue......

As for the "extras", it will really depend what you plan to do with it. I ran for a year with no "toys" apart form a handheld VHF, simply because I was always cruising in company.

Lifejacket is a must (but that goes for any small boat) If you plan to use it round dinghies a couple of long ropes are always handy for towing or if you cruise to places with high piers you can use them to tie alongside too or anchor with. With the tide on the forth an anchor would be another useful safety thing. Other low cost useful thing is a second fuel tank. Other toys' necessity will become apparent the more you use the boat.
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Old 17 November 2009, 11:33   #26
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Lewis, I am guessing you don't have a car. Will you be able to safely get a SR4 up/down the slipway on your own without one - a lot heavier than a laser?
Heh, no car, no.

Actually, that's something i hadn't really thought about.

However i can't see it being a problem for me. The Rib park at our club is literally at the top of the slip, and i'm sure i can get some help. If not im sure i could find someone in a car.

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yeah depending how steep/long the slipway is. I managed to launch/recover my old rib (valiant 3.80 that had a 25hp) on road trailor. without the aid of my car and im 19 lol
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Laser - 58 Kg
Small Rib - 500 Kg.
I can categorically say from experience a laser is easier to move around!

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As has been said, you can get some cheap ribs. One thing to watch is the cheaper they are ther higher chance you'll need to practice your bosunry skills on it! To put it in perspective, I paid 800 for mine. By the time I rebuid the engine & have tarted the hull up, I'll probably have spent 2.5K. Having said that, if you enjoy tinkering with engines and want a "bare boat" to build up to your spec. it's maybe not an issue......

As for the "extras", it will really depend what you plan to do with it. I ran for a year with no "toys" apart form a handheld VHF, simply because I was always cruising in company.

Lifejacket is a must (but that goes for any small boat) If you plan to use it round dinghies a couple of long ropes are always handy for towing or if you cruise to places with high piers you can use them to tie alongside too or anchor with. With the tide on the forth an anchor would be another useful safety thing. Other low cost useful thing is a second fuel tank. Other toys' necessity will become apparent the more you use the boat.
As this is my first rib i would like to buy it in good condition with everything necessary to get out for a maximum of 3000 (preferably less) It was actually SR4 projects on here that really motivated me to do everything i can to start saving for one of my own. I'd love to eventually re-build a rib, but for my first i'm going to get one which requires very little work.

Ah, an anchor! Of course.

It looks like i'll be able to kit out my boat pretty well with what i have left over. I think about 250 will get me the essentials. life jacket(s), ropes, second tank, and a VHF. Most essential extras a fairly cheap. I suppose it will depend on what i get the boat for to how much i can spend on toys.
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yeah depending how steep/long the slipway is. I managed to launch/recover my old rib (valiant 3.80 that had a 25hp) on road trailor. without the aid of my car and im 19 lol
yeah, there's usually plenty people around. It shouldn't be a problem.
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life jacket(s), ropes, second tank, and a VHF. Most essential extras a fairly cheap. I suppose it will depend on what i get the boat for to how much i can spend on toys.
I would be interested to hear what others think but for cruising in the Forth I would see nothing wrong with using the bouyancy aid you wear on your Dinghy. A second fuel tank is certainly nice - but on a SR4 your range with 25L will be quite far (I made it from Dalgety Bay to Bass Rock and back (just) with a 20HP on a 4m boat; obviously a bigger engine will use more).

You'll not get many people advising you not to buy some flares etc. BUT IF its a choice of where to spend that 100 then good (waterproof) Handheld VHF and waterproof bag for your phone, and water proof torch would be higher up my list...
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