1st day out: THANK YOU!
Just a little thank you to all you RIBBERS out there; I bought the 4 m Avon Searider down in Exmouth a couple of weeks ago and dragged it back to Winchester for some personal TLC. Add a radio, flares, fire extinguisher, bigh wheels and new bearings etc etc! And me and my buddy Dutchy took it down to Hamble village for a test run TODAY (started at -5 degrees!) SMOOTH!! Everything went perfectly and the weather today 17-11 was brilliant (I think I got sunburnt!!) out into the Solent like a mill pond. The 30 hp Honda was luvverly, smooth quiet and very economical (1.5 hours for about a gallon!) Lifted the boat up and out of the water and despite the abscence of tilt & trim was positively beautiful.
I AM HOOKED! A dry suit for the trubble and we'll be off!
Take care out there
PS Good idea not to put the car fob and mobile in the outside pocket of your dry suit............you live, you learn!