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Old 24 May 2006, 06:58   #1
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1st RIB experience

Just thought I would put it on the record for anyone that is thinking of buying their first RIB (second hand). I just collected my 5m Lencraft with 40hp Mariner last Saturday from the guys in Lencraft, Dungarvan and trailed it to South West Kerry. It was probably the most exciting day that my young son and I have ever had. Everything worked out wonderfull, the pick up, trailing, launching and the first 2 hours we spent on Saturday evening on the water in the Portmagee channel was better than I had hoped for. This has opened up a whole new world for us. We are so looking forward to the summer. I was so impressed by the service that the lads at Lencraft gave us, they went through everything in detail before they set us on our way. I would well recommend them. Its great to be a new RIB owner. We are looking forward to meeting other Ribster's over the summer. We would also welcome any advice for novices like ourselves.

Mel & Dan
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Old 24 May 2006, 08:02   #2
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Congratulations and welcome aboard
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Old 24 May 2006, 08:03   #3
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Happy days!

I remember my first time on a RIB. The one thing I find is that it is impossible to think about work when you are driving a Rib so it's a great stress reliever!

unfortunately one has to work in order to feed em


Starting boating? Nos's guide for beginners.

also there is a couple of good books you could buy.

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTi...898660735.html

I also believe the RYA do a couple of good publications

http://www.rya.org.uk/Courses/powerboatcourses.htm

One is by John Mendez and the other by Paul Glatzel



If you are a novice then training is essential Powerboat on this forum is a trainer in Ireland
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Old 24 May 2006, 08:23   #4
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Thanks for the comments. I have booked a beginners training course during the summer. Will follow up on some of the reading material.
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Old 24 May 2006, 11:53   #5
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unfortunately one has to work in order to feed em
It ain't so much the food, its the cost of the drink that's killing me with mine
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Old 24 May 2006, 16:30   #6
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Training is ESSENTIAL - We bought our first SIB a couple of years ago and almost killed ourselves on a lovely sunny day! Have since got trained and am amazed how much there is to know.

You're right though, it's great fun!
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Old 24 May 2006, 16:36   #7
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Go n'éirí an t'ádh leat farrellm.

Tim and Gavin are top Dublin Riberoos on here also. Plenty around Cork too!

Hope you continue to have loads of fun,

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