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Old 25 January 2005, 17:19   #11
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Me and my dad used to transport my 3m avon rib on the top of the car just let the air out the tubes and fold them underneath into the hull tigh it down.

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Old 25 January 2005, 17:21   #12
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As t'other tim said a 3M RIB can't weigh much and if two of you can lift it on then it should be OK. Also the IOW ferry isn't busy this time of year so there shouldn't be a height issue, I've done the trip with bikes on top of my shogun, so unless you drive a Monster Truck there will not be a height problem.

The only place I can think of to leave the trailer is the car park behind the Fun Fair, down by the hovercraft terminal. This time of year you should be able to get it by the railings and chain it up. Failing that I'm 10 miles North of Pompey up the A3, but you'd be welcome to leave it in my drive during the day.

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Old 25 January 2005, 19:49   #13
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mmm. Phil - I plan to put it on the trailer back in Portsmouth.....

I'll get a quote for the trailer as well tomorrow but I think it's going to be a lot more than I want to pay!

And, the boat isn't currently sea-worthy......
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Old 26 January 2005, 02:19   #14
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Tim,

This 3m rib wil be the one with holes in being sold by bembridge outboards then? Nice little project.

Try the Wightlink ferry at Lymington. I have been told that they are less strict when it comes to charging for a trailer than the pompy fishbourne ferry.

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Old 26 January 2005, 03:34   #15
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We used to reguarly move a 310 avon rib inverted on the roof of a 110 landy no problem just needed two people min to get the hull up there.
Tip - remember to invert it before you put it on the car as you'll be amazed at the water / sand / other muck that hide in there.
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Old 26 January 2005, 04:30   #16
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Nasher; thanks for the offer. Might take you up on that if I can't find anywhere else a little nearer......

Slim; it is indeed that 3m RIB at Bembridge. With a bit of work I should have a nice little boat. I picked a 30hp engine up for 40 last month, so plan to put the two together.

I have just checked the prices for the ferry. A special offer price of 29.50 for the car, or 80.50 for the car and trailer. I'm going to go for the car option.......
The maximium allowed height is 2.25m so I should be OK.

Heres the groveling bit: Is there anyone with a yard/carpark in Portsmouth which I could park my trailer in for a couple of horus on Saturday afternoon?
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Old 26 January 2005, 06:18   #17
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Im sure it'll be fine mate, just try to pick a non windy day, common sense I think mate - cant believe you got an outboard for 40!! bargain of the year?
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Tim, Nasher is on your route, but if he is not available, shout and you can use my front garden for the trailer. I am about 8 miles from the ferry.

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After talking to my friends and family about this, they all think I'm mad; trying to put the RIB on the roof, then possibly having height issues with the ferry, and then having to get it off onto the trailer.......

Very reluctantly I'm going to pay the extra fifty quid ( ) and take the trailer with me. Admittidly this will make it a lot easier, and much quicker, but FIFTY quid for a trailer?!?!!?!?!?!!?


Thanks anyway to those who offered gardens and driveways for storage....
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Old 26 January 2005, 12:53   #20
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ps. If I purchase a car only ticket, is there is good chance I can get accorss without anyone actually caring there is a trailer on the back? (I remember I went accross in the summer and the bloke didn't actually read our ticket.....)
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