Originally Posted by Pete L
just bought my first rib in October. Currently stored for the winter in North Cornwall but will be bringing her home in Spring for use in the Solent. Going to LBS this weekend to look for kit/toys & need to book some courses (RYA level 2, VHF radio). If you see us struggling to launch or looking lost (grey/white 5.5m Explorer Sport called "Proper Job" towed behind a red discovery) please say Hi
Anyone know of any contacts where I can store her for the summer months down on the coast?
Welcome Pete L. There's a great bunch of Ribnetters who face the mighty challenges of the Solent on a regular basis, sometimes for the sake of a pie and a pint !
We did our training with Dave Robson (Aquapower
) in Yarmouth. Would certainly recommend his courses. He's usually at LBS, running the safety aspect of it all (on the outside in a hut on the pontoons or doing short patrols in the school boat) if you want a chat with him.
Also, every second Monday of the month Solenteers try to gather in The Churchillian
pub (Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth). A few top new peeps came along last Monday and 'twould be nice for you to meet up with others and put faces to names / plan a trip or two and get some sound advice about boat storage.