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Old 11 January 2006, 13:51   #1
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another southern newbie

Hi
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?

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Old 11 January 2006, 14:02   #2
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Hi and welcome, THope you enjoy your new baby!! there are a number of yards/marinasin the solent area suggest you pM Rouge Wave on here good all round guy who stores under cover.
Good luck with Proper job


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Old 11 January 2006, 14:08   #3
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Hi Pete, welcome. I got all excited when I read "Newbie" and "North Cornwall" another SW ribster would have bolstered our numbers by 25%! As it turns out you're another Solent Dogger, sorry ribber. "Proper Job" is a proper Cornish expression, it kinda means - Thank you. Have fun with her.
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Old 11 January 2006, 15:20   #4
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Hope its not stored at a holiday home...

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Old 11 January 2006, 15:40   #5
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well Shaggy you got something against tourists
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Old 11 January 2006, 16:38   #6
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No, I just I cant afford to buy a house in my home county because all the first time buyer houses have been bought as holiday homes.

In the village that I grew up in, there are now 3 holiday cottages standing empty most of the year, these aren't nice big quaint cottages these are 2/3 bedroom houses that would suit in price and room a small family.

They have been bought as investment properties for people who live out of the county causing two problems:

(i) Inflated house prices on par with the South East, when the local wages are 1/10 of that in Surrey etc.

(ii) Lack of affordable housing due to 2nd home buyers

(iii) loss of income to local business's through the winter months

If you are going to own a house in the country side then live and work there and contribute to the local community.

Now I am going back to my Mortgage hunting where 170,000 is going to cost me 900GBP a month and I might be able to buy a cardboard box.

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Old 11 January 2006, 17:19   #7
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It's a major problem down here. Shaggy, Est and I are lucky enough to have a fairly substancial mortgage free house. We wanted a property with a bit of land for the kids, three times we were outbid buy out-of- county buyers. It's bloody sickening!! There is no end to the spending power of these people. The locals can't compete. A couple of years ago Falmouth had a 27% property price increase in a 12 month period.
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Pop around to Polperro, knock on the door of the fisherman's cottages, don't expect to find a fisherman though. A garage there sold for 60,000 3 years ago.
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Pop around to Polperro, knock on the door of the fisherman's cottages, don't expect to find a fisherman though. A garage there sold for 60,000 3 years ago.
Got the Rib in it ok though didn't you Jeff?
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Old 11 January 2006, 17:36   #10
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There ya' go Shaggy, get ya'self three garages in Polperro and have a nice bit left to put towards a new Rib.
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