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Old 23 March 2018, 08:00   #1
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Another year of RIBing starts here

I'm now happy!!

Last year I had a temporary morning and had to give it up in October when the boat went into storage for the winter. I got told that the temporary moorings would be turned into permanent moorings over the winter and I'd have to reapply. So I applied in February to be told that there were 11 moorings and 17 people wanted them so my name would be put into a hat. I spoke to the River Warden just now who has confirmed I was one of the lucky ones so within a couple of weeks I can get the boat back on the water and start enjoying it.
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Old 25 March 2018, 13:05   #2
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...I was one of the lucky ones so within a couple of weeks I can get the boat back on the water and start enjoying it.
Well done - but remember, moorings are always a bit of a lottery!

Hope to be back on mine next week - leg painted today.
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Old 25 March 2018, 13:07   #3
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Looking good.
I know where my mooring is now - just one along from last year but it's now permanent so I've got it for years to come. It's in a great place.
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Old 25 March 2018, 13:48   #4
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Living in Scotland we have near perfect Ribbing weather all year round and fortunately for me the week of the snow was one of the four weeks I lost anyway while I re-engined and re-wired the boat.

Cracking run out yesterday from Largs to Tarbert for lunch and back, onto the trailer and home so no mooring but it is a bu@@er reversing the boat up the cul-de-sac in the dark. (Need to do something about lights)
..........74 miles and only saw one other RIB (at Milport).

Come on guys it's safe to come out of hibernation.
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Spring like conditions today. Just order Mercury Vengeance stainless steel propeller (birthday present) and hope to be out next weekend launching from Stonehaven.

Only trouble is... beast from the east is meant to be back on Wednesday, with more snow.
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Old 26 March 2018, 01:58   #6
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Living in Scotland we have near perfect Ribbing weather all year round and fortunately for me the week of the snow was one of the four weeks I lost anyway while I re-engined and re-wired the boat.

Cracking run out yesterday from Largs to Tarbert for lunch and back, onto the trailer and home so no mooring but it is a bu@@er reversing the boat up the cul-de-sac in the dark. (Need to do something about lights)
..........74 miles and only saw one other RIB (at Milport).

Come on guys it's safe to come out of hibernation.
Saw 3 ribs heading for Tarbert Sat afternoon.Looked a bit cold for me !!!!
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Old 26 March 2018, 02:44   #7
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Saw 3 ribs heading for Tarbert Sat afternoon.Looked a bit cold for me !!!!
That would have been us

As Billy Connolly once said "you don't get bad weather, you just get the wrong clothes"
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Had a great day out in the Solent on Saturday. Can't believe that we've been over to Yarmouth four times already this year considering all the rubbish weather we've had.

Yesterday we dropped Grey Pearl in the Thames, made some adjustments to the front roller sets on the trailer, then had a tootle on the river for an hour to flush the engine. Well, it's more fun than using muffs.
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Saw 3 ribs heading for Tarbert Sat afternoon.Looked a bit cold for me !!!!
It would have been 4 but I bailed after sleeping in and a heavy dose of the can't be bothered after putting all the gear in the car.
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It would have been 4 but I bailed after sleeping in and a heavy dose of the can't be bothered after putting all the gear in the car.


Not like you Paul to miss a trip. Must have been a good session the night before 🥃
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