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Old 02 September 2012, 06:51   #21
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Ok......so after talking ot many different people im swaying towards a RIB. ive found some very nice cheap ones on boats & outboards! 2006 selva 510 with a selva 50hp 4 stroke on the back within my budget! & theres a 2004 avon adventure with a 50hp 2 stroke! Both look very clean RIB's and great price & definatly would work for me!
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Old 02 September 2012, 07:22   #22
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I wouldnt be much better! Passed my driving test in april & got a motorbike instead cause 3k for insurance is waaay to much!
How did you pass your car test and get a bike, must have done your CBT?
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Old 02 September 2012, 07:37   #23
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Reversing - Yes it's hard to start with but fairly easy to learn. Reversing a trailer round a corner is quite different from reversing one (mostly straight down a slipway, assuming you can turn it round by hand). The first time I tried reversing down a slipway I had to pull forward about a dozen times, the 4th time (which was the most recent) it was only three!

The second time I was out, someone came to launch as I was getting out. He stopped at right angles to the slip and reversed round in one movement - something for me to aspire to.

Getting good at reversing is just practice, just like tying shoelaces, learning to drive or algebra!
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Old 02 September 2012, 10:37   #24
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Yeah agreed !

Im only 18 so I have only watched people reverse and have never tried. So a few weeks before I launched my boat for the first time, I went to a nearby industrial estate and just practiced reversing round corners and into parking bays.
I found this very helpful and it was good to practice without loads of people watching

Luckily my local slipway is so wide I can just drive down to the water and turn around, then just reverse straight.
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How did you pass your car test and get a bike, must have done your CBT?
Yeah i did my cbt & ive got a little yamaha xt125x. Ill attempt revesing soon! Its just where i launvh its packed with people crabbing in the summer who dont move for anything!!! On side of the slip is a wall & the other a big drop!! :S
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My advice, stick close to the wall, not the drop
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"crabbing in the summer who dont move for anything!!!"
Yep,a lot of that around.Another good reason for Winter days out!
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All i need to do is get a new kill switch on my engine & then stick it up for sale! Anyone want a thundercat?
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All i need to do is get a new kill switch on my engine & then stick it up for sale! Anyone want a thundercat?
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for the thundercat?

watch this...its my boat, i filmed it earlier this year



theres loads more videos on my youtube channel
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