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Old 24 May 2009, 15:09   #1
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Is it legal to launch a rib from a beach? looking to purchase a 4m rib and launch it from a beach. but if i must use a slip i had just aswell get something bigger.
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Old 24 May 2009, 15:47   #2
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I dont think its illegal - just hard work sometimes . I bet it comes down to the local byelaws in your area. Thinking about it if you can luach a canoe , windsurf why would a SIB/ RIB be any differant ?
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Virtually all our work starts with launching off a beach. As Blackroady says, check for any local regulations (including if it's a private beach, when you will need permission). My advice - ask the locals ... local knowledge can make a huge difference. It's good to know at what stage of the tide it's easiest to launch, where there might be soft patches, or where the rocks are once you've got the boat off the trailer. Some beaches control where you can leave your trailer, too. And of course there are the sandcastles, and the little people who built them, to watch out for.
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Yeah il ask locally, im looking to launch off charmouth beach, there are boats parked up near the beach, so someone must know something there.
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I launch from the beach all the time with a 5m rib just need a couple of people and a plan. Don't forget a long rope to pull it out and don't work in to deep water, or every little wave will move it on the trailer.
i also use an Astra estate on the beach.

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Old 26 May 2009, 17:18   #6
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That astra is good to know because im using a turbo diesel astra also.
Does it pull your 5m rib ok? what is it like on slipways if so?
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the astra's brill it's the 1.7cdti i pulled the club boat up a slip the other week 6m tornado with a 90 four stroke and loads of diving gear no problem.
as mine's 5m it's easy to tow on the road and on the beach just make sure you keep moving till you get well on the hard stuff, and like i said a good length of rope.

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cheers blueboy, great help
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