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Old 12 December 2007, 06:33   #11
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I liked the 6.3 metre Ocean Pro a lot when I spent a week on Skye earlier this year. It's a very roomy boat, the extra beam is great. It felt a lot bigger than the 5.5 metre Delta I'm used to.
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Old 12 December 2007, 08:33   #12
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I know big boats handle better and much more comfortable in high seas but john tell me one thing. How many people are there going to be in each dive trip? I know several Greek divers who has 9m ribs and also a 4.5m for diving! If you are going to spend your dive time solo and if you plan to make a lot of towing alone i think you should also give a chance to smaller alternatives.
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Old 12 December 2007, 16:23   #13
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yes i totaly agree with what you are saying memo. a small boat will be alot easyer to deal with especialy if i am going to be diving on my own. although i do alot of diving on my own. i might just have to consider diving with a buddy more often . considering the dangers in our sport it would be the wiser thing to do. and the helping hand with the boat and splitting fuel costs would be great. thats the way we do it here when it 2 or three guys on a boat we split the fuel cost equally. if i do get a larger boat it will be a maximum of 5.3 metres. sine i do some scuba diving once in a while i have to take into account the extra space i will have in a slightly larger boat. that will be great for cylindrs and stage bottles and all that crap ill have to load on the boat. but i guess iw will have to take getting a smaller boat into consideration. it would be the best option if i was going to use my boat for freediving only.5 meters isnt that big it shouldent be that much of a problem to handle on my own. the boat i have no is a 4.5 meter and i handle it with no problem by myself. anyway ell see in the future.
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Old 12 December 2007, 16:26   #14
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yes i totaly agree with what you are saying memo. a small boat will be alot easyer to deal with especialy if i am going to be diving on my own. although i do alot of diving on my own. i might just have to consider diving with a buddy more often . considering the dangers in our sport it would be the wiser thing to do. and the helping hand with the boat and splitting fuel costs would be great. thats the way we do it here when it 2 or three guys on a boat we split the fuel cost equally. if i do get a larger boat it will be a maximum of 5.3 metres. sine i do some scuba diving once in a while i have to take into account the extra space i will have in a slightly larger boat. that will be great for cylindrs and stage bottles and all that crap ill have to load on the boat. but i guess iw will have to take getting a smaller boat into consideration. it would be the best option if i was going to use my boat for freediving only.5 meters isnt that big it shouldent be that much of a problem to handle on my own. the boat i have no is a 4.5 meter and i handle it with no problem by myself. anyway ill see in the future. thanks guys
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