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Old 22 June 2007, 10:05   #31
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So does this mean I cant go through the Harbour then without a VHF? Looking to invest in one, any suggestions for starters?

Standard Horizon Portable is a good start. Give Janet at Nautequip a ring and ask her for the show price. which will give you a good guide price to negotiate with a more local supplier like Daveh or Jimbo

http://www.yachtbits.com/standard_ho...ndheld_vhf.php
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Old 22 June 2007, 10:28   #32
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Standard Horizon Portable is a good start. Give Janet at Nautequip a ring and ask her for the show price. which will give you a good guide price to negotiate with a more local supplier like Daveh or Jimbo

http://www.yachtbits.com/standard_ho...ndheld_vhf.php
Looks like a gooden. Is Janet at www.nautequipe.co.uk - where do Daveh and Jimbo work then?
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Old 22 June 2007, 14:42   #33
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Hugh, that's great thanks. Am a little worried about the 'first time' like with anything i guess so some guidance, pointers, etc from a pro would be great. Maybe you could PM me with your tel number just incase. Might try this afternoon but depends on work load.

Re the thread further on with the front wheel drive cars, i've got a Saab 9-3 2.2TiD so hoping this will be ok??
yes we are down at the witterings/ichenor for the weekend so will drop you my mobile number and more than happy to meet you down at ichenor and give you some pointers, the chichester harbour would be a great place for you to get to grips with everything before getting out to the sea.

as for the saab....bad news i am afraid, it would not pull our 6.5m rib out, we have a saab 9-5 and they are not much use for pulling out at ichenor, we have not tried it on concrete yet but it failed abismally at ichenor, it is a manual 2.3t. however when we had probs we waited 5 mins and a landy turned up and had the boat up the slope to the shallow gradient area in a minute. so dont be put off. it might be worth investing in some ropes, i can show you the ropes i got which would pull anything out!

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Old 22 June 2007, 15:02   #34
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yes we are down at the witterings/ichenor for the weekend so will drop you my mobile number and more than happy to meet you down at ichenor and give you some pointers, the chichester harbour would be a great place for you to get to grips with everything before getting out to the sea.

as for the saab....bad news i am afraid, it would not pull our 6.5m rib out, we have a saab 9-5 and they are not much use for pulling out at ichenor, we have not tried it on concrete yet but it failed abismally at ichenor, it is a manual 2.3t. however when we had probs we waited 5 mins and a landy turned up and had the boat up the slope to the shallow gradient area in a minute. so dont be put off. it might be worth investing in some ropes, i can show you the ropes i got which would pull anything out!

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Old 22 June 2007, 16:27   #35
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Looks like a gooden. Is Janet at www.nautequipe.co.uk - where do Daveh and Jimbo work then?

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Usernames Jimbo and DaveH will get you links
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Old 22 June 2007, 18:55   #36
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yes we are down at the witterings/ichenor for the weekend so will drop you my mobile number and more than happy to meet you down at ichenor and give you some pointers, the chichester harbour would be a great place for you to get to grips with everything before getting out to the sea.

as for the saab....bad news i am afraid, it would not pull our 6.5m rib out, we have a saab 9-5 and they are not much use for pulling out at ichenor, we have not tried it on concrete yet but it failed abismally at ichenor, it is a manual 2.3t. however when we had probs we waited 5 mins and a landy turned up and had the boat up the slope to the shallow gradient area in a minute. so dont be put off. it might be worth investing in some ropes, i can show you the ropes i got which would pull anything out!

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Hi Hugh, me again! Just wanted to comment on the Saab thing, doh! Have got some ropes so should be ok i guess as this is how the guy i bought the rib off launched and he had a Jeep. Might be time to chop the Saab in then for a 4x4 but need something that the clients would like and as economic as the 9-3, hmmm? Unlike Sarah I cant quite afford both at the mo : )
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Old 22 June 2007, 19:20   #37
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I don't think you'd have a problem with a 5 mtr behind a car especially with a rope. The Saabs a posh vauxhall isn't it and the GM 2.2 diesel got some grunt.

Before I launch if I am on a strange slipway then I do a trial recovery so I know I won't have a problem on my return

Just remember when you are using a rope that the balance of the boat and trailer needs to be nose down so if you have a light nose weight put some ballast in the nose during recovery/ launching

Also I would stress that it isn't good to have people in the boat whilst recovering on a rope.......which brings us back to the waders.

Chris 1573 recovers his 5.2m with a passat diesel and the fkkr flies out!

there is a great del of difference between the weight of a 6.5 and a 5m boat an Optimax 200 (great engine BTW) weighs 225 Kilos and your Yam weighs 83
theres likely be a 50 Kilo diference in the fuel load plus the weight of the larger hull would give at least a 400 kilo weight differnce.

get a 4*4 by all means but you don't need one to get a 5m boat out unless you are in mud
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Old 23 June 2007, 04:58   #38
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I don't think you'd have a problem with a 5 mtr behind a car especially with a rope. The Saabs a posh vauxhall isn't it and the GM 2.2 diesel got some grunt.

Before I launch if I am on a strange slipway then I do a trial recovery so I know I won't have a problem on my return

Just remember when you are using a rope that the balance of the boat and trailer needs to be nose down so if you have a light nose weight put some ballast in the nose during recovery/ launching

Also I would stress that it isn't good to have people in the boat whilst recovering on a rope.......which brings us back to the waders.

Chris 1573 recovers his 5.2m with a passat diesel and the fkkr flies out!

there is a great del of difference between the weight of a 6.5 and a 5m boat an Optimax 200 (great engine BTW) weighs 225 Kilos and your Yam weighs 83
theres likely be a 50 Kilo diference in the fuel load plus the weight of the larger hull would give at least a 400 kilo weight differnce.

get a 4*4 by all means but you don't need one to get a 5m boat out unless you are in mud
So I can keep the Saab then by the sound of things. Went for a drove last night over to the Lee On Solent slip, HMS Daedalus one. Thought i'd see how steep it is without the boat towed on and was a little struggle at first but then it got going so should be ok. What are the best tow cars / 4x4's just out of interest in your opinion?
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Old 23 June 2007, 05:05   #39
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Ahh I like that slipway i didn't recomend it to you because the water can go sideways a bit I've put a camel ( 2 rons) in and out of that slipway with a 2.0 Primera. It was a struggle and I bought a 4 x4 shortly afterwards but you'll be fine.

BTW don't be shy about calling your instructor and getting some free post course advice, he should be dedicated to ensuring your boating is safe and the slipway is paramount to that
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Old 23 June 2007, 05:25   #40
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Hi Hugh, me again! Just wanted to comment on the Saab thing, doh! Have got some ropes so should be ok i guess as this is how the guy i bought the rib off launched and he had a Jeep. Might be time to chop the Saab in then for a 4x4 but need something that the clients would like and as economic as the 9-3, hmmm? Unlike Sarah I cant quite afford both at the mo : )
To be honest, you can pick up a Landrover Disco Series 1 (easy to maintain as it is not computerised) for about 1500 to 2000. They are horrendous on fuel economy if Petrol - not too bad Diesel but if you are not travelling far just use it for launching and retrieval.

The maintenance costs are very low (IMHO).
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