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Old 09 June 2004, 01:10   #11
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Thanks for all the advice everyone.

Dirk Diggler does size matter to you - Is there a saying in the boating world that little men have big boats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09 June 2004, 03:49   #12
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Thanks for all the advice everyone.

Dirk Diggler does size matter to you - Is there a saying in the boating world that little men have big boats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Didn't a group of little ribs cruise around GB a couple of years ago ? you don't see many 15 ft fletchers doing that. Of course Dirk if the UK boating industry had built some decient hardboats over the years then pehaps the rib revolution might not have happended. Your not a hard boat builder are you ? I think WWF should be informed as you could be an indangered spieces.

However on a more informative note there is a good slipway in Haslar Marina Gosport which can be used apart from LW Springs. Its owned by the council so free to use and park.

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Didn't a group of little ribs cruise around GB a couple of years ago ? you don't see many 15 ft fletchers doing that. Of course Dirk if the UK boating industry had built some decient hardboats over the years then pehaps the rib revolution might not have happended.
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Actually I think I recall an article about a circumnavigation sometime back in the 70's/80's made by similar sized hardboats. Dare I say might even have been Fletchers! I am sure Mr Diggler or Mr Fuller will put us right!
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Hi Brodie!

As Alan has said, there are a few small RIB owners here on the East Coast - well, I'm quite small but the others are fat b***ards cos they spend more time eating on our cruises than ribbing - and if you let me know the dates you're in St Osyth we may be able to join you and show you around.
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hi brodie

don,t take any notice of phil comments

there are a few small RIB owners here on the East Coast - well, I'm quite small but the others are fat b***ards cos they spend more time eating on our cruises than ribbing

most of the sub 5m come from the better south east coast and
yes we do spend most of the time eating from our large cool box
its all part of the fun

and phil were not fat were just contented

sub five meter boats can be very good and fun cost less to run and easy to
use the only down side i have found is they get very bumpy in big a sea which
can be fun as well if you like roller coasters

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Hi Phil
I will be in sunny essex from 31/07/04 until 14/08/04.
It will be good to meet up.
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PM me nearer the time and the boys and I will get it sorted
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Hi Brodie
If you go a little further along the coast there is good free launching at Warsash - straight into the river at most tide times and then easy access to Southampton Water and beyond. There is free parking(4 hours) adjacent to the slip although I suspect it would get crowded during summer weekends?
I agree that the "boatlaunch site" is a must, besides directions it also gives you charges, contact numbers and tide times.
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It does to my wife, when we're having those "Boogie Nights"!!!
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