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Old 05 June 2004, 02:57   #1
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Had my first day Ribbing yesterday

Hi everyone,
Well I now know what the ribbing buzzzzz is all about. I've just got back from 8 years without a boat. I have converted from a speed boat and cabin cruiser to a 4.0 Avon Searider. This is something I should have done a long time a go, Ribs are awesome fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you kind people help me out with a few questions :-

I live near Petersfield so most of ribbing will be on the south coast between
Littlehampton and Lee on Solent. Where do you guys and girls suggest are good places (hopefully free) to launch the boat. I put the boat in at Lee on Solent yesterday, it was quite hard to launch due to a huge gravel hill that has formed on the slipway.

I am going on holiday with the boat to - St Osyth Essex in July, any suggestions on where to rib in that neck of the woods.

Hope to see you all out there
Jason
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Old 05 June 2004, 03:28   #2
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Glad you've converted.

I live just down the road in Clanfield and mostly use the Ferry inn slipway at Hayling Island. Mainly because of the 'Facilities' on the return. It is however a good base to explore the Solent, Langstone harbour and the Isle of Wight.

On my way home from work yesterday about 5pm I saw a searider being towed north on the A3 towards petersfield, I recal it was behind a Blue 4X4 or van, was that you?

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Old 05 June 2004, 17:23   #3
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Hi Nasher
Thanks for the tips !!!!!!
Where is the Ferry inn slipway at Hayling Island ?
What do they charge for slipway use ? Is the Slipway effected by tide ?
I was on the A3 around 4pm
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Go all the way down to the fun fair on Hayling, turn right and the road eventually ends up as the slipway.

It is tidal but is always kept clean and is useable on all but actual low tide, If its busy I use the gently sloping hard packed sand beach like all the other 4X4 guys do.

The Harbour master will charge you about 10 for a day ticket although a yearly ones available for about a ton.

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Old 06 June 2004, 02:12   #5
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Hello Brodie

Welcome to RIBnet and the exciting obsession with inflatable things

For information on slipways you can't beat Boatlaunch run by RIBnet member Geoff Campbell.

Have fun.

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brodie,

Have u any photos of your searider? I have a 4m too - I love looking at other peoples boats for inspiration as mine is being refitted at the moment - happy and safe ribbing mate
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Hey Brodie

There is an ever growing crowd of us that store our Ribs in Littlehampton Marina and go out on a regular basis.

You're welcome to join us anytime.

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Hi everyone,
I am going on holiday with the boat to - St Osyth Essex in July, any suggestions on where to rib in that neck of the woods.

Hope to see you all out there
Jason
Brodie,

Suggest you contact Phil Davies as he is an Essex based 4m Searider owner.

In terms of St Osyth - I think you can get tractor launching on the beach/slip there. Cruising options are Colne & Blackwater Estuary. For example head up to Wivenhose / Rowhedge at High tide & stop at the pub, across to Bradwell, West Mersea & Tollesbury & up the Blackwater to Maldon. All very tide dependent so get ahold of a tide table and local chart. You could if weather was good head north from Brightlingsea / St Osyth to Walton Backwaters, River orwell etc but its a 25-30m haul up the Wallet so not to be undertaken lightly in a small RIB if its all new to you. Might be worth getting in touch with the SE small Ribsta crew before you come.

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Old 07 June 2004, 04:44   #9
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Hi Brodie. Plaese Join Boatmad and publish your first paragraph.

I rememeber the first time I drove a rib, it was flat calm and I was wishing there wer some waves. i've managed to find a few since then.

Re facilities there are a couple of decent public free slipways. 1 at Lee on the Solent near the Hovercraft museum and another at Camber dock (Portsmouth) Also you might want to investigate joining the ECA at Portsmouth which my son tells me is a remarkably good place.
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Old 07 June 2004, 05:21   #10
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Hi everyone,
Well I now know what the ribbing buzzzzz is all about. I've just got back from 8 years without a boat. I have converted from a speed boat and cabin cruiser to a 4.0 Avon Searider. This is something I should have done a long time a go, Ribs are awesome fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey Rogue, I couldn't agree more, fresh meat always welcome. Although he's made a typo error, instead of Avon Searider it should read "tender"!!!
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