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Old 25 May 2007, 11:47   #1
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hi , new to forum, just bought a sr5.4

Hi you lot,
Im jon, new to ribs, just bought a Searider 5.4. Only had it in the water once so far. Go well dont they. Does anybody wake board with one? Is the eye on the transom too low?
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Old 25 May 2007, 13:12   #2
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Hi Jon,

Welcome to RIBNET.

Where do you launch from ? If you use the Solent post on here when you go out and maybe a few of us could meet up.

You can't go wrong with the SR 5.4. What engine do you have ?

I'm also looking at a wakeboard or some other sort of toy at the moment. Have you any tips on what wakeboard to buy. I'm really thinking decent but cheap.

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Old 25 May 2007, 14:00   #3
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Hi Nick,
I launched at mudyford quay last time ...cost £10.50. Where do you launch and how much do you pay. I have a heavy trailor so otor launch is best for me i think. my motor is an old mercury 80hp 4cyl 2 stroke, its about 1988 so i need to build my confidence in it, it went well when we took it out last week tho.
I am new to wakeboarding too, so im not the one for advise im affraid. ive been 2 or 3 times but its a scream once your up......once your up eventually in my case.
what craft do you have?
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Old 25 May 2007, 14:14   #4
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If your looking for somewhere to wakeboard there is a area in 'lee on the Solent' which you can use, there is a slip there too which is free but often very busy and it can be a bit of a job in rough weather, if you would prefer a quieter slip we use Haslar in Gosport which is very calm although you do have to pay for parking.
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Old 25 May 2007, 14:22   #5
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How much is haslar? to launch and park?
Do you guys get out every week?
Ive got my dayskipper which i did on a motor craft but im thinking of doing my power boat 2 to get me more experiance ...what do you think?
the boat has a dsc radio.... which i need a operators licence for im told.
Do folks bother staight away with the licence.... do you get fined if you dont have one?
Cheers for letting me pick ya brains.
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Old 25 May 2007, 14:34   #6
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if you would prefer a quieter slip we use Haslar in Gosport which is very calm although you do have to pay for parking.

oops I didn't yesterday. Just parked on the muck.
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is the launch free there tho?
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Old 25 May 2007, 14:39   #8
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Jon,

Get the radio ticket done. At least you'll know how to use it properly and won't be using the wrong channels. You'll also need to register the radio with ofcom. That's free but awkward.

My preferred slip is Warsash. Mainly due to cost and having somewhere to tie up whilst your sorting the car. Downside is its a little mucky and can be very shallow at high tide.

Fire away with the questions. In my opinion you should post on here when you want to got out or keep an eye on the cruising posts and see if anything suits you. The Priory Bay Picnic is the next planned cruise, but people are putting up smaller cruises all the time.

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Old 25 May 2007, 14:39   #9
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Hi Jon
Just up the road from you in Amesbury. Wick lane slip is far better that Mudeford, and just next door to our school. Launch free just pay to park the car. Once out thro' the run plenty of opportunity to ski and board, not the I do knees are shot. Enjoy the SR there great boats
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is the launch free there tho?
It was yesterday. Bit far for you to trek from Salisbury though. Wouldn't Poole be better. Nos4r2 could advise you on Baiter slip in Poole harbour.
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