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Old 07 November 2011, 15:21   #11
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As Has been said before car, trailer ,ability to tow launch etcwill be a decieding factor, My 4 mtr sib +25hp is on a trailer, i live in hertfordshire, most places are about 100mls /2hrs from us, we go to Whitstable, sheerness, poole , shoreham, alderburgh & the norfolk broads . with the boat at home on trailer we are not tied to same place every time, we try to use boat as much as time allows, & tides/weather often deciedes where we go .

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Old 08 November 2011, 06:14   #12
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One of the major advantages of Rib's IMO is the Towability of such a seaworthy craft,and the great diversity of our Island coastline they can open up, to experiance and explore.After spending some time in Texas,and seeing the distances those giuys travel for thier sport, believe me, no-where is THAT far over here!Have RIB - will Travel...just make sure the Trailer is Good!

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Old 08 November 2011, 08:52   #13
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Originally Posted by Jizm
Starting to feel a bit it guilty about moaning about towing mine the 8 miles to hamble now!
I was just thinking the same thing. Don't know if I could cope with all that towing now

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Old 08 November 2011, 09:18   #14
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Originally Posted by discomick View Post
You were brave towing that rib round those narrow lanes as I now know.

Lanes!? Those are flippin' motorways mate. Two cars can pass on them! I towed to Redbay for the same trips and for the first mile, the tubes touched both hedgerows! Towing to the Donegal coast from my gaff is 40 miles and as the trip progresses, I'm pulling in for lorries and finally cars...

I'll grant you that the Glendun viaduct and it's wee neighbour to the north need to be approached with good brakes and a sound heart!
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Old 08 November 2011, 10:22   #15
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I used to tow the old girl down to Plymouth and back in a day!!
or Sarnau by Cardigan. but thoes days are gone. :-)

with a good trailer and a descent car you can get to many places to launch without issus.

Launching can be tide dependant but not if you choose good slipways that are accessable at all states of the tide.

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