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Old 11 August 2011, 09:41   #21
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Would love to use mine more but the hull is still being fixed, not that it has really made any difference as the weather has been so terrible and the hull is fairly shallow v so not the best in the rough sadly.

I find that pointless cruises tend to give way to planned adventures ie fishing or taking the ringo out. These sort of activities tend to be a lot more enjoyable anyway once the "wow I'm on a boat" novelty wears off
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Old 11 August 2011, 10:01   #22
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Interesting! One of my greatest (RIB) pleasures is an aimless solo 2 hour excursion. Potter round the harbour, rag it out to Bournemouth Pier, cruise across to Old Harry or Swanage then back to Studland for a quiet beer and read a book. Until I start to feel guilty about neglecting the family and go back.

Living five minutes away from the dry stack has its benefits.
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Old 11 August 2011, 11:30   #23
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Interesting! One of my greatest (RIB) pleasures is an aimless solo 2 hour excursion. Potter round the harbour, rag it out to Bournemouth Pier, cruise across to Old Harry or Swanage then back to Studland for a quiet beer and read a book. Until I start to feel guilty about neglecting the family and go back.

Living five minutes away from the dry stack has its benefits.
Me too - as long as everything works out. Sunny, though not too bothered about the temperature. A bit of wind, but not too much. A bit of swell. Preferably some dolphins to play with. Preferably a few other boats doing things. It's just an escape from reality for a while. Long distance is not really an option here due to lack of safe havens, or indeed any havens but have plans to launch in some different places next summer.
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Old 12 August 2011, 12:44   #24
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When I first bought a RIB I was looking for something I could refirb/tinker with over a winter. Just so happens that RIBnet was just starting and there was quite a good network of people around the Solent I could get involved with, so had loads of cruises social outings though the year/s. I then upgraded in 2007 with the intent to do more fishing. As I had more disposable money in those days I would say that the RIB was used just as frequently as today but for longer distance runs and blasts.This year I have tended to just to do fishing trips and haven't visited the Island once. I have just bought another small outboard and am about to embark into the world of SIBs.
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