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Old 08 May 2000, 05:58   #1
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Hi,
Congratulations for the new addition!
The forums are a great way of net RIB users change information between them!

As a sugestion....... what do you thing of
a new forum about DIY(Do It Yourself)?

OK! now let me introduce...

I'm Paulo Cabrita.
I live near Lisbon, Portugal.

I have a small RIB, 5m, from a portuguese company called "Mar e Mar". The motor is an
old,old,old model ;-) ..... Mercury 80Hp, 4 cylinders!


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PS: Sorry for my english... but it's my 2şlanguage!

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Hi Paulo!

Thanks for the support

I plan to expand the number of forums depending on how much use they get -- I don't want to have loads of different forums that only get one or two messages on them.

One option that could include your suggestion would be a "RIB maintenance" forum -- what do you think?

Ribbing in Portugal sounds good. Certainly warmer than here in the UK! What sort of voyages do you make in your RIB?

John

PS Your English is fine. Especially compared with my Portuguese


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Old 08 May 2000, 08:46   #3
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..."RIB maintenance" forum....
It sounds ok! :-)

Yes! I think it's better to have 3 or 4 good forums....... than a BIG gallery of forums with only 1 or 2 topics on them!

The weather around here is nice, a very hot summer! :-D

I normaly boat near Lisboa and when on vacations I take my boat, by trail, to Algarve and do some small trips there!

I only do smal trips, because I only have coastal/diurnal license! :-(


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I only do smal trips, because I only have coastal/diurnal license! :-(
What is the licencing situation in Portugal? Is it compulsory for all boaters?

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Hello all,

Let me introduce myself shortly:

My name is Saša (pronounced Sasha) and I'm living in Sweden. At the moment I'm waiting for my first RIB to arrive from England, a Viking 540 + Mercury 90. This year my RIB and I will spend cruising in Vanern (the biggest lake in Sweden) and for the next year some serous cruising in the Adriatic is being planned.

John, you asked about licensing situation in Portugal. Don't know about Portugal, but here's the situation in Sweden. There are three different licensing levels:
1) Inshore
2) Coastal
3) Offshore
You must have license only if you have a boat larger than 12m x 4m. Both dimensions must be met, meaning you can have 20 m long boat and as long as its beam is less than 4m you don't need license! Inshore licenses are recommended for small boat owners, and give usually some discount on insurance rates. Offshore is for the guys and girls planning long journeys (i.e. over Atlantic). I myself have Coastal license.

So much for this time, I hope more people start posting messages here!

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Hi all,
and wellcome aboard Sasa!

In Portugal we have 3 types of licencing:
1) Inshore/Coastal and only diurne (only with day light)
2) Coastal diurne/nocturnal (day/night)
3) Offshore

If you have small boats, no more than 7m long(I think), and without motorization then you don't need any licencing!

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Hello,

I simply have to let everyone know that my RIB has arrived A brand new Viking 540 with a Mercury 90. Not even some rather bad weather (winds up to 15 m/s) could stop me from giving it a go. Goodness, what a rush when it plans off and starts flying over the waves

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Sounds fun!

Let us know how you get on (and send some picture too if you like and I'll find somewhere on RIBnet for them).

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Hello!

Well, the weather is still miserable, even for Sweden. It's cold, cloudy, with strong winds. But, I still manage to do some runs The boat is really great, and even the Swedish Coast Guard seem to share my opinion. They stopped me the other day and asked if they could see the boat. We did some running and they were very pleased.

I'll take some pictures and send them to you. At present, I'm planning a trip to a town some 40 nautical miles away. If weather permits (there is a quite a long stretch of open water), we (my girlfriend and I) should be on our way on June 21!

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