Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 14 April 2003, 19:01   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dartmouth
Boat name: Puffling
Make: Avon Rover 3.4m
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 15hp
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 387
Send a message via MSN to badbaws
lack of useage and crewing

I am in the merchant navy and have always had a boat love RIBS, however I can't justisfy spending loads of money for a decent boat that will spend most of it's life sat around, as I spend up to 8 out of every13 months away. Is there anyone with a boat out there who would like someone to help pay for fuel on trips out and to help actually get some use from their boats maybe a novice who would like some practical help or someone who likes to go out but has no-one to take. I have my safety boat ticket, GMDSS, first aid, firefighting, VHF, and dinghy sailing qualifications and also a MCA OOW certifcate for larger ships, and much practical experience on navigation etc. So anyone planning a trip who would like a co driver or someone out for fun or maybe even are there any sailing clubs out there who next a rescue boat coxswain? i would be happy to oblige.

Also if anyone has a boat they do not use much and want to see it used then I would be happy to take it out for a run for u for no charge I would even pay the fuel.... I miss small boats and then I remember i don't like to see them sat around collecting dust hence I keep selling any I buy!!! I have all the kit too.
Hope to hear from you
alex
__________________

__________________
badbaws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 April 2003, 04:03   #2
TIM
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Boat name: WIZARD
Make: REDBAY 7.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: OPTI 225
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 417
I have come across this problem on sailing boats a lot, When you are working hard and making a few quid, you buy a boat and then find you dont have time to use the dam thing......... chatch 22

So when we bought our rib, Myself and Gavin did it together, And we will buy the next one together also......

The main advantages are.

1. Half the running costs
2. the boat always gets used
3. its much better Ribing with 2 intersted people
4. half the cost for the boat
etc etc,

There is no disadvantages as far as far my experance goes, so far. In fact I wouldnt buy a boat on my own now.....
__________________

__________________
NOT THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE DRAWER
TIM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 April 2003, 06:15   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: SOUTHAMPTON
Boat name: Won't get Fooled Again
Make: Ribtec
Length: 6.5
Engine: Honda 130
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 888
02380 905246/07774401963 give us a call we are out this Saturday

Stuart
__________________
thewavehumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 April 2003, 07:35   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: gloucester
Make: ribtech
Length: 585
Engine: Yam 115
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 42
Rib Useage

Hi Badbaws,
I have recently bought my first Rib, going halves with a mate, thus cutting costs in half straight away. However if you want to come out with us whenever you and we are free, no problemo! We are both relatively inexperienced having just passed PB Level2, so your knowledge would be a great asset to us. Our first Channel Crossing is coming up shortly to St Vaast on the first May Bank Holiday weekend and i would be more than willing to have you aboard if you fancy it,
Spud
__________________
Spud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 April 2003, 21:30   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dartmouth
Boat name: Puffling
Make: Avon Rover 3.4m
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 15hp
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 387
Send a message via MSN to badbaws
Stu what time u out saturday??? Actually my drysuit has a neck seal missing.... but then again....and where u launching from???

And Spud I am off in couple of weeks to join another ship but will hopefully be back in August...so would appreciate a trip out then...and hopefully be doing my instructors soon too...
Alex
__________________
badbaws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 April 2003, 03:12   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: SOUTHAMPTON
Boat name: Won't get Fooled Again
Make: Ribtec
Length: 6.5
Engine: Honda 130
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 888
we are trying out a Jet drive Pacific on Friday. and we are working all day with it on Saturday. shifting a couple of hundred Twist locks from one ship to another

We will be taking out a chase boat ( Our Avon) for a couple of hours in case the Pacific misbehaves our Avon out on Saturday about 10 ish. That is 10:00 hrs Stu time so you's better ring first

You are welcome to come out with us on Friday as we learn what all the levers do on the Jet drive.
__________________

__________________
thewavehumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:10.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.