So I've finally bought myself a rib, doing powerboat level 2 soon a friend of mine is instructor!! already know most of it just need the paper! done VHF course and booked onto day skipper theory starting next week!
I have a caravan near lymington so I'm going to be keeping it down there, have two options for storage either at a mates farm on trailer or in berthon on trailer! Berthon is more expensive than farm but seems to have more benefits I.e closer to slip, don't have to worry about parking for the car and trailer and paying for it! No towing so less fafing which can only be a good thing!
I understand the car parking situation is a nightmare during the summer, which if true is another major contributor to my thinking of using berthon!
Now to the stupid questions I have searched the forums and looked on boat launch but could work out what it meant!
What are the launching / recovery times for lymington slip? On the web it says 3/4 tidal but not sure how that equates back!
I don't have a fancy 4x4 just a vw golf but I know the slip is nice there and I should be able to recover from there!
The other plus point this avoids me having to tow it a long way
at this stage I'm not confident at towing!
From what I've read in here you guys won't like the rib choice!! when I took it out it ran nice and I felt comfortable with it which to me is the important thing! It's a 5.6m Avon adventurer with a 90hp merc / mariner!
Any advise would be great