Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08 June 2008, 03:46   #11
Bigmuz7's Avatar
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,056
Originally Posted by Tim M View Post
Deviating somewhat from the original question, but I was having a chat with someone about this yesterday. Would it be possible/safe/practical to keep a RIB on Versadock on a swinging mooring in Portsmouth Harbour?
Wouldnt have thought so as the dock has to be fixed so you can drive the boat onto it

Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 June 2008, 04:00   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Norfolk
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,139
A versadock's going to have a fair bit of resistance against the water due to its large size. I was thinking if you came up to it, then gave a good burst of throttle the boat would hop up onto it. My biggest concern was whether it would handle being tied to a buoy in nasty conditions.

Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 June 2008, 07:06   #13
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
I don't know about being tied to a buoy but a Versadock will definitely handle rough conditions. Burry Port harbour gets a really nasty swell in it - so bad it has sunk boats - but the versadock there is fine.

codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.