I've just found this site and it looks great.
We (Cath and myself) have a small TomKat RIB. I have attached a photo (thats me driving!). Basicly its a small 3m RIB. The center console is rigid and it has 2 rubber tubes - sort of catamaran like!
This makes it quite fun to handle - when you turn it dosn't lean into the corner but skims along the surface! Described as like driving a ralley car on gravel!
We currently mainly take it on the River Avon from Bristol Docks and arround the Torbay area, but would like to use it more, and going with a group would give me more confidence as its quite small!
The Thames and Medway cruise looks great fun.
I used to help crew on a National Rivers Authority, now Environment Agency RIB (Cobra Twin 75Hp) taking water samples from the River Tees (Good launch site - Tees Barage).
I now volunteer on "The Pride of Bristol" www.prideofbristol.org
where we use a RIB as a safety boat for dive charters and to take passengers ashore when at anchor.
I am looking for somewhere to take my RYA Level 2 so if anyone has some good suggestions in the SouthWest please let me know.
Well, thats about it for now - but if any trips are planned that would be suitable, can I come along and play?