Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 16 August 2002, 17:09   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: gloucester
Make: ribtech
Length: 585
Engine: Yam 115
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 42
Thanx Thewavehumper

Yeah i can see the people on this site know there stuff. I can feel myself catching the bug big time, i cant wait to try a ride wiv one ov the guys who have so kindly offered already!
__________________

__________________
Spud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 August 2002, 15:41   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newquay Cornwall
Make: Ribeye
Length: 4.5m
Engine: 40hp
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 19
I am looking to buy a 4.5m Ribeye with 40 hp so as you have a similar boat how are you finding things.
I am ,like you, new to all this so would appreciate your comments.
Does the boat go well and what are you doing with the boat.

Cheers
__________________

__________________
cliveg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 August 2002, 18:21   #13
DM
RIBnet supporter
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Little Wing
Make: Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,067
new to ribs

Increase your earnings to 60000 plus. Buy a copy of rib international and you will find it all comes easy. otherwise beg steal borrow, speak to people who know, as clint says, improvise, adapt, overcome. Do not offer to pay launching fees unless asked, always have two engines and two fuel tanks and two batteries and two radios and two gps and a big knife preferably without a sharp point.
__________________
DM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 August 2002, 04:42   #14
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,830
Quote:
Increase your earnings to 60000 plus.
Loads of cash certainly helps, but it's perfectly possible to do lots of ribbing on a more modest budget.
Quote:
Buy a copy of rib international and you will find it all comes easy.
What does RIB International make easy? Earning lots of money?
Quote:
Do not offer to pay launching fees unless asked
Not the best way of building a good relationship with the harbour master! Why not just be honest? Launching fees make up a negligible proportion of the purchase and running costs of a RIB. How about "Do not offer to pay for the pile of kit you pick up at the chandlers unless asked"?
Quote:
always have two engines and two fuel tanks and two batteries and two radios and two gps and a big knife preferably without a sharp point
Useful stuff certainly, but do you always need to have all of these?

John
__________________
John Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 August 2002, 05:34   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Highlands
Boat name: Quicksilver
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,771


Get into ribbing now before the full force of the law stops you!

Keith (he he he) Hart
__________________
Small boat - BIG truck

www.photo4x4.co.uk
Keith Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 August 2002, 10:48   #16
DM
RIBnet supporter
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Little Wing
Make: Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,067
yes john, i agree it is possible to do it on a modest budget as this is how i have had to do it, building my kit up and improving it over the years. with reference to launch fees i,m not suggesting for a minute that you should be dishonest, and while there are many excellent slips and helpful harbour masters it grieves me to pay twelve quid to launch on poorly maintained or user unfriendly slips e.g slips where after you have launched you have to drive miles to park truck/trailer. launching in weymouth earlier this year i walked half a mile to pay my slip fee and on return to the slip the truck/trailer/boat had a parking ticket on it. This was sorted by the friendly harbourmaster. The point i am making is that there is always somebody ready to dive into your pocket for providing poor service. Launch fees can be a large part of the budget. A weeks holiday at aberdovey with six launches would cost you seventy five quid for a nightmare of a slip. As for two of everything, perhaps you dont really need back up but when problems arise i like to be self sufficient where possible. Carrying spare trailer bearings is a good example.
__________________
DM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 August 2002, 13:16   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Highlands
Boat name: Quicksilver
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,771
Of course you could always do what I did....buy a house on the most spectacular boating coast in the uk so you can launch from the bottom of your own garden! Sod the launch fees.

Of course the problem is now I can only afford a little sib Still no one ever aid life would be perfect!

Keith (whatever you do it in, just do it) Hart
__________________

__________________
Small boat - BIG truck

www.photo4x4.co.uk
Keith Hart 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 10:34.


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