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Old 05 February 2011, 05:08   #11
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On Bryher - a regular haunt of ours.
C/o Bryher Boat Services?
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Old 05 February 2011, 07:31   #12
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C/o Bryher Boat Services?
Nope - Bennets Boatyard (Daniel) - so it'll be stored out of the water.
Are you a regular down there then?
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Old 05 February 2011, 07:35   #13
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Nope - Bennets Boatyard (Daniel) - so it'll be stored out of the water.
Are you a regular down there then?
The islands aren't far from here.
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Old 05 February 2011, 08:07   #14
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The islands aren't far from here.
Hadn't noticed your location - oops!
Do you take youe RIB over? If so, what's the journey like? I know the islanders don't like coming this way on the smaller boats (Cyclone etc) as it gets a bit 'bumpy'
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Do you take youe RIB over? If so, what's the journey like? I know the islanders don't like coming this way on the smaller boats (Cyclone etc) as it gets a bit 'bumpy'
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Old 05 February 2011, 08:20   #16
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Hadn't noticed your location - oops!
Do you take youe RIB over? If so, what's the journey like? I know the islanders don't like coming this way on the smaller boats (Cyclone etc) as it gets a bit 'bumpy'
Obviously we pick a favourable weather window, but yeah, it's good. Fal to the islands is about 60Nm. 35 ish to Lands End and the rest open water.
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With regards to adding seats etc - can someone point me in the right direction for more info regarding costs/how to go about it etc.
Would it make sense to add seats to a bare deck (diveboat?) or is it better to get a boat where seats were added at the time the boat was constructed. In other words - are retro-fitted seats as stable/secure as factory-fitted.
Again, sorry if this is a daft thing to ask.
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In other words - are retro-fitted seats as stable/secure as factory-fitted.
It all depends on the factory!

Buying new seat units and having them professionally fitted to a second hand boat can feel quite expensive, for this reason many people try and find a boat that has the right layout to start with. Having seats put in is not a bad thing by any means, there are a number of ways to do it.
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As the sea is so shallow around Scilly, I was thinking that a RIB might be more suitable as we don't really 'need' a cabin.
Ribs aren't particularly shallowed drafted boats; Orkneys and the like have flatter hulls and therefore draw less water. However, with the outboard motor down both will draw about the same amount. For that kind of money I'd buy a boat with a cuddy; something like the Orkney Erin suggested. It'll probably be more economical than a rib and the cuddy or cabin will be beneficial if you're caught in a squall. It will also give a subjective feeling of safety if your crew become scared in bad weather. If you're using the boat to nip between the islands it doesn't really need to go that fast I would have thought. Ribs are ok, but they're not everyone's cup of tea; wives tend to hate them.
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So that's two votes from RIBnetters for "Don't buy a RIB"

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