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Old 31 July 2014, 11:51   #1
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Hi All

Just acquired a Brig Navigator 610 from Wolf Rock.

Going to keep it on Anglesey.

I am a newbie to this but got the bug from a mate of mine for Ribbing. Did Powerboat Level 2 before parting with the hard earned.

So looking for tips and any insurance recommendations. I get it on the 23 Aug so a bit of time yet to sort the bits and bobs out.

Looking forward to getting on the water!!

Max
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Old 31 July 2014, 12:46   #2
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Hi Max - good luck with the New boat when she arrives, I'm sure you'll have lots of fun. Towergate insurance seem to be a good insurance broker with reasonable cover at OK prices. I have their platinum policy. R
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Old 31 July 2014, 16:03   #3
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Were on Anglesey are you based. I'm in Trearddur bay . loads of ribnobers all over the Island
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Old 31 July 2014, 16:32   #4
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Hi All

Just acquired a Brig Navigator 610 from Wolf Rock.

.... looking for tips .....

Max
Check the transom regularly
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Old 31 July 2014, 17:06   #5
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Were on Anglesey are you based. I'm in Trearddur bay . loads of ribnobers all over the Island

Hi I am in Chester but will keep it at Beaumaris probably ...do you recommend anywhere else? I did my training at porth Daniel so I am au fait with the straights.

But happy to put it anywhere although Beaumaris side is an hour for home which has to be considered.

Really looking forward to getting it ...probably more so than the kids!!!

Sorry meant to say her not it.
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Check the transom regularly

Why?

Are they a known fault having not paid in full yet I need to know ????? From more than one opinion
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Why?

Are they a known fault having not paid in full yet I need to know ????? From more than one opinion
See Brig 570 cracked transom

Probably a one-off but if I were buying one I'd be keeping an eye on it
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Hi I am in Chester but will keep it at Beaumaris probably ...do you recommend anywhere else? I did my training at porth Daniel so I am au fait with the straights.

But happy to put it anywhere although Beaumaris side is an hour for home which has to be considered.

Really looking forward to getting it ...probably more so than the kids!!!

Sorry meant to say her not it.
I keep mine on a caravan site. I think a lot of the lads on here keep them at canearfon with a guy called chris. I am sure someone will fill you in soon.
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Are they a known fault having not paid in full yet I need to know ????? From more than one opinion
Greetings from Frodsham and welcome to Ribnet

To be honest, I'm suprised you haven't received more 'feedback' from the community regarding your choice of Rib. Certain manufacturers attract a lot of generally negative comment on here and Brig consistently achieve a table-topping position in the European Champions League on that basis.

As with most investments of this nature there are a load of variables in play that will determine your choice; fashion, trends, looks, useability, build quality, fitness for purpose (what are you intending to use the boat for), manufacturer's reputation, word-of-mouth, re-sale value, etc, etc which are all factored into the mix and you eventually arrive at what YOU think it's worth paying, but there are many experienced people on here who will point you in the direction of a number of alternatives you should consider before deciding to buy a Brig.

If you've thoroughly researched the market, carefully considered what you want to use the Rib for and decided a Brig is for you, buy it, enjoy it and be proud to own it but there's a world of difference between bay-hopping around Anglesey on a flat-calm sunny day and bashing across to the Isle of Man.

All I would say is, before you commit your hard-earned, have you compared it with other similar-sized boats such as, in no particular order, Ribcraft, Osprey and Ribquest?

I look forward to meeting you out and about around the Straits sometime soon.
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Good luck with your new purchase dude,
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