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Old 12 February 2008, 03:59   #1
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Here
Boat name: doggypaddle
Make: Avon 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: yamaha 80
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north /south devon ribbing?

I have yet to get the SR5 in the water, but it will be ready for this season though probably not completley finished, To build up confidence in myself and the the boat i will start off with a bit of messing around in devon.
does anyone here use ilfracombe/watermouth cove which i have used before with my hard boat 10 years ago and found to be good with spectacular north exmoor coast to cruise.
any other suggestions with good parking and camping, and nice scenery?
anyone want to meet up for my sea trias to tow me in when it all goes wrong!!

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Old 12 February 2008, 09:45   #2
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Boat name: Vigilant
Make: Humber
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If you're based in Newent, my first choice would be run her down to Cardiff Bay for a bit - launch at the Channel View leisure centre, nice wide slip, and if anything does go wrong always loads of people around to help out. If you're confident enough to go into the lumpy stuff, just lock out through the barrage at Penarth.

Otherwise, is there a slip at Newent lake ?

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Old 13 February 2008, 07:37   #3
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Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
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Generally the South Devon coast is a lot more forgiving - more all tide accessible harbours etc.
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 19 February 2008, 08:04   #4
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Iolar Na Mara
Make: Brig
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I'll be doing something similar, out of Watermouth, between the 19th to 23rd March. I bought a RIB over the winter (BRIG 645, a small bit OTT but a fantastic sea boat so far) and have only done down around the Thames Barrier .. the first big one is a trip to Lundy after a few days trials around Watermouth. Thinking of an auxillary engine in case (although she's already got a new Mercury Verado) but if you're around we could head out together.
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