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Old 14 March 2003, 11:46   #11
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Re: Re: Re: New Ribster

Originally posted by Simon Guest
How does this happen? Did you get tangled up in the tow rope? Is that unusual?
Didn't get tangled up, just battered against the wakeboard . . .


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Old 14 March 2003, 12:38   #12
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Point 1: Buy seconhand- boat jumbles / boot sales or ads
Point 2: Two tow eyes and a V shape rope with pulley & float
More ideal is a removable ski pole but more expensive
Point 3: No dont bother your well qualified already just use common sense-read a book from library on skiing
point 4: If you get up at 4.00 am in the morning you might find Lee on Solent flat enough to ski-otherwise a total waste of time as far too rough.

Top of Southampton water ( Test) will be flat ( you launch at Eling slip to get to it-saves loads of fuel getting to it) when there are no other boats around

7.00 am mid week

otherwise it is well known and well used so you will have the problem of loads of boat wash and trying to miss loads of boats

also great place to do your prop in , dont forget to miss the submerged wreck

If you seek flat water for skiing forget the sea, you might find two days a year when its a millpond- most other days you will frustrated by the waves & wash- better to just go sightseeing in your rib

Ringo & wakeboard / kneeboard is better in waves
Point 5: Go for dry berthing otherwise you will need antifoul
Poit 6: You will need something to recover
Bare minimum is a folding transom step , or could purchase plastic tube / rope ladder otherwise go for an expensive stainless ladder if you have space

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