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Old 10 January 2006, 16:43   #1
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Parking Rib on IW

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I am hoping to join the ribbing fraternity this coming season and have been reading the posts on this site with great interest. Am currently pricing several boats. I live in London but will be staying on the Isle of Wight when using the rib on the Solent. I do not want to be dragging the boat up and down the M3 / A3 every weekend. Can anyone reccommend a facility on the IW where one can store one's rib (on dry land and/or on water) during the weeks of the season?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10 January 2006, 17:18   #2
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Why not base the RIB on the mainland and save on ferry costs .


Where's your base of operations on the Island?
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Old 10 January 2006, 17:37   #3
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If your set on the IOW Bembridge Outboards do a RIB/ Sportsboat dry stacking storage option.

http://www.bembridgeoutboards.co.uk/services.htm

Alternatively there are a number of places in the Solent, Im sure other Islanders will know of further storage areas.

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there is a very reasonable place in Yarmouth for dry storage , I'll be back with a link

http://www.wightribstorage.co.uk/

The launch fee is pricey but the storage rate is good, we charge around 25 per metre for indoor storage on the mainland,

Bmbridge is also a good place but I don't know there rates

In Cowes it might be worth asking Tim Griffin but there is a yard near Souters that is reasonable
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Hi Ya

I keep my boat on the hard at Shepards Wharf. It is not cheap as have to be craned in, but their is a package. Slipways in Cowes are scarce.

Bembridge is another soluton although you will be restricted by the tide their as Bembridge does dry out.

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Although Stu (Rogue Wave) won't blow his own trumpet he offers a service on the mainland, about 10-15 minutes from the M3. He's a good guy. Speak to him.

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Thanks Dan, no I didn't get your email and your PM box is full

Simon is Shepherds Wharf in betwen the Yacht Haven and Souters if so that's the one I was thinking of. Does the police launch live there?
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Hi Starh

Rogue wave does have excellent storage facilities so could be a good option for you. How ever where are you based on the Island as that can influence where to recommend.
Cowes Shepherds wharf though expensive and dry berthed and is in between Souters now called Medina Yard and the Haven
The haven do short lets for the summer AFLOAT
RHP do dry berthing and pontoon
East Cowes do short term summer lets but charge a minimum length ?? not sure on size

Island Harbour afloat but tidal but cheap and can work out if you plan ahead
Folly reach boat afloat very cheap but exposed and need tender to get it

Victory yard pontoon but need tender or river taxi to get to it.
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there is a very reasonable place in Yarmouth for dry storage , I'll be back with a link

http://www.wightribstorage.co.uk/
Thats right near me. Its where I tubed up my rib. The guy who runs it is pretty sound, nick his name is. I think he wants to include a full workshop there as well. Its about a 10minute tow from yarmouth harbour which has an excellent slip, althouhg it can get busy in the summer.
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Parking Rib on IW

Hi Tim and thanks to you all who responded to my post.

On the weekends I will be residing in Ventnor hence I am planning to launch my assault on the Solent from somewhere on the Medina river between Newport + Cowes.

Considering that I am a ribbing virgin have been thinking that I should hoik the boat out of the water every Sunday afternoon and store it on terra firma during the week. Is this nonsense and should I not fret about mooring it on the water from Apr to Sep?

Cannot do Rough Wave as I must be island based. So seems the options are:

Shepherds Wharf (dry)
The Haven (wet)
RHP (wet or dry)
East Cowes (?)
Island Harbour (wet/tidal)
Folly Reach (wet/tender)
Victory Yard (wet/tender or taxi)

Have I missed anything?

Muchos gracias
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Hi Starh

Rogue wave does have excellent storage facilities so could be a good option for you. How ever where are you based on the Island as that can influence where to recommend.
Cowes Shepherds wharf though expensive and dry berthed and is in between Souters now called Medina Yard and the Haven
The haven do short lets for the summer AFLOAT
RHP do dry berthing and pontoon
East Cowes do short term summer lets but charge a minimum length ?? not sure on size

Island Harbour afloat but tidal but cheap and can work out if you plan ahead
Folly reach boat afloat very cheap but exposed and need tender to get it

Victory yard pontoon but need tender or river taxi to get to it.
Hope this helps
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