Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 21 May 2007, 16:22   #51
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Nr Tring
Boat name: Braveheart
Make: Porters Renegade
Length: 6m +
Engine: Tohatsu 140
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Polwart View Post
Traditional 2 stroke engines can no longer be made or imported into Europe (to comply with enviro rules). However this only affects new engines and not 2nd hand ones. I am not aware of any plans to outlaw 2nd hand ones (I hope not )
I think they would have a hard job to ban it outright but I had a feeling that - like cars - they are looking at ways to hit all our fun.
__________________

__________________
Sarah G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 May 2007, 16:25   #52
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Nr Tring
Boat name: Braveheart
Make: Porters Renegade
Length: 6m +
Engine: Tohatsu 140
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADS View Post
PM Biggles or roycruse, they both have a Ribcraft 5.85 with 140HP 4stroke
Thanks AD. We nearly bought one of these last year - it was fab but unfortunately we were gusumped at the last minute and we are now only realising what a good buy that boat would have been.

We will keep our eyes peeled - not literally...
__________________

__________________
Sarah G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 May 2007, 16:29   #53
ADS
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah G View Post
Thanks AD. We nearly bought one of these last year - it was fab but unfortunately we were gusumped at the last minute and we are now only realising what a good buy that boat would have been.

We will keep our eyes peeled - not literally...
No probs,
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk

This is the ultimate place to buy a second hand boat, I ve bought my last 3 boats on there. Ribcraft themselves in Yeovil often have some ex demo or recondtioned 585's for sale too.
__________________
ADS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 May 2007, 16:32   #54
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Enfield/Switzerland
Boat name: Zonneschijn II/Vixen
Make: Shakespeare/Avon
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evin' 175 DI /Yam 90
MMSI: 235055605
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,418
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah G View Post
Hi Chris

Planning to launch each time needed and realistically minimum number of people would be 3 but regularly 7-8+ pottering around say Chichester harbour or for a quick blast outside, but occasionnally more.
Sarah,

Bear in mind the seating arrangements. You are only likely to fit that many people on a 6-6.5m rib if some of them are on tubes. .
Two single with two double jockeys behind seems to be a common setup on that size boat, with maybe a two person bench moulded into the front of the console. You'll possibly get 3 kids or an adult and two onto a double jockey seat.

I probably would not want to be going out in anything but light conditions with people on the tubes, although I have done it once down the Thames - it's hard work holding on at speed!

Neil
__________________
Neil Harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 May 2007, 16:36   #55
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brittany/Portsmouth
Boat name: Merlin
Make: Solent 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200
MMSI: soon !
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah G View Post
pottering around say Chichester harbour or for a quick blast outside, but occasionnally more.
If you want to stretch yourself distance-wise it might be worth having a look at the cruising section here Sarah? It always seems a bit safer in company and there are a good few of us in the Solent area so lots of opportunities for spins.

Good luck with the course & good for you

Kathleen
__________________
Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
The Jackeens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 May 2007, 16:49   #56
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-tec 300 G2
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah G View Post
Hi Chris

Planning to launch each time needed and realistically minimum number of people would be 3 but regularly 7-8+ pottering around say Chichester harbour or for a quick blast outside, but occasionnally more.
If you want a rib with proper seating for 7-8 you are definately going to be looking at something over the 6 metre mark. People can sit on the tubes however this is not ideal over long distances.

Take into account what vehicle you are going to be towing with, the combined weight of a 6.5 metre RIB, engine and trailer could mean you need something fairly hefty to tow it with.

Chris
__________________
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 May 2007, 04:01   #57
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Nr Tring
Boat name: Braveheart
Make: Porters Renegade
Length: 6m +
Engine: Tohatsu 140
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil Harvey View Post
I probably would not want to be going out in anything but light conditions with people on the tubes, although I have done it once down the Thames - it's hard work holding on at speed!
It might be fun for a few minutes but the novelty may wear off very quickly.
__________________
Sarah G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 May 2007, 04:10   #58
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Nr Tring
Boat name: Braveheart
Make: Porters Renegade
Length: 6m +
Engine: Tohatsu 140
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Jackeens View Post
If you want to stretch yourself distance-wise it might be worth having a look at the cruising section here Sarah? It always seems a bit safer in company and there are a good few of us in the Solent area so lots of opportunities for spins.
I think this is great - I really look forward to being able to join in. I always think that camping and sailing are so much more fun with other people, we have so much to learn it would be great to see 'experts' using their boats.

Thanks Kathleen
__________________
Sarah G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 May 2007, 04:13   #59
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Nr Tring
Boat name: Braveheart
Make: Porters Renegade
Length: 6m +
Engine: Tohatsu 140
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris1573 View Post
Take into account what vehicle you are going to be towing with, the combined weight of a 6.5 metre RIB, engine and trailer could mean you need something fairly hefty to tow it with.
Thankfully we drive a Disco V8 as my husband often has to tow trailers for work. Hopefully this should be up to the job (at least it prepares us for the cost of running another gas-guzzler!!!
__________________
Sarah G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 May 2007, 05:07   #60
RIBnet supporter
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Over there ---->
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 240
I'm sure this is probably irrelevant, but on the subject of towing. If you both sat your driving tests before 1997 you're OK, but if not you'll need to take another test to tow anything with brakes.

Its also worth reading Nos's beginners guide as it might just contain something you hadn't thought of.

Don't mean to come across as patronising in the slightest as you obviously do have some boating experience...
__________________
I don't have an attitude, I have a personality you can't handle.
Sixy_the_red is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:06.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.