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Old 18 May 2009, 19:07   #51
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I'll be one of the first to congratulate you to becomming a new RIB owner Neil.

Perhaps you'd like to update your profile to reflect this important milestone.

Have you thought of a name yet?
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Old 18 May 2009, 19:15   #52
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Thanks Andy.... I'm getting quite excited and nervous in equal measure! Tides, charts, VHF.. there's a lot to learn.

No I haven't thought of a name yet - am I right in thinking that the name is an informal way of identifying a boat rather than something official?
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Glad you found one in the end Neil. See you out on the water some time!

Ref name, you can call it anything you want, within reason!
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Thanks Andy.... I'm getting quite excited and nervous in equal measure! Tides, charts, VHF.. there's a lot to learn.

No I haven't thought of a name yet - am I right in thinking that the name is an informal way of identifying a boat rather than something official?
One step at a time

Take her out with other RIB's and more experienced persons is my advice. This will give you all the confidence you need for the first trips.

PBII course is of course handy too, but not essential if you're very practical about everything.

Name....When you register your boat with the CG66 scheme Here then obviously it's an easy way for the Coastguard to identify your RIB/Boat and to talk to you on the Radio using your boats name. So obviously you wouldn't want to call your boat "Gay Day" or anything like that

When you put out a verbal comunication/distress to the Coastguard, in all probability they will search your boat name on the data base, this will give them all sorts of information like a description of your boat (even a picture), your cruising distance, PAX onboard, safety equipement carried etc etc to include home address and next of kin. So it makes sence to have a name that is easy to hear, understand and spell.

But that said, you can call your boat anything.
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Old 19 May 2009, 03:27   #55
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VHF Radio

Neil if you need a hand sorting out the VHF licencing and also getting the DSC number transferred and registered (if your radio is a DSC version). Feel free to ask as I have just gong through this process with the ofcom website for about the forth time and can now say I fully understand it

If you need to get you VHF licence and don't live nr. a training school then http://www.oceantraining.com/ do it online and via the telephone. Much easier in the comfort of your own home.

Congratulations!
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Old 19 May 2009, 04:12   #56
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Hi Chris - that's interesting, I didn't realise you could do the VHF online.

I'm taking an instructor with me for 8 hours immediately on collection of the boat, I imagine that much of the basics will be covered - I plan to follow this up with another day to take me to RYA2.
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Hi Chris - that's interesting, I didn't realise you could do the VHF online.

I'm taking an instructor with me for 8 hours immediately on collection of the boat, I imagine that much of the basics will be covered - I plan to follow this up with another day to take me to RYA2.
Congrats Neil Hope you enjoy your new toy!

Hightower, thanks for posting the link to https://mcanet.mcga.gov.uk/public/cg66/ I didn't know of that scheme.
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I'm going to call the boat 'Aja' (pronounced Asia) after a favourite album. It was all my wife's idea.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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I'm going to call the boat 'Aja' (pronounced Asia) after a favourite album. It was all my wife's idea.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
These guys will make your name up

http://www.funkymonkeydesign.co.uk/
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These guys will make your name up

http://www.funkymonkeydesign.co.uk/

Thanks for that - I've already had the sign made up by make-a-sign.co.uk who delivered next day. It looks pretty smart - all I have to do now is apply it straight!
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