Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 May 2009, 15:39   #61
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Near Godalming
Boat name: AJA
Make: Ribeye
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yamaha F150AETX
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 558
I took delivery of 'Aja' (pronounced Asia) this morning, applied the new name and set off with my instructor into what looked like a miserable days weather....

However within a short while the sun shone and we had a hoot - huge fun! The new engine needs a few more hours running in, but it feels a powerful thing.

There are dozens of things to practice, most of the tricky stuff seems to be low speed manoeuvring in harbours. There's a definite knack to bringing your boat in smoothly - which I managed to do under the watchful eye of my instructor, hopefully I can replicate it when solo. Eeeek!

I have high anxiety about tying up to some fancy yacht and making a hash of it and feeling looking like a prat.

Thanks to everyone for the helpful advice and encouragement, you were all a short cut to years of experience and it was much appreciated.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	L1010058 copy.jpg
Views:	152
Size:	276.7 KB
ID:	42754  
__________________

__________________
neilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2009, 16:32   #62
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,925
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by neilda View Post
I have high anxiety about tying up to some fancy yacht and making a hash of it and feeling looking like a prat.
Oh, I wouldn't sweat it - Yachties ram stuff in port all the time - and they tend to think RIBs are big fenders - so no worries there.....
__________________

__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2009, 17:25   #63
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
Oh, I wouldn't sweat it - Yachties ram stuff in port all the time - and they tend to think RIBs are big fenders - so no worries there.....
Beat me to it willk .. I'd say worse about them sometimes but this is a family web site ......




































still w*nkers , some of em
__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2009, 21:34   #64
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Good luck with the new boat - hopefully we will have a great summer and you will get to use it as much as possible!!!
__________________

__________________
codprawn 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 12:20.


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