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Old 18 September 2004, 09:21   #1
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!!RIBS in the North East!!

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Do we have any rib members from the n.e. of england as a newbie to ribs (4mt Humber with 40hp Mariner engine) it would be nice to be out on the sea with other ribs users.
If so can i ask you where you launch from,

how often do you go out is there any clubs in the area,

What do you use your rib for ie fun diving etc.

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Old 18 September 2004, 13:17   #2
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Seems to be a great shortage of ribs in the North East, I think you're about the nearest to me and I don't count as mine's still a pile of pieces! I'm in Hull by the way, have asked this before is there wnyone else from the Hull area here?
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Old 19 September 2004, 10:37   #3
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Hi Roohiry

I think you are right or may be they just never found this great site
I see lots on the road in the N.E. surely they are not all passing through
come on someone must be in to ribs up here.

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Old 19 September 2004, 16:16   #4
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hello there matey, i am from your neck of the woods, living and launching from sunny south shields,just bring your rib down to the groine on a sunday and you will have plenty of company
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Old 20 September 2004, 13:41   #5
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Hi Seaskimmer

Sounds good to me, Is that the slipway at S/S sailing club next to a hotel not sure what its call.

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Old 21 September 2004, 05:58   #6
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I am also based in the Newcastle and launch from South Shields, Derwenthaugh and often keep the boat at North Shields. New boat arrives Friday so will be looking to do a few trips before the winter really lands.

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Old 21 September 2004, 07:13   #7
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Hi

I live close to Derwenthaugh slip but its a long way up the river
i think it will take about a hour at legal speed to get to the sea.

I have paid a harbour fee of £38 + deposit of £15 for a key at Seaton Sluice
harbour and you get straight on the sea.
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I agree its a long run, I only launch at derwenthaugh when we ski or when I am putting the boat into the water for a number of days, otherwise I am in and out at South Shields. Are there tidal restrictions at Seaton Sluice?

I guess you must have bought the Black Humber that was at Seaton Sluice in August. Good looking boat if thats the one.

We may well be out on Sunday if the weather is bright.

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Old 21 September 2004, 14:18   #9
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Ollie

You can get out 3 hour each side of high tide.
The rib we got from Stokesley about 6/8 weeks ago
the only place we have used it to date is on a reservoir as safety cover so we are looking forward to going on the sea.

The rib didn't cost a lot of money when we got it back home i removed some old patches from the tubes Looked like they had used evostick household glue and asked some advice from Alan at Reiver boats in Stanley Co Durham the best way to repair the tubes.

We carried out the repairs and the tubes hold the air fine now, the engine
is fine just a little tuning and she running O.K.

We fitted new steering box & cable & i am waiting for a fish finder/gps coming mail order.

Hope to get out Sunday too weather permitting

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Old 18 November 2004, 03:23   #10
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If you fancy heading down to Teesside, it's easy enough (and free) to launch off the slipways at Redcar or Saltburn (providing there's no surf). It's then decent ride down past the cliffs to Staithes (11NM) or Whitby. More than happy to team up if people fancy a trip down.
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Old 18 November 2004, 09:13   #11
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Plenty of RIBs use Beadnell

Beadnell - about two miles south of Seahouses, is a big launch site for RIBs. Mostly for divers visiting the Farne Islands. The barrier is open Easter to the end of October, and on summer weekends it can get very very busy. There's a tractor service for launching via the beach.

I've also seen quite a few launching from Seahouses itself. I think this also has 'seasonal' opening hours.
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Old 21 November 2004, 13:38   #12
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We have a wee cottage at Sandsend near Whitby. Which is the closest, cheapest launch point for a 6.5M?

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Old 21 November 2004, 15:31   #13
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We have a wee cottage at Sandsend near Whitby. Which is the closest, cheapest launch point for a 6.5M?

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You can launch at Whitby harbour all year round. Its a good wide slip with water washdown (take your own hose and tap connector).Slip "dries" (drops off into the mud !) LW +/- 1.5hrs.
Directions are on boatlaunch and harbour master is very friendly.
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thanks for that info. Next summer sometime, hopefully.
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Old 20 November 2010, 13:54   #15
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Bump,, just found this thread and wanted to see if they are is anyone eolse here!!??? i'm in redcar and have a static van near seahouses.


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Hi there - I am in Newcastle.
Use the South Shields slipway, and will be wetting the latest Rib sometime soon, hopefully before Christmas !
Got to run in the new engine for 10 hours or so, so I suspect some pottering up the river at first.
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We launch from Whitby & Seahouses, both good slips as long as you avoid the bottom of springs.
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Old 20 November 2010, 18:40   #18
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We launch from Amble, the slip next to the marina.

Its not a bad slip and easy to launch a couple of hours either side of high water, just have to go the wrong way round the ridiculous roundabout to get the right angle to reverse down.
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Seems to be a great shortage of ribs in the North East, I think you're about the nearest to me and I don't count as mine's still a pile of pieces! I'm in Hull by the way, have asked this before is there wnyone else from the Hull area here?
I am in York. If yours was not in a pile of pieces, then where would you launch? [Around Hull]

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I'm stil here kicking about around Staithes and Whitby.
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