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Old 05 February 2009, 10:34   #1
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Suitable for the solent?

Hi Guys,

Do you think this would be suitable for light use in the solent,

Portsmouth to Southampton, Trip to Cowes from southampton ect?

http://www.piplers.co.uk/index.php?p...ct&prodid=3278


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Old 05 February 2009, 11:50   #2
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i don't see why not, if you can get half way across the atlantic in a life raft you certainly can get around the solent in that
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Old 05 February 2009, 12:40   #3
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You could - and it would be fun jumping the beast but at 1700 with about a grand on an engine you could pick up a good size rib for the same money second hand.

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Old 05 February 2009, 13:43   #4
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Too small.
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Old 05 February 2009, 13:53   #5
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Too small.
I agree, I have done it with a smaller rib than that but got very wet. You will get there ok but it's not much fun in some thing that small on the solent chop
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Old 05 February 2009, 17:19   #6
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Thanks for the advice, I mainly want something so small as i have a small car to trail it and dont want to spend a fortune on petrol. Has anyone got any experience with the same or similar boat in the solent?



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Old 06 February 2009, 03:42   #8
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i've messed about in a boat that size, they're right you will get wet, it all comes down to how fast you want to go, in some cases even slow you're going to get wet, but these guys here most of the time want to go flat out, if you're open to suggestions, work out what you can store, tow, afford and buy the biggest you can, most of us guys started small and went bigger i don't know any that have gone the other way (that sounds almost rude but you know what i mean) we've sold small ribs to people and they want to trade up after a season in some cases, if you do what i suggest then you can't get any better by circumstance
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Boats not much bigger than that have crossed from Southampton to the Channel Islands.

It's like anything else pick your day and you'll have great fun.

Seems a bit expensive to me.

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Old 06 February 2009, 05:53   #10
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I would think that even with a very small car you could safely tow a 4m Avon SeaRider.
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