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Old 11 September 2004, 17:39   #31
Country: USA
Town: San Diego.California
Boat name: Bayshots
Make: XS-550
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF90
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 877
Yes, big differance!!
We just had friends from the South of England visit and they couldn't believe how much more convenient launching is over here.
In fact he sent me a photo(below) of his usual launch site for comparison.

Anyone recognise it?

No matter what the facilities are though it's the people that make the differance. You dont get that "club feeling" you do over in the UK ; in fact launching a SIB or RIB, you are looked on with some amusement over here. Like you couldn't afford a "real" boat.!!!!
Hope that changes soon ,as apart from the Coast Guard and Harbor Police I have only ever seen 2 other decent RIBS over here(Not counting small yacht type tenders).
Sure they will catch on soon!
cheers Dal
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Old 11 September 2004, 17:47   #32
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Riak
Make: National Squib
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2hp Yamahahahaha
MMSI: Nope
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 554 end of the Hamble at Swanwick mebbe, near Moodys.....erm think it's called 'the Hard, Lower Swanwick'

Are we there yet?
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Old 12 September 2004, 14:19   #33
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Eighth Child
Make: Rib X
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 E-Tec
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 265

I can't believe it - such lovely slipways in the USA and no RIBs to launch from them.


I agree it looks very much like the gravel slip next to Moody's in Swanwick.

Free but very very shallow some parking close by but not much nothing else to make me want to use it.

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