Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 September 2013, 02:00   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymouth
Length: 10m +
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 357
Agree that RIBs are equally vulnerable at home or in a marina, but at the end of the day that is what you pay insurance for.

Certainly far more convenient keeping in a dry stack/launch & recovery and compared to the cost of maintaining a trailer, having to run a bigger vehicle to tow with, extra fuel when towing, slipway fees, etc may not work out much different cost wise. One downside is it will limit you to always starting from the same place, whereas if its on a trailer you have more flexibility.
__________________

__________________
South West Boat Transport
Professional Boat Transport across England, Wales, Scotland, Europe & Scandinavia. Any boat up to 50ft.
http://www.boat-transportation.co.uk
SW Boat Transport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2013, 02:59   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: Thunder
Make: Halmatic Arctic 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 2 x 150 Etec
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 500
Had mine in a marina for years on a similar deal, it certainly made things incredibly easy especially on mid week evenings.
__________________

__________________
GordyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2013, 03:16   #13
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,829
I'm a big fan of dry berthing. It makes the whole process so much easier that you're almost bound to get more use from the boat.
__________________
John Kennett is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2013, 03:42   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cambs
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: 225 Opti
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 356
I put my boat in a park and ride in April and have used it more this season as a consequence. I can't believe the faff I used to go through launching and how simple it is now.
All depends on location but I pay less than 2k per year on the east coast for an 8 metre boat.
__________________
Portholme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2013, 04:13   #15
Trade member
 
Dry Run's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: portsmouth
Boat name: Hullabaloo
Make: Humber
Length: 8m +
Engine: 225 Optimax
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 653
RIBase
Dry Stack it! You'll likely get much more use out of it, it will be safer and if it's a good facility, working on your boat or cleaning it will be easy too. Apologies in advance for any spelling or grammatical errors
__________________
You get what you settle for!
Dry Run is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2013, 04:37   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymouth
Make: Humber
Length: 4m +
Engine: 2007 Merc 75hp 2S
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 89
Okay thanks for your replies, I have emailed the marina back to see if we can come to an arrangement on a price. As 2000 does seem quite expensive in comparison to what you guys are quoting on here.

Will let you know how I get on.
__________________
Jwmarineuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2013, 04:54   #17
Member
 
Lee argyle's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Porchfield
Boat name: Katie
Make: Stingher
Length: 10m +
Engine: Verado 350sci x 2
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 369
I pay just over 2k for the 6 months 'summer' season dry sail, yard launch boat and leave on a walk-ashore pontoon, I turn up and burn some fuel , once I've finished playing the yard recover boat / wash and fit cover. Unlimited launch's and its meant I've got to use the boat significantly more than I would trailering. Defiantly doing the same in future, not forgetting no need to anti-fowl and the hull doesn't go brown
__________________
Lee argyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2013, 05:29   #18
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymouth
Make: Humber
Length: 4m +
Engine: 2007 Merc 75hp 2S
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 89
I think the high price has come from where I am in the UK.

There is only several marinas in Plymouth that are not effected by tides and that offer the launch and recovery service.

So I guess they can charge what they like as competition doesn't seem to be fierce.
__________________
Jwmarineuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2013, 06:20   #19
Member
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Hysucat
Make: Hysucat
Length: 8m +
Engine: Twin Suzuki 175's
MMSI: 235102645
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 861
RIBase
Im reading this thread with interest as my RIB needs to be somewhere for a few months before I take it to Corsica.

As much as Id like my new toy sat on my drive - I live in Oxfordshire - so unless I take it down the Thames I will have to trailer it to the coast. Looking at the map the closest is Southampton, then Portsmouth, then Poole.

Do marinas do deals for just a few months ?

Just how hard is it to stick it in the water yourself - I didnt think that was an issue, but reading this thread either everyone is lazy or Im a bit naive when it comes to launching from a trailer.

Any recommendations for a Marina that would work for me driving down the A34 from Oxford ?
__________________
Trimix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2013, 06:41   #20
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,584
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trimix View Post
Im reading this thread with interest as my RIB needs to be somewhere for a few months before I take it to Corsica.

As much as Id like my new toy sat on my drive - I live in Oxfordshire - so unless I take it down the Thames I will have to trailer it to the coast. Looking at the map the closest is Southampton, then Portsmouth, then Poole.

Do marinas do deals for just a few months ?

Just how hard is it to stick it in the water yourself - I didnt think that was an issue, but reading this thread either everyone is lazy or Im a bit naive when it comes to launching from a trailer.

Any recommendations for a Marina that would work for me driving down the A34 from Oxford ?
Me & the missus launch a twin engine 6.4 on our own, although it can be a bit of a handful if it's blowing onshore, even on a slip or harbour. The danger time is between getting the boat off the trailer & me parking up the trailer & car & returning to the boat. Your boat with the extra weight & windage will need a couple of sturdy folk to hold her in a wind/current. Failing that you need to drive the boat straight off the trailer & let somebody else faff about with the car/trailer. Recovery is a reverse & can be tricky in poor conditions, we have got it down to a fine art & still find it stressful NEVER EVER beach launch don't be tempted, don't let anyone talk you into it, don't feel pressured to do it, just don't.

Just my 2 penneth from experience.
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave 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 08:33.


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