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Old 03 June 2009, 07:38   #11
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Fancy going for a meal to Redcar of all places!
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Old 03 June 2009, 07:54   #12
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Fancy going for a meal to Redcar of all places!
ok chewy lol, well SALTBURN beach 3 miles down the coast,most on here will never have heard of redcar never mind saltburn .lol ......any how it cant be that bad they turned it into dunkirk for the recent war film atonement ,,,,,must have been the french wine bar signs that went up .
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Old 03 June 2009, 08:01   #13
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Says something about a town when its picked to resemble a bombed WW2 town!

Saltburns nice.
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I remember we had this discussion a few years ago and came to the conclusion that a decent inflatable kayak was a really good solution. Cheap, able to handle windy bad weather well, and packs down real small.

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Old 03 June 2009, 12:13   #15
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Lots of really useful information there - many thanks.

I'm going to practice getting up close to a beach then, that's the answer. I launch from Portsmouth by the way.....

Fortunately the dinghy I bought was not expensive - it's unlikely following the advice here that I'd use it.

I will read and re-read the useful advice here and then attempt to practice it!

I'm not totally sure how you'd get into a RIB from thigh height water (for example) - maybe a rope 'step' up made out of the ropes I have...
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Lots of really useful information there - many thanks.

I'm going to practice getting up close to a beach then, that's the answer. I launch from Portsmouth by the way.....

Fortunately the dinghy I bought was not expensive - it's unlikely following the advice here that I'd use it.

I will read and re-read the useful advice here and then attempt to practice it!

I'm not totally sure how you'd get into a RIB from thigh height water (for example) - maybe a rope 'step' up made out of the ropes I have...
If you've enough room on the transom fit a ladder. If not get a rope ladder or one of them there fancy ones that fit over tubes.
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Old 03 June 2009, 12:25   #17
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That had some useful tips too. Thanks....
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I remember we had this discussion a few years ago and came to the conclusion that a decent inflatable kayak was a really good solution. Cheap, able to handle windy bad weather well, and packs down real small.

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I used Parkesy's inflatable kayak as a tender a couple of times. It's very useful for keeping kit dry as you go ashore and swim it in, but I wouldn't expect to stay dry if you put yourself or others on one until you're proficient-specially while getting on/off it.
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a few weeks ago me and four others made a 45 mile boat ride to camp on the back of Santa Cruz island. There was too much gear to fit along with 5 people on a 5.5m, so I decided to throw it all into a 10ft SIB and tow it.

We went about 20 knots the entire 45 mile trip out, with the inflatable on a 100ft long tow line to keep it out of our wake. The water was fairly choppy, and the SIB bounced around a bit, but it stayed upright and towed easy. If it hadn't had about 100lbs of gear in it, the SIB might have flipped over in the wake/chop, but with a bit of weight it worked fine.

When we got to the island we anchored about 300 feet offshore and used the inflatable to row back and forth to the boat, moving people, gear, whatever we needed.

Worked great!
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I have one of those Navigator III 4 man jobs off ebay. Coupled with a RULE 12volt inflator its quite easy to handle and I carry a 2HP outboard for it clamped to the back of the chair.

It's great fun to have it on board when you get to the beach
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