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Old 07 May 2015, 07:02   #1
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What do you use your rib for?

Sorry if this has been asked, I did use the search tool but didn't come up with any clues. As a new member on here Im just trying to get a feel of what most people enjoy doing recreationally.

So as the tittle asks what do most people use their ribs for i.e. diving, fishing, or just cruising etc. I for one enjoy all the above but am heading into the water more these days trying to photograph many of the species I used to target on a rod and line.

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Old 07 May 2015, 07:32   #2
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Exploring the coast line, cruising, adventures, going to places only accessible by boat, diving, water sports (skiing and ringos), picnics, fishing, photography, Dolphin & Whale watching.

Pretty much everything apart from sailing

(oh, and global warming, considering the fuel it uses)
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Old 07 May 2015, 15:15   #3
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I use mine for the odd dive, family cruising/messing about, really amateur fishing etc. It is also great for storing all my spare cash as shiney bits and putting off decorating.

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Old 07 May 2015, 15:33   #4
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Exploring the coast line, cruising, adventures, going to places only accessible by boat, diving, water sports (skiing and ringos), picnics, fishing, photography, Dolphin & Whale watching.

Pretty much everything apart from sailing

(oh, and global warming, considering the fuel it uses)

Same as above


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Old 07 May 2015, 15:37   #5
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Popping across the Solent for a good lunch on the island
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Old 07 May 2015, 15:50   #6
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Fishing and sight-seeing. Can't beat flotsam and jetsam washed up on isolated beaches and coves. That's where my salvaged ropes, creels, and buoys come from. A veritable treasure trove awaits.
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Old 07 May 2015, 21:47   #7
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As a patrolling rescue boat on York's river Ouse after a series of deaths last year.
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Old 07 May 2015, 22:08   #8
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Do you need any help with that?
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Old 07 May 2015, 23:09   #9
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Do you need any help with that?

We're certainly building up a team of volunteers, I'll give you a shout when we've next got a meeting if you fancy?
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Old 08 May 2015, 03:54   #10
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I was at Maritime Rescue International in Stonehaven for 9 years. I rib up the Ouse on a nice day. I live in Leeds but may be able to assist. Let me know when you're meeting.
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Old 08 May 2015, 10:06   #11
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Mainly diving, often family trips, some funtrips (of about 124 till 200 km), some divingwork related....
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Old 09 May 2015, 01:10   #12
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Cruising, commuting, working on the water and ......
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Old 09 May 2015, 01:44   #13
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Storing my boat cover, charging my battery, storing rain water, reason to keep checking xc weather for a weather window and very occasionally getting out and having the best times ever 😄👍

Oh I forgot buying fuel and wallet lightening


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Old 09 May 2015, 01:49   #14
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Have never felt the need to own a RIB .. but ... if a SIB counts..

I use my wee blow up boats .... to burn the midnight oil



To relax .. enjoy myself .. and feel at peace with the world



Nothing more .. Nothing less.. is there anything Im missing ?
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Old 09 May 2015, 04:10   #15
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Popping across the Solent for a good lunch on the island
always intrigued me, is the food better on the island or is there nowhere else you can go for lunch by heading west or east rather than south?
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Old 09 May 2015, 18:02   #16
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Nothing more .. Nothing less.. is there anything Im missing ?
Nope!
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Old 10 May 2015, 02:14   #17
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Yup..I didnít think I was missing anything 9D280. A younger man than I... may say speed and excitement.. but when you reach the Promised Land ..those things mean little.

Im happy to linger longer and enjoy the twilight before it goes. My wallets quiet healthy too.. it costs me less than a fiver in fuel to camp under the stars at this spot for nothing. If Im lucky.. I eat a fresh fish for free .. If Im unlucky .. I eat the bait.

That is what I do with my SIB.. I would do the exact same with a RIB .. much the same as the rest of you.

For some..its a toy to enjoy..and for others..its a way of life..

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Old 12 May 2015, 07:38   #18
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Fishing, the odd lobster pot, tootling about, beaching for coffee and cakes, hopefully once the engine is running right this season it'll pull a wakeboard (am I being realistic? - it's an SR4 with a 2stroke 50hp) and a few longer tours to Robin Hood's Bay and the like. The boat is fine for two, it gets a little cosy when there's four on board, may move up to a larger size in 2016, but love my little boat for what it is.

Stopping for coffee and cake:

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Old 12 May 2015, 11:23   #19
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That is a nice looking SR 4.

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Old 12 May 2015, 15:32   #20
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with the huge array of places to go on the West coast of Scotland we are kind of spoiled but I do enjoy a run to a distillery for some great food and of course a wee sample ( just a wee one I still have to helm back) of their special liquid to wash it down
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