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Old 19 January 2003, 07:54   #11
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let the seals drive and you can then monitor the girls , that would be my prefered choice

Probably best place to get view of loads of ribs for sale are naming just a couple

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk

http://www.boats-for-sale.com/find-a-boat.asp
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Old 19 January 2003, 08:04   #12
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Wellcome to the forum

If this is not a wind up (possibly is not) you need to clarify the following:

1. What is you budget for the boat?
2. Do you ant it to be brand new of second hand
3. Excpet the 'girls' what type gear you planing to carry on the boat?
4. How far offf shore are you planning to go??
5. what range do you want this boat to have
There are many other points but these (I think) are the VERY BASIC ones!!

Now the gear you mention

a. No need of a helmet. You need a wooly hat or something to cover your head. (Most of your body temp you are loosing is from your feet, hands and head so keep them well insulated)
b. You need diving type gloves or waterproof groves but good ones
c. A dry-suit. There you can get a breathable, talking, walking, thinkig suit (something like Keith's LOLOL ) spending unjustifiably a lot of money or better you can go for a middle of the road budget dry-suit for about GBP 150.00 in the UK or if you look outside the UK you get a breathable dry-suit for between 40-70 pounds (NO UK RIP-OFF DRY-SUIT GEAR)

If you need names of sites where you can look for boats, engines, gear etc please let us know.

Good luck with the girls!!
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Old 20 January 2003, 10:02   #13
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Jordon, welcome.
Best explian why you want to spend money on a dry suit, its because of windchill and getting cold. As Manos said, you can stay dry with normal clothes in a drysuit.

Wetsuits are only warm when water is trapped in it any your body warms the water when in the sea. Out of the water the water drains out a bit and we wind chill cools you down. You could use a dingy spray top, but at speed you can quickly become very cold.

Go on a course. If you can drive a car (I'm not taking the p**s) I think you should go straight to the L2 course. The L1 is rather basic, but you need a little apreciation of controling a vehicle to get going quickly on L2.

You want a boat with 3 built in seats (pillion), but we need more details to help much more.
If it just coastal use in good weather then most boats will do, if you want to go further offshore then you need a more serious hull (deeper V) and some experiance in the boat. (you don't want to kill yourselves on the first large wave).

Engine size & type depends on where you need to go, weather, money for fuel, wherther you drive flat out and stop like divers, or chug around a lot (best have 4 stroke).
(Personnaly I like 4 stroke even though they are a little heavier)

Most of all, enjoy yourself.

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Old 20 January 2003, 10:37   #14
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I agree, this MUST be a wind-up. Can we have photos please, we need to establish the correct rib for the helmsman and crew!
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Old 20 January 2003, 10:41   #15
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preferably in poker dot bikinis!
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Old 20 January 2003, 11:30   #16
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Found them!!

I think this is the guy and his assistants!!
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Quick, throw a bucket of water over me!
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Old 20 January 2003, 12:11   #18
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They can be my crew any day
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Old 20 January 2003, 12:14   #19
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Va Va Voooom! Need a decent Rib for this lot!
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Old 20 January 2003, 12:16   #20
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The boat is not important, just the cabin!
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