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Old 11 July 2012, 03:46   #1
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Any free stuff for safety

I've just spent £500 over budget on an engine, hear the violins. I'm looking for help going out safely. I currently have Searider 4 meter, the consol needs fixing and the engine is not fitted on the boat, its basically a shell that needs fitting out. I have steering wheel control box, battery box, 125ah leasure battery, "not sure if this is ok for engine start??", fishfinder, one life jacket for my son , mobile phone. But no budget left for owt els.

I need flares , plotter, sea charts , life jackets, radio and anything else you have. Theres a catch it needs to be free. If it will last a season thats fine, I just have itchy feet and can see myself being complacant and just "I'll be allright-ing it." Whats the minimum safety requirement for inshore around hastings, I know , same as the north sea !! Any offers much appreciated.

I promise I'll do the same for someone else one day !!
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I currently have Searider 4 meter, the consol needs fixing and the engine is not fitted on the boat, its basically a shell that needs fitting out. I have steering wheel control box, battery box, 125ah leasure battery, "not sure if this is ok for engine start??"
That sounds like "Ops Normal" for a SR4

You might score some kit from members, but be careful you don't end up using out of service lifejackets, expired flares, etc.

I really think that you might be best meeting up with someone and getting a bit of a run down on safety etc. I'd suggest a PL2 course but you don't seem to have the budget for it.
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Gaffa tape! A Seariders friend! Just stick it over your eyes before you go out, you won't need anything else :-D
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Gaffa tape! A Seariders friend! Just stick it over your eyes before you go out, you won't need anything else :-D
comic genius! I bet your the life and soul at your local knitting circle.
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I shouldnt be getting a rib, I'm too sharp.
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and with a lovely little one liner like that , who can argue. Just give me free stuff or clear off. Thats my motto, oh no just did a Ratner ! It was a joke , I love you all very much .
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Old 11 July 2012, 10:01   #7
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only joking hightower , off police academy right ??
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I think I can help, how would you like a 2012 Garmin plotter with UK charts, a new anchor/chain/rope, a VHF handheld radio and course in Hastings and a full set of safety gear for 2 people including life jackets with harness (choose auto or manual), a full set of waterproofs on a size of your choice (Henry Lloyd), flares, first aid kit and LED high power torch?
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I think I can help, how would you like a 2012 Garmin plotter with UK charts, a new anchor/chain/rope, a VHF handheld radio and course in Hastings and a full set of safety gear for 2 people including life jackets with harness (choose auto or manual), a full set of waterproofs on a size of your choice (Henry Lloyd), flares, first aid kit and LED high power torch?
No thanks , someone else has just dropped a load off , thanks for the offer though.
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I think I can help, how would you like a 2012 Garmin plotter with UK charts, a new anchor/chain/rope, a VHF handheld radio and course in Hastings and a full set of safety gear for 2 people including life jackets with harness (choose auto or manual), a full set of waterproofs on a size of your choice (Henry Lloyd), flares, first aid kit and LED high power torch?
Actually can I have the plotter this one here is 2010.
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Spend less time on the forum, get another job and pay for it
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I think I can help, how would you like a 2012 Garmin plotter with UK charts, a new anchor/chain/rope, a VHF handheld radio and course in Hastings and a full set of safety gear for 2 people including life jackets with harness (choose auto or manual), a full set of waterproofs on a size of your choice (Henry Lloyd), flares, first aid kit and LED high power torch?
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Spend less time on the forum, get another job and pay for it

Keep trying SR4 , you'll get there in the end, with some help.
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I tell you what SR4 , you have an SR4 , you teach me about handling the rib and i'll teach you about life.
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To all those who were trying to be helpful not condescending during this post, I thank you sincerely, a great help.
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I may have spent a lot of time on this forum , but I going to be a lot safer now than I was 24 hours ago, which was my intention. Fantastic work me.
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I tell you what SR4 , you have an SR4 , you teach me about handling the rib and i'll teach you about life.
That is definitely one thing I need absolutely no courses in
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Also I met the bloke who was responsible for testing and developing the engine I brought yesterday, who said I could talk to him if I had any probs. If that isnt the biggest touch ever I dunno what is. So good , I'll be one here some more too !!
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That is definitely one thing I need absolutely no courses in
And strike ! reel him in.
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So he agreed to talk to you, what did he do when you started to touch him?
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