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Old 28 September 2021, 06:48   #1
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Just got my first inflatable rib. No outboard yet.

Next I will need a chart plotter?
Does that tell you depth etc or are these used with a depth sensor with the map?

Also after that, a radio. I understand you need a license?
Is that to talk via none ch16?
What about in emergency etc.

Plan to get some training first.

Just not sure on the above questions

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Old 28 September 2021, 07:02   #2
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Personally a vessel that is sea worthy and able to be used is more important, so look for that engine.

A combined plotter / depth such as the Garmin Echo or Striker will be all you need in a small boat, this'll give you location, depth and charts.

Think how and where / why you'll be using the boat - this will dictate what you need on board kit wise, but you're right in that a VHF is importatnt, and for me comes after the engine and before a plotter!

The license is the correct way to go, your other questions will be explained then, cheapest place is often the local adult education centre for them unless there is an online one still.
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Just not sure on the above questions

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Best place to save time/effort is the forum search function.

These questions have been asked many times and answered comprehensively.
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Hello

Personally a vessel that is sea worthy and able to be used is more important, so look for that engine.

A combined plotter / depth such as the Garmin Echo or Striker will be all you need in a small boat, this'll give you location, depth and charts.

Think how and where / why you'll be using the boat - this will dictate what you need on board kit wise, but you're right in that a VHF is importatnt, and for me comes after the engine and before a plotter!

The license is the correct way to go, your other questions will be explained then, cheapest place is often the local adult education centre for them unless there is an online one still.
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Best place to save time/effort is the forum search function.

These questions have been asked many times and answered comprehensively.
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Just got my first inflatable rib. No outboard yet.



Next I will need a chart plotter?

Does that tell you depth etc or are these used with a depth sensor with the map?



Also after that, a radio. I understand you need a license?

Is that to talk via none ch16?

What about in emergency etc.



Plan to get some training first.



Just not sure on the above questions



Thanks
The only thing on that list that IS essential is the outboard, you can boat quite happily & safely without the others but you aint going anywhere without an engine

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Old 28 September 2021, 17:44   #7
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Surely this isn't for real and I'm not one for reincarnation, but has anyone heard from Dennis (SR) recently!
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Surely this isn't for real and I'm not one for reincarnation, but has anyone heard from Dennis (SR) recently!
Writing style sure is like BP/SR
If it is he's sure having a laugh right now but it's just deja vous
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The only thing on that list that IS essential is the outboard, you can boat quite happily & safely without the others but you aint going anywhere without an engine

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I'd agree with the sentiment....but if the OP is a "complete novice" it won't be a bad idea to get a little training/experience while he's putting the Rig together....either with a RYA instructor or experienced boaters using similar set ups.
It would certainly help in choosing things like engine type/size and and the other equipment already mentioned.
All good fun....but even better if you make the right choices first time!
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Surely this isn't for real and I'm not one for reincarnation, but has anyone heard from Dennis (SR) recently!
No, but I'd heard he had a tragic accident poling a kayak

To address your first question: probably yes, there's a marked tendency for certain peeps to treat the RIBnet membership as a sort of Inflatable Google* - just bang in the most basic question possibly and let real breathing people do the legwork. That said, I think there's a subset that just LIKE answering questions all day - so maybe it works?


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>>> I think there's a subset that just LIKE answering questions all day

Happy to hold my hand up to this. The net is a staggering resource for advice of a practical and technical nature. I've gained from this resource across many areas... including sibbing in my early days... so now retired and somewhat tied to home in this life period happy to give back.

This forum in particular has huge understanding of pretty well every aspect of sibs, ribs and boating in general and I'd never want to think a willingness to reply was reduced by the odd questionable poster who's motives seem to be to entertain themselves rather than genuinely seek information.... wearing that they are sometimes.
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>>> I think there's a subset that just LIKE answering questions all day

Happy to hold my hand up to this. The net is a staggering resource for advice of a practical and technical nature. I've gained from this resource across many areas... including sibbing in my early days... so now retired and somewhat tied to home in this life period happy to give back.

This forum in particular has huge understanding of pretty well every aspect of sibs, ribs and boating in general and I'd never want to think a willingness to reply was reduced by the odd questionable poster who's motives seem to be to entertain themselves rather than genuinely seek information.... wearing that they are sometimes.
And your help and advice was and still is an invaluable
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No, but I'd heard he had a tragic accident poling a kayak

To address your first question: probably yes, there's a marked tendency for certain peeps to treat the RIBnet membership as a sort of Inflatable Google* - just bang in the most basic question possibly and let real breathing people do the legwork. That said, I think there's a subset that just LIKE answering questions all day - so maybe it works?


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I'd agree with the sentiment....but if the OP is a "complete novice" it won't be a bad idea to get a little training/experience while he's putting the Rig together....either with a RYA instructor or experienced boaters using similar set ups.

It would certainly help in choosing things like engine type/size and and the other equipment already mentioned.

All good fun....but even better if you make the right choices first time!
Well yes my post was a little tongue in cheek but you also point out something else missing off the list, training. Little of the stuff in his list would be on my first recommendation to a newbie. But reading others thoughts the list may be so outlandish as to just stir the pot as it were

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