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Old 15 March 2017, 13:00   #1
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Greetings all

Hi there, like most I've guessed its time to sign up after looking up nuggets for long enough.

The latest toy is a 2002 Avon Adventure 450 with a Mariner 60 EFI.

Its mainly used around Anglesey and the Wirral ish...

Ive lost count of the number of boats i have owned or shared since I was 11 but a mixture of power and sail .......blah blah.

The Mariner has thrown me an unexpected bill for a head off and grommet replacement (cooling system) after 1 season of ownership on top of the service but if you don't want to spend don't get a boat right

My new season is looking to be a bit light on crew so my latest dilemma is to add trailer docking arms (about £100) or replace the bunks with centralising rollers (£225) to ease launch and recovery. I know there are specific forums but it's just an introductory waffle and I'd be interested in any thoughts on the trailer solution.
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Old 15 March 2017, 13:49   #2
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Hi mate welcome, go rollers easy as on your own then just make sure they lead the boat in without damage to the hull.
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Old 16 March 2017, 09:57   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for the rollers comment, I guess I know this the better option but just need to justify the extra effort and costs to myself...
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Old 16 March 2017, 10:03   #4
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Welcome. hope you have many safe years with your rib, nice area to cruise in!
I agree with Jeff
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Old 16 March 2017, 12:07   #5
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Hi,
Thanks for the rollers comment, I guess I know this the better option but just need to justify the extra effort and costs to myself...
first time you launch you will know instantly it was worth the time & money safe boating and enjoy.as Jambo says great place to be boating

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