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Old 14 June 2013, 13:58   #1
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Hello from me...

Hi all,

Another longtime 'lurker' finally saying hello from the shoreline of the River Exe.

Much thanks to all on here who make this forum so great and informative! It's been invaluable in helping me decide what I do and don't need in a rib. I hope I can impart some kind of assistance in return, even though my experience is fairly limited at the mo.

Having bought my first GRP open boat last September I've quickly found the overwhelming desire to find the right rib for myself, my wife and our 5 year old daughter. It's been quite a quest, especially to tick all the necessary boxes, but am hopefully trialling just the boat tomorrow. Even Emma, my wife, likes it!

Catch up soon I hope.

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Trialling what then?
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Old 14 June 2013, 14:46   #4
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Hi all,

hello from the shoreline of the River Exe.
Hello

Had some great fun playing in the tide down there on Arancias
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Old 14 June 2013, 17:05   #5
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Thanks for the warm welcome.

It's a Lomac 5 Mila that I'm going out in tomorrow. Unusual hybrid rib/solid boat with a Honda 90 on the back. I've checked out it pretty thoroughly and all is sound. Hope it stays that way.


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Anyone else on here have one? I can't seem to find out that much about them, that isn't written in their native Italian.

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hope you well , does not seem a easy boat to get onboard , but don't shoot me down , if you like it , we like it
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Hi Tim&Linda,

No worries - it does look that way from the photo, but either side of the ob is a platform (inc ladder to climb up from water on port side) and there is a walkthrough between the rear two seats. I'll take some better pics tomorrow. These are from the seller.

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Even Emma, my wife, likes it!
A very good starting point
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Watch how you launch in Eyemouth, that slip is steep and the tide is fierce, I learnt to dive down there 30years ago, changed a lot now me thinks
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Watch how you launch in Eyemouth, that slip is steep and the tide is fierce, I learnt to dive down there 30years ago, changed a lot now me thinks
Slip is now closed due to a hole under it... And there is no intention to repair.

Tide rips out quickly but is a great area to be on the water
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Hello from Sidmouth .

I did my PB2 at Spinnakers Sailing Centre in Exmouth in 2003 (since forced to close because of development around the docks area). On the way back in on the second day, the flood tide was strong enough that we could turn the engine off and practice tying knots while drifting in.
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Old 16 June 2013, 14:50   #12
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I heard a rumour that they are hoping to repair the Mamhead slip for the 2014 season, but we'll see. It's not going to be cheap. A real shame though. I launch from the Starcross/Cockwood side of the river so plenty of choice, but headroom restricted due to the railway line.

The current and chop in the Exe has been really extreme of late. It's been quite a challenge on occasions to get out on my little boat. Glad I'm getting something more capable.

I remember Spinnakers really well, James. Funnily enough I just saw Steph from their on TV earlier - she and her children are world ranking kite surfers now. I did my PB2 with Haven Banks from Starcross Yacht Club in early March. It was bitterly cold, but fairly flat and calm both days.

It's certainly a great place to get out on the water around here, with lots of places to go on the river. I can highly recommend The Turf and the River Exe Cafe if anyone is down this way.

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