I registered this morning. I'm Ed, we live in the New Forest and have a RIB moored at Keyhaven at the Western most tip of the Solent.
I picked up a 15 year old Bombard Explorer with a 50HP Honda engine which needed some TLC, I'm getting there slowly but suffering from a blocked water system now (see here: http://www.rib.net/forum/f8/sucked-up-mud-75643.html
She's a nice boat and the kids are having a blast. I grew up around boats on Anglesea, North Wales where my father was a machine conservationist so we spent many happy years scuba diving and out and about on surveys.
I'm quite mechanically literate when it comes to car engines so I'm hoping to apply that to boats and help out on here as much as I can.