Originally Posted by Sutty
I currently do my boating from Plymouth where I have been as far as Falmouth, Jersey and Exemouth all on my lonesome without an auxiliary! I find there are very few ribbers that do anything where as in the Solent and the North west there are plenty of events - round Anglesey, round I O W etc. In view of this I am thinking of two options - buy an auxiliary (joking) or move to the Solent / South Coast area where there is more action and also a new cruising area. What I will do is keep my RIB in an indoor Drystack, are there many/any in that area and what are the pros and cons of each or can any local ribbers to that area point me to a better option��
"Lonely"?...I thought you may have been on about Col Callans side Kick in the 70's
It sounds like you've just not crossed paths with people doing much stuff in the South West very much...and maybe you should think about being more pro-active?
IMO (and experience) there's certainly no reason to move location... After all it's not really that far you're talking about,and within EASY distance for Towing,or a even a weekend Cruise.
I see you joined Ribnet a few years ago but haven't posted much...and plenty of people like to do Solo stuff....you haven't mentioned the Scillies on you're list.. I know plenty of Ribbers who would LOVE to have that Top Criusing location within easy reach
My advice would be get in the mix..( maybe consider joining BIBOA) pm a few on here..get networking ...service the Trailer ...save you're money on the Dry stack and put/get yourself about a bit more.
Our Cruising ground stretches from the Scillies to Scotland Irland and and France
You have a capable RIB and there's a VERY BIG Coastline to explore...But it won't come to you!
Drop me a PM I'm looking at a Plymouth launch over the Autumn...for a Scillies trip