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Old 28 February 2003, 19:16   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Falmouth
Make: Tornado
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40hp yam
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 99

I have been in contact with Hugo at RIB Int. I am planning to write an article about RIBing around Cornwall, it will be about five pages long and will not only be about slipways, harbours etc but will be about Cornish RIB users, both commercial and leisure, in the area. I will be doing this in my spare time with the simple aim of promoting Cornwall to RIBers.

The plan is to base the article on a three day cruise around Cornwall, N & S coast covering all the harbours and ports. Any one based in any of the harbours please get in touch with any tips or info:

St Mawes
Isles of Scilly
Newlin & Mousehole
Padstow & Rock
Port Isaac
St Ives
Gorran Havan
Port Looe

I allreday have a couple of other boats and the plan is to do it when the weather improves and I take delivery of my new RIB, so April, May at the latest.

I am looking to get into contact with other RIB owners in Cornwall who would be interested in becoming involved.

Please email on

I hope to hear from you.

Oh and the other thing is there are a number of boats going over to Scilly for the Gig chapionships in May, should be a good weekend with plenty of beers if any one famcies. Maybe as a substitute for RIBex.

Toby Budd

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Old 28 February 2003, 23:18   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Ardnamurchan
Boat name: Out of the Blue
Make: Ribcraft 585
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 100
MMSI: 235 079 253
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Please dont forget to send any slipway updates through to

Have fun

Geoff Campbell
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Old 03 March 2003, 19:11   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Falmouth
Make: Tornado
Length: 4m +
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Will do Geoff, had a look at the site thought it was very good, accurte and up to date.

Just a couple of things might be worth looking at:

Mylor, by far the best and eaisest place to launch in the area but slip way turns to mud below 1.5m ish above cd. Has excellent wide range of facilities.

Port Falmouth/Falmouth Marina. might be worth giving them a call. They are dredging at the moment and using mud for iland fill and think think the slip way is being filled but not sure.

St Mawes ramp is quite tricky and very steep.

St Just only has a short slipway then beach but at low water mud so can be tricky.

Meanporth often lumpy and surf with sand so only launch when calm with a big 4x4.

Now NMMC is open it is like treacle at that end of town by grove place slip way so can be tricky with a big boat in the summer gaining access,.

In generall I would say if your looking for somewhere to launch, would go for mylor every time.

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