Originally Posted by Ant K
not to mention the drawbar was too short (had to reverse the car so the doorsills were at sea level -damn!) So thats the current project!
Flatacraft 4's are great little boats well done
Don't do tht again. Use a rope providing you have a jogkey wheel, Your'e car will not forgive you for immersing it. Trust me I know.
If you intend to use the boat before getting any instruction then do yourself a favour and get one of the books that introduce you to powerboating and learn the theory.
Look in bookharbour.com and get powerboating by Peter White Fernhurst publications Or Paul Glatzels book which is published by the RYA. No need to get both they are much alike
Also call the Southampton and Portsmouth Harbourmastes and ask if they have any pamphlets regarding regs. The Southampton one is very informative and has a lot of boating info.
The RNLI publishes a very good book on safety and you can get that from RNLI head office at Poole I am sure they will send you a copy.
Consider getting yourself a Sea safety check from the RNLI It's free
Good luck and hope you get as much fun as I did from my 1st rib