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Old 29 June 2022, 14:42   #1
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Hiring a boat near Bude in Cornwall

On holiday in Cornwall soon and would quite like to hire a boat for a day (not got room to take my SIB with me).

Any thoughts on where I might be able to hire one? I've got my PB2

This is the best option I have found so far, but a bit too far away...

http://www.stmawesboathire.co.uk/rib/
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Old 29 June 2022, 16:24   #2
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There is nothing close to Bude for hire, you may find Camel Sailing may do something, but I've never seen them advertise.https://www.camelsailing.co.uk/powerboating

You may be restricted to Falmouth or Plymouth unfortunately.
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Old 06 July 2022, 14:54   #3
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On holiday in Cornwall soon and would quite like to hire a boat for a day (not got room to take my SIB with me).

Any thoughts on where I might be able to hire one? I've got my PB2

This is the best option I have found so far, but a bit too far away...

http://www.stmawesboathire.co.uk/rib/
Nowhere is too far in Cornwall....pretty small county.
Prices look keen too.
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Don't hire from Falmouth, I'd go to Mylor(near Falmouth) and hire from there, better boats.
https://mylorboathire.co.uk
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The camel is the only safe haven (and I use that term loosely ) on the North Coast. I am sure camel ski school will hire ribs, but it will be very expensive!

There is bass boat (I. E. Displacement speed fishing boat type things) hire at fowey, Mevagissey, St Mawes, falmouth, Mylor - you might notice a trend - all on the south coast.

There is definitely a bloke in St Mawes who does rib hire. I spoke to him a couple of weeks back. I think he had two, they were between £250 and £300 a day, you needed your pb2 certificate to rent them.
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Nowhere is too far in Cornwal
correct in distance, but the slowest roads ever.
The distances may be small, but the time it take to cover them....
Whatever time you think it will take to go from A to B in Cornwall...double it, then add some more.
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Nowhere is too far in Cornwall....pretty small county.
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In theory - but remember most 30 mile journeys down here take an hour!!

It'll take 2 hours to drive Bude to falmouth, and that's without holiday traffic or delays caused by the A30 road works.
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I drive from Newquay to The Lizard and it takes an hour....but not via the tourist route...admittedly not in August though....did that once...never again....you have my deepest sympathy....and they forget you guys still have to get on with life....bloody tourists lol.
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correct in distance, but the slowest roads ever.
The distances may be small, but the time it take to cover them....
Whatever time you think it will take to go from A to B in Cornwall...double it, then add some more.
The roads aren't a problem, it's tourists that don't know how wide their cars are!!
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The roads aren't a problem, it's tourists that don't know how wide their cars are!!
It's
a) the roads which are poor for the most part
b) tourists and carravans clogging them up
c) tractors & farm vehicles trundling around at 10 mph taking the whole width - in towns and dual carriageways not just the lanes - last Sept I was stuck behied one for 10 miles on the A390 going into and throuh St Austell
d) locals who in my experiencee have no sense of spatial awareness or urgency at all
Anyway dsitance are not great but time taken to travel them is.
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d) locals who in my experiencee have no sense of spatial awareness or urgency at all
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The locals are working to Dreckly time: Dreckly means that something will be done directly. However, the difference between dreckly and directly is that doing something ‘dreckly’ can take ages – there’s no specified time limit. What could be done today will probably be done tomorrow.

You can't come to Cornwall and expect a fast pace of life........

There's always going to be a number of locals who think the Emmets shouldn't be there, but Cornwall relies on tourism for a great deal of income. It has been exceptionally busy during COVID and a number of tourism establishments have taken the piss (which I don't agree with) with bumping up their prices even more.

Luckily though, there's a huge expanse of water for all users and enough little beaches and coves. So to all Ribbers and Sibbers out there, come down, chill out, put some decent tunes on in the car whilst on the road. Take a chill pill if you're used to a faster pace of life and wave at people.......Life is good!!!!
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Dreckly is similar to the Spanish word mañana, but without the sense of urgency
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My way with Devon and Cornwall is to get there slightly out of the busy driving times and then only move the car once for a mid holiday shop... just use the boat as a water taxi.
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I love a road sign I saw a few years ago in Galmpton:

"Road closed tomorrow (XX date) for repair, depending on the weather".

I still don't if that meant
a) if it's wet & rainy we won't be out getting wet we'll be at home with a cuppa
or
b) If it's a nice sunny day we'll be out on the water / beach.

Bearing mind it wason the only access to the boatyard, it was really helpful!
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I love a road sign I saw a few years ago in Galmpton:

"Road closed tomorrow (XX date) for repair, depending on the weather".

I still don't if that meant
a) if it's wet & rainy we won't be out getting wet we'll be at home with a cuppa
or
b) If it's a nice sunny day we'll be out on the water / beach.

Bearing mind it was the only access to the boatyard, it was really helpful!
Well known locally that if the surf's up - the builders don't turn up!!
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