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Old 17 May 2008, 11:02   #1
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Lymington: Revenger On A Boat Lift

There is a Revenger with twin Mercs in Lymington on what looks like a neat boat lift.

What make is the boat lift thingy?

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Old 04 June 2008, 05:23   #2
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It is versa dock they are having a bit of trouble with the stepped hull but are getting over the problem.
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There is a Revenger with twin Mercs in Lymington on what looks like a neat boat lift.

What make is the boat lift thingy?

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Yep its a Versadock, we have now fitted tubes to it which has resolved the issue of the stepped hull, the Revenger goes on and off really easily now with the larger tubes.
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Old 05 June 2008, 05:35   #4
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I would like to get a Versadock (or similar) for my Cowes marina berth but I am unfamiliar with them.

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I would like to get a Versadock (or similar) for my Cowes marina berth but I am unfamiliar with them.

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Yep, they are brilliant, but then I would say that being a dealer for them I have 7 ribs now in Port Solent on Versadocks not had any issues with those. Really easy to use, maintenance free, no need for any air pumps, just simply drive the rib on and reverse it off.

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Are Marinas allowed to refuse them? They are allowed in Burry Port and even stand up to the incredible swell but Swansea marina says they are not allowed.

How fast is that Revenger???
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That revenger is stunning, up there with the simon pascos ribs on looks - is this another toy of yours richard?
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Yep, they are brilliant, but then I would say that being a dealer for them I have 7 ribs now in Port Solent on Versadocks not had any issues with those. Really easy to use, maintenance free, no need for any air pumps, just simply drive the rib on and reverse it off.

http://www.ukpowerboat.co.uk/versadock_sales.php
As we are berthed at the momemnt, we would not be able to drive on with the Versa dock moored up tightly to the pontoon, as there is another boat to the stern of us.

Would this ruin the functionality entirely? We could, say, let the stern of the VersaDock swing out to 45degs to the pontoon, and then drive on.

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As we are berthed at the momemnt, we would not be able to drive on with the Versa dock moored up tightly to the pontoon, as there is another boat to the stern of us.

Would this ruin the functionality entirely? We could, say, let the stern of the VersaDock swing out to 45degs to the pontoon, and then drive on.

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Don't see why you could not swing it out but you would need a removeable pole type brace to hold it off in the case of an on shore wind. I am sure it could be done.
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Deviating somewhat from the original question, but I was having a chat with someone about this yesterday. Would it be possible/safe/practical to keep a RIB on Versadock on a swinging mooring in Portsmouth Harbour?
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Deviating somewhat from the original question, but I was having a chat with someone about this yesterday. Would it be possible/safe/practical to keep a RIB on Versadock on a swinging mooring in Portsmouth Harbour?
Wouldnt have thought so as the dock has to be fixed so you can drive the boat onto it
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A versadock's going to have a fair bit of resistance against the water due to its large size. I was thinking if you came up to it, then gave a good burst of throttle the boat would hop up onto it. My biggest concern was whether it would handle being tied to a buoy in nasty conditions.
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I don't know about being tied to a buoy but a Versadock will definitely handle rough conditions. Burry Port harbour gets a really nasty swell in it - so bad it has sunk boats - but the versadock there is fine.
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