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pugwash2
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Re: Hello from essex

Post by pugwash2 » 25 Nov 2017, 17:04

Welcome jay :welcome :welcome :welcome

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Paul
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Re: Hello from essex

Post by Paul » 25 Nov 2017, 22:43

Hi there Jay and :welcome to the forum
As said the Honwaves are great sibs but don't ignore brands like Excel and Quicksilver as we've owners on here that have had plenty of years use of them and still going strong :thumbsup
Do lots of research, think about your main uses of your boat, think about weight, storage, places you'll be launching and using it and above all ask plenty of questions so you get the best 'bang for your buck' :clappy
Good to have you aboard :D
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Martin
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Re: Hello from essex

Post by Martin » 25 Nov 2017, 22:54

Strange, i thought i'd said hello to you but it appears not :shame
Welcome aboard our little forum :thumbsup

EDIT....
ahhh, i have...lol
Here's your first post regarding which sib - :Link http://f-ribsandsibs.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2164
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F-RibsAndSibs.Com.... :whistle
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Steve
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Re: Hello from essex

Post by Steve » 26 Nov 2017, 09:45

Hi Jay and :welcome

Good luck with your search. We have the T38 and that’s great for the two of us. Keep an eye on the weight of both the boat and outboard, as they are heavy to lift on your own. Plus make sure it all fits in the car, unless you’ll get a trailer / roof rack too.

:cheers

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Re: Hello from essex

Post by Jeff Stevens 763 » 28 Nov 2017, 11:51

http://www.boatstogo.com/faq.asp#30

hi jayt this might help with your search and welcome
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Re: Hello from essex

Post by JayT » 28 Nov 2017, 16:53

Hi guys, thank you all for the kind welcome to the forum. I very much appreciate the advise and help!

I think i have my heart set on the Honwave T40, the bigger size boat would offer a little more comfort if i was to take my old man and my wife fishing for the day. I have a decent size boot in my car as i own a 5 series estate so i should be good to get everything i need in there, if not i am getting a small trailer soon any way.

I am not too clued up on launching areas, i presume there would be a fee involved. Would this apply if i was to launch from a beach?

Has anyone taken their SIB/RIB to France? I only ask because my parents live there and i spend a lot of time carp fishing and would love to get out around the coast too, do they have similar rules to the UK?

Thanks again for the welcome!

Jay

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Re: Hello from essex

Post by chris moody » 28 Nov 2017, 21:28

Some parts of Europe insist that you have an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). Other parts don't care. It would be worth checking if you need this as without it you risk having your boat impounded.

You will also need proof of duty paid (in our case VAT) both while using the boat abroad, and on bringing it back into the UK. If you can't produce proof of VAT paid status, you risk having to pay the duty again.

Some countries insist on VHF SRC certificate for you, ofcom licence for your vhf, and insurance for the vessel.
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Re: Hello from essex

Post by chris moody » 28 Nov 2017, 21:30

Do bear in mind a T40 is going to be very heavy to get in and out of a estate car.
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Paul
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Re: Hello from essex

Post by Paul » 28 Nov 2017, 23:36

Jay
Chris's comments are worth checking regarding the areas you wish to explore/fish :thumbsup
I've taken a sib to France and Spain over the years but you'll have to check the latest regulations as they're always changing due to EU amendments :roll:
It all boils down to the length of the vessel and the OB power rating so check for the area :!:
One thing I did learn was to register the sib on the Small Ships Register (SSR) here in the UK and always fly the Royal Ensign so the vessel couldn't be confiscated/boarded :!:
On a sib they're difficult to display/fly :( however I printed off my SSR number and googled a Royal Ensign, laminated them both and stuck them on the transom ;-)
I had a visit onetime from the Spanish water authorities :( as they talked to me in Spanish and waved their arms around I pointed at my transom and they buggered off not wanting the paperwork hassle I reckon :|
For the time it took and cost it paid off :idea:
Do your research for the area and insurance cover is a must :!:
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Re: Hello from essex

Post by chris moody » 29 Nov 2017, 07:29

SSR part III registration is only £25 to £30 from memory.

A red ensign flag only costs about £15, and a wooden broom handle about £3. You then just need a bracket on the inside of the transom to affix the pole (broom handle).

Some countries do find boaters an easy target for fines if paperwork isn't up to scratch.
Chris Moody

Tiny Tigga - Honwave T32IE with launch wheels Honda 2hp 4 stroke air cooled & Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke
Tigga 2 - Ribcraft 4.8 Honda BF50
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