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Post by NikDarkwood » 18 Oct 2017, 19:12

Hi all
My names Nick and I'm in Portsmouth. Im new to small SIBS, old plastimo 270 and Honda 2.3, and can honestly say this is the smallest boat I've ever had. My last boat had a 300+hp supercharged detroit and was made of steel. So this sort of thing is a bit new to me so forgive me if I ask daft questions.
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Post by Paul » 18 Oct 2017, 19:36

Hi Nick and :welcome to the forum
Nice little community we have here with plenty of knowledgeable folks willing to share their boating experience :thumbsup
No such thing as a silly question here so just fire away with any questions you may have :chat
Good to have you aboard

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Post by mattswan2512 » 18 Oct 2017, 19:40

:welcome im just down the motorway from you in southampton so if ya ever fancy boating in company just ask or join one of our excursions out and about.
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Post by Martin » 18 Oct 2017, 20:50

Hi Nick, :welcome aboard buddy :thumbsup
As rightly said above, "there's no such thing as a silly question on the site"
If you're asking something, then you can bet someone else is thinking it too... We've a great bunch of members on here all willing to help or advise.. many guys in your neck of the woods too, so hopefully you can get out and about with a few as and when... :drive

Enjoy the forum, have a good look around and if there's anything we can assist you with, just yell :help

We have a "Darkside" subforum, i'd be interested to have a little peek at a few pics of your supercharged craft :mrgreen:

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Post by Paul B » 18 Oct 2017, 21:27

Hi Nick, And welcome to the forum :welcome
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Post by chris moody » 18 Oct 2017, 22:05

Hi Nick. Those air cooled Honda 2.3hp's are great, I have the slightly older 2hp version.

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Post by Murv » 19 Oct 2017, 07:00

Welcome from another newbie!

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Post by The Gurnard » 19 Oct 2017, 12:00

Welcome from me too Nik. For quite a few years only boat was Seago slatfloor 2.7m SIB powered by a 2.5HP Suzuki outboard.

Bang for was the most used and best value boat I have ever owned. I took it to sea and went round distant islands didn't stop me have multi day adventures in it. Weather dependant though.

The boat lasted 16 years and cost under £400 back then ..that's the equivalent of a gallon of guinness ..for a year of pure boating pleasure .. cant beat either for fun and happiness :D

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Re: New Member

Post by NikDarkwood » 10 Dec 2017, 21:35

Excellent to get some nice replies. Things are a bit hectic at the moment so Im unlikely to be out on the water before spring. ive sorted a couple of small anchors,chains and line, bouyancy aid, vhf, and safety gear and some fishing gear. Hope to meet up with some of you in 2018 :-)

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Re: New Member

Post by PaulR » 10 Dec 2017, 21:40

Hi and welcome Nick :wavey

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