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sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 5:57 pm    Post subject: Boats article request...  Reply with quote    

Could one of the boaty people here do an introduction to boat ownership please? What sort of size boat and engine you need for a bit of pot-setting and inshore-ish fishing for mackerel and the like. What training should you get? What does it all cost, to buy and to run? Do you need licenses and stuff? Insurance? Things like that.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great idea, I was wondering the same thing. A bit of a long shot but if anyone knows much about co-ownership that would be great.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I can write about my experiences as a novice boat owner if that helps.

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It'll do until an expert comes along.
Seriously that would be great.

RichardW



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Typical. Now I have nearly finished my boat a "how too" comes along.

Justme

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well write your experiences up for us. Then we can all learn from them.

RichardW



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Well write your experiences up for us. Then we can all learn from them.


They arnt realy boaty yet more DIY. Its been all scraping, sanding & painting. Oh & fibreglassing, laying a wooden floor (been told thats base boards in boat speak), fitting new windows.


Justme

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 07 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

'Sall knowledge, if you've got pics then run something up. Personally I haven't got a clue about using fibreglass so it would/could be useful.

altimages



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 09 11:58 pm    Post subject: boat stuff Reply with quote    

I encourage people to get out on boats great for fishing or potting.

For sea going vessels someting like a dory 16 ft plus would be a good start (check buoyance) - stored on a trailer no mooring fees. Modern outboads 2 or 4 stoke are good.

Guidline for Inshore waters

- Check weather forecast
- Wearlife Jackets
- Contact coastguard with passage plan ie name and decription of boat number of persons time of arrival etc
- Safety equipment flares / anchor /vhf radio etc
- Chart of area plus knowlege of navigation plus Compass

The governing body for boats in the UK is the Royal Yacht Association they run practicle / theory coaching Day skipper is a good level to strive for...

Hope this helps - I am a commercial yachtmaster based in Plymouth Devon

If anyone is interested I can arrange coaching ....

www.pro-skipper.com

altimages



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 09 12:03 am    Post subject: Boaty stuff Reply with quote    

For leisure use no licence is needed - 3rd part insurence is recomended.

See above post re advisory requirements - common sense should dictate.

"Never turn your back on the sea - it bites"

Blacksmith



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 09 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If anyone wants advice on Ulamatic tank and draught gauging, or hydraulic valve systems, just call.

Ginkotree



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 09 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I dont think Ill ever go on a fishing boat, Ive got no sea legs but Ilove the idea of you going out to catch your fish, happy memories of sitting in a home converted bedford van into a camper,waiting for the fishing boats to come home on the cliffs at Hayle and having the fish in the frying pan before the fisher men had got in thier cars......I love fresh makeral.

Fee



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 09 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm sure Happytechie would put his tuppence worth in from the perspective of safety whatnots, having been an RNLI lifeguard. I don't think his kind of boat ownership experience will be of much use in an article on here, seen as it was a very silly racing dinghy he owned

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 09 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If I lived near the sea I'd be sorely tempted with going for a RYA powerboat cert...
A.

Blacksmith



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 09 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I spent several years at sea as a supernumerary, mainly hydraulics and pneumatics.
Sailed around the world a couple of times, mostly VLCC (very large crude carriers) 350,000 tons, to 35' trawlers in the north sea, in a 35' swell !
The OBO (oil bulk ore) carrier above has 30 hydraulic rams on each hatch cover (+ a spare set) I spent a couple of months slow steaming from Japan to the Cape of good hope, modifying all 300 of them.

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