Beginners Guide to Ribs
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A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOAT
If you are thinking for the first time of joining the 3 million Britons who enjoy recreational boating, you probably have an idea about the kinds of fun on the water that your boat will provide. One of the terrific things about boating is that there are numerous different types of boats designed for different activities - and there truly is something for everyone. However that can mean there is too much choice - and for the beginner the sheer range of different boat types can be bewildering.
If you are new to boating, to narrow down your search, simply ask yourself the four key questions;
This one simple four letter word defines what will the boat be used for. This is vitally important.
Wildlife explorations? Sunbathing in sunny coves in the Med?. Deep sea expeditions? Fishing? Generally enjoying local waterways? Water skiing or wakeboarding? Cruising with family and friends? Sports cruising or even racing? A little of everything? There is a boat that’s right for you.
Where will you use your boat - on the sea?, a lake?, a river?, canal?, a reservoir?, even on a small pond?
Who will be using the boat and how experienced are they?. How many passengers and how much gear will you be carrying?
Where will you be storing the boat? Marina? Boat park? Local Club? Jetty? Trailer? Garage?