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  1. #1
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    Default Broom Continental tender size?

    Help and advice needed on the size of rib that will fit on the davits it's on a Broom Continental 37, have been offered an Avon 310 for a sensible price not sure if this will be too large though.

    Any thoughts or experience much appreciated

    Steve
    Last edited by boddubbay; 21-04-17 at 07:45. Reason: Typo

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Broom Continental tender size?

    i had a 3.0m Rib on my Crown, that was about as big as i think you could go, the weight was about max that the davits could take.
    I have mine up for sale too if you are anywhere near Harleyford...

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Broom Continental tender size?

    Do you really need a tender, they need a license on the Thames and to be honest barely worth it for the use they get.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Broom Continental tender size?

    I got a lot of use out of mine(until someone nicked it). The kids loved it and it proved invaluable when staying somewhere for 48 hours, wanting to use a boat without losing the mooring space. Great at Hurley for trips to Marlow, handy at Hampton Court when visiting the pubs in Molesey or across the river to the ALbany or the Swan. Both good pubs that rarely have space for anything bigger than a tender.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Broom Continental tender size?

    The downside.
    Take good look at the sheer number of dangling manky semi deflated inflateables all bought in the first exciting flush of the new boat.
    The last thing you need blocking the view out of the back of your boat is half a ton of rubber and outboard.
    Most marina will charge for LOA with davits.
    Its extra length to squeeze in the only tiny little gap left at Hampton Court .
    You will constantly be pumping it up and bailing out rainwater.
    They are pain to get in and out of.
    They are pain to unhook and hook up and lift out of the water.
    You will constantly be worrying about it getting nicked when you use it to go anywhere and constantly worrying it will be nicked when its hanging off the back of the boat.
    You will probably only use it once or twice before it will be left hanging forlornly at the back of the boat and you will be wondering if you can get some mug to take it of your hands cheap. .

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    Default Re: Broom Continental tender size?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    The downside.
    Take good look at the sheer number of dangling manky semi deflated inflateables all bought in the first exciting flush of the new boat.
    The last thing you need blocking the view out of the back of your boat is half a ton of rubber and outboard.
    Most marina will charge for LOA with davits.
    Its extra length to squeeze in the only tiny little gap left at Hampton Court .
    You will constantly be pumping it up and bailing out rainwater.
    They are pain to get in and out of.
    They are pain to unhook and hook up and lift out of the water.
    You will constantly be worrying about it getting nicked when you use it to go anywhere and constantly worrying it will be nicked when its hanging off the back of the boat.
    You will probably only use it once or twice before it will be left hanging forlornly at the back of the boat and you will be wondering if you can get some mug to take it of your hands cheap. .
    Or equally you could use it a hell of a lot like some of us do
    Sealine S23 - Naughty-Cal
    http://naughty-cal.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Default Re: Broom Continental tender size?

    Quote Originally Posted by CX54WEK View Post
    Or equally you could use it a hell of a lot like some of us do

    Yea yea yea ...........

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    Default Re: Broom Continental tender size?

    Quote Originally Posted by CX54WEK View Post
    Or equally you could use it a hell of a lot like some of us do
    I agree with you. I wouldn't be without mine.
    "It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness."

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Broom Continental tender size?

    Another bonus about having a tender, is all the things you miss from a bigger boat. Being low in the water, we've seen Kingfishers, dragonflys and paid much more attention to the plant life. The only downside was entering a lock and being at exhaust level, especially if it was a filthy one and the boat owner wouldn't turn his engines off. It didn't happen often, just everytime we entered a lock with a passenger boat.

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    Default Re: Broom Continental tender size?

    Never had a tender in 25 years on the Thames, Now on the briney it is an essential to get ashore. Cawsand to the pub most important. But Salcombe, Dartmouth, or even going foriegn to Fowey an essential piece of kit. Also handy to recover a fouled anchor!
    What if the Hokey Cokey is what it's all about....

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