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    Extremely active > 250 posts! Club Member firth5731's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newbie looking for crusing craft advice

    I have a 4 seat bbv 2+2 (4 skinny,2fatties)
    i paid less than 4000 but have put many housr in sorting it out,not because it was at fault but because i got it chaep and had enough spare cash to put it to how i wanted it.
    i had a marlin before that which i loved and sold to a hcgb member.
    if you are near leeds,wyorks you are more than welcome to come and have a look see.
    i am building a new single seat osprey from the spare parts that came with the bbv.
    you dont have to spend loads on a craft,buy one that works ,you can progress from there,if you want a new one there are a few companies listed visit,price up and take it from there.
    good look and happy hovering.
    infamy ,infamy, they`ve all got it infamy

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    Default Re: Newbie looking for crusing craft advice

    Don't forget to check out BBV - Bill Baker. He makes some lovely craft.

    Check the byelaws for the area you want to use as it might be a bit irritating to buy a craft and find you can't launch it!

    Ross

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    Default Re: Newbie looking for crusing craft advice

    There is a member of the club selling his BBV twin engine on ebay. This is the same hull shape as Ross Floyds and would do the job as a first time craft without parting with the full 10k. Well worth a look as i,ve been out will the owner Rob Cooper in some very poor weather and the craft handled the chop very well. If you do purchase a craft in the near future the club run a training weekend in April which you would be more than welcome. This weekend would give you a hugh amount of information and experience.Good luck and welcome.

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    Default Re: Newbie looking for crusing craft advice

    As mentioned above look at BBV and also K & M Products do a very nice cruising craft called the Mirage GP that would be in your budget.
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    SixpackPert



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    Default Re: Newbie looking for crusing craft advice

    Thanks everyone for taking the ime to give this advice - its has really helped and avoided me making a rush mistake. Once i made my final decision and purchased a craft I hope to be able to say "Hi" at one of your meetings

    All the best

    Iain

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