Originally Posted by sunrider
Hi Codprawn - here are a few pictures of the RIB...as you can see there is still more to be done, including dive platform, more wiring, windshield, extra seating, installation of the console hatch, lights and antennas, etc. The buyers were eager to take possession and want to finish the work in Hawaii where the weather is more friendly this time of year.
The boat was originally designed to be dropped from an aircraft so is extremely heavy duty in all respects. The electronics are based around the Garmin 3210 bundle, with Interphase forward/side scanning sonar and the SeaMarshall system which allows divers in the water to activate a locating device on the boat. I've wanted to install Stidd seats in a RIB for a long time and this boat was perfect for the application - replacing multiple bolsters. A great project and lots of fun to work on.......
Nice rigging job so far Sunrider, looks like there is quite a bit yet to be done, lots of work! Who did you use for the replacement sponsons? And were you satisifed with their work? From time to time I work on a "project" and I like to have options available. I have had work done by Nautica and Demaree but no one else as of yet, always interesting to hear others opinions.
By the way, love the tow vehicle.... what are they bringing these days?