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Old 09 November 2009, 16:43   #1
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My Searider Project

I am new to this forum and although have had boats on and off over the last 10 years this is the first RIB I have had to re build.

Bought the 4m searider hull last week and intend to have it all ready minus the engine by Christmas.

I have so far:

Removed the horrible windscreen thing (on sale on ebay if anyone wants it)

Cleaned out the whole interior

Removed mini barnacles from the hull

Repaired and refitted the bung

Repaired a puncture in the front tube

Given it a good clean up

Lubed and cleaned up the steering ready to go back on when the console arrives
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Old 09 November 2009, 16:48   #2
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Looks like it scrubbed up ok, what are you planning to do with it?
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Old 09 November 2009, 16:58   #3
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So far the plan is to "do it up"

I will aim to finish it early in the new year and then play with it and probably sell it early summer.

I am more interested in the actual project than the finished article. I have done up various things over the years, boats, land rovers, cars and I just fancied doing up a RIB this winter. I normally use my project for a while and then sell it to fund the next one.
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Old 09 November 2009, 17:06   #4
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What console are you fitting to it?
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This is what I did with mine:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ight=chewy%27s
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What console are you fitting to it?
Not sure if its getting a console or been left as it is but smartened up?
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.....steering ready to go back on when the console arrives
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Been a long day, missed the "removed the horrible windscreen" bit too.
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What console are you fitting to it?
Plywood makes a good console
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Old 10 November 2009, 03:47   #10
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Hi, I bought a console from Ebay. It is small one because I want to maximise the space in the boat, I will put up some pictures when it arrives.

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