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Old 04 December 2010, 19:13   #1
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Country: UK - England
Town: Sheffield
Boat name: Fluffy
Make: Northcraft, Ribquest
Length: 6m +
Engine: Out 135 Mercuary
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My Useful Cabin

This year I fitted a new cabin to my really old 1992 Northcraft RIB. The console was loose and I had to take it off anyway.

John from Northcraft helped me build what he called "Orange Fridge!". As much as he really hated the idea, he was such fantastic help. I have learnt so much from that guy.

The cabin proved so really helpful on our week trip to The Isle of Eigg, Muck and Rum. It was great to have a dry store to put all the food clothing and kit in on our way over to the island. During the trips diving round the Isles, it was a place to get out of the wind, make a brew and an easy place to chuck kit.

Great idea I thought. My only regret is not making a bigger one

John is making some wicked hulls at the moment. Any repairs/ tutbes he can handle. Take a look at
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Old 04 December 2010, 19:27   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
Join Date: Sep 2005
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Reminds me of those old cabins the councils used in the 70s for guys working on the roads. Always saw them plonked over some hole in the middle of the road.

What's the score with the 'wicked hulls'? Any pics? John has never been very pushy on marketing his products.

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Old 05 December 2010, 03:12   #3
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Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
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Looks very practical. Is there a door for the opening? Otherwise if you have a big stuff then it looks like it might fill with water which might defeat the purpose. How was it made (GRP pulled from a mould or is it wooden and coated)?

Does your boat spend its life tied up to something on the starboard side?
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Old 06 December 2010, 15:49   #4
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: t/t
Make: Honda
Length: under 3m
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Now this is a real portakabin on a RIB. Currently for sale on

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Old 07 December 2010, 14:07   #5
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Derisher
Make: Bombard
Length: 3m +
Engine: Yamaha 25 HP 2 strok
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only one question which end is the front?!!!!
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