The thank yous....
Many many people on RIBnet and else where have helped me out with this project and it would never have been possible without all the help and advice!
Thank you to...
Ray for the bilge pump, cover and steering gear.
Jackeens for the battery, flask and general encouragement!
Martin and anto for the waterproof container.
Mark Haliday for the Mahoooosive flag (just need to find a pole big enough!)
Pete 7 for the wind thingy and I think one of those waterproof containers! Oh, and the loan of the cables!
Willowkis and chris for the ickle (and slightly more suitable
Rogue wave for the fuel tank plate, console hatch, life jacket.
Andy hightower for his exceptional stainless crafting!
Bogi for the light pole.
Tim G for the VHF course and hopefully more courses soon...
My mate trystan for the carbon fibre panel courtesy of soton uni autoclave.
Stevetheboat for the hull and trailer at a good price and the advice.
Ribraff and chris at henshaw for the tube advice and tips.
Leeway for his GRP advice, and for sitting down with me for a few hours discussing consoles in the early days of design!
All those who have taken me out ribbing while the build has been in progress.
my mum and dad for lending the funds to make it possible, for the help in building and for driving a million miles to pick up the hull and trailer.
All those who have given me advice on the forum, sent PM's and have let me nose around their ribs looking for ideas!
and...My mates mike, james, joe and will for their continual and essential help...its been worth all the effort!
So sorry if I have missed anyone out, there have been so many helpful and generous people!
I hope this thread has been helpful to others thinking of doing the same...I know I have inspired one or two people to undertake projects of their own!
Thanks again to all.