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Old 30 January 2006, 04:47   #101
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dropped the boat off to get the tubes made up and fitted this weekend.

I have chosen to use Ribcraft for this work as they have a superb reputation and i have had a lot of very positive feedback on them and seen their work at first hand.

Had a tour round their facility in Yeovil to see the boats being constructed which was great.

Hope to get the boat back in approx 2-3 weeks
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Old 01 February 2006, 06:15   #102
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if it helps anyone who is looking to get some work done on their boats then i have used the following companies for the supply, manufacture etc of various items for my boat and the individuals and companies have provided excellent support, willingness to meet custom requirements and have given very high quality with a competitive price.

For the tubes i have used RibCraft in Yeovil, they are happy to do retubing work for many different types of boat as well as supplying their own excelent line of boats. They are well regarded for their quality of tube work and there are plenty of ribcrafts out there for you to check their work. I will post some pics of the tubing when i pick up the boat.

http://www.ribcraft.co.uk/

For the stainless steel work for the boat I have used Marine Fabrications, they will manufacture pretty much anything you want and are extremely helpful, Ask for Mark, everyone who has seen my stainless steel work has commented on the quality of the workmanship

http://www.marinefabrications.co.uk/

For the upholstery I have used MasterTrim, Loui is the contact there and they are willing to undertake any work you require and to your individual specification. I will post pics of the upholstery when i pick it up in a couple of weeks.

http://www.master-trim.co.uk/

for the trailer i have purchased an SBS ELR2 1800 single axle which takes a 1400kg load with a total all up weight of 1800kg. The trailer tows very well and has many significant design benefits over snipe and hallmark (i have a hallmark as well) and again they are easy to do business with.

http://www.sbstrailers.co.uk/index.asp

For the engine and many of the various components for the boat I used Ron Hale marine. Ross is the contact there and they were very competitive and helpful with my requirements around the engine and its fitting and also the supply of various ancilliary boat bits and bobs.

http://www.ronhalemarine.co.uk/

for the steering I have used Sea Star from Hypro Marine, again very helpful and easy to do business with, the kit is very high quality and has a great reputation. contact there is Steve

http://www.hypromarine.com/

Thanks to those that contacted me with recommendations of folks they had used previously, I contacted a lot of companies both local and distant and I found the suppliers I have listed to be the best balance of Quality/workmanship/ease of doing business/competitive pricing/genuine people



good luck with your own projects..
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Old 02 February 2006, 12:16   #103
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one issue with the amp i have is how resistant it will be to moisture and condensation etc, plus it is hanging upside down and has a metal hood which might collect water!!
maybe ur real problem with the amp could show itself with time. The metal case is a heatsink for the transistors to dissipate heat through, if heat rises ya could cook the amp pwba instead of expelling ur heat through the lump of junk on the top. People used to put em under parcel shelves on cars in the early days and took alot of people a long time to realise why they kept goin POP!
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were osprey happy for you to take a part build?? is it going to be cost effective for you this way or realisticly similar to a finnished boat??
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Old 02 February 2006, 13:07   #105
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I purchased the boat thru osprey and paid a commission to brugge marine who hold the name etc. Yes they were happy as at the time there was no distributor in the UK. they do now have a new distributor and the link is here....

Roy Bishop or Dave Page

http://www.ospreyribs.co.uk/

I am sure they will be happy to talk to anyone regarding a new osprey.

as to the costs of my boat as opposed to buying one from Brugge or Roy bishop I could not comment. I expect any saving i have made will be in the time I have spent on the boat and maybe plus a bit!

It has worked out perfect for me to do it this way as I have enjoyed getting into the nitty gritty of the build etc and know how it all works etc so if i have a prob at sea hopefully will be in a better position to do a remedial repair.

as for the amp.......upside down in a corosive damp atmosphere .....heat dissipation .....condensation ......not sure how long it will last but i will keep an eye on the heat generated anyway.....it is an experiment at the end of the day and if it fails i have a plan b.
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been fitting out the aframe and routing all the wires and cables, still waiting to fit the ariels for the radio otherwise all else is done, have fitted some nice lights to the underside that will swivel to allow me to see check the enging and prop at night. they have blue lenses but are actually those blue/white lights. will fit the aframe on the babe when i get her back with the toobs on
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been fitting out the aframe and routing all the wires and cables, still waiting to fit the ariels for the radio otherwise all else is done, have fitted some nice lights to the underside that will swivel to allow me to see check the enging and prop at night. they have blue lenses but are actually those blue/white lights. will fit the aframe on the babe when i get her back with the toobs on
The only thing I would say is that if you turn those lights on at night, the glare from the boat will dazzle you - only any use for in harbour mooring and the like .............. Just my humble opinion of course!
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Old 08 February 2006, 04:18   #108
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The only thing I would say is that if you turn those lights on at night, the glare from the boat will dazzle you - only any use for in harbour mooring and the like .............. Just my humble opinion of course!
But he'll need some light in order to spin the discs and mix the drinks on the disco cruises!
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isnt the radar reflector next to useless in that position - not a critisism since mine is in almost exactly the same place and I have a nagging suspicion that it doesnt really do much?
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isnt the radar reflector next to useless in that position - not a critisism since mine is in almost exactly the same place and I have a nagging suspicion that it doesnt really do much?
Good point - I think they only work vertically!
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