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Old 22 May 2006, 04:31   #341
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 11 June 2006, 19:09   #342
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ordering up the next two speakers for bling bling tomorrow and sunbathing is fine down the front thanks to my sexy mat from NB. very comfy says the mrs

opti noise levels

i can say that optis cant be that loud cos our 3 year old keeps falling asleep on the bench seat just infront of the opti, even at full chat, and she falls asleep down the front as well thanks to a nice soft ride.

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In my humble experience the only time that you'd possibly be able to listen to a stereo on a Rib would be when at anchor or very slow speeds. At slow speeds you're either in a restricted area and in danger of sounding and looking like a right 'Kev and Tracy goes boating' outfit. Or, fishing when the sounds of the sea and the occasional crackle of the VHF sound pretty good to me. Sunbathing is also a non-starter on a 6.5 Vipermax, unless you're on good terms with a Chiropractor
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Old 12 June 2006, 03:52   #343
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We all enjoy our boating in different ways :

P'd the neighbours off last night. Forgot to flick the battery isolator switch, had Gingercoastie and his mates (Fal Coastguard) chattering away all night on the VHF.
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Old 12 June 2006, 08:04   #344
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We all enjoy our boating in different ways :

P'd the neighbours off last night. Forgot to flick the battery isolator switch, had Gingercoastie and his mates (Fal Coastguard) chattering away all night on the VHF.
so what with me blocking everyones access on saturday morning they must love you and boats at the mo
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Old 12 June 2006, 08:22   #345
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so what with me blocking everyones access on saturday morning they must love you and boats at the mo
The one I spoke to this morning seemed more upset that we were moving. Cow's Arse countdown begins.
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Old 12 June 2006, 11:50   #346
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The one I spoke to this morning seemed more upset that we were moving. Cow's Arse countdown begins.
looking forward to a bit of time at cows arse corner in the summer, the shetland has some interest it seems so we may have the motorhome in time for the summer hols hopefully......fingers crossed
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So with all that attention to detail, no doubt the 'costing' spreadsheet is pretty accurate - how much??? Was is worth it, I'm sure the fact that it is all your own work makes it very worth it - but financially worth it ??
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So with all that attention to detail, no doubt the 'costing' spreadsheet is pretty accurate - how much??? Was is worth it, I'm sure the fact that it is all your own work makes it very worth it - but financially worth it ??
i would say it was well worth it as i could not have afforded that spec of boat for that money unless a few years old.

when i looked around i got the following problems
wrong colour tubes
wrong trailer
wrong layout of seats
naff seat colours
naff layout of instruments
fading on tubes
wrong engine
wrong colour engine
wrong console
wrong rubbing strips
etc etc etc

doing it this way you can get the boat to the exact spec you are looking for, plus i have the additional benefit of 4 jockeys or 2 jockeys and a bench seat as all interchangable due to bolt pattern in the floor

if the right offer came along i would sell mine and build a 7.5, but i would build to the same spec/colours etc etc as mine but the engine would be the problem i think as not sure what i would go with

if you are thinking of building your own then drop me a pm and would be happy to pass on any info i can to help, i can even help set you up with a hull

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, i can even help set you up with a hull

what ya mean??
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gt....dropped you a pm on this

ordered up a new prop as getting hold of a second hand one for sale is a long process

spoke with steel developments and they advised the mirage range and solas titan are the best suited for a rib with good alround performance.

so ordered up a new prop with a good bit larger diameter and a 21 pitch, am told it will give better acceleration, better midrange cruising, better economy, less slip, better grip, better top end potentially and has progressive pitch etc etc

so will water test it at the weekend to see if i can feel the difference. when buying the engine it was so difficult to get good advice as mercury do so many different props....but if you are thinking of a new prop or new engine and want advice on a prop then give them a call. very helpful i must say.

all arrived today and fitted so just waiting for the water test now, fingers crossed
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