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Old 01 March 2011, 16:05   #11
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. Plus how did you get round the emergency steering bit. Ric
We had a stainless bar made which is about two foot long and bent to fit around transoms etc. One end fits onto a position on the engine by the steering yolk , the bar is stored in a locker. I will try to post some images tomorrow eve.
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Old 01 March 2011, 19:02   #12
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Thanks for that Ian - Mecal started the coding process and it was their surveyor that required a transom extension that has brought it up to the height of the engine compartment. Plus new tube drains had to be made rather than the originals, these reduced the drain area by 2/3rds. So I've now removed them and am fitting gasketed hinged flaps to open them up to a better size.

Out of interest, how many were/are you coded for and did it take long to get on the plane. Plus how did you get round the emergency steering bit. I plan to fit a by-pass on the pipes and somehow fit a tiller to the top of the leg!
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My pac had no modifications to the origional setup to get through the codeing, if you are having trouble send me a PM and i will send you the suveyors phone number, he should be able to speak to your surveyor and point him in the right direction there is no reason to alter the transom, i still had the origional scuppers.

Had mine coded for 6 but said i could push to 9 if i wanted.

Emergency steering is a peice of p*ss, fit an outboard , i know you can have a pair of oars for secondary propulsion but you wont get far with them, outboard works well here to.

weight distrubution is more the key to get onto the plane, sit 4 adults on the back of the engine box and i doubt it will get there.
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Old 02 March 2011, 12:07   #13
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We had a stainless bar made which is about two foot long and bent to fit around transoms etc. One end fits onto a position on the engine by the steering yolk , the bar is stored in a locker. I will try to post some images tomorrow eve.
I need to wake up, I can see you have no outboard so my system is useless for you. Guess secondary engine outboard reserve
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Old 03 March 2011, 14:37   #14
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...Mecal started the coding process... ...Plus how did you get round the emergency steering bit. I plan to fit a by-pass on the pipes and somehow fit a tiller to the top of the leg!
Firstly - sorry to crash a PAC thread!!

Secondly - my Ribcraft was coded by MECAL (Cat 4)- the emergency steering that I had was in the event of a failure - I identified which pipes I would need to cut to relieve the pressure to move the outdrive leg, and then I had a wooden contraption (v. small) that fitted onto the top of the leg, to which I could fit a paddle as a tiller (I had to carry paddles as a secondary form of propulsion... ). MECAL were happy with that as a 'get you home' solution.

My advice would be to speak to the assessor to see what he wants - the guy that came out to mine was really good and spent a couple of hours helping me rig the boat whilst we discussed the coding!!
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Its interesting that they were happy that you could cut the pipes, I assumed there would have to be a by-pass valve. It does make easier to crack open a couple of joints - but messy.

I can't find anything in the Yellow Code book about emergency propulsion. Is this in the new consolidated code?. My experience is that it is completely unrealistic to move most RIBs with paddles. The vast majority of coded motor vessels are single engined and they don't have a requirement for emergency propulsion
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