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Old 27 September 2007, 05:52   #21
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Usually, you can rotate the lever in relation to the control box itself (on a spline arangement). I would have had the control in it's correct alignment (90 degrees counterclockwise from where it is) and rotated the lever to a comfortable angle (assuming this adjustment is available on that unit).

But hey, it's only a rib, so aesthetics can't be that important to the owner, so it don't really matter.
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Old 27 September 2007, 07:26   #22
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Usually, you can rotate the lever in relation to the control box itself (on a spline arangement). I would have had the control in it's correct alignment (90 degrees counterclockwise from where it is) and rotated the lever to a comfortable angle (assuming this adjustment is available on that unit).

But hey, it's only a rib, so aesthetics can't be that important to the owner, so it don't really matter.
i guess the main important thing for ardboaters is "does it polish up nicely?"
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Old 27 September 2007, 09:57   #23
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i guess the main important thing for ardboaters is "does it polish up nicely?"

And, does it clash with the colour of the trailer it's resting on while the wind gusts get up over 5 km/h?
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Old 27 September 2007, 10:16   #24
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And, does it clash with the colour of the trailer it's resting on while the wind gusts get up over 5 km/h?


That's so funny, I've just looked in your profile, and am trying to imagine you in ya 4m dinghy out in a F9 with all the other heros on here! LMFAO

I can imagine it now....you saying, "feckin pleased i'm not in some stoopid 30 foot hard hard boat, ..this is as safe as houses this!...pass another slice of Kendal mint cake Rambo, I can feel an energy rush coming on...here, use me Bowie knife to slice it up"
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use me Bowie knife to slice it up"
I am currently designing a cutting board to be velcro'd on the top of my tubes for this very purpose.

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I am currently designing a cutting board to be velcro'd on the top of my tubes for this very purpose.

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You go carefull with that sharp impliment now! them botes is fragile.
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You go carefull with that sharp impliment now! them botes is fragile.

Don't worry, it's safely wedged between my teeth until required.

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that bit of road looks very much like bill highams yard next to the converted church he uses , ive been a few times and it looks a dodgy area, that part of manchester.
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That's so funny, I've just looked in your profile, and am trying to imagine you in ya 4m dinghy out in a F9 with all the other heros on here! LMFAO

I can imagine it now....you saying, "feckin pleased i'm not in some stoopid 30 foot hard hard boat, ..this is as safe as houses this!...pass another slice of Kendal mint cake Rambo, I can feel an energy rush coming on...here, use me Bowie knife to slice it up"
So do you take your hardboat out in F9 s ? My local lake (lake Winnipeg) has a fairly substantial collection of hardboats ranging in length from 8 meters to well over 50 meters that are resting in peace at the lake bottom. Seems that they don't take kindly to being swamped by the waves that this lake sometimes throws at them - even with all their freeboard. Not a single RIB or SIB is keeping them company, though they've been used extensively to search and recover the ex-patrons of said hardboats. So in short, if I get caught out in a nasty storm on this lake, which can arise with minimal warning, I'd much rather be in my 16 foot commercial grade SIB than a high dollar 30 foot hard speedboat.

Now as for the bowie knife between the teeth, it's only cool if you are doing it while wearing nothing but a loincloth and a smile. I looked into getting a custom autoinflate bouyancy loincloth, just in case I get ejected from my SIB, but I decided against it since if I ever had to deploy it, I'd scare all the mermaids.
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