Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 June 2012, 08:48   #21
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Sainte-Marie, Quebec
Make: Zodiac Ribster 530
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90HP Evinrude E-Tec
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 26
Painting radar

Very nice!
I see quite often radar that are painted black. I have a white radar reflector, thinking of painting it black I check with the manufacturer and they do not recommend it for the following raison:

"Hi Claude, We do not recommend painting the case as coatings may contain metallic or carbon properties which restrict response. As black Polyethylene contains carbon the EM180 is the only product we make which is not available with a black case.Most paints will not adhere PE.I hope that this answers your question
Regards John

In a message dated 12/02/2012 14:42:38 GMT Standard Time:
Good day Last year I bought an Echomax 180 with a white polyethylene case did'nt knowing that other colors were available. Is it possible to paint it (black) without altering the performance ?
Thanks and best regards, Claude Morin

Do you think this may also apply to radar?
__________________

__________________
morin1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 June 2012, 06:13   #22
Member
 
Country: South Africa
Town: Cape Agulhas / Struisbaai
Boat name: Hysucat
Make: Hysucat
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2x200 Mercury Racing
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 90
Send a message via Skype™ to Hysucat
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanPratt View Post
What you don't see in the picture is the aluminum pedestal base this mounts on and the aluminum backing plate. The floor panels have also been made out of 3/4 Blue water Cosa Board.
Nice looking seats, will be using them on a new "extreme" boat we are building as well.
__________________

__________________
Hysucat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 June 2012, 17:10   #23
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Stuart, FL
Make: Willard 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2 x 175 Suzuki's
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 785
Would love to get my hands on a 8M Cat

Hysucat, I would love to get my hands on an 8M to try State Side. Let me know if you need to put one through its paces.
__________________
RyanPratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 June 2012, 05:40   #24
Member
 
kerny's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs
Boat name: IMOGEN
Make: Air-Craft 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 60
MMSI: 235087492
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7,040
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to kerny
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hysucat View Post

The new 8.5m hull is looking just as swift, but I dare not post any pictures here for fear of being accused of trying to sell boats. (Sarcasm off )
Go on I dare you
__________________
Member of S.A.B.S. (Lancashire Division)
kerny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 June 2012, 08:09   #25
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Stuart, FL
Make: Willard 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2 x 175 Suzuki's
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 785
get in touch

PM me some picks i might be willing to work out a test deal if you are up for it!
__________________
RyanPratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 June 2012, 08:59   #26
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,928
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerny View Post
Go on I dare you
*coughs politely*

Who are you talking to, kerny?
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 June 2012, 09:05   #27
Member
 
kerny's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs
Boat name: IMOGEN
Make: Air-Craft 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 60
MMSI: 235087492
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7,040
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to kerny
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
*coughs politely*

Who are you talking to, kerny?
me!! I know nothing.. I'm from Barcelona
__________________
Member of S.A.B.S. (Lancashire Division)
kerny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 June 2012, 09:20   #28
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Stuart, FL
Make: Willard 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2 x 175 Suzuki's
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 785
Quote:
Originally Posted by morin1 View Post
Very nice!
Do you think this may also apply to radar?
Yes it does apply to Radars. You need to make sure their is no metal in the paint. Raytheon recommends you use an Epoxy paint
__________________
RyanPratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 09:05   #29
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Stuart, FL
Make: Willard 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2 x 175 Suzuki's
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 785
The tubes start to go on.

We started putting on the tubes and in another 12-18hrs they should be on.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0120.jpg
Views:	166
Size:	65.2 KB
ID:	70252   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0126.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	41.2 KB
ID:	70253   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0127.jpg
Views:	171
Size:	53.0 KB
ID:	70254  
__________________
RyanPratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2012, 12:31   #30
Member
 
Country: South Africa
Town: Cape Agulhas / Struisbaai
Boat name: Hysucat
Make: Hysucat
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2x200 Mercury Racing
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 90
Send a message via Skype™ to Hysucat
Nice going, like the yellow colour.
__________________

__________________
Hysucat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.