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Old 18 July 2007, 18:44   #161
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One of the things that makes me keep my SIB even though I know I should sell it is that I can eject people at will with the flick of the wrist even with footstraps .
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Old 19 July 2007, 09:17   #162
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You kicked him really didnt you??
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Old 19 July 2007, 13:44   #163
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You kicked him really didnt you??
Yup, but he knew he was going out. There are a lot of sunglasses at the bottom of lake Michigan. The cornering abilities of a SIB are vicious but when it gets bumpy out there is nothing better than a RIB.
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Old 19 July 2007, 13:48   #164
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The cornering abilities of a SIB are vicious but when it gets bumpy out there is nothing better than a RIB.
I used to have a Mk II Futura with a 40... It was a missle, and tracked like it was on rails. It was before GPS so I don't know how fast it was, but I wouldn't be surprised if it got close to 50mph on the right day. It certainly SEEMED that fast anyway.

You guys have got the best of all worlds there... the SIB, the RIB and the sailboat... What a life!
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Old 24 July 2007, 13:20   #165
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Another RIB

Hi all -

This has been an interesting thread to follow - see that you picked this up at a relatively low price and did all the work to make it such a nice boat.

I am new to ribbing, just picked up a Novurania (15') for $3,500. I did not really want a jet but it was the only thing around here that fits my budget, so I will see how I like it.

I plan to clean this boat up too (don't want to use the term "restore"), cosmetically some of the patches are peeling a bit at the edges as well as some of the seam tapes.

The electrical is a bit screwy - like the lights would work - but kind of sporatically. So there is a lot of sorting to do.

So far I have only tested the motor (a 90HP OMC) with a water hose and it seems to run fine and idle well. Interesting is that I "think" the motor is a replacement - some of the fiberglass at the engine bay has been "chipped" to accommodate some parts of the motor.

So I will need a lot of advice from you folks and will keep you in touch with the progress. Sorry I just want to mention this - not going to highjack the thread.

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Old 24 July 2007, 16:37   #166
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This has been an interesting thread to follow -
Wait until you get to meet the guys who started it... and welcome to RIBing...!

Your comment about the lights being a little sketchy is interesting, and IMHO, pretty typical. Water (especially the salty kind) and wires really don't get along. Others will offer their opinions as well, but rather than wank about trying to "repair" that circuit, bite the bullet and rewire the boat properly. You'll save yourself a lot of grief in the long run...
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Old 24 July 2007, 20:39   #167
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hey there navygakman.

i am "restoring" a jet rib at this momment. it has a 90hp sportjet.

let me know if you have questions, or start another thread and you'll get lots of help.

good luck,
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Old 24 July 2007, 22:32   #168
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hey there navygakman.

i am "restoring" a jet rib at this momment. it has a 90hp sportjet.

let me know if you have questions, or start another thread and you'll get lots of help.

good luck,
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O.K, so you have been holding out on us eh Columbia? We want pictures of that boat Dammit! Come clean with that restoration, some of us would like to see it....please...
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Old 24 July 2007, 22:40   #169
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O.K, so you have been holding out on us eh Columbia? We want pictures of that boat Dammit! Come clean with that restoration, some of us would like to see it....please...
Pathalla you have pictures of your 9m posted? I'd love to see the War Machine.

BTW, I started a new thread for mine:
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Old 24 July 2007, 22:46   #170
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Pathalla you have pictures of your 9m posted? I'd love to see the War Machine.
Never mind. I found the thread. Pathalla that is one BAD boat!! Awesome!
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