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Old 24 December 2008, 05:28   #1
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My new SIB

Well, I picked up my 'new' SIB yesterday, an ex-RNLI Y boat.

Overall the condition is very good, just needs a bit of a clean and some TLC.

I'm not sure what to do about the square patches that have been put over the logos and numbers on the sponsons and bow dodger:

1. Leave them as they are. They don't appear to be very tightly attached.
2. Remove and replace with patches that are shaped better (eg rounded ends to match the shape of the underlying orange patch).
3. Remove and clean up underneath with Rib Revive / TFR / sticker remover as per this thread:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...t=glue+removal

Only really an option if there is no trace of the logos / numbers.

Other than that, just looking forward to summer

Cheers

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Old 24 December 2008, 05:35   #2
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That is really nice, you're a lucky bloke.

Its what I call a proper SIB.

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Old 24 December 2008, 06:34   #3
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what a fab boat, and looks in great condition too
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Old 24 December 2008, 10:54   #4
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What a great boat - I want one !

Can you wait till they fall off ( as they are not brillianlty attached ) and then put full patches on the match the underlying orange ?

Either that or make a posative effort to remove & replace . Has to be all or nothing for me ?
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Old 24 December 2008, 12:30   #5
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That looks a lovely boat. I think I'd be inclined to leave well alone. Just by using the boat you'll probably meet people who will have done repairs like you want.
If you live anywhere near Wroxham, Steven at Fineway Leisure is absolutely brilliant at patches/ mods, etc.

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Old 24 December 2008, 14:50   #6
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Congratulations, Chris.

Have fun with her.

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Old 24 December 2008, 17:58   #7
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Leave it as it is.........

.........as in my experience the removal of work already done only makes the job look a whole lot worse and despite best efforts and as much elbow grease as you might muster, the glue, sun fadng and outline of the patches will nbever really go away leaving you with a tatty looking vessel.

If it were me, be proud of what she is and was and when qquestioned you'll have good reason to advise of her history otherwise you'll spend all your time making excuses for her shabiness and not her strong history.

Take her for what she is and enjoy her for the same. She looks vernerable.
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Old 25 December 2008, 04:31   #8
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She looks vernerable.
A bit like you Definitions of venerable on the Web:

* impressive by reason of age; "a venerable sage with white hair and beard"

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OK I had to look it up cos I thought this was some sort of disease you caught from strange women
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I'm not sure what to do about the square patches that have been put over the logos and numbers on the sponsons and bow dodger:
Hi Chris,

Nice boat, well done.

We refurbished a Y Boat for a customer this autumn: I would leave the patches in place.

Merry Christmas all!
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Congats !!
Nice boat and in very good conditions.
Looking fwd for details in action
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