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Old 28 December 2012, 04:25   #11
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Congratulations Projectile! Loco and the others certainly have the right idea.

A good number of years ago, my brother and I bought our first SIB (a heavily used ex RCMP one) and the first thing we did was assemble it in the middle of our parents living room (floor boards and all). Mind you, being a Mark 1C, it didn't fill the enire room, but still managed to apall my sister.

This really is the only proper way to Christen a SIB. If you try to smash a champagagne bottle against it, it's just going to bounce back and smack you in the forehead. And then break - spilling champagne all over your living room carpet. For the sake of the carpet, assemble the boat! And post the pictures here.
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Old 28 December 2012, 19:15   #12
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Alright. I've succumb to the SIB-pressure. But this is easier said than done with a brand new and very tight boat. Been working on it for over 3 hrs, probably half of which has been spent trying to get the stringers in. Seems impossible. HELP!
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Old 28 December 2012, 19:20   #13
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Old 28 December 2012, 19:21   #14
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Do you need to put it together deflated and then pump it up?
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Old 28 December 2012, 19:28   #15
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Nope. Too tough that way. She's pretty soft though.
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Old 28 December 2012, 19:54   #16
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Try and send a message to Martini, he has an FC 470 if that is similar to yours?

http://www.rib.net/forum/members/martini-2416.html
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Your post prompted me to take more air out of the hull and put a little more in the keel to flatten out the floor boards from below. Mission accomplished! Pics coming soon, but I warn you, this is one big black beauty!
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Old 28 December 2012, 20:36   #19
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Kids playin' in the new SIB!

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