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Old 27 August 2011, 14:48   #1
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Another Red Bay Riviera

Hi - New to ribs.
Started life sailing wee dinghies up to twin masters. Last 20 years angling from Orkney Fastliner out of Red Bay.
Spent the last 4 months trolling through the forum archives, and decided the way ahead was a rib. Have also had a few run outs in the Red Bays.
Great forum with a wealth of useful info.
Have ordered 7.5m RedBay Stormforce cabin rib with Yamaha ME422 TRP
diesel sterndrive.
Hope to be ready in the next 2-3 weeks.
Again thanks to all the members for there invaluable help.
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Old 27 August 2011, 15:15   #2
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Ah yes, the 750-S. The Riviera Redbay
I knew that expression would come back to haunt me

Nice RIB and good to get one of the last of the Yammies - no getting stranded on Jura for you then

Must hae a wee gleek at her on Saturday...
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Old 28 August 2011, 06:08   #3
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Yes indeed welcome!

Does the 7.5m have a twin berth in the bow?
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Old 28 August 2011, 06:30   #4
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Does the 7.5m have a twin berth in the bow?
Yes, the photo with the tubes detached actually shows the space better than an internal photo would. The hard "tube" section is part of the forward cabin (less an anchor locker). Standard fitout has two berths with an infill section. I'm fairly sure that a seatoilet can be fitted under one berth. There's a decklight/hatch for light and ventilation and there's enough headroom to sit.

It's well compact in there though!
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Old 28 August 2011, 06:52   #5
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I think gotchi is looking for a floating shag pad... ...when he's older he will of course realise that a lack of venue was not his main barrier to success with the ladies.
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I think i have reached that point myself.
Some craft have standing headroom, some have sitting headroom, mine has hands & knees in the cabin berth.
However in the unlikely event there are a queue of 'babes' waiting by the pier - a porta-potti will be installed in the little square section.
How could they resist!
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Old 28 August 2011, 08:26   #7
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Mmmm! - nice big plotter shaped hole there. I like what they/you got done to the console. An earlier version I was on had much less useful space. You can probably fit a small plotter or VHF in the Nav. console and you have much more space around the helm for bits and bobs. I like how you have gone down the unusual route of having your compass in exactly the right location

Redbay designers take note - we want lots of surfaces for electronic bling-bling

...and a drinks holder
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Yes - Drinks holder first and everything else arranged around that.
Garmin 15" touchscreen going in big hole and VHF going on the front right inside the cabin roof. Went a bit mad with the Plotter - but i do enjoy fiddling with buttons.
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Went a bit mad with the Plotter
I don't think you'll regret it! Fitting the VHF and switch panel to the overhead position was a good move - especially as things like a bilge pump running light will be more easily seen. There have been so many new lekkie must-haves in the last few years that is was getting tricky on the old dash. I do envy you - you're playing my favourite game for real - "Fit the bits on a Redbay"
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I do envy you - you're playing my favourite game for real - "Fit the bits on a Redbay"
Well, you appear to be well practised at the game too

Nice touch with the rod-holders and the sliding door is genius!
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