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Old 26 December 2013, 12:05   #1
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Hi from the Midlands

Hi

Just realised I should have put a post in here earlier before my "what's it worth" post about the sib I have to sell. Anyway here it is better late than never.

Based in the midlands I'm fairly new to rib's but an avid diver and have always loved boats and being on the water hence the interest in ribs.

Things have moved on a bit since my last post about possibly selling the sib and I have bought a BWM deepsea 21 off I believe DHF on this forum.

While I know it can be put straight on the water I'm treating it as a bit of a winter project and would like to get it in tip top shape by March/April time if possible so I'm sure I'll be asking all sorts of silly questions you've all heard before but it's all very new to me.

First off I need to sort the trailer and having just read the 16 page thread about building your own I'm a bit scared!

Would also like to come along to some of the events once the works done.

Cheers
Rob
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Old 26 December 2013, 12:15   #2
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Hi

Just realised I should have put a post in here earlier before my "what's it worth" post about the sib I have to sell. Anyway here it is better late than never.

Based in the midlands I'm fairly new to rib's but an avid diver and have always loved boats and being on the water hence the interest in ribs.

Things have moved on a bit since my last post about possibly selling the sib and I have bought a BWM deepsea 21 off I believe DHF on this forum.

While I know it can be put straight on the water I'm treating it as a bit of a winter project and would like to get it in tip top shape by March/April time if possible so I'm sure I'll be asking all sorts of silly questions you've all heard before but it's all very new to me.

First off I need to sort the trailer and having just read the 16 page thread about building your own I'm a bit scared!

Would also like to come along to some of the events once the works done.

Cheers
Rob
Evening, also based in midlands if I can be of any. Help

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Old 26 December 2013, 12:26   #3
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Welcome to the forum Rob,

There is an organised trip round anglessey in April with over 30 ribnetters already signed up for it. Some people are not doing the whole thing (going to Conwyn castle and back to Caernafaron) if you think it would be too far on your first time out.

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Also get some pics of your boat on here

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I'm also midlands based (near Rugby), about as far from the sea as is possible in the UK.
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Old 26 December 2013, 12:39   #5
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There is an organised trip round anglessey in April with over 30 ribnetters already signed up for it. Some people are not doing the whole thing (going to Conwyn castle and back to Caernafaron) if you think it would be too far on your first time out.


Also get some pics of your boat on here
Thanks for the replies, I'll be sure to take anyone who offers help up on that

Just read the Anglesey thread and would be great to join that, just not sure I can put my name down until I start the jobs and see how long it will take. Also don't know what the boat will be like fuel wise to do the whole trip.

Will take some pics ASAP and get them up.
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Which thread was that, they are not all quite the ticket
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Hi

Just realised I should have put a post in here earlier before my "what's it worth" post about the sib I have to sell. Anyway here it is better late than never.

Based in the midlands I'm fairly new to rib's but an avid diver and have always loved boats and being on the water hence the interest in ribs.

Things have moved on a bit since my last post about possibly selling the sib and I have bought a BWM deepsea 21 off I believe DHF on this forum.

While I know it can be put straight on the water I'm treating it as a bit of a winter project and would like to get it in tip top shape by March/April time if possible so I'm sure I'll be asking all sorts of silly questions you've all heard before but it's all very new to me.

First off I need to sort the trailer and having just read the 16 page thread about building your own I'm a bit scared!

Would also like to come along to some of the events once the works done.

Cheers
Rob
Hi Rob, Great to see you've joined RIBnet, you'll find loads of great advise on here,with plenty friendly banter, as for fuel consumption, 3200 rpm is most economical, averaging 25knts = about 28 liters per hour, so just over one liter per mile in average conditions, I forgot exactly what the flow meter was reading at full throttle, something like 65 lt per hour at 40 knots, always best to carry a bit extra on a long cruise though.
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Old 26 December 2013, 20:18   #8
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Which thread was that, they are not all quite the ticket
This one...

Building a super new boat trailer, but on the cheap!

although I'm not building from scratch just adding brakes to an unbraked trailer by putting a new axle and tow hitch on it.

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As for fuel consumption, 3200 rpm is most economical, averaging 25knts = about 28 liters per hour, so just over one liter per mile in average conditions, I forgot exactly what the flow meter was reading at full throttle, something like 65 lt per hour at 40 knots, always best to carry a bit extra on a long cruise though.
That's good to know as well, gives me somewhere to start, that reminds me I must have a look at the fuel gauge and see if I can fix that.
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[QUOTE=desertrat;589487]This one...

Building a super new boat trailer, but on the cheap!

although I'm not building from scratch just adding brakes to an unbraked trailer by putting a new axle and tow hitch on it.

I thought that this might be the one. I would not get scared by it, not exactly a conventional approach, or indeed a first post. Folks on here can get a little prickly when someone comes on and as a first post starts telling others the time of day. Enjoy the banter, settle in and respect the experience on here.
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Old 27 December 2013, 06:49   #10
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hi, as Whackywoody mentioned, if you want to come to the Anglesey cruise but don't want to do the trip round, no problems as there will be plenty if others doing the same, plenty of space on The Menai to give your rib a good run too
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