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Old 04 March 2004, 07:12   #1
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A bit of protection!

Can anyone out there advise me as to where I can get a decent screen fitted to protect me from the worst that the Mersey or Dee can throw up?

Needs to fit the pod on my tornado and ideally, be N.West based supplyer. Nothing against the rest of UK, just lazy!
I've attempted to attach pic. of the rib, but I'm new to this stuff and don't yet know if it worked. Something to do with being over 50 according to my boys.

Thanks in anticipation

Phil G

Ooops, file too big to attach, so gave up on that.
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Old 04 March 2004, 19:25   #2
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I gave up trying to "buy" one - even Osprey said they are tailor made to each boat so i copied one from another osprey owner.

Clear plastic sourced from local sign company, local school technition bought beer to bend it on strip bender then 100 stainless handrail to make a surround / handhold.

Sorry i don't have a very good pic of this.
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Old 05 March 2004, 03:43   #3
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re: a bit of protection

Thanks |Daniel
looks a fair job to me.
Guess my boys will have to source a good technician who likes a drop of the old nectar.
Nice looking rib have you serviced your paddles yet and how are the arms doing?:
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Old 05 March 2004, 04:06   #4
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Daniel - isn't that my boat moored next to yours


On a serious note - go for poly carbonate if you can get it, its stronger and a lot more shatter proof, and i've been told bends under heat a lot better, currently on my wish list.

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Old 05 March 2004, 05:17   #5
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It is polycarbonate, i knew it was not perspex but could not remember the name. They use it for certian illuminated signs... i think they stick vinal onto it infact.

Thanks for the complement about the RIB, i've developed a method of making the paddles turn in a circular motion by attaching a 2.5lt v6 engine to them, you can just make it out in that picture at the back of the boat but i think "tango" was towing me at the time

Somewhere in the gallery you'll find a substantial thread about the fit-out of this boat, it's called 'my new toy' i think.
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Old 05 March 2004, 05:24   #6
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Daniel i think it was actually the other way around and you were towing me, anyway had trouble keeping up that day.... i to had trouble spelling polycarbonate

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One last point if you cant find a supplier of polycarbonate try a local bus stop as Daniel is correct this stuffs used instead of glass !!! sorry should point out i'm not suggesting anything illegal !!!

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Can you make the 13th or 20th... see crusing. I'm planning a thames mission, rendevouz @ Red Sands.
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Old 05 March 2004, 05:29   #9
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re: a bit of protection

Try Humber 01482 226100

They list windscreens in their options price list 45.00 inc vat.
"Windscreen - smoked perspex c/w protective edge trim suitable for jockey consoles"

The one fitted to my Humber measures 55cm wide (side to side) 28cm (front to back) and is 26cm high.

It is fitted with a stainless lug on the 3 sides with a bolt in the screen and a bolt in the console in each case.

It looks very neat.

Have a look at their website where there are some pics of their consoles.

http://www.humberinflatables.co.uk/destroyer.html

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Old 05 March 2004, 10:12   #10
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Thanks guys for the comments and advice. Polycarbon it will be!

Daniel, that configuration of paddles is a masterpiece they even resemble an engine. Who bent and moulded them for you?

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