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Old 10 November 2008, 08:30   #1
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Hello,

I am just wondering if I can do some work by the Winter on my RIB.
I would like to replace front cover by the Steering console and add transom locker.
I need your opinion. Do you think I can handle with that?
Unfortunately, I do not have any experience with Ribs. It's my first boat.
Maybe I should start with Transom locker?

Thank you for your help,
Zubol
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Old 10 November 2008, 12:41   #2
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Hello,

I am just wondering if I can do some work by the Winter on my RIB.
I would like to replace front cover by the Steering console and add transom locker.
I need your opinion. Do you think I can handle with that?
Unfortunately, I do not have any experience with Ribs. It's my first boat.
Maybe I should start with Transom locker?

Thank you for your help,
Zubol
Both sound like pretty good winter projects to me, let me know if you need a hand.
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Old 11 November 2008, 04:07   #3
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Malthouse,

Thanks for your response. Of course I will need a hand

I would like to start with Transom Console. Probably its easier and does not need an experience.

How I should start?
Make construction from marine wood ply and then use fibreglass on it?
Do I need to project some "extra" features?

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I would like to start with Transom Console. Probably its easier and does not need an experience.
Can you link to a photo of the kind of thing you are aiming for?
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Hello again,

I would like to have Part Transom Locker similar to that one.

Also, I would like to have a Console with small sitting place on front. Something similar to that one.
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How I should start my work with transom locker?

Should I build construction from marine wood ply and then use fibreglass?

If anyone can help, I will be very grateful.
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A couple of things to consider when designing the transom locker:

1. Deck drainage: Ensure you can get any water on the deck to the elephants' trunks. You could run round ducts through the locker.

2. Outboard tilt: The transom is cut down on a SR5.4, so make sure you are able to tilt the outboard up without it or its cables, hoses, etc fouling on the top of the locker.

Good luck
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