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Old 23 November 2005, 04:40   #1
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Build My Own Rib?

Hi Guys,

Would like to upgrade my rib from a petrol outboard to a diesel inboard, however funds are lacking! I am considering building my own rib over 12-24 months with good quality second hand materials / refurbished engine etc. A few quick searches over the net reveals that I can pick up a reasonable rib (no engine) for approx 2-3K. My overall budget is likely to be about 10K.

Are there any amateur Rib builders who could give me some advice prior to starting out on this adventure; is my budget too small etc. Does anyone know of any "Guide to building your Own Rib"?

Or am I completely Mad!!

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Old 23 November 2005, 05:21   #2
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So your going to buy a basic hull and fit it out rather than building the hull from scratch?

If it's the former I think people would agree that thats a great way to go. Loads of people on here have done it (including my self).

Edit: for 10k you can get a lot of seond hand RIB for your money. Have a look on boatsandoutboards.com - you can pick up a P22 diesel RIB on there for about 10k!!!
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Old 23 November 2005, 05:26   #3
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Hi Guys,

Would like to upgrade my rib from a petrol outboard to a diesel inboard, however funds are lacking! I am considering building my own rib over 12-24 months with good quality second hand materials / refurbished engine etc. A few quick searches over the net reveals that I can pick up a reasonable rib (no engine) for approx 2-3K. My overall budget is likely to be about 10K.

Are there any amateur Rib builders who could give me some advice prior to starting out on this adventure; is my budget too small etc. Does anyone know of any "Guide to building your Own Rib"?

Or am I completely Mad!!

Regards

Mark
i will pm you later!! What sort of size are you looking at?
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Old 23 November 2005, 05:54   #4
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Yup - intend to buy a second hand boat with no engine and then strip it down to customise to my design. I dont want to do any GRP work on the hull. Would like to get something approx 7m in length. Am I being too fussy, but would prefer the engine bay to be right at the back rather that slightly further fwd as the Pacific 22 are. Just thoughts at the moment.
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something like this ?

http://www.boatshed.co.uk/viewboat.php?boat=7454

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Old 23 November 2005, 13:25   #6
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Pete,

I think she is a bit too much 'heavy duty' for my liking. Thanks for the photo though.

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Old 23 November 2005, 13:32   #7
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Why do you consider changing from a petrol engine to an oil-fired piece of pig iron an "up grade"..??
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Old 23 November 2005, 14:15   #10
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Upgrade was probably the wrong word to use..... I need something to be slightly kinder on my wallet with regards to fuel.. current engine 200 Vmax!

Also the misses has said she wants a sunbathing deck and an inboard provides that!

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