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Old 11 September 2016, 02:59   #11
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if your fuel filler is on the side of the console then you are really going to have some fun!
Oh lordy... That sounds like a hole would need drilled...
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Old 11 September 2016, 03:04   #12
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Is anyone making foldable/removable T-Top ?



2 ALU pipes near console fixed to the floor and maybe to console railings.
Another 2 between them and mast.
And roof made from sunbrella material moving along these two top pipes.

Not sure if it is good idea but I do not like concept of bi-mini.

This Rib-Shield looks interesting. I can easily order something like that in Polish small shipyard. But it is another big toy require space when dismounted.
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Is anyone making foldable/removable T-Top ?

2 ALU pipes near console fixed to the floor and maybe to console railings.
Another 2 between them and mast.
And roof made from sunbrella material moving along these two top pipes.

Not sure if it is good idea but I do not like concept of bi-mini.
There are these. They do don't look very solid but possibly semi-easy to remove for the days you don't need it. It's cheap enough to maybe try but I would not try going 30 kts with it, however it is a cheap solution for slow days on the river.

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I agree with this cabin top idea. I think it's a fail, you need to have the right circumstances for it to work on your boat without looking like a bastard child.

Might as well remove the old console and bolt on to the deck a whole new cabin top with a console. It would not be that much more work compared to getting one of these cabins fitted on a rib.
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45 - 50 k/h is my favorite speed at Sea ... (and usually against strong wind on MED Sea).

About this cabin. What is the problem to make it higher if it is too low ?
And use more glass or kevlar mats to make it solid and even thinner.

The trick is how to easy mount it on existing console (mount and dismount). Without scratch existing console.

For me it is some innovation and can be easily evolved.
It is GRP on the end and it can be base on carbon/kevlar/glass and it can have different shapes
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Oh lordy... That sounds like a hole would need drilled...
and then you would have to fit a small hatch into the hole...that could end up costing more than a pint and a bag of crisps... (but not a lot more)
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I got to have a good look at the cabin version of the Ribshield at the boatshow.They have the cabin on a stand (ie not on a boat) with a console inside it. The cabin they had has a large portion cut away on one side so you can get access to a fuel filler.

Yes, access appears to be through the big hatch in the front. The cabin is small as quite a lot of it is taken up by the console. You could sleep 2 in there, but you'd better be very good friends.
I wouldn't expect to get any gear in there with you unless you were solo and getting dressed/undressed without the hatch open would be a feat of gymnastics.

As I own a boat that would be a prime candidate for fitting one of these I pressed them for a price. At the 6500 they quoted (Can't remember if that was with or without VAT) I'd have to pass.
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6.5k for a fibreglass "over console"!!

I'd be buying a canopy for the bow Greek style or just changing the Rib for that.
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6.5k for a fibreglass "over console"!!

I'd be buying a canopy for the bow Greek style or just changing the Rib for that.
That's what I said to them.
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So do we have photos then?

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I knew I hated it
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So do we have photos then?
No, wasn't time. I doubt photos would have conveyed just how small the spaces were either.
The wheelhouse roof was low enough it hit me in the middle of the forehead too, so bearing in mind I'm 6'2" tall, anyone over 5'8" is going to smack their head on it quite easily during a bumpy ride.
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