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Old 30 April 2012, 17:29   #1
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cabin rib

has anyone built cabin rib or bought mouding ?
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Old 01 May 2012, 01:54   #2
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I've done a few and have moulds. They won't go on a 6m though
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Old 02 May 2012, 15:13   #3
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I've done a few and have moulds. They won't go on a 6m though
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Out of interest, do you have any moulds that would fit a 7.8?

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Old 03 May 2012, 00:41   #4
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It's not just the length that we have to look at but the width and bow. As I've said Mr Harvey's Shakespeare is 7.2 m and a cabin went on there ok. My old girl is over 8m and that's nice on her. There's a lot of work if this is what you're planning to do. But done well will give you a whole new experience in ribbing. It's great fun rocking up somewhere and not really having to worry about getting back or finding a room. You get them rare nights when you just watch the sun going down thinking I've got to go. We stay anchored and leave early next day
We can turn up by boat for an evening out. Change into good clothes hanging up. Have a good drink. Sleep over and leave the next day.
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Old 03 May 2012, 03:19   #5
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With a 7.8m hull, width and rake of tubes to the bow are ging to be the most important things t check.
For mine, I measured Biff's mould width at 12" intervals, and the height of the console face. Then measured my the width of my tube centres at 12" intervals.
The scale drawing showed that the cabin would sit on my tubes, but inboard of the centre, as opposed to outboard of the centre as on Biff's boat, asmine is slightly wider. Also showed that my tubes are lower to the floor than on Biff's, so top f console is not quite so high.
The big issue would have been the rake of the tubes towards the bow. For this, I took side on pics of Biff's Rib, and mine, scaled them so they were about the same scale, printed. Cut the cabin top off the pic of Biff's boat, and stuck it on top of mine. there were no big gaps, which suggested it could work.
The final proof, was when we removed my console, and placed his mould on top. Could have just done that in the first place, but it's unnecessary hassle if you are really not sure if it will work.

Anyway... worked a treat. But it was a lot of hard work (for Biff and team), and meant the boat was off the water for months. Still not got the cabin upholstered
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Old 03 May 2012, 06:28   #6
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Hi Neil

Just before Biff's problems I was talking to him about me buying what we called; the correct "Donor Boat" to remove the console and seats etc. and fit a cabin top to it.

During our discussions he kept referring to your boat, do you have any photos of the process and any of the nearly finished article?

Biff is a great bloke and if he is up for it when he is all sorted and better I would love him to build/convert a boat for me, all I would say is; I am up the front of the que..

Look forward to seeing pics.

Hi Biff

Glad to read you seam to be thru the worst, keep the updates coming mate.

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There is something in 9M
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Toby,
check the build thread here
no secret anymore
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