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Old 21 April 2004, 10:50   #11
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For me, it would have to be the Goblin Teasmaid
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Old 21 April 2004, 11:14   #12
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Old 21 April 2004, 12:11   #13
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For me, it would have to be the Goblin Teasmaid
I've got a gobbling teasmaid
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Old 21 April 2004, 18:06   #14
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mmmm... i think we are all missing the point here. I've got a RIB because i like boating 'with' the elements. That is why i never see myself with a cabin RIB, and if i wanted a floating caravan i would go and buy a Regal, Binliner or something like that.

Engine under the floor is a valid point, but mine hangs off the back which is good enough.

My flask provides hot drink and my cool bag cold beer.

6 months after fitting out my own RIB to an extremely high standard things are starting to subcome to the elements (nothing a day's maintance before the Scilies wont fix) and i am, therefore, quite adiment that no-frills is 100% the only aproach to RIBing, it'll simply break otherwise.
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Old 22 April 2004, 05:25   #15
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I take your point about cabins and caravans etc and I agree that simple is good and more gadgets tends to equal more unreliability, but there is no real reason why. Cars used to quickly rust (6 months for an SDI). Now, generally speaking, they last the expected ‘life time’ (doesn’t make complete sense but you know what I mean).

Why things on boats should last any less time is only based on our expectation of there performance. Look at the thread about Silva radios, just because they are cheap does not mean that they should last any less that expected yet this is what some people are saying.

But hay, this is fantasy RIB, go on let your imagination go, If you want ththings to last for ever say so.

I've been thinking about hydrostatic drive, motor straight into a hydraulic pump, hydraulic motor out the back. No prop shafts to line up, the main motor could be anywhere, hydraulics could run other thing (winch, bow thrusters etc)………I wonder..

Incidentally I do not agree about ‘hanging the engine out the back is good enough’ without the engine there the transom becomes a very useful place, to get in and out could not be easier especially if you stand on the leg.
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Old 22 April 2004, 06:01   #16
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So Daniel if you want to pit your wits against the elements then why have you fitted a VHF DSC chart plotter, drive a big boat and wear all the appropriate safety kit then !!! maybe go back to the small boat with a naff engine like me then your'll know pain again

And hey anytime you wana swap just drop me a line

Sorry mate just being facetious

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if i wanted a floating caravan i would go and buy a Regal, Binliner or something like that.
You haven't been reading the thread on Boatmad now have you, Daniel? http://www.boatmadforum.co.uk/showth...p?threadid=205
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Old 22 April 2004, 15:07   #18
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I take your point about cabins and caravans etc and I agree that simple is good and more gadgets tends to equal more unreliability, but there is no real reason why. Cars used to quickly rust (6 months for an SDI). Now, generally speaking, they last the expected ‘life time’ (doesn’t make complete sense but you know what I mean).
Firstly it was an SD1 not SDI

Secondly I had 2 of these cars abd they were way ahead of their time - neither rusted at all although they were the last of them - 1984 and 1987 to be exact.

I wish I had kept my 1987 vitesse - it would be worth 15k now!!!

Brilliant handling and great performance - a true muscle car and used in BTCC until they went all wimpy!
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You haven't been reading the thread on Boatmad now have you, Daniel? http://www.boatmadforum.co.uk/showth...p?threadid=205
Those boatmadders!! They're a laugh a minute.
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Used to love them, even the 2.8 was good. Janspeed (I think, might have been someone else) actually built a turboed v8 one. Damn good cars in their day.
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