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Old 11 June 2007, 06:34   #11
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Seat bases came from Leeway on IOW. As did the console. Both are of very good solid construction. I got the seat covers and the Stainless Steel seayt backs made up at Midas Engineering in Poole. Midas is a one man company that'll make you pretty much anything you can draw in Stainless, lots of work for Sunseekers etc but happy to help us Rib Types. He's going to make me up a new A frame next year. the existing one's a bit ropey.

If anyone wants dimensions or pics from the 4 man layout let me know

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Old 11 June 2007, 07:01   #12
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Looks great a lot of hard work!
Who did the new tubes & what do you think your total spend on the project is?

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Old 11 June 2007, 08:10   #13
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Having been kept informed of the project progress over the last 6 months I wont tell you who made and fitted the tubes, Steve can do that himself.
However I was surprised by the differance in quotes Steve got, and also by the local place that came up trumps on both price and timescale.

The person posts on here, so I will apologise now for not having any reason to believe you wouldn't.

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Old 11 June 2007, 09:00   #14
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Old 11 June 2007, 09:18   #15
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I never relaised you lot would be so interested. But hey, my learning curve could be to someone's benefit.

Tubes were done by Ribshop on the Hamble. Pretty much the best price with quick delivery. I've not been in this game long enough to know the ins and outs of who everyone else has or would use so I had to go on that old favourite of gut instinct. So far so good. Everyone has delivered to promise or where there's a slip they've let me know in good time.

Spend - we'll that's tough one but it must be around £6k, give or take a couple of hundred. Bought a load of the fixtures (Cables, Steering, Throttle arm, Instruments) from the US and saved a pile but it did take a while to get here. Did pull in a couple of favours which will have saved a bit as well.

As I said earlier the engine is a VRO and has yet to prove itself - so anyone got a newer 70-90 hop let me know I could be in for an early engine change.
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Old 08 July 2007, 08:36   #16
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i like the setup alot. im looking for seating for 5, as i posted in another thread. I should have my 5.4 in my possession soon.

what is the width of the steering helm?

what is the total width, or outside edge to outside edge of the two jockey seats. im trying to see if i could fit a bench.
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Old 08 July 2007, 12:09   #17
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Originally Posted by Into The Blue View Post
What it really needs now is a better engine - the 70 VRO will be thirsty to say the least.
No have to disagree, had a 70 on the back of a Ribtec 535. Did 36 mph for 4 gallons an hour. I thought that was quite economical. Seemed to be an ideal engine for that size of rib. I wonder how much the latest 4 stroke would actually save.

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Old 09 July 2007, 06:22   #18
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I must say there is room at a push for side by side jockeys at the back of the searider but finding a wide console and mounting it that far forward will give you very minimal room when squeesing through to the bow.

I Tried to go that direction my self, most of the commercially available consoles are at best, snug.

The picture is of the XS larger console, im not sure of its width but as you can see i have a bit of room to play with, but only 3 inchs on the starboard side

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