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Old 29 January 2008, 04:05   #11
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Oh, I might have come up with a problem....Oh yes the dreaded "space" word! As you can see in the photo's I would want my fibreglass masts mounted in the same position as the plastic poles and as they will protude into the RIB much more they will fowl the control cables and wires as well as the access hatches. Hummm!
Not to mention any chance of fitting an auxillary. How about a single pole to one side, there is a red rib near to you with a single pole fitted

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Old 29 January 2008, 04:15   #12
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Two thoughts:

With regard to the outside layup, I noticed in Halfords a few weeks ago they have some very fine weave glass mat. I'm about to build a protective shell for my VHF which due to space is now hanging off the side of the Console, and like you want to make it as neat as possible. My plan was to build the shell, outside mould it over an ice cream tub, then a layer of gelcoat and then the tedious bit - gentle sanding in ever decreasing grain.....

What do you plan to mount up there? On my old SR I used abit of 40mm exterior rated plastic waste pipe, screw'n'glued a stopper access lid on the end, which I drilled and bolted the raider antenna to. Stayed up OK, but needed stainless brackets on the transom (Made from those cheeeep & nasty chain plates for dinghy shrouds made from a bent bit of stainless strip straightened out & bent to a suitbale radius. I guess if you're adding nav lights & GPS antenna that theory might not be sturdy enough!
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Old 29 January 2008, 04:24   #13
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D'oh!

Why didn't I think of this 2 mins ago......

Why not find a couple of broken windsurfer masts - they are super strength fibreglass poles
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The mast is really only for mounting the normal stuff, lights, Flags, VHF Aerial and GPS Aerial. I did like the Idea of mounting a Rod holder on there as well so strength isn't really a problem in the choice of mast I use. I just liked the Idea of making a one off design in part as a little project, just to see if I could do it and in part to compliment the look of the RIB.
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Old 29 January 2008, 11:12   #15
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For a 1 off, I would make it out of foam, then glass over the top of the foam, then fill and fair (which if you use the right glass and are tidy, won't need too much). If you like it and want to make a lot more, it becomes the plug. The foam will actually add a lot of rigidity to it too.
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Old 29 January 2008, 12:59   #16
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OK. Firstly I'm presuming you're fully familiar with the wee red book so I'm ignoring the polishing and all the other necessaries.
What wee red book? I'm on team with a moulding in grp project at present. I've not done any for years and I've had a lot of rum since I last did so have forgotten almost all of it.
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Old 29 January 2008, 15:35   #17
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What wee red book? I'm on team with a moulding in grp project at present. I've not done any for years and I've had a lot of rum since I last did so have forgotten almost all of it.
I know what he's talking about
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Old 29 January 2008, 17:45   #18
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B'sides don't fibreglassing like warmer temps....
Certainly hope not, otherwise might be picking up bits of console for quite some time
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What wee red book?
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