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Old 30 May 2011, 15:57   #1
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For all you DIY'ers

If you could turn back the clock....

What would you have done differently with your build, anything you would change ?

I'll get the ball rolling

- Mounted Tranducer in the Hull from day 1.
- Run some spare cables through the Aframe in case of changes or additions at a later date.
- Fitted Trim Tabs straight out
- Fitted a higher screen and stainless surround.

All things that I sorted out later on but it would have been much easier (and cheaper) to have got it right in the first place
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Old 30 May 2011, 16:05   #2
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Bigger under deck trunking - I've just replaced my co-ax cables and ended up having to cut a hole in my deck for more access

And if I knew then what I know now, probably wouldn't have gone for Optimax's
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Old 30 May 2011, 16:17   #3
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Bigger under deck trunking - I've just replaced my co-ax cables and ended up having to cut a hole in my deck for more access
Yep.. been there although managed to free my cables up with about three bottles of washing up liquid squirted down the trunking
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Old 30 May 2011, 16:59   #4
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I'd make a larger "ditch" at the stern for deck water to collect in before getting pumped out. I like my Ribcraft but if there's open thing I don't like its water running around my feet (of course its unavoidable sometimes in a big sea)
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Old 30 May 2011, 18:01   #5
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Buy something other than a another Humber................
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Old 31 May 2011, 03:58   #6
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I'd have stuck with Lowrance electronics instead of Raymarine. In future I would buy the hull & engines separately & rig them myself, despite the price difference in buying a "package".

ee lad, tha can't educate pork
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Old 31 May 2011, 04:24   #7
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Not tried to do it with a new baby in the house!

On a more serious note, probably got one with a bigger console.
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Old 31 May 2011, 04:31   #8
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Lowrance plotter so I could add structure scan at half the price
Argued more with Roy that yes I did need a bilge pump
All-roller trailer not the roller bunk model

Not much else really, a good season on I am still very happy
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Old 31 May 2011, 06:23   #9
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