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Old 24 September 2004, 18:20   #31
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Tube pressure

Every now and then there is the question; how hard should the tube be? Question that is usually asked by the people who are new with inflatables and ribs.

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Old 25 September 2004, 15:39   #32
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How about a nice "FAQ" section, that is moderated before being able to actually post your bit?

so, you make a topic in the FAQ, someone checks to see if it is reasonable and makes sense, it gets posted... someone wishes to add a point, goes through the same process of submitting, and it will get moderated, and if its valid, will be let through?

Im very bad in making things up on the spot..... they spring to mind at random times...
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Old 28 September 2004, 12:02   #33
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I would personally love a last minute check list of things to confirm with the builder / things you have to before taking delivery of a new boat....
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Old 29 September 2004, 19:02   #34
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Just take Pete 7 withyou he only lives around the corner from Fairweather marine (400 yds) and hes been dealing with Lee for about 15 years.

He is also very precise and knowledgable so would make a good inspector
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Old 01 October 2004, 15:27   #35
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Originally Posted by Louise
OK. Here are a few suggested topics to get us started:

* What do I need to go abroad?
* What do I need to own/operate a VHF?
* Legalities of towing & trailers
* 2 stroke 4 stroke debate - pros and cons
* Diesel/petrol debate - pros and cons
* Reports on engines - good experiences & bad experiences
* Reports on RIBs - good experiences & bad experiences
* Places to visit by RIB (inc. pubs, accommodation, etc) - Solent, East Coast, North Wales & West, Scotland, South West, Thames, etc
* Training - summary of PB1, PB2, Intermediate & Advanced; where to get training
* Gadgets - must haves; flush/bracket mounted - pros & cons; good/bad experiences
* How to... (e.g. change an impeller; find out best prop pitch size; DRILL A HOLE!!! etc)
* What to wear & where to buy it
* Weather websites

Your thoughts, ladies & gents, please!

P.S. I realise some of these are a little contentious but a bit of debate is healthy, isn't it?
Sorry Louise , cant resist to be "stupid"
1, going abroad - Money, CPI, third part cover, SSR certificate, common sense
2. VHF -license from the GPO
3. trailers: MMA not to be exceeded. ( Plate on towing vehicle - normally
3500 kgs for a " car": and between 5000 and 7500 kgs for a " mans"
vehicle ( range rover, not the japanese muck.The MMA is 'maximum mass
alloed and is vehicle+trailer+boat + grandmother+kids and shopping basket
4. 2t vs 4t . Two strole any day.
5. Only one good engine manufacturer "YAMAHA"
6. Ribs - only one good one - the one that is still Ok after 10 years.
7. Places to visit - Belgium for food, drink and ****
8. Training - DIY
9, Gadgets -Garnin GPS, Flosan fuel meters, JRC radar, and a good mobile
phone
10 wear what - clothes dear
11 weather BBC weather forecast.

how baout that??

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Old 28 October 2004, 11:38   #36
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Weather

Now that would be useful - a list of all the websites that have been found to be useful by RIBnetters for predicting the weather.

The BBC is great for today and tomorrow (as is the CG) - but they don't go beyond that. I've been pointed to a couple of excellent sites which do 4/5 day forecasting - although I'll let you know how good they are after next monday/tuesday...supposed to be very nice......we'll see...

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Old 22 November 2004, 09:01   #37
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Having just bought a boat...

... a boat buying check-list would have been nice. There's a lot to check, and I forgot to check a few things when buying. I'd be happy to get a first draft together.
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Old 22 November 2004, 11:51   #38
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That's a good idea,.........

........however, if you do a search on here, you'll find more things to check for that you'd care to mention. Welcome to the world of ribbing and welcome, somewhat belatedly to the forum where, you'll get plenty of very sound advise. IF I were to offer any, it would be to utilise the search facility on here which is superb at pulling up old topics. You name it and we've discussed, argued, and laboured the point. Catch you soon,
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Old 22 November 2004, 13:05   #39
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........however, if you do a search on here, you'll find more things to check for that you'd care to mention. Welcome to the world of ribbing and welcome, somewhat belatedly to the forum where, you'll get plenty of very sound advise. IF I were to offer any, it would be to utilise the search facility on here which is superb at pulling up old topics. You name it and we've discussed, argued, and laboured the point. Catch you soon,
True enough, but instead of spending a whole evening trolling through threads and potentially missing something, you could print-off the checklist and tick everything off in turn. It's easy to forget things in the heat of the moment!
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Old 22 November 2004, 18:05   #40
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Yes you're right........

.....go for it. I look forward to seeing your results, however, just for the fun of it, I bet that for every multiple of ten items you list, someone will add another 10. The list is endless. Good Luck.
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