Alright there folks
My brother and I have recently bought an old 1995 Pacific 22 ex MOD Plod Rib
We got the boat from Babcock disposal services and it is in OK condition with the engine starting and running fine but the Stern Powr 103 leg is giving us a bit of a headache at the moment with both lift / trim rams being goosed, steering seals leaking and a couple of snapped stainless bolts
The place that we have found best for parts so far is an American Guy on Ebay called Ruddymart, he is far cheaper for bits than Lancing Marine even with import taxes so if anyone else has a Stern Powr leg I can recomend him.
We are also in need of a new A frame as the one fitted to the boat was twisted in transit coming back from Gib
One question I do have to anyone else out there with a Pacific 22, does the steering feel notchy when you turn the wheel? the engineer on the ship that I work on says its ok but from other ribs I have driven I have never felt this notchy feeling before.
When I used to work for the SFPA I was lucky enough to get to play with the Delta 6.8 m rib as seen here http://www.deltapower.co.uk/support/...ancecraft.html
(scroll down to Scottish fisheries Protection Agency) the boat was great fun but very wet if not run flat out!!! and the Volvo engine's power delivery was all or nothing but it was still a hoot
Anyways I will blast off for now and will try get some more pics up as work progresses