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Old 04 February 2014, 09:20   #61
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I understand. There must be access to the bow for anchoring though - I guess you scuttle along the tube using the rail for a handhold? If that's the case, there must be a stiffer section at the bow to stand/kneel on?
Does biff means;

No, you can walk anywhere on it.........2 guys up there etc etc ?
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Old 04 February 2014, 09:25   #62
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I would like to see a smallish rib (outboard) with a full width front cabin to sleep two, two single jockey seats and a rear bench seat that folds out into a bed. With the use of a tent/tarp that would join from the cabin to the A frame to make it an all enclosed four birth.

If you could make the single jockeys so the back rests can be turned around and have a table in the middle of the seating for meals or evening chats either under the stars or undercover with the tarp on.

A second battery that would run a cool box and lighting that wouldn't run the main battery down.

One of those gas powered stainless steel BBQ's that hang over the side, maybe near the helm position.

Toilet? I don't really like them but a sea toilet option would be a good idea, at least then you could use the rib anchored in a bay for the night.

A diesel heater (as poly said) would be good too.

There you go, nailed it
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Old 04 February 2014, 09:36   #63
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Fairly stiff all over the moulding, look at the front and you'll see a fairlead, we run the anchor through there and tie off amidships, I pick it up midship as well, I motor along the line and just pick it up when I'm over it, you can get up there really easy with the Bimini there, in the rough stuff during the racing we have straps that go across the roof bar to either put your feet on when playing with the line or put your knees under them when spotting, most stuff gets done from the cockpit in normal cruising
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Old 04 February 2014, 10:45   #64
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Plainly, how you are likely to use the boat will determine the facilities you may want to include but leaving them aside there are some essentials for me within the basic design.

If you're considering living in it for prolonged periods it needs to give comfortable seating and a good view. Three weeks in the rain and living in the bilges is not for me.

The cabin and its windows must be strong and be able to be viewed through - no misting up and no perspex windows.

Lots of top surface areas - you've got to put your cups, plates of food, camera, binos, phone etc. some where while generally living aboard.

Limit the possible causes of flooding should big water get aboard - the cabin floor must be above deck and no front entrance to the cabin.

No diesel in the cabin! So, no fuel fillers, no spillage, no carriage on foot into the living quarters and no fuel on the deck. I hate mingin of diesel!

Curtains and a good bed - you need a good night's sleep.

Lots of built-in water resistant storage.

Utilise the top of the engine compartment as deck space.

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You need heating if in the UK - especially up here!

Running hot water and a sink is nice to have but a big kettle and basin works.

Cooking.

A loo is good but it's not essential - a strong bucket is. Better with a lid - ya never know........!
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Old 04 February 2014, 11:29   #65
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Plainly, how you are likely to use the boat will determine the facilities you may want to include but leaving them aside there are some essentials for me within the basic design. If you're considering living in it for prolonged periods it needs to give comfortable seating and a good view. Three weeks in the rain and living in the bilges is not for me. The cabin and its windows must be strong and be able to be viewed through - no misting up and no perspex windows. Lots of top surface areas - you've got to put your cups, plates of food, camera, binos, phone etc. some where while generally living aboard. Limit the possible causes of flooding should big water get aboard - the cabin floor must be above deck and no front entrance to the cabin. No diesel in the cabin! So, no fuel fillers, no spillage, no carriage on foot into the living quarters and no fuel on the deck. I hate mingin of diesel! Curtains and a good bed - you need a good night's sleep. Lots of built-in water resistant storage. Utilise the top of the engine compartment as deck space. Facilities: You need heating if in the UK - especially up here! Running hot water and a sink is nice to have but a big kettle and basin works. Cooking. A loo is good but it's not essential - a strong bucket is. Better with a lid - ya never know........!
Buy your self a sunseeler and I'll stretch a set of tube round it LOL
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Buy your self a sunseeler and I'll stretch a set of tube round it LOL
Hmmm.....
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Hmmm.....
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Small thing but very important. The cabin area generally attracts a considerable amount of moisture, especially when staying on board. There really needs to be a good headlining to resist the build up of condensation. The Protector has no headlining at all - maybe fine in a warm environment but not so good in the UK. So first job for me is always a chammy to wipe down the moisture. All lockers need to be good sealing hatches (as they all are on the Protector). All my under seating storage in the cabin remains very dry - proving the need for sealed area / space against fibreglass areas.
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Old 04 February 2014, 13:23   #69
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Small - but practical ?



http://www.fjordstar.lv/en/rib_boats...star_580_cabin

This sort of appeals to me ...

All I need is to get one to the UK ....
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All cabins on 6.5m ribs- various cabins avail. I've been in a couple, bit cuddy like, more than cabin, but certainly keep you out of the elements.
They also do the wrap around, I was very temped by one of these, but though provides shelter does take up a lot of room on the 6.5 hull.
The bigger boats, in the range, of course offer bigger and better cabins.
Personally having had cabin boats, I really like the feel of being out in the open. Maybe because my wife doesn't ,!!!!!


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