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Old 31 July 2005, 17:27   #1
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how long to fit out a new rib?

Had a few problems with my new rib, the fabricators had to make a new hull as when they went to fit the tubes to it realised they had made a 5.5 instead of a 6.0 :-(, still the Rib was apparently delivered today and all they have to do it fit the steering, opti 115 vhf & plotter, they have said it will be ready by Friday but the question to the group is how long should this take and is 5 days a reasonable time ? I ask as I am taking it up to scotland on friday night to use as a rescue boat for a group of 40 scouts,... no rib no rescue cover so no sailing.... should i be getting worried yet ?

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Old 31 July 2005, 17:43   #2
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hi

i am off to scottland with my rib on friday for a week ieland hoping
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Old 31 July 2005, 17:46   #3
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Sorry to hear about your problem, 5 days is a resonable time if they have to fit engine, steering, backrests, hatches, ss parts, cushions, electronics and all other small parts.
When you start to fit the boat its more parts than you think and plenty off cutting so all hatches etc fits, plenty of drilling for grabhandles, backrests, hinges for all lockers, fit cushions on the backrests.
Aftere that everything has to be screwed also.
The engine has plenty of meters of cables that has to be drawn in the under deck wiring, batteries, oiltanks has to be fitted in deck, engine has to be meassured in and be fitted on transom.
U-bolts and D-rings has to be fitted in bow and transom, the lifelines has to be fitted (the ropes)
Windscreen has to be drilled and fitted.
The fillers and pipes for the tank needs to be drilled and fitted in console.
All cables for the gps and VHF and the machine has to be fitted (even the antennas)
Fit the elephant trunk
The list can be long, it doesnt looks like much work when you se the boat but there is a lot to do so 5 days is resonable BUT there is 24 hours per day
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Old 31 July 2005, 19:48   #4
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Should only take about a day for an outboard rig, mine did! As for electronics I guess a couple and then you have your bits and pieces including a trailer fit. Really depends how many bodys they chuck at the job. As Petrov says 5 days is reasonable, but I'd phone them.....Explain to them that this fit is behind schedual, you need the RIB for your Scout group and try for Thursday. You might be able to put it though its paces before you go.

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Old 01 August 2005, 02:41   #5
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Fit Out

Pacer Marine in Farnham Surrey take 27 hours to fit out an Avon 6m with engeine electronics etc .
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Old 01 August 2005, 03:58   #6
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So 5 hours 24 mins per day = 5 days, taking out tea & lunch brakes sounds about right if one chap on the job!
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Old 02 August 2005, 07:55   #7
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I'm guessing from your profile it's an XS-RIB. That would mean Barnet Marine are fitting her out. Trust me the RIB will be ready. They're quite an efficient bunch and fitted out mine in 3 days. They even upgraded my engine to a 150 FOC so that there wouldn't be a delay!!

What I would be more worried about is running in the engine as you say it will be used for sailing cover. Opti's don't like to be pottering about running slow all day. They do need to be driven fast during the run in period.
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Old 02 August 2005, 12:40   #8
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hi swginn

yep you guessed right, hopefully you are right :-) but they are still not sure if it will be ready or not yet. as to the running in the opti i will have an afternoon on an empty ish scotish loch followed by two days running powerboat level 2 course so should be able to put 10-12 hours of reasonable running in before the sailing starts. :-)

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