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Old 19 October 2006, 07:01   #1
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Icky fitting

Some good advice please!
As you know i have just got myself a new rib...but the remote has been changed and the mechanic has put a wood block under the new one (yuck)
what would you recomend for a more pleasing finish.
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Either paint the block white or black or use a piece of plastic sheet cut to size.
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Or a nice piece of stainless steel, which would provide the support and strength of that piece of wood. In my mind might also set off the other bits of stainless steel around the consol.
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Do you know why the wood was used? Is it necessary for structural support, or is it hiding a hole that was cut incorrectly. I can't imagine the console isn't strong enough on it's own...

On the upside, it's a lovely hunk of wood! Is it teak?
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Could be to stop the lever hitting the plotter at full chat?
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Old 19 October 2006, 07:30   #6
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Send it over & I will french polish it for you
You have teak decking as well you lucky man, looks great!
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Wouldn't have thought it's for structural support - IIRC our throttle is mounted directly onto the console. I reckon either Simmons0 is correct or the previous throttle (if the boat has been re-engined) was a different size. I reckon stainless is the way to go, or a bevelled piece of fibreglass maybe?

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take it off or mask it then flo-coat, or stainless plate would be far more pleasing to the eye,

but they have bevelled it. so would look nice flo-coated white,
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what would you recomend for a more pleasing finish.
I would replace that plastic steering wheel at the same time, something in polished wood and Stainless from Vetus would be suitable especially if it matched a nice polished wooden block from Nick under the throttle. This is a Scorpion afterall, not just any old ribcraft

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Exactly! It's no place for a lump of wood, however nicely polished! Wood belongs on classic boats such as clinker built dinghies (and Old Spice!).
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Exactly! It's no place for a lump of wood, however nicely polished! Wood belongs on classic boats such as clinker built dinghies (and Old Spice!).
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Exactly! It's no place for a lump of wood, however nicely polished! Wood belongs on classic boats such as clinker built dinghies (and Old Spice!).
Meeow I was implying that the Scorp was a superior make of boat to that of a ribcraft mainly because Biggles will be along in a minute and take the bait, instead you did

What we are really waiting for of course is Nick, imagine the finish a professional could achieve on a rose wood dash

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And phantoms...

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Meeow I was implying that the Scorp was a superior make of boat to that of a ribcraft mainly because Biggles will be along in a minute and take the bait, instead you did
Shall we form the 'Solent Anglers Club'?
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Meeow I was implying that the Scorp was a superior make of boat to that of a ribcraft mainly because Biggles will be along in a minute and take the bait, instead you did

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Ah but what it goes to show you is that the RIBCRAFT doesn't need any of those old fashioned materials like wood to keep it afloat, like your average Scorp seems to need....
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Are you joining us in the SAC too? (And that's the Solent Angling Club, nothing saucy! )
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The engine was replaced last year, so that could be a good reason. Also i havnt had the chance to full throttle it yet to see if you get your fingers jammed as its a been at least a force 6 here since i got the keys >:O( and today its a no go at force 8......
And as for the wood, soory nick it has to go>>>>>>>>>>>>>stainless steel sounds good ..
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Nowt' wrong with ribcrafts!!

If it were my boat I'd get a nice bit of plastic/carbon fibre effect sheet cut to size, with perhaps something engraved on it. These guys are the ones I use (they did my Osprey pannel, and quite a few other pannels for various things) Very good service and reasonably priced. They do all sorts of materials including plastic and stainless:
http://www.engrave-it.co.uk/

The pannel they did for my osprey (very nicely done):
http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...4&d=1147453561
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A cheaper, and quite easily achieved solution would be to shape the plywood better (eg rout off the edges with say a 4mm round bit) profile it tidily in plan, fill in any core voids (along the edges) prime, and spray in matt black. If you do it properly, it will look like it was meant to be there. Also has the advantage of being fixed "blind" from the back so no visible holes.

"Carbon fibre effect" ANYTHING is for corsa driving chavs IMHO!!
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