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Old 27 January 2008, 13:23   #11
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Jimbob,

Your wants are probably not that dissimilar to ours. We really want the option to go out in cold or wet weather with young kids and without worrying that we are putting them off the sea for life with a miserable experience. That makes a wheelhouse of some sort very attractive. The flexibility of the fold down/roll away canopies offered by Redbay and Excalibur is appealing too. If we could stretch to 2 berths then even better - but staying ashore is bound to be more comfortable anyway. Our budget is unlikely to run to both. The boats with cabins but no shelter in use are not what we are seeking.

If your budget stretches as far as the 11m pacific then you should give redbay some consideration. You won't get an 11m one for that money but you could get a hard cabin or the "soft top" and depending on specs. engines etc it could be new or just a few years old. I guess that is the dream for us and I had hoped there would be others in the same boat (no pun intended) who would like us not be able to justify the cost for the limited time they would actually use it for - who could share a boat - but so far I have not discovered them (or certainly not enough of them). So we are back looking at cheaper boats and considering adding some sort of protection from the elements.

Good luck hunting!
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Old 27 January 2008, 15:22   #12
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Old Spice nearly got a cabin conversion 18 months ago. Got as far as making the plug before the winter set in and then sacked the whole idea. First photie was drawn using MS Paint to see what it would look like and then on to a frame before covering it with thin ply. By removing the centre of the deck infront of the console it would have been possible to sit in the cabin with your legs down the hole. Just room to install a marine loo in under the deck as well. There would have been enough room for 2 adults to sleep in the cabin, and a small camping stove. Steering wheel would be in the same place as the white console. The console would have had a flange sitting on the tubes so you could access the tube valves from inside the cabin. The shape of the flange created by laying 4 layers of CSM onto the existing tubes then attaching the frame to the flange.

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Old 27 January 2008, 16:27   #13
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these boats weigh in between 8 and 9 tonnes do 22 t0 24 kts flat out and cruise at around 16, iv been to see the one in edinbrugh needs a little tlc
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Old 27 January 2008, 17:48   #14
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Portland Dive boat,

http://www.protector-diving.co.uk/in...&id=1&Itemid=2

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Old 28 January 2008, 04:37   #15
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Thanks for the info Guys

Tonka, i figured that would be the case, however after understanding how BIG it really was, i had ruled it out
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Old 28 January 2008, 08:44   #16
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putting a wheelhouse on a Pac22

OK I have delved into the archives of my mailbox and found these pictures of a Pac22 wheelhouse. When I was there I also reread the email and the guy who was selling this boat was planning to go into production with the wheelhouse and GRP engine bay cover. I have mailed him to see if that has come to fruition.
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Redbay if your looking for a cabin rib!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://redbayboats.com/

If its a cabin rib that your after then you need look no further than redbay. I did a lot of looking before I settled on redbay. In my view they have the best product on the market for the money. You should check out their current preowned boats if you a looking for something for this season. I have a new 7.4 (w/ob 250) on order with a cabin and looks fantastic. Check out "Kado" on their website, mine is a sistership... I was on "Kado" off the west coat of Ireland in a force 8, the seakeeping and comfort on these boats is unsurpassed, as is the quality of the workmanship, pure class. I looked for 18 months to find my boat. There are other cabin ribs on the market but tend to be at the top end of boating budgets...I'll post some photos of my boat "Cailín Cáit" when I collect her at the end of the month......
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Redbay also

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I too spent much time looking -Redbay came up trumps. Twin berth, Toilet (for the ladies) Seakeeping, Heated cabin or no cabin with removeable canopy, the wrap around gives everything. Collect mine end of March. At last factory visit your hull 'Cailin Cait' was there, build doc was 'same as Kado'I will post an image or two.
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seymour bays boat in build

Hi
Late October last year, showed as 'like Kado' so believe that it is your new boat. Keep in touch via PM.
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Good info Redbay guys - thanks
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