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Old 21 August 2008, 01:36   #1
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Its comming.....

After an eternity of waiting, my rib is starting to take shape.
Here is what I ordered :

Cougar R8 Sport.
Custom Yellow/Black Tubes
Mercury Verado 300
Garmin 5015
Navman 7200 VHF
Flexi teak decking
Carbon Dash

I am still not sure on the VHF and Plotter so I am open to suggestions.

Tony
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Old 21 August 2008, 01:43   #2
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After an eternity of waiting, my rib is starting to take shape.
Here is what I ordered :

Cougar R8 Sport.
Custom Yellow/Black Tubes
Mercury Verado 300
Garmin 5015
Navman 7200 VHF
Flexi teak decking
Carbon Dash

I am still not sure on the VHF and Plotter so I am open to suggestions.

Tony
Very very nice
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Old 21 August 2008, 03:52   #3
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

that looks loverly!!!!!

as for the plotter, i am a convert to Raymarine kit now. used it on our boat and its so easy to get used to and easy to read quickly.

given the speed of your boat reading quickly may be important!!
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Old 21 August 2008, 04:00   #4
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

that looks loverly!!!!!

as for the plotter, i am a convert to Raymarine kit now. used it on our boat and its so easy to get used to and easy to read quickly.

given the speed of your boat reading quickly may be important!!
Hi Zippy
We had a Raymarine on the Scorpion and I fancied a change..The Garmin comes in a 15" flavour...
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Old 21 August 2008, 04:35   #5
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Wow that is one gorgeous RIB Tony! Very envious!! Post some more pics when it's complete.

I too like Raymarine kit but I think the Geonav plotters are better made (http://www.geonav.it/home-english.html) ...And use the same charts as Raymarine.

Never used Garmin so cannot comment on their products.
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After an eternity of waiting, my rib is starting to take shape.
Here is what I ordered :

Cougar R8 Sport.
Custom Yellow/Black Tubes
Mercury Verado 300
Garmin 5015
Navman 7200 VHF
Flexi teak decking
Carbon Dash

I am still not sure on the VHF and Plotter so I am open to suggestions.

Tony
WOW! that baby is realy going to cut a dash! very nice.Well done MrT.
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Old 21 August 2008, 06:31   #7
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Whoa! That's a serious bit of kit.
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Old 21 August 2008, 06:55   #8
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i really like the look of those Cougars. what speed are you hoping to acheive with the 300 verado? They're big outboards.
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i really like the look of those Cougars. what speed are you hoping to acheive with the 300 verado? They're big outboards.
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With a bit of prop testing...possibly 75mph...
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Tony, nice rib indeed. as you are having the Verado 300 why not go for the Northstar M121 then connect the Smartcraft vessel viewer using the Smartcraft Gateway to the M121 . The engine management system can then be viewed on the M121 as well. It is also a very good chartplotter as I have the same on my rib
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