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Old 06 October 2006, 03:11   #21
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Originally Posted by bedajim
I've been thinking of a cover for the bow on my next rib made from the same material as the tubes pulled tight over them with some kind of fixing along the top of the hull
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Old 06 October 2006, 03:24   #22
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Originally Posted by Hightower
I love Bananashark Cookee, but what I wanted to do was to have a truly versetile RIB with parts I could "bolt" on for different applications. IMHO the bow area is a bit of a wasted space in a RIB except for weighing the Anchor and for tying alongside something. You can't really be there at speed and it allows copiouse amounts of water in when stuffed.

I didn't want a ridgid bow cover as I find that fuffing around on a fore deck in choppy conditions and recovering an Anchor or something rather uncomfortable to do.

Is there no one that could comment on how strong a structure would have to be if it was moulded to the tubes?

Luckily we have thought of the anchor issue - on our boat you stand in the main locker to retrieve the anchor - the lid opens sideways and is directly in line with the drivers eyes so thier view is not obstructed. This means that your feet are on or below the waterline and you can retrieve the anchor with ease! By the way the locker is sealed and has a power supply for a fridge, air pump for inflateable toys etc.

All of our boats are custom made in our Devon factory so if you wanted optional bolt on items for different applications we have the capability to design and build pretty much anything!
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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