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Old 23 April 2008, 19:10   #11
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great pics

looks great i hope mine looks that tidy when i finish it i was looking at putting the steering on the tubes but needed more floor space so i put in a console up front as i will get some pics soon cheers as i am a new member how do you put pics on your reply
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Old 23 April 2008, 19:50   #12
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tubes

One thing I'm looking at doing this winter is to take the tubes in, get them to take the back off were the coans are turn it inside out and spray it with a compound that I have read about, helps restore and repair tubes. I think it may be the way to go to keep the tubes in great shape. If I ever could get a hold of Rib Freak " I believe he is the one that says he knows were there is about 10 tubes for the metzeler then I would get a new set" Although the tubes I have are in great shape for a 1986.
Outside of that the boat is in good shape.
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Old 24 April 2008, 04:49   #13
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sealant

I Have Just Purchased 2 Bottles Of Sealent For The Inside Of The Tubes It Is A Latex Liquid You Take The Valve S Out And Pour It In It Is Better You Take The Tubes Off Which Takes About 5 Minuetes And Rotate Them To Coat All The Inside Their Is No Need The Open The Tubes ,up At A Cost Of £12-00 Sterling Pr Bottle 1 Bottle Will Do 1 Tube So Easy Comparied To Other Ribs If You Want I Will Give You The Email Address Of The Supplier Or Can Send You It From Here No Problem Could Not Be Easeir It Is As Simple As That I Will Be Doing Mine At The Weekend The Paint Fot The Outside Is From The Same Company And Will Be Spraying The Tubes Tomorow Weather Permiting Thanks
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Old 25 April 2008, 08:08   #14
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painted hull

It looks like you painted the hull, what kind of paint you use? Also what kind of shape was it before the paint. My rib is getting little splits on the outskirts were the two joins meet.
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Old 25 April 2008, 15:04   #15
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The Paint For The Hull Was Called 2 Pack Acrilicthe Paint Comes Seperate And A Hardener +10 Percent Thiners Lovely Paint To Use If You Have A Spray Gun A Good Quality Mask Is Needed
As You Were Saying About Turning The Tubes Inside Out I Think It Would Be Almost Impossible To Do As The Tubes Have An Inner Tube Atached To The Outer Tubes And It Is Welded To The Outer The Best Way Is To Pour The Liquid In Through The Valves The Rib Had Been Very Badly Neglected As You Will See By The Pictures
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Old 25 April 2008, 15:15   #16
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THE PAINT FOR THE TUBES IS A RUBERISED PAINT AND WAS SUPPLIED BY polymarine.com COLWYN BAY North Wales they have never sprayed it on befor but a gave a go what a difference look like new now also got some new stainles tube to fit in the tubes
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Old 25 April 2008, 17:21   #17
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Great job.

You have done an incredible job on the restoration. The only reason to turn the tub inside out was the inside baffle has a leek in it. I would also like to update the valves to the auto release type. Last year I took off fishing early in the morning it was about 5-7 out and by the afternoon it was 28. It seemed I had to release air every hour on the hour and I was told the auto ones were cheap and easy to replace??? “main word told”. Any ways keep up the good work.
Question is your jockey seat made from wood?
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Old 25 April 2008, 18:56   #18
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jockey seat

no the seat is made from aluminium i have taken the seat off it and only using the consol for the steering and the ignition key start and radio v h f as i am putting 2 bench seats in and a stainless steel back rest at the back i will send pics as soon as i finish the console i will probably paint it tomorrow now that the tubes are finished getting itchey feet now to get it in the water also a new trailer that i have made i also have a 1975 series 3 land rover that i am restoring in my spare time i dont know where i get the spare time from but i do watching telivision is not my favarite pastime the land rover was once owned by Denis Taylors wife in Ireland the picture is before and now half way thruogh the restoration but the rib is more urgent at the moment
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Old 29 April 2008, 09:08   #19
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bench seat

I like the way you have the rear bench seat in your rib and have decided to do the same. How is it fastened and what is it made from? I was thinking to use 1” plywood with a support in the middle. I am not to sure still about the front. I use the rib and sib mostly for fishing so having the room to moving around is important. Thank for the pics they give me lots of ideas. I’ll be launching my boat soon now the ice is out of the lake and I’ll work on it over the summer months. So keep the pics coming and I’ll do the same when I get started.
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Old 29 April 2008, 18:30   #20
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Just been going through my old photos!
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