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Old 26 October 2008, 07:24   #31
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how about consoles which are prewired, switches, master switch, batter(ies), and cabling in place ready to simply connect to the back of your chosen instruments.
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Old 26 October 2008, 07:36   #32
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you manage to make it extraordinarily user friendly and cheap
This is the crux of what you need to happen, can't think of a way that both are possible but then again you may have some ground breaking idea.........
As far as prewired consoles are concerned this would be something that would put me off unless there is a good choice of spec and equipment and again this is likely to be more expensive as pre built units.
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Old 26 October 2008, 07:48   #33
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wiring solutions http://loom-tech.co.uk/index.html


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Old 27 October 2008, 07:42   #34
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I think if a boat can be altered easily it would make it a more attactive purchase for a second hand boat , since the new prospective owner could tweak the set up to his or her liking, and it would therefor sell very easily, so in theory its retained value would be high
True.
Someone mentioned the Ribeye rails ...
They are great for attaching new things in the boat without worrying about drilling something you shouldn't or trying to find access to get a nut to a bolt.
Do you guys take a cool box out?
What do you put it?
Is it secure?
Do you have to take it out of a locker when you want to have your picnic or does it act like a feature in the boat, till you get home and simply un attach it?
If you could extend the rail principle to be like a lego base plate that you could attach anything to, anywhere. Fantastic. As for steering and throttle - fly by wire is a reality. Use it.
There are also single cable approaches that can be used (like PC networks) so you don't even need a wiring loom for all the other bits (except coax)
- http://www.capi2.com/downLoads/nigelCalder.pdf
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What ever happened to this idea Malthouse?
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What ever happened to this idea Malthouse?
Good timing!

Just yesterday I sent the specs off to our colleagues here on the island - Mainbrayce as they too are looking into developing a RIB.
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Old 05 March 2009, 08:45   #37
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Sounds interesting. Keep us posted.
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Old 05 March 2009, 08:58   #38
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Malthouse,

How multipurpose is the spec?
Will it have inboard engine mounting points built in?
Will the tubes be user removable as per halmatic pac n arc range?

I'd had similar why doesnt someone type notions around a standard deck matrix of holes/threaded inserts. It may need standard sized plates so a modularised access to voids can be achieved so say a modular fuel tank can be dropped in etc etc until land rover is complete (mine isnt much to mine and Doggypadlles frustration)

DP, I'm going for the 3" exhaust, can get a custom job in stainless locally for 250-300.
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it's been done, the big charter boat called loepard had a rib that bolted together, the hull was in 4 bits i think, about 6m long with slide on tubes, i've got the tubes in for repair so i know the boats still about
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malthouse - as a very small stepping stone in the right direction - how about consoles which are prewired with bluesea (or similar) switches, master switch, batter(ies), and cabling in place ready to simply connect to the back of your chosen instruments. Given your other business interests they could even be supplied with your chosen instruments pre-fitted. All you would need to do is connect the engine loom, etc and screw and glue to the deck.
Schmokin! Make sure that fuel and batteries have proper places with cradles for fixing. try not to put the gas and spark in the same compartment but you could build a grp tank into the bottom of a console of seat and partition it off (gastight of course) with a GRP shelf.

Have the console have modular fitting plates SO you have a 4 or 5 regular sized console plates that bolt flush into the console. On to these you can fit the VHF, GPS, FF,RADAR and switches engine guages. Few years down the line when bits get swapped out flog a new console panel

Make the console seats capable af taking a flare box or build a compartment that takes a schlermy? box

don't inset any track system into the deck it's going to invite mr osmosis for a ride and he's an awkward fkkr to have on a boat

bow and sternlockers for warps and stuff sessible place to stow an anchor
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