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Old 25 November 2006, 08:54   #1
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Need a custom screen for my console

Looking for someone to make a custom screen for my console to protect the instruments bolted on top. It will be roughly like half of a cube cut down the diagonal (i.e. front, top and sides all at right angles). Does anyone know of any company who would be able to do a proper job of this?
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Old 25 November 2006, 09:01   #2
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Hello Richard welcome to Ribnet,
have a look at this thread, it can be a DIY job but yours does sound a little more ambitious!
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ghlight=screen
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Old 25 November 2006, 16:05   #3
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hi,
we have a company down here who do them, Gordons I will try to look out the contact details, theyare in canterbury Kent and can do bends, coulours and joints very well.
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Old 26 November 2006, 05:36   #4
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Richard,

Have a look at the photo below, the screen on my Northcraft is a basic shape, its really only two 90 deg bends, but is brilliant for hiding behind.

Bending it isn't that hard, but you will need a good surface to use as a mould, preparation is key, and but enough screen material for two goes.

What Northcraft have you got?

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Old 26 November 2006, 07:11   #5
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What Northcraft have you got?

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More to the point Will, what model is yours? I bet it's a flying machine with a 150 Opti!
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Old 26 November 2006, 10:46   #6
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Mine's a 1993 5.5m widebody. The 150 is probably overkill, although the transom plate says it is rated for a 175!

We had 54Kts out of her with 3 up last time out on the River Thames, but it chinewalks like hell. Its better cruising at 40-45Kts.



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Old 26 November 2006, 11:49   #7
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So what about this then: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Screen-for-Rib...QQcmdZViewItem
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my northcraft was more than enuf of a hand full with 135 opti strapped to the back. was all over the shop mind you after fitting hydraulic steering it helped loads,
150 optio now that must be fun


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Mine's a 1993 5.5m widebody. The 150 is probably overkill, although the transom plate says it is rated for a 175!

We had 54Kts out of her with 3 up last time out on the River Thames, but it chinewalks like hell. Its better cruising at 40-45Kts.



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Mine's a 1994 5.5 metre too. They were called 'Deap (sic) Sea 5.5' then. I think the 'Widebody' term came around later, at around the time when RCD ratings were introduced. Are you sure yours isn't a later model. Mine is rated to 100hp, but no plate to say so, just a manufacturer's nameplate. I think it's just right with a 100 - your 150 Opti must be a right laugh!
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Old 27 November 2006, 02:56   #10
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Mine was built as a tender for a fisheries protection vessel that spent its time cruising between the Uk and the Azores ( i think there were a batch of several made at once). The hull is substantial, rated for a 175 and category B waters!

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Its a 5.5 metre. I think its the widebody version - plenty of room for the twin yamaha's. Chine walked like mad when I first got it and had major problems getting the height right. Always seemed to create major spray from the anti-ventilation plate (always one side too deep one side too shallow). I got a boat builder to add two wedges to the hull directly in front of each engine to make the transom flat immediately before each engine. They taper into the hull about 500 mm ahead. Now is absolutely rock steady on the plane and absolutely no spray. No noticable drag effects.
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Mine's a 1993 5.5m widebody. The 150 is probably overkill, although the transom plate says it is rated for a 175!

We had 54Kts out of her with 3 up last time out on the River Thames, but it chinewalks like hell. Its better cruising at 40-45Kts.



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Richard,

Do you mean that the wedges make the planing pad larger?

Could you post a photo of the modification you have had done, i would like to try and cure my chine walking. I am pretty sure that it walks because there is so little boat in the water at speed ( see the photo ) I dont know if some trim tabs or something would help.
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Do you mean that the wedges make the planing pad larger?

Could you post a photo of the modification you have had done, i would like to try and cure my chine walking. I am pretty sure that it walks because there is so little boat in the water at speed ( see the photo ) I dont know if some trim tabs or something would help.
Little I think you mean no boat in the water
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There's a bit of skeg and some cav plate
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Old 28 November 2006, 14:39   #16
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They make a small horizontal section either side of the keel on which to plane I guess. I'll get some photos this weekend when its light - the day is pretty short up here this time of year. I had to play around with the position of the trailer rollers a bit to get them not to rub.
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