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Old 16 December 2003, 04:55   #11
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I pick it up on Friday, its my third rib and im looking forward to using it as i have had a SeaRay 225 we for last season (still for sale), having had two ribs before, then going to a cruiser just was'nt my cup of tea.

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I too changed from a Searay to a RIB. It took for ever to sell the Searay (240) and I had to drop the price substantially, but it was well worth getting rid of it in order to get the RIB.

Good luck selling you Searay, I eventually sold mine through a free web site so didn't have to pay brokerage.

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Old 20 December 2003, 10:20   #12
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New Rib (update)

Ribeye still not ready, it was water tested tuesday and the dealer realised the engine was the wrong size shaft, the boat is now ready but the dealer said the cables where to stiff and waiting for new ones from Ribeye, also he is fitting hydro steering and it wont be ready untill 30th Dec



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Old 05 January 2004, 16:12   #13
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At last, picked new boat up last tuesday and already have 7 hours on metre. Fish finder not working, vhf not working but could be due to nobody knowing were the number you have to put into set is, do i get the number from radio agency? Gps works fine but have to order chart card, apart from that very pleased.


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Re: New Rib

Good luck with the boat and happy RIBing MY GIRLS!!!!!!:wave:

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Just out of curiosity what is this number for the VHF you are saying?
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Old 05 January 2004, 16:53   #15
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Good to hear you have got your new boat - if the number for the radio you mention is an MMSI (required for a DSC set) then you need to apply for it when you apply for a VHF licence. Some info about this on my top-banana webiste i think. In my case it did not stop the normal part of the radio working. What make/model of VHF is it? Also any pic's to show us? Sounds like a nice boat.
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If the set is a second hand DSC VHF you'll have to get the previous owners MMSI number removed before entering your own I think, if it's a new set the owners manual should instruct you.

Congrats on your new RIB purchase and may you have many happy hours flying across wave crests.

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Now guys you have made me worried and I have a question if I may.

I have a an Icom IC-M502 Euro with DSC. I have never tried to operate the DSC system and the unit is registered with the radio licence people in Bristol. When I registered the unit I only gave them the serial number. Does the DSC work? and how do I find out if it does. The VHF works 100% but is not connected to the GPS yet. Will ask the elctricians to do it this summer.

Any info much appreciated . By the way make it as simple as poss cause I'm completely useless with electronics
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Thanks for your help regarding vhf, the number is mmsi number and when i phoned the radio agency for application form they didnt mention about the mmsi, i have form but no number and the dealer still has box for radio with the radio fixed into console i cant get any numbers off of the back. The radio is a new Silva S15 and we tried get a reception with my dads handheld but no luck, although the handheld could pick up other users, the dealer is now setting up for Excel and i will phone the agency to see if they can help, the shop i bought the radio from knows nothing about mmsi numbers so he was a waist of time. I've taken loads of photos with new christmas pressie and will try to get pics on site this week (all new to me).


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I will try to give my best answer, as I understand it.

The Radio licence people issue you with a MMSI number unique to you (Like a telephone #). You enter this into your DSC radio set when you first buy it. Anytime you use the DSC part of your set it sends out your MMSI. That means that in an emergency (Mayday) situation the Coastguard will receive this Number (can be cross checked against voluntary boat safety scheme) Info, along with nature of distress and Lat/Long co-ordinates if you have entered them or have a link with a GPS.

You CANNOT check the Emergency (MAYDAY) part of the system works for obvious reasons.

You can check however that the DSC system is working by calling up someone with a DSC set (a friend).

I'm afraid you'll have to have a little faith that it'll work when needed (like your lifejacket or flare).

I'm sure that Daniel could add some more if you want a more in-depth view of things.


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Old 05 January 2004, 18:25   #20
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The RadioCommunications agency don't need your serial number - so My Girls (what is your name) get your bum into gear and apply for it! You can do it now by clicking here http://www.radiolicenceforms.co.uk/ShipApplication.asp

I've never come accross a set that does not work as a normal VHF untill the MMSI is entered, but then i have only dealt with Icom DSC units.

With (some) units you need special kit to enter the MMSI with others (generally newer i beleive) you do it from the keypad - much better of course.

Useful note: once entered the MMSI can not be changed without manufacturer intervention so get it right.

Manos...

I don't beleive you can send a distress or urgency call on the DSC unit without GPS connected OR manual position entered. I also know for a fact that if you or someone else has not entered the MMSI number that big red button is as useful as a chocolate tea-pot.

Hope that helps you all!
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