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Old 26 April 2006, 16:31   #1
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New RIB - and plastic purchasing question!

Well, got my new RIB today Absolutely thrilled with it!

Got a BRIG F400S with a 40HP E-Tec on the back, took it out for a play earlier - really impressed. The E-Tec is fantastic, really quiet but also really punchy. It's pretty heavy too though!! When I'm winching onto the trailer I have to hold it down at the front to stop it tipping (prob should explain that due to my slip being ex-naval it's a shallow gradient and I need to go about 7m from the shoreline to get enough water to launch hence it's not connected to the towbar!).

Got two problems though.... I have a Lowrance 332C chartplotter and an ICOM M421 VHF to get on there and the console is pretty small... I think I'm just going to mount the VHF vertically on the left hand side of the console, I'm assuming that the ICOM plastic bracket will be strong enough foir that?? I'll put penny washers on the other side to avoid stressing the 'glass.

The chart plotter is another issue though.... I decided to remove the compass which was supplied (I didn't ask for it, was an ex-demo boat) as it's slap bang in the middle of the top section of the console, I was just going to fill in the holes from the 3 screws with Gel Coat filler, however I removed it to discover a huge (like 100mm diameter) hole in the top of the console as it had a recessed part So.... thinking of covering the whole console top with a piece of white plastic (like UPVC, the stuff they use for double glazing) and mounting the plotter on top of that so that it looks nice - good idea or is there a better one?

Anybody know where I can buy a sheel of plastic like that?? Will just need a wee bit.

Thanks folks!

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Old 26 April 2006, 16:47   #2
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Well, got my new RIB today Absolutely thrilled with it!

Got a BRIG F400S with a 40HP E-Tec on the back, took it out for a play earlier - really impressed. The E-Tec is fantastic, really quiet but also really punchy. It's pretty heavy too though!! When I'm winching onto the trailer I have to hold it down at the front to stop it tipping (prob should explain that due to my slip being ex-naval it's a shallow gradient and I need to go about 7m from the shoreline to get enough water to launch hence it's not connected to the towbar!).

Got two problems though.... I have a Lowrance 332C chartplotter and an ICOM M421 VHF to get on there and the console is pretty small... I think I'm just going to mount the VHF vertically on the left hand side of the console, I'm assuming that the ICOM plastic bracket will be strong enough foir that?? I'll put penny washers on the other side to avoid stressing the 'glass.

The chart plotter is another issue though.... I decided to remove the compass which was supplied (I didn't ask for it, was an ex-demo boat) as it's slap bang in the middle of the top section of the console, I was just going to fill in the holes from the 3 screws with Gel Coat filler, however I removed it to discover a huge (like 100mm diameter) hole in the top of the console as it had a recessed part So.... thinking of covering the whole console top with a piece of white plastic (like UPVC, the stuff they use for double glazing) and mounting the plotter on top of that so that it looks nice - good idea or is there a better one?

Anybody know where I can buy a sheel of plastic like that?? Will just need a wee bit.

Thanks folks!

Fraser
You got any pictures of the console layout, and we might be able to come up with some ideas, I would hold off cutting a new console about! Nice package by the way, the Brigs seem well built innovative boats, theres a dealer round the corner from me, and the ETECs are great engines. Hope you have alot of fun with it!
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Old 26 April 2006, 16:50   #3
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You got any pictures of the console layout, and we might be able to come up with some ideas, I would hold off cutting a new console about! Nice package by the way, the Brigs seem well built innovative boats, theres a dealer round the corner from me, and the ETECs are great engines. Hope you have alot of fun with it!
Will try and snap a few photos at the weekend, it's down at the marina and I'm away the next couple of days...
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I had similar problems with my trailer when I first got my boat (not getting the boat on the trailer but getting the trailer back to the car with a rope). Not enough nose weight. I solved the problem by moving the winch post forward, in principal you can achieve the same effect by moving the axle backwards. might be possible to do this on yours too.

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I should have some contacts for plastic material in the office tomorrow (they will be based edinburgh way though!).

If I remember i'll fish them out and PM you tomorrow.

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what size is the top you are trying to cover?
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fjarvis,

If you want some UPVC stuff then just go round your local double glazing companies. One of them will sell you the plastic you want.

Be warned though the plastic is full of air behind the nice shiny exterior so the edges of it look real rough and get dirty easy. You always need to find a finishing edge to neaten it up.

What I use is a piece of perspex from B & Q at £9 for a decent sheet. I then spray one side of this with white paint and then attach that to my console when I'm doing modifications.

PS make sure the painted side is the one fixed to the console. I fix it with silicon sealant. Looks good on my old RIB. I'm not too sure if I'd want to do it on a brand new RIB.

Post some photos then we can post some ideas.
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fjarvis,

What I use is a piece of perspex from B & Q at £9 for a decent sheet. I then spray one side of this with white paint and then attach that to my console when I'm doing modifications.

PS make sure the painted side is the one fixed to the console. I fix it with silicon sealant. Looks good on my old RIB. I'm not too sure if I'd want to do it on a brand new RIB.

Post some photos then we can post some ideas.
Gd post Biggles, if you get some clear perspex then spray the under side white and fix it to the console the paint should remain intact.
Remote control car shells come clear and you spray the inside. Think this is prob a good idea, but post some pics!!
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Got two problems though.... I have a Lowrance 332C chartplotter and an ICOM M421 VHF to get on there and the console is pretty small... I think I'm just going to mount the VHF vertically on the left hand side of the console, I'm assuming that the ICOM plastic bracket will be strong enough foir that?? I'll put penny washers on the other side to avoid stressing the 'glass.
I have the same kit. Here is my layout.
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what size is the top you are trying to cover?
didn't have the measuring tape with me, but it's small... approx i'd say 350x150.

quite like the idea of the spray painted perspex, but I shall indeed post some pics before doing anything!
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