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Old 28 June 2005, 08:58   #1
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New RIB Just Finished

Hi all

I am a new member but I thought you may all like to see my RIB which I finished last Saturday.

Darkside is 7.8m and has an ETEC 250 pushing her along.

She took around 10 weeks to complete but was worth all the effort.

I do have some build pictures which I can post if anyone is interested.

I've done around ten hours and so far so good. Hit around 55 mph going towards St Helier harbour on Saturday which was just amazing.

All the best

Ash
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Old 28 June 2005, 09:07   #2
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Nice looking RIB Ash well done.
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Old 28 June 2005, 09:09   #3
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Hi, come on lets see the photos, don't be shy
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Old 28 June 2005, 09:38   #4
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Looks like an oustanding bit of kit, no doubt that will be you with a permanent smile now

Ah St Helier harbour, wish I had my RIB out there last year when I was working in Jersey, wonderful area the Channel Islands


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Old 28 June 2005, 09:39   #5
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Very nice - is it based on a prosport by any chance - the console and seats look rather familiar!!!

Great engine choice - would LOVE one!!!
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Old 28 June 2005, 10:13   #6
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Hi all

Thanks for the replies. I will resize some more pics after work!!!

No, nothing to do with Prosport but Jason from Prosport helped me fit the tubes and screen but that was all.

I friend of mine let me use his mould including his seat and console moulds. (Or is it a plug?). I am not sure what the original boat was but during a beer drinking contest and a curry one night he said I should build my own. Reading between the lines I think he meant "can I have my RIB back".

He helped me at the start which was all important then I got on with job by my self and not forgetting my Wife, she helped through nearly the whole build. The stainless steel was all done locally as was the upholstery. The tubes were made by Henshaw and yes the engine is a peach. The electrics were all done professionally as safty is paramount. I would dread to add up the number of calls to my friend but this was my first boat.

The tides are bad this week, low tide around 6:30-7:00 but the weekend is looking good for France.

All the best

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Old 28 June 2005, 10:49   #7
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Some more pics

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Looks like a Crompton/Ballistic hull - concave chines?
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Old 28 June 2005, 13:07   #9
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I've done around ten hours and so far so good. Hit around 55 mph going towards St Helier harbour on Saturday which was just amazing.
Saw you come into St.Helier on Saturday evening around 6pm. You were looking across at my Scorpion with a mate in another rib, maybe a Ribtec.
Good job, nice looking, honestly thought it was one of Jason's?!
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Old 28 June 2005, 13:15   #10
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Hi

I'm not sure but I remember the original boat was a lost cause.

My mate tried to fix it but it was beyond fixing.

Here are some pics.

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