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Old 09 January 2015, 19:02   #41
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First job is to get some padding in that bow snubber on the winch post, I have some thick rubber sheet wrapped around the post between the 2 rubber buffers. If you don',t the first time you hit the anchors hard, the boat moves forward & bottoms out & knocks a bloody great chunk out of the gel....I know this because........... I believe that SBS now do a bobbin roller mod now to counter this.
PS Nice bote see you around sometime
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new rib arrived today :-)

kudos to Barry from JBT marine for braving the shocking weather to keep the promise of a friday delivery to suit my day off. was gusting 80mph last night here and was about 40mph when the boat arrived.

Also a shout out for Jermey at JBT too, superb people to deal with on the whole.

When the boat arrived it was pretty obvious the trailer needed setup properly, it wasn't too bad but it needed adjusting. my dad is a retired marine engineer and although he says he doesn't miss it, i think he does, he can't get enough of ribs :-). he had the tools out and under the trailer loosening the axle before i had got my heated seat off!...thanks dad.

ended up moving the axle forward about 15" and moved the rear rollers back so the transom was properly supported. Result is 65kg nose weight without my anchors in the locker, spot on.

this is my first proper look at a ribcraft and the quality really is something else. you can see where the money is compared to the avon i just sold, a diff class of boat granted.

will really miss the little avon, someone is going to end up with a cracking unit there.

it doesn't look like it has NMEA setup so that will be next on the mod list to get engine data in the nav units.

First thing though is a duck cover from ebay to keep it clean in the shed :-)
Looking Nice! All the best with her!...
Make you right about the Cover!...mines inside,but still needs protecting from Bird Shite ect...infact I bought a Cheap Nylon Tarp to keep the "Good Cover"nice...and Clean!
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Old 10 January 2015, 04:34   #43
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nice bit of post processing on the photos btw, looks like a hint of Olympus dramatic tone
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Old 10 January 2015, 05:11   #44
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I couldn't tell you, my dad is the photographer, I know he has the full photoshop software, Other than that I dunno anything. I don't do cameras other than the one on my phone.

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i beach at loch lomond mate so i'll need it.
Yep, I did that once. Didn't intend to but that's another story....
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nice bit of post processing on the photos btw, looks like a hint of Olympus dramatic tone

Right of Camera I'm afraid, just reduced for web and lightened a tad.
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Yep, I did that once. Didn't intend to but that's another story....
wot u need is a chartplotter pal
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Don't laugh but......

Mr Whackywoody's coming over to see me tomorrow morning to pick my brain about loch Lomond!

Sincere apologies for thread drift Dubrus. Your RIB looks good and yer ol' man's pics look excellent! Best of luck with her once you've got everything sorted.
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Mr Whackywoody's coming over to see me tomorrow morning to pick my brain about loch Lomond!

Sincere apologies for thread drift Dubrus. Your RIB looks good and yer ol' man's pics look excellent! Best of luck with her once you've got everything sorted.
yeh, thread drift does need an apology, but to be fair on this occasion is fully justified, Whackwoody picking Barrowboys brain re Loch Lomond, well at least he'll know where the shallow lumpy bits are

must agree with Tony, your rib does look very smart Dudrus, as do your dads photos, don't forget to keep the photos coming
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i am sure my old man will keep the pics coming, that is his hobby anyway.

first problem today, the engine had an overheat alarm and auto shutdown within seconds to protect itself, need to order new muffs more suitable for the motor me thinks.

i'll need to order a cover for it, not sure if a ducksback cover will fit, according to their specs it prolly won't....trem is another option which seems more likely to fit.

good tip about the winch post before, i can see how that would ruin your day if you had to brake hard, slight design flaw IMO but a block of rubber and some glue will sort it.

so the current mods to do are NMEA for the engine, i don't know why you would spec a boat like this and not do it, the backbone is there as both garmins are networked via nmea 2000 already....strange choice....anyways, will sort that shortly by spending yet more money.

B.O.A.T.......break out another thousand!

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