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Old 12 July 2010, 02:42   #1
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been building something special for mr harvey, not completely finished but getting there,, a shakespeare cabin rib, well neil's boat really with one of my mouldings flung on it, i'm sure he will add some pic's to this
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Old 12 July 2010, 06:35   #2
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I know you did not like your console, but don't you think that this is rather an extreme way of getting rid of it
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Old 12 July 2010, 06:45   #3
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It looks great 'in the flesh'.

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Old 12 July 2010, 09:12   #4
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I'll agree with that......many admiring eyes...
Yes. I'm most jealous. I spent half the weekend tryng to swap my remarkably similar looking keys over for Neils but he wouldn't let me.
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Old 12 July 2010, 10:16   #6
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Could we have some more pics please. I yearn for a cabin RIB so would be interested to see inside and out

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Looks like Biff could be busy over the coming months


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Old 12 July 2010, 10:48   #8
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I saw this at the weekend, and certainly looks the business!

Definitely interested in finding out more
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Does look very smart!

Is this designed just for the Shakespeare or will it adapt to fit similar RIBs too?
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Old 12 July 2010, 11:10   #10
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OK OK, Biff's been under embargo, but she got her first outing at the weekend, so I was going to start a build thread. will just carry on from here when I am at home, and post the pics I have throughout progress.

I have to say i am chuffed with the result, and a big thanks to Biff for taking on the challenge. I am also rather chuffed that all my measuring up, resulting in me telling him it had to be a bit wider here and have 8 cms knocked off there, was rather spot on

thanks Biff
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Does look very smart!

Is this designed just for the Shakespeare or will it adapt to fit similar RIBs too?
It's Biffs'cabin Andy, stuck on my boat. It was a rather lucky coincidence the shape was right.
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Old 12 July 2010, 12:57   #14
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will just carry on from here when I am at home, and post the pics I have throughout progress.
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Old 12 July 2010, 13:02   #15
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Could we have some more pics please. I yearn for a cabin RIB so would be interested to see inside and out

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From seeing it the inside is still 'work in progress' , but looks like it will be nice and 'airy' when done.

Maybe a nice frame of some kind to 'balance the look' ?
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Old 12 July 2010, 13:04   #16
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1) 1st wax
2) 2nd wax (can you tell the difference?)
3) cabin bulkhead and door cutout in place
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Old 12 July 2010, 13:07   #17
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6) all laid up
7) roof strengthening cut and positioned
8) strengthening in place
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10) trimmed and put in position - not a bad fit considering
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From seeing it the inside is still 'work in progress' , but looks like it will be nice and 'airy' when done.

Maybe a nice frame of some kind to 'balance the look' ?
the whole lot is still a "work in progress" but I had to get out on the water at the weekend

it'll be a while before I upholster the inside as well, but yep, loads of space
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Old 12 July 2010, 13:16   #19
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couple of pic's of one i did earlier
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What neither Neil or Biff has mentioned shown is the quality of the join to the tubes on top and the internal work round the tubes with access to the valves - all of which looked very good when I stuck my head in.

The infill cushions forming the backrest to the seats on Biffs boat is also a great touch (wish mine was like that!)

Oh and a photo for Trevor G showing the bags I use for small stuff in the cabin with velcro backs so they stick anywhere.
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