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Old 12 October 2007, 16:13   #141
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I like your bilge pump outlet - looks kinda familiar
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Old 12 October 2007, 16:17   #142
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You have done a great job - a boat to be proud of!!!
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Old 17 October 2007, 18:40   #143
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No piccis today I'm afraid.

Spent the day reducing the nose weight of the trailer by moving the wheels forward by about 12" or so. The must have reduced the weight from 150kg's (couldn't lift the trailer nose at all) to 50kg's. Kev (Aging Youth) and myself did some calculations to try to work out a theoretical nose weight with a full tank of fuel and came to the conclusion that with all the kit and 200l of fuel the nose weight should be in the region of about 120kg's Max, which is fine for my little jeep. So a job well done!

It turned into a mini RIBnet meet today actually, with Paul (Jackeen) and Pete 7 coming round to say hello too.

I'm now turning my attention to the seats and stainless, I was picking Kevs brains with regards seat design and how the seats would open without hitting seat backs, also what shape seats to have and where the seat backs should be positioned relative to body position.

I thought I'd found someone locally who was going to do the stainless, he came in at a very resonable price and was realy up for it, but I'm having trouble contacting him and fear that I'll be forced into going to one of the more expensive guys just to get the boat in the water.

The upholstery is a little bit better and have some possible guys in place for 11 pieces in less than a two week turnaround. At about £370 all in. That will consist of 5 base cushions, two seat backs and 4 wings. The bench seat back will get built next year and to get around the material fade problem between old and new I'll have the seat back made in a completely different colour.

I'll phone Power tech tomorrow to arrange the final Rig of the Engine and to get it PDIed.

Question: Does £500 for a part Rig sound expensive? I've pulled though all the wires from console to transom, connected all fuel lines and oil tank etc all the dealer has to do is connect the engine end and set-up engine controls, prime the oil system though, prime the fuel system though, connect the battery cables and a few other leads under the console (ones that go to gauges and to the throttle). And to bleed the steering system though (oil supplied by me). Then he has to PDI the engine and set-up using the computer (I guess) and make sure I have a valid balance of the warantee remaining transfered to my name.
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Old 17 October 2007, 18:54   #144
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Old 17 October 2007, 18:59   #145
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If it was being done as part of a complete build then £500 does sound a lot.
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If he was supplying a full tank of XD50 and the hydraulic oil it would be so bad, but they're extras

I guess I'll have to take it to a main dealers for the PDI bit and to claim the remainer of the warantee.
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Old 18 October 2007, 02:44   #147
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all the dealer has to do is connect the engine end and set-up engine controls, prime the oil system though, prime the fuel system though, connect the battery cables and a few other leads under the console (ones that go to gauges and to the throttle). And to bleed the steering system though (oil supplied by me).
Andy why don't you do this lot yourself? with all the knowledgable chaps you seem to have visiting you it would not take long to do surely?


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Also why not get a quote from Lee or Mark at Fairweather to do the PDI and warrantly bit for you. £500 is a lot to pay even if they do all the bits you have left to do.

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No piccis today I'm afraid.

Spent the day reducing the nose weight of the trailer by moving the wheels forward by about 12" or so. The must have reduced the weight from 150kg's (couldn't lift the trailer nose at all) to 50kg's. Kev (Aging Youth) and myself did some calculations to try to work out a theoretical nose weight with a full tank of fuel and came to the conclusion that with all the kit and 200l of fuel the nose weight should be in the region of about 120kg's Max, which is fine for my little jeep. So a job well done!
On mine the trailer coupling has a max nose weight (100kg) that we worked to and checked this with a nose weight scale, but I assume you can get different rated couplings.

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Andy why don't you do this lot yourself? with all the knowledgable chaps you seem to have visiting you it would not take long to do surely?


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I would do it myself but can't as that would invalidate the Warrantee that remains and I still think it needs linking to the computer.

As for using my local guy, he fell out of favor with me at RIBBEX when I waited 10mins for him to speak to a customer, he told me he'd be 2 mins, struck up another conversation and then came back to me told me he'll be with me in a mo and wandered off to talk to someone else for God knows how long. after 30 mins I got fed up and figured that he obviously didn't want my trade.

Ron Hale is a good dealer and been very helpful in the past so I might tap him up, but he's not a BRP main dealer.
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