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Old 05 October 2003, 14:54   #1
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I was fortunate enough to spend the best part of Saturday at Jason Norman's worskshops in Guernsey where the ProSport Ribs are built.
I was most impressed with the friendliness of Martin and Jason, the build quality, attention to detail and great attitude which I find most lacking in many rib-builders these days. Nothing was too difficult...most anything we changed or added on the new 8.5 was no problem and collectively we 'specced' up a fantastic rib.
Obviously the proverbial proof is in the pudding......... and when my friend takes delivery of his new rib I will certainly give the forum feed-back. At this stage though, I can certainly recommend Prosport to any prospective buyer, as Jason says: ' Why buy second-hand when you can buy new' for a fraction more.
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Old 05 October 2003, 15:17   #2
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Not enough people are willing to give credit where credit is due its easy to complain and grumble , its nice to hear such positive comments about a company and be able to compliment someone for their work and setup cheers and we well done gavin power
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Nice looking RIBīs would like to be posted information when your friend will receive his boat. What special requests did you make ?
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Well, the standard package is definitely worth while, although there were a number of things we changed or added, as it is the perfect opportunity to do so at the time of 'speccing' up a rib.
Starting from the bow (Jason will forgive me as a number of things come as standard and I might mention them), we wanted a dedicated anchor locker, large enough so as not to struggle getting a larger anchor in, and out the way. A decent sampson post will be provided in this area. A bulkhead will then seperate a cavernous locker, which drops down into the hull which is almost 6 feet long. This is accessed through one or two large lewmar hatches. There are a choice of consoles, although these can be modified to conform exactly to your criteria. Again , a large lewmar is on the front of the console for aesy access and storage under the double console seat.
We chose console 1 as shown. The power will be provided by a Suzuki 250Hp 4 stroke which comes with a tachometer and accompanying displays for temp, oil etc. The choice of GPS is a Garmin 180 and an ICOM 601 (DSC) VHF. A through hull transducer will feed into a single VDO depth gauge, completely seperate from anything else. The fuel tank is GRP (380l)and is integral to the hull with access to breather and filler pipes as well as sender unit through a hatch neatly concealed on the deck 'in' the console.
I was particularly impressed at the neat installation of all the wiring and looms inside the console with seriously beefy water-proof trip switch box - photo to follow. Seating are jockey seats, two singles up front with 2 doubles immediately behind with an integral aft bench seat. Double A-frame with welded cleats higher up so as to provide a clear run for mooring lines, this prevents the tubes chafing. The A-frame will support a 2m Glomex aerial, gps antennae fitted flush onto a plate with 2 s/s flag poles. In the centre will be powerful light, as well as the obligatory nav lights.
The wind-screen and s/s rail have not been fitted yet but can be seen in the next photograph.
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Inside the console.
This paricular rib had a very clever additional water tank mounted aft of the fuel tank. A pipe lead up to a pump on demand water-pump visible in the photo. On the front of the console (outside) is a sturdy outlet where a hose can be plugged into allowing for a freash-water shower after diving or skiing as well as to hose the deck down etc. I really liked it!
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I was particularly impressed at the neat installation of all the wiring and looms inside the console with seriously beefy water-proof trip switch box - photo to follow. .
Sounds great,

I'd be very interested in seeing the pictures as I am generally dismayed by the standard of wiring that I have found on my Ribs

Looks like you posted it whilst I was replying.

what are the three boxes along the port side of the console, please
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Oh, very nice!

Looks good

with the 250 on the back should go some as well
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what are the three boxes along the port side of the console, please
Stuart, Jason would be better placed to id each of them, but I do know that some if not all are the trip switch boxes I was referring to earlier.
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C'mon Jason don't be shy! They look like IP65 MCB's to me. also I notice a wiring box underneath the MCB's is that IP65 as well.

Do you fit these as standard on all your Ribs, if so for how long and what is the failure rate like (if any).

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