Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 27 December 2006, 12:09   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Enfield/Switzerland
Boat name: Zonneschijn II/Vixen
Make: Shakespeare/Avon
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evin' 175 DI /Yam 90
MMSI: 235055605
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,418
Quote:
Originally Posted by BogMonster View Post
Thanks

The bit that perhaps p*sses me off more than anything is that I now have nothing worth selling to raise the money to get the Mac which is what I really want...
Hi Stephen,

Sorry to hear the saga continues badly.

This suggestion probably won't go down too well, but did you think of a new set of tubes? At least you'd then have something you could sell.

Or how about taking this set off and sending them to Mr Tilley to have new ends put in. I know it's yet more expense (and hassle to refit the tubes) but at least you'd then have something you could either use, or sell on. And as for fitting the tubes, slimtim has done it, and from what I remember found it to be an OK job.

Just a few thoughts. Hope you can suss out something.

Neil
__________________

__________________
Neil Harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2006, 12:27   #12
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,688
Hi Neil
Its another option but the "more expense and more hassle" bit is what kills it for me. I just don't want any more hassle and in a way I'm not even sure I want a boat any more... much as I enjoy it on the odd occasions it is working. So far this year it has wrecked many weekends, wrecked my will to live, wrecked my bank balance and wrecked my Christmas vacation not to mention turning me into a gibbering wreck. Comes a point where nothing is worth that much hassle...
cheers
Stephen
__________________

__________________
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

Sent from my Computer, using a keyboard and mouse
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2006, 12:43   #13
RIBnet supporter
 
bedajim's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cambs/Northants
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,499


I know it a f**k of a job but if you get the sausages made up can you not peel the rubbing strake back further and cut along the tube behind it, fit the sausage, cut out the old valve and make a hole for the new one. Re glue the old tube to the sausage and then seal it all with the rubbing strake over the join to hide any possible differences in diameter

James
__________________
bedajim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2006, 12:58   #14
RIBnet supporter
 
Ian M's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: New Milton
Boat name: Jianna
Make: Osprey
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 E-TEC
MMSI: 235076954
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,933
Tough luck Stephen, if a guy who can keep Land Rovers going cannot manage it, then I guess no-one can As Nick says, we feel for you.
__________________
Ian

Dust creation specialist
Ian M is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2006, 14:43   #15
Member
 
Kernow Buoy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cornwall
Length: no boat
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,518
Stephen, as you've already got the materials how much is a return flight for a tube repairer?
__________________
Kernow Buoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2006, 15:11   #16
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kernow View Post
Stephen, as you've already got the materials how much is a return flight for a tube repairer?
About 1000 for the weekly civilian flight plus accommodation for a week, another 1000, plus I assume they are unlikely to come here for a couple of hundred quid and lose a whole week's income. They could come for four or five days on the RAF flight but the non resident fare is about 2500 so that's a non starter too I think. Thanks for the suggestion though

If I was going to the extent of flying somebody down I'd get a new set of tubes fitted I think, its an option but too expensive. Likewise I could ship the boat back to UK to be done properly but it'd be a couple of grand EACH way for the freight plus a new set of toobs another couple of grand...

Another option of course would be to get a completely bare Destroyer 5.8 hull & tubes (probably not too expensive maybe 5k plus freight which would be less being on a cradle not a trailer and of course only one way) strip everything off the boat I have got and fit to new hull, I know it would fit the trailer and I know where everything would go on the boat and all the cables and stuff would be the right length. Maybe Humber will give me a new hull/tubes to preserve their reputation?

Anyway I have just used the materials for an alternative bodge which came to mind which will probably not work but was worth a try.... if I don't mention it again that means it didn't work....
__________________
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

Sent from my Computer, using a keyboard and mouse
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2006, 15:36   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brum
Boat name: UTV
Make: zodiac FR
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke 15hp
MMSI: 999
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 379
Some one please help him who knows wtftoa.

This post is at a bad time, give it a few days and some one will give you the answer how to do it, I hope.
If the navy are there one of them must know how to do it, really feel for ya, having been in the position you are in, ever thought about moving house?
happy new year
Mark
__________________
Big waves, small boat ;)
tinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2006, 18:34   #18
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,688
[QUOTE=tinker;179827] This post is at a bad time, give it a few days and some one will give you the answer how to do it, I hope.
If the navy are there one of them must know how to do it, really feel for ya, having been in the position you are in, ever thought about moving house?

I can do it with sausages but it means probably another 1000 to get them here any time soon - not sure I can stomach spending that amount more when I just KNOW something else will go wrong (engine will blow itself apart, or whatever) the moment I get it back in the water....
__________________
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

Sent from my Computer, using a keyboard and mouse
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2006, 18:38   #19
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Hey Steve, you got any sheet metal bashers on the Island?

Perhaps they could knock you up a hard end cone out of marine alloy or Stainless steel.

Might be an option.

I'll tell you what though and after reading all your heartache about this problem. I recon someone should leak (sorry about the pun) these threads to Humber to show them what bad publicity they're getting.
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2006, 19:21   #20
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
I'll tell you what though and after reading all your heartache about this problem. I recon someone should leak (sorry about the pun) these threads to Humber to show them what bad publicity they're getting.
The thing is, as everybody says, perhaps the majority of their boats are fine. Maybe 2000 was a bad vintage, who knows. At least some of the problem (significant delamination) is down to the material which I am sure they will buy in from a third party, even if corner-cutting in the build (non-taped seams at the most critical point on the entire boat, and no wear patches) was, in my mind, the main part of it - in fact I would say if the seams were taped and it had wear patches from new, this would probably never have happened. As Sue Richardson pointed out if everything they made was rubbish they would have gone out of business - doesn't help my case though. She did admit that the design of the tubes is now completely different and they now fit large wear patches as standard, which suggests the case is not entirely a one-off...!

If I bought another RIB it'd be a Vipermax (I love Hot Lemon!), but I doubt I will ever be buying another RIB unless I win the lottery!
__________________

__________________
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

Sent from my Computer, using a keyboard and mouse
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:57.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.