Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 27 September 2010, 15:20   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: porthmadog
Boat name: n/a
Make: osprey
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40 hp outboard
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8
rib care

hi all
I am looking for advise on looking after my ospey kestral ie what pressure do you inflate the tubes , what is the best way to check for leaks on valves
as this is my first rib any help would be gratefully received
__________________

__________________
mockin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 September 2010, 15:44   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: west wales
Make: humber destroyer 5m
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90 yamaha
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 202
A (poorly educated) guess, 2 1/2 to 3 psi,spray soapy water on them.
__________________

__________________
bosun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 September 2010, 16:57   #3
Member
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,217
1.5-2.5 psi roughly, soapy water or snoop will be good for checking valves.
__________________
chewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 October 2010, 18:56   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wigan
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mariner 60hp, 2st
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 39
Send a message via MSN to Broomy
Hi Mockin, you have a good rib in the Kestrel, had one for a few years, excellent all rounder, had a 60hp Mariner, so was pretty rapid, and up on the plane so quick!! Used it to go out to fingals cave off the Isle of Mull, out of Brixham,Abereron, Cardigan Bay,and lots of time around your part of the world, Pwllheli public slipway is one of our favorites, search Broomy, and you should find some pics, our new rib is a 5.1 Osprey, bit deeper V, but wish it had the bow locker the Kestrel had!! Re tube pressure's, if you hav'nt got a gauge, its a case of if they feel soft, pump them up until you can only depress them slightly with your hand, not an exact science, but you wont be far out. Also, the pressure will alter with the temp of the day/ night, also, once in the water, may need a top up, so keep the pump in the rib, we are in the North West, so may see you out there some time, any pics of your Kestrel?
__________________
Broomy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 October 2010, 14:05   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: porthmadog
Boat name: n/a
Make: osprey
Length: 4m +
Engine: 40 hp outboard
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8
Thanks for the great advise , no pics as yet may see you out next year
__________________
mockin 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 20:37.


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