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Old 06 February 2009, 23:30   #1
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RIB rigged for fishing

A few shots of the RIB having just completed a few mods for comfortable fishing. Have a Tourney next weekend and the 1st prize is $4000.00 bucks. Twenty boats entered @ $400 each including 4 anglers plus sponsership of $2500.00 . So odds are not too bad even for a rookie. Hope we get lucky.
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Old 06 February 2009, 23:43   #2
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Hi LL

I am looking at putting some sun shade on my 6.5m rib. I have seen ribs here with stainless steel t-tops but not one with folding bimini type cover. Would it be possible for you to send me some close up pics of how the bimini legs are attached at the stern and at the tubes. I have seen the range of bimini tops on Overtons.com and they may deliver to Muscat (unless you can recommend a better source).

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Old 07 February 2009, 16:43   #3
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I made mounts for the bimini out of a plastic chopping board and fixed a short ss rail to each one. The mounts are strapped to strap eyes secured to the deck. The rail is then secured to the tubes with bungees around the grab handles. fore and aft support straps are clipped to the grab lines. I can fold it forward or remove it in about 10 mins. Looks flimsy but has worked so far at speeds up to 25 knots. Pics below.
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Old 07 February 2009, 17:25   #4
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I get the idea. Simple but effective. I am planning to use 'shade mesh' which blocks 50-75% of suns rays (depending on number of layers) but due to its open weave construction allows wind to blow through it rather than catch th ewind and act act like a sail.

I shall do some more measurements and see how I get on. Many thanks and best of luck for the fishing competition.
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Old 07 February 2009, 18:30   #5
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There are a couple of companies that sell fitting to take Bimini's that can be glued to tubes screwed to decks etc.

Problem is I can't remember who..
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