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Old 05 October 2008, 04:15   #1
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Rib with pilothouse

Hi @ll, my wife doesn`t like ribbing as much , because of the wind . Has anyone a link to ribs with pilothouse. I am thinking about a pilothouse made of aluminium or fibreglass and look for ideas.
Its for my Searider 5,4.

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Old 05 October 2008, 05:28   #2
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Hi @ll, my wife doesn`t like ribbing as much , because of the wind . Has anyone a link to ribs with pilothouse. I am thinking about a pilothouse made of aluminium or fibreglass and look for ideas.
Its for my Searider 5,4.

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Oh no not on a 5.4SR
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Oh no not on a 5.4SR
My thoughts too. I think it'd seriously affect it in the wind too-the 5.4 hull is too narrow.
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You need a much bigger boat for a pilot house!!!
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You need a much bigger boat for a pilot house!!!

Don't say that, I want to see what one looks like
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Hi @ll, my wife doesn`t like ribbing as much , because of the wind . Has anyone a link to ribs with pilothouse. I am thinking about a pilothouse made of aluminium or fibreglass and look for ideas.
Its for my Searider 5,4.

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Great idea. Look forward to seeing the pics.
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Another Searider 5.4 bites the dust
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Hi @ll, my wife doesn`t like ribbing as much , because of the wind . Has anyone a link to ribs with pilothouse. I am thinking about a pilothouse made of aluminium or fibreglass and look for ideas.
Its for my Searider 5,4.

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mike - there are some people here who have claimed that with the right console and screen you can significantly reduce this. (e.g. cookee has an odd looking console on his Bananashark Sixes which are supposed to be much more comfortable). However if you do want to go down the pilot house route - it can probably be squeezed on to a SR5.4. E.g. it has been done on a Pac22 (~6.5m, but with mid mounted inboard engine), and Redbay do it with their 6.5m boats.

I guess you are maybe thinking of something along the lines of post 2 in this thread?

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ht=pilot+house
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im in doubt about, but it was an idea to keep it. Otherwise i look for an old shetland and keep both.

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im in doubt about, but it was an idea to keep it. Otherwise i look for an old shetland and keep both.

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mike - perhaps a fabric canopy like a redbay or shakespear is a better way to go then? or I did look at a Pac22 which had a removable wheelhouse (it bolted into the lifting points).
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