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Old 22 December 2002, 19:54   #111
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Might not be the right time to join the navy, might get used for target practise !!
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Old 22 December 2002, 20:02   #112
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Shouldn't be a problem. 6 months training, followed by 2 years of basically doing ship maintenance jobs or mine disposal/defusal. If I end up the EOD unit, that's when the fun starts. Clearing the way for the Marines to do beach landings and going on behind enemy lines missions where explosives experience is needed!

Giving myself a few months holiday after finishing college before I go in though, so hopefully any problems with Iraq will be resolved by then!

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Old 23 December 2002, 04:30   #113
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Dirk, after 18 pages I thought we had answered your questions, however sicne they may have been lost I will repeat them.

Start with the anticavitation plate 1 inch above the bottom of the transom. Ribs don't go round sharp corners to well if you use excessive height on the engine, so don't over do it.

Hyperlon repairs are quite straight forward. Use either bostic 2 pack glue for critical areas or if just replacing things like wear patches then evostick can be cheaper as you don't have to use the whole can unlike 2 pack glues.

If the damage is too much for you then Nick in Lymington is probably your nearest. Have a look at the home page for Ribnet and the links for firms its quite an extensive list.

There is a cruise to the CI in August, coming ?

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Hi,

I was just reading one of your first posts and something you mentioned about X-height.
Also WHAT IS X-height?? never heard of that term neither my mates in SAfrica. Could you please elaborate??
Also we are very interested about your boat and if you are genuinely want some help and advise on what you should or shouldn't do with it if you give me type, model and serial No will be able to give you any info you require (free of charge).

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I just want to take advantage of this thread and and give a good welcome to the newest member Ryszard. Ryszard lives in Poland and is a good friend of mine who is new to ribs but not to the sea. Hopefully the RIBnet Forums will be an eye opener for Ryszard in respect of ribs and ribsters

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Welcome Ryszard You will certainly learn a few things on this forum

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Just ask the question and wait for the perfect reply

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Old 23 December 2002, 06:19   #117
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WELLCOME Ruszard!!!!

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Old 23 December 2002, 07:29   #119
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Re: Dirk

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[B]Hi,

I was just reading one of your first posts and something you mentioned about X-height.
Also WHAT IS X-height??
X height is usually referred to when installing Inboard sterndrives and relates to the crankshaft center. Most manufactures give an X measurement the engine should be fitted to allow the outdrive cavitation plate to be level with the keel.

On an outboard the usual technique is a ruler on the cavitation plate on an unknown height transom.

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Correct, sorry about that, I should have said cavitation plate height. I must have had my stern drive head on.
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