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Old 19 January 2006, 19:26   #1
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Ribcraft 5.85- Complete!

Hey guys I just got to see my Ribcraft 5.85 which has just been completed. It looks great in all black. The console itself is pretty big (double console) but i dont know if i for some reason go out in the rain or a real rough day if the waters going to be spraying over the sides and ill be blinded Other than that i hope the honda 115 isnt to heavy The goofball who made the console area put the seat so close to the steering wheel that i have to practically jump into the jockey seat The pictures are too big to attach so i have no idea how to post them up here but i had a couple questions. I did not get a windshield with the boat and I was wondering, are they worth it?
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Old 19 January 2006, 20:40   #2
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Congrats Choppywaters,

if You have an image manipulating program like Paintshop Pro you can resize the photos before you upload. Or you can put them on websites like Photobucket.com and link to them. Windshields are a necessity I think. It keeps the wind off your face and makes for a more pleasurable ride. Or you can wear goggles. For me all that wind gives me bloodshot eyes everytime.
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Old 20 January 2006, 00:38   #3
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choppy,
best image resizer for ease of use (and its free!) is imageresizer from Microsoft.
It only works with XP though.
Can be downloaded from their powertools site.
Adds resize botton to your right click menu.
Point to photo, right click;choose your default size and you are done!
cheers Dal
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Old 20 January 2006, 04:16   #4
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Hey guys I just got to see my Ribcraft 5.85 which has just been completed. It looks great in all black. The console itself is pretty big (double console) but i dont know if i for some reason go out in the rain or a real rough day if the waters going to be spraying over the sides and ill be blinded Other than that i hope the honda 115 isnt to heavy The goofball who made the console area put the seat so close to the steering wheel that i have to practically jump into the jockey seat The pictures are too big to attach so i have no idea how to post them up here but i had a couple questions. I did not get a windshield with the boat and I was wondering, are they worth it?
Definatly get a screen fitted but make sure its big enough because ther are a lot of screens on consoles that do absolutely nothing apart from keeping spray of the electronics and not your self unless you duck down behind them and then it hinders your ability to drive the rib as you will no doubt find out most people stand up when at the wheel of the rib for better vision I personaly find it more comfortable to stand rather than sit on the seats and then my screen does nothing at all apart from stopping the spray hitting my chest good luck
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Old 20 January 2006, 15:30   #5
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Hope these worked. I might get a windshield but i usualy wear glasses while boating anyways. I would rather get some sort of grab rail all around the console and a cushion for the bench in the front, then if i have the money get the screen.
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Old 20 January 2006, 16:26   #6
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That looks very nice in black. Drug dealer boat ;-)
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Old 20 January 2006, 16:29   #7
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heh....im just imagining all the times im going to be stopped by the coast guard!
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Old 20 January 2006, 17:38   #8
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Sweet! Today (fri) would have been a great day to try it out, sunny, near 60... I'll gass up the Searider and join you, let's go!
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Old 20 January 2006, 17:43   #9
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Heh i wish i was brave enough Wayy to cold for me heh, You'll see me speeding around near the end of May
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Old 20 January 2006, 17:46   #10
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Heh i wish i was brave enough Wayy to cold for me heh, You'll see me speeding around near the end of May
wimp.

I'll be out the last weekend of February.





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