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Old 18 December 2008, 13:34   #21
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How much is one of those liferaft cages?
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Old 18 December 2008, 14:01   #22
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I've been quoted 360 for the stainless steel 4/5 liferaft cage - even through the boat is going to be coded - its mainly there for the wife insistence if the kids are going with me on some jaunts..

That's part of a large list in the quote so may be discounted?
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Old 18 December 2008, 16:59   #23
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Where is the liftraft going on the boat?
Mine is in front of the front bench seat, had the guys add a grab handle to the liftraft cage to act as the front seats grab handle............works very well and is very tidy.

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Old 19 December 2008, 04:17   #24
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That's a great idea...

Mine is in front of the console and behind the two front jocket seats (these will have grab handles on them). This layout seemed to work out well on Vampire - at the helm you can't see it all, it doesnt get in the way moving around the Rib so should be good.

I mentioned it was a bit of a last minute addition as the wife jumped up and down a bit when I mentioned I hadnt spec'd one (due to cost mainly) ... Dorian is still to come back on which liferaft will be sourced for the cage and cost....
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On the subject of new Ribcraft...here's ours Picked 'd2' up last Saturday and boy, are we pleased and some

Leapy,

Quick Nav. lights Q - I also have a "garage height" frame, and am wondering if your all round white is a telescopic one, or a standard surface mount bolted to the top of the frame? I have one of the Lazilas "short pole" ones, with my sidelights as low as I can sensibly mount them, but can still only manage about 650mm separation.

Or is the "low" Ribcraft frame tall compared to mine?

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That's a great idea...

Mine is in front of the console and behind the two front jocket seats (these will have grab handles on them). This layout seemed to work out well on Vampire - at the helm you can't see it all, it doesnt get in the way moving around the Rib so should be good.

I mentioned it was a bit of a last minute addition as the wife jumped up and down a bit when I mentioned I hadnt spec'd one (due to cost mainly) ... Dorian is still to come back on which liferaft will be sourced for the cage and cost....

Unless you use the boat commercially I really wouldn't bother with a liferaft on a RIB. You are far better staying with the boat - even if it's full of water. The only time a liferaft is needed is if you capsize - and how the hell do you launch the liferaft if you are upside down???
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Yeah - I don't dissagree but combination of the wife's insistence and also the need to get the boat coded really made the call...

For the sake of a grand I suppose it's something that you can move from boat to boat and sell on if need be...
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Leapy,

Quick Nav. lights Q - I also have a "garage height" frame, and am wondering if your all round white is a telescopic one, or a standard surface mount bolted to the top of the frame? I have one of the Lazilas "short pole" ones, with my sidelights as low as I can sensibly mount them, but can still only manage about 650mm separation.

Or is the "low" Ribcraft frame tall compared to mine?

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The all round white is surface mount...not sure what make it is. It's about 650mm above the port/starboard lights, so I guess our 'low' frames are about the same height

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I rent my raft, seems to be cost effective and works well.
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The only time a liferaft is needed is if you capsize
...or on fire... ...or possibly in extreeme circumstances if you rip the tubes off.
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