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Old 20 December 2008, 15:50   #31
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...or on fire... ...or possibly in extreeme circumstances if you rip the tubes off.
I will give you the one about the fire but properly built RIBs shouldn't have their tubes ripped off. Even if they do suffer bad damage they usually still float - even if they do get rather wet!!!
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Old 20 December 2008, 17:34   #32
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I will give you the one about the fire but properly built RIBs shouldn't have their tubes ripped off.
mmm... because there are no precedents for the tubes being so detached from the hull that the provide no bouyancy - even from otherwise well respected manufacturers?
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Even if they do suffer bad damage they usually still float - even if they do get rather wet!!!
but liferafts are precisely for dealing with the unusual events.

However we are getting off topic, and if Ronin's Mrs says he can get a brand new boat if he sticks a liferaft on it - then that sounds like a very good reason to get one to me.
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However we are getting off topic, and if Ronin's Mrs says he can get a brand new boat if he sticks a liferaft on it - then that sounds like a very good reason to get one to me.

My concern is that with a liferaft people are tempted to use it. Thank god I have never been in that situation but from all I have read and seen people are usually better off staying with their vessel.

Anyway i didn't realise he needed it to be coded so it's pretty academic now!!!
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On Evolution I have the raft right at the front which helps to balance the boat - theres a lot of weight at the back with the console, batteries, driver etc.
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Old 28 December 2008, 15:23   #35
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Build update

Hi There
Popped to factory to pick up some mail and noticed the Ullman seats have arrived, still shocked how much they are !!
So I will post more pics on Monday 5th with boat being fitted out
Happy new year
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Razzer - thanks for the update -

Know what you mean about the Ullmans - though everyone I know who has used them in rough water for any length of time swear by them .. but how they can justify the cost is beyone me - must be the 'small market, high quality build and innovative product' concept again....

Look forward to the new stage pictures and will be down at factory myself on 6th to bother everyone.... heehee

How many sleeps now !!??
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.. but how they can justify the cost is beyone me - must be the 'small market, high quality build and innovative product' concept again....
Or, alternatively it could be; they ask for the money and you give it to them.
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hahaha - yep that works as well !! Boys need thier toys!
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put my thoughts in, if you havn't done it already, looks like you thought of most things, pop out cleats on either side of the console makes coming alongside a doddle, backup the inside of the console where you fit them, thought i'll add that before somebody else states the obivious
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sorry me again, just had a good look at your pics, nice, i'm assuming they are going to put wet grp on top of your bulkheads and stringers and drop the deck on it, i'm also assuming that they will glass conduits to the underside of the deck before dropping it on, make sure that when they notch out the bulkheads to match where the conduits are that they cover them in glass also
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