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Old 27 February 2004, 10:56   #1
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Hi all. I'm in th eprocess of building my own 6 meter rib from scratch. Actually, I'm assembling the parts that other companies are manufacturing for me.

Any advice...apart from the obvious "Don't do it!!!"

If this one goes well, I am tempted to go part-time commercial seeing as my only real competition over here in Northern Ireland is Redbay......(the least said the better...ahem!)

Some advice on the relevent C.E. numbers and M.C. A. certification would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 27 February 2004, 10:58   #2
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Old 27 February 2004, 11:01   #3
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That is very good advice
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Old 27 February 2004, 11:03   #4
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Well he won't get his nickers in a twist!! I suppose

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Dave do a search on CE rating and allow yourself a month to read through it, but I have a feeling that self build boats are exempt providing you don't sell it with 5 years or something. If you want the boat for commerical work then you need to buy the yellow book for passengers or brown for work boats. the MCA site is very useful and has lots of stuff on coding small boats.

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-home

About 5 years ago 3 lads from Dover built a 24' rib with inboard TD for diving by starting with making there own plug. the article was covered in MBY or one of the other magazines which might be worth some research. however I am assuming you are buying a hull at least. If not see if you can buy a mould, Tony Lee Elliott the MD of Flatacraft was renting out moulds a while back although I think the business is up for sale now. Buy it

Good luck and take lots of photos, we would love to see the build as you progress.

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Old 27 February 2004, 14:19   #6
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Pete...thanks for the advice..makes alot of sense.

I'm really pleased with the renting mold info, at the present I'm stuck witha six meter mold, and I have been approached by my sailing club to replace their rescue craft. Six meters is far too big for them.

Oh and Louise, I will.......anything I do has to be with care.Au naturale tends to bring its own problems....
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Cheers Gavin....much appreciated
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I'm kinda new to this forum thingy so forgive any fo-paz.

I was reading the threads on self build. Did the story about the Flatacraft moulds have a happy ending?

I and a friend of mine have got 3GTs with Yam 30s. He had his retubed as he couldn't find a better modern build as light/fast/like a go-kart on water.

Jockey seat eye watering wave jumping (at 40 knots) is for supermen not mortals. A nice padded seat does me.

So is the 3GT mould still around? I love my pocket rocket rib but its getting near decision time.....new for old?

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