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Old 05 June 2013, 04:58   #11
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I think eye catching is the right way to go, a 7.5M would be a good size. What about thinking about this in terms of sports cars, as in whats most preferred colour, black is always good, what about thinking about the GRP colour, most are always white, here is my list ...

Black Hull and GRP above on deck, tubes in black with a silver rubbing strake.
Do something with the A frame as the shape looks a tad dated now, what about a new shape angled forward a bit like on the cobra 7.5M or a nice single pole at the rear with radar, nav lights and vhf etc, ive seen a very nice pole setup on a seadna 999 in my local marina.
Deck lighting, LED's and at stern
Seat aplostry in black with silver piping
Ipod deck music system with speakers in console and rear bench seat
Main seats what about bolster seats instead of jockey seats
Avoid a huge GPS Plotter which some manufacturers put in to show off but which look too large on the water, something of a reasonable size, the raymarine I7 would be a good choice.
A grab rope running along both tubes
Some locker arrangement at bow with a cushion so two people could lay out on.
A proper bow post and rings at stern for anchoring and towing if need be
Proper deck drain system
Articifial teak
Ability to mount a table
What about some form of bluetooth for mobile phone use with a seperate control mounted on dash and speaker/microphone as its a right pain trying to find your mobile in a pocket etc when it goes off and your underway, think car hands free kit type.
A console that you can fit a small toilet in (for our better halves)
What about a decent spotlight mounted in Bow for night time cruising to avoid lobster pots.
A small compartment built into the dash to hold small items like phones, gloves etc, think car glove box.

In short something leisure orientated which is comfortable and quick and has all the right things that people need or what like to have in a cool colour scheme which isnt going to look like a blinged out subaru imprezza.
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Old 05 June 2013, 05:01   #12
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And I almost forgot, a dashboard that has the carbon fibre effect, do a search for 'Carbon Weazel' based near southampton and look at how they have done a number of boat dashboards, would look very cool indeed.
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Old 05 June 2013, 05:29   #13
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Many thanks for your comments so far, fully appreciated.
Vjehra – I agree a demo Parker Baltic Cruiser twin diesel stern drive, a dream cabin rib which if I had I would try not to sell too soon just use for some cross channel cruises and extended weekends on the water
Cgf10 – we will have 3 boats at SBS but only 1 rib (an Parker 800 Weekend and a Parker 660 Weekend, see Parker Poland ? Bateaux ŕ moteur - Parker Poland ? Bateaux ŕ moteur - Home )
Whisper – Alex having had one Black rib I would not go for another one just in case I was to be left with her. Lots of polishing required whereas I would prefer to spend my time on the water .
As for driving from Poland then only a diesel rib. Petrol is a problem as not everywhere available
Biff – I must visit you again when I am next time down your way
I know what you mean by the jockey seats only what instead – Ullman and Scots seat are great. I know as I have had Scots Seats and love them. A bit pricy however for a stock rib as I need to keep an eye of the costs
Bench seats or just a sit on support is not on perhaps more acceptable for a med type rib but not for us. Bucket seats – not a good idea
Colours say an usual shade of white with a yellow or red tube as these colours go well with a narrow strip of black rubbing strake and a few only of our special non-slip patches arranged only at the seating area
IanM - I agree about the Verado 4 cyl 200 HP a great engine for a 650 and perhaps not the best for a demo 750. From your comment “and some eye catching, high quality brightwork i.e. keep those welds tidy” I gather that you have never seen a Parker rib in the flesh. Our stainless steel work is first class, high quality and first class the welds. You would be impressed.

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Old 05 June 2013, 05:31   #14
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And I almost forgot, a dashboard that has the carbon fibre effect, do a search for 'Carbon Weazel' based near southampton and look at how they have done a number of boat dashboards, would look very cool indeed.
The was done on Solent Voyager The Parker 1000 Baltic Seasafari Rib. Looks great on a red rib.
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Old 05 June 2013, 06:35   #15
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A Satin finish on the stainless
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Old 05 June 2013, 07:21   #16
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A Satin finish on the stainless
Paul, I know what you mean as in my "other life" and this is years ago I used to work for a company in Henley in Arden and they made wet blasting equipment and using as the blasting media micro size glass beads you could not get a better smooth and satin finish on stainless steel. Sadly on that site there is now an expensive residential estate. One would need a big machine to put an A Frame inside. Such were made but have my doubts if any still running in Poland and some were supplied there.
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I think eye catching is the right way to go, a 7.5M would be a good size. What about thinking about this in terms of sports cars, as in whats most preferred colour, black is always good, what about thinking about the GRP colour, most are always white, here is my list ...

Black Hull and GRP above on deck, tubes in black with a silver rubbing strake.
Do something with the A frame as the shape looks a tad dated now, what about a new shape angled forward a bit like on the cobra 7.5M or a nice single pole at the rear with radar, nav lights and vhf etc, ive seen a very nice pole setup on a seadna 999 in my local marina.
Deck lighting, LED's and at stern
Seat aplostry in black with silver piping
Ipod deck music system with speakers in console and rear bench seat
Main seats what about bolster seats instead of jockey seats
Avoid a huge GPS Plotter which some manufacturers put in to show off but which look too large on the water, something of a reasonable size, the raymarine I7 would be a good choice.
A grab rope running along both tubes
Some locker arrangement at bow with a cushion so two people could lay out on.
A proper bow post and rings at stern for anchoring and towing if need be
Proper deck drain system
Articifial teak
Ability to mount a table
What about some form of bluetooth for mobile phone use with a seperate control mounted on dash and speaker/microphone as its a right pain trying to find your mobile in a pocket etc when it goes off and your underway, think car hands free kit type.
A console that you can fit a small toilet in (for our better halves)
What about a decent spotlight mounted in Bow for night time cruising to avoid lobster pots.
A small compartment built into the dash to hold small items like phones, gloves etc, think car glove box.

In short something leisure orientated which is comfortable and quick and has all the right things that people need or what like to have in a cool colour scheme which isnt going to look like a blinged out subaru imprezza.
very interesting specification but for the Parker 900RS not 750RS

with the type of console shown on the 900RS one could have a sea toilet with a view or if some privacy was required then the type I had on my demo Parker 900RS
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From your comment “and some eye catching, high quality brightwork i.e. keep those welds tidy” I gather that you have never seen a Parker rib in the flesh. Our stainless steel work is first class, high quality and first class the welds. You would be impressed.
Good oh. No criticsm intended. I'll try to be impressed when I see one
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Good oh. No criticsm intended. I'll try to be impressed when I see one
No worries,

The T-top on Solent Rib Safaris : Solent Rib Safaris is a good example and of course all the installed A Frames on Parker ribs.

Anyway you would not have to try, you will be impressed
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Andre, another request to see the 10m Baltic cabin RIB, I may even get Mrs B to let me buy it!
If you do go for someting in the 8m size, spec it right up and go for some bright colours, with a 300/350 verado
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