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Old 29 May 2010, 17:33   #61
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Have you considered getting a basic spec boat and adding the shiny bits yourself, to save a few quid?
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Have you considered getting a basic spec boat and adding the shiny bits yourself, to save a few quid?
Yes, but there's no saving in adding the console screen myself - it's expensive as a supply only part. As it is - I still have to put the engine on, wire in the electrics (tacho, battery isolator, three-way switch panel) GPS and compass. I just want to get out on the water, Haven't been to sea at all this year. Hoping to organise a fishing trip to Ullapool in late August.
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Old 29 May 2010, 19:25   #63
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I was thinking in terms of you making your own screen & rail.

What's the lead time with the manufacturers you're considering?
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Old 30 May 2010, 06:31   #64
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I was thinking in terms of you making your own screen & rail.

What's the lead time with the manufacturers you're considering?
Humber say 6-8 weeks for build. Ribcraft already have a grey stock boat which is available in a month. Turns out it was built for another customer, but they then changed their mind on the seating seat-up (after it was already glassed in!) They then built him another one - hence they have it in stock. I've got first-refusal on this and it will be available at the end of June. (Got to do a trade-show with Suzuki). The orange ribcraft shows the interior grab handles and tread patches. I'm opting for four patches (leaving the two stern sponsons off), plus six sponson grab handles. When funds allow - I'll add an A-frame that tilts forward (bl**dy up-and-over garage door.) The screen looks great - not sure I could build one that looks as good - it fits like a glove.
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Old 30 May 2010, 07:11   #65
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You're right - those curvy screens would be virtually impossible to make with a heatgun and a worktop edge. They do look very good.
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