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Old 24 October 2005, 11:12   #1
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Tired old RIB

I have rescued our tired old rescue RIB from the bottom of the compound, harbour is away to be converted to a marina, & the builders are due in.

It has a Yamaha AUTOLUBE 50hp outboard, on the rubber sides it has NARWHAL/ DAYFER written on it.

Looking inside the console, the battery is right next to the petrol tank, this does not seem like the ideal layout.

Is this standard for RIB's, any advice on how to get some info for the restoration on a budget.

Your assistance is appreciated.

Rob
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Old 24 October 2005, 11:23   #2
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Hi & welcome!
What do you need to do to it & what do you want to do to it?
Do you have any photos of it to give us an idea of that state it is in?
With a bit of TLC you can do a lot!
Here is a photo of my rib when I got it & one after a lot of TLC!
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Old 24 October 2005, 11:34   #3
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Hi & welcome!
What do you need to do to it & what do you want to do to it?
Do you have any photos of it to give us an idea of that state it is in?
With a bit of TLC you can do a lot!
Here is a photo of my rib when I got it & one after a lot of TLC!
Hi Nick,

How did you clean them tubes up and does the shinyness last for a couple of trips.

Regards Nick R.
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Old 24 October 2005, 11:53   #4
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Nick I have used a lost of thing, but the best & what I use now is 303 Aerospace Protectant. I spray it on & use a car washing sponge to work it over & let it dry! It last about 3 to 4 weeks & makes the tubes look like new & the faded jell coat too! Has the added benefit of giving you UV protection too!

http://www.thepolishingcompany.com/foryourboat.html

My console B4 & after!
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Hi & welcome!
What do you need to do to it & what do you want to do to it?
Do you have any photos of it to give us an idea of that state it is in?
With a bit of TLC you can do a lot!
Here is a photo of my rib when I got it & one after a lot of TLC!
Which is which?
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Old 24 October 2005, 13:09   #6
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AAaaaarrrgghh!

You got me.......
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Old 24 October 2005, 14:31   #8
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when the 303 wears off does the console go back to be cloudy as in the original PIC
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No the white dose come back but much less noticeable, still looks respectable!
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how to upload photo's

Guys,

My photo's are to large, how can I compress them to add to this thread.

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Old 25 October 2005, 06:05   #12
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My photo's are to large, how can I compress them to add to this thread.

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Rob have a look here,
Uploading pictures

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Old 25 October 2005, 14:41   #13
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attached photo's

I have downsized the photo's, although I have now lost some of the frame. The petrol tank is next to the battery, is this common practice ?.

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The petrol tank is next to the battery, is this common practice ?. Rob
Sadly on small ribs it used to be very common. You have to ask yourself if you saw a secondhand car for sale with the battery lines rapped around the fuel line would you buy it ? well battery cables and fuel lines are often rigged together in addition to battery and fuel tank being located in the same console space with nothing to separate them. Is there room to separate them with a bulkhead or put the fuel tanks on the rear deck or in another seat ?

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I would definitely find a way to seperate the two. I can't remember how many times when I hook up power to the battery I get small sparks. It might look tidy with the battery and gas out of sight but the potential for fire is way too risky I say.
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Old 26 October 2005, 07:17   #17
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petrol tank v battery

Looks like I will try to seperate them, will need to cut out the front of the console, to allow access to the battery.

Will post with updates on the various stages, away out to free the jockey wheel. Start off with the small projects first.

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