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Old 24 February 2010, 08:03   #11
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you'll need to come up with a better name for it - I rarely see Sun on Sunday or do much Sitting on Saturday!
Maybe call it " workday" or "family day". On that logic!
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Old 24 February 2010, 08:27   #12
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A solid stainless steel bar inserted into the transom while under manufacture
should stop the chainsaw gangs removing outboard engines.

Batteries inset into the floor with water proof covers and waterproof cable glands
hence if the boat goes upside down maybe something will continue to work.

some sort of engine snorkel fitted to the outboard engines. again in case it turns over.

Fuel tank vent to the transom.

a more compact self righting system if there is such a thing.
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Old 24 February 2010, 09:49   #13
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Following the theme - suspension seats must become more common/ cheaper in fast leisure boats - that and decent ( read Garmin) waterproof combined , gps / radio/ radar / etc - in one unit - much less space and one set of menus to learn !

And why oh why cant all the manufacurers of engines etc agree on a standard plug - NMEA is one thing - but how much better if it was all on the same mutli pin plugs.
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Old 24 February 2010, 10:43   #14
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A solid stainless steel bar inserted into the transom while under manufacture
should stop the chainsaw gangs removing outboard engines.

Batteries inset into the floor with water proof covers and waterproof cable glands
hence if the boat goes upside down maybe something will continue to work.

some sort of engine snorkel fitted to the outboard engines. again in case it turns over.

Fuel tank vent to the transom.

a more compact self righting system if there is such a thing.
I'm guessing you have flipped you rib in the past! Call it intuition.
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Old 24 February 2010, 10:52   #15
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And why oh why cant all the manufacurers of engines etc agree on a standard plug - NMEA is one thing - but how much better if it was all on the same mutli pin plugs.
NMEA 2000
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Old 24 February 2010, 11:01   #16
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You mean just like the not compatible with each other red or blue Lowrance NMEA2000 connectors...........
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Old 24 February 2010, 11:51   #17
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I'm guessing you have flipped you rib in the past! Call it intuition.
Yep when I was able to enjoy the rib i used to love going out in the very rough weather just to surf the boat down some of the bigger waves .

and then taking off at the top of others..

Great fun but only once upturned and had to get help.
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Old 24 February 2010, 12:34   #18
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Ultimate Upgrade?

S'funny, I cannot think of any upgrades that I want at the moment. Bigger, faster, flashier, many of us would probably go for that, but no specific upgrades that I can think of.
The delivery system however, that is another matter. Saw my ultimate when anchored in a quiet bay off the coast of Greece. A massive motor yacht (read medium sized ship) turned up and anchored a couple of hundred yards away. After a while a RIB appears from the stern - now that is my ultimate - naturally it would have to be big enough to take my 6.5
Coming back to reality, I think that Bedajim is on the right track with his launching cradle within a trailer.
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Old 24 February 2010, 14:52   #19
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A reserve switch for the fuel tank

Add a second fuel pipe uptake for the petrol pipe, great so you dont run out of petrol.
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