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Old 28 March 2013, 09:57   #1
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vipermax re-fit

After taking part in the Great British Rib Rally in 2010 in an 11m Cabin Redbay my son Ross and myself were blown away by by the west coast of Ireland and promised ourselves a revisit.When we heard about the Round Ireland Rally
we decided to enter but this time in a boat a little nearer to the water! After much hunting we bought Dave Griffiths 7m Vipermax "Black Hawk" Dave had really looked after the boat but we felt we had to do a few mods to make it our own. Here are a few photos of what we have done
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Old 28 March 2013, 10:09   #2
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Old 28 March 2013, 10:15   #3
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Rear seats removed and Scott "Big Boy" suspension installed
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Old 28 March 2013, 10:22   #4
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Very nice indeed, those Scott seats look a work of art!

Out of curiosity, what are you planning to do with the removed seat pods?

I will be looking for a set of black pods shortly so could be interested if you decide to sell...

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Old 28 March 2013, 10:24   #5
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Choice of 4,3 or 2 seat configuration
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Day boat,Dive boat or overnight sleeping options,a large tarp covers the sleeping bit
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The boat came with a Garmin 550 sounder/plotter,we have added a Raymarine hybrid sounder plotter with a through the hull transducer accessed by a stainless inspection hatch.We will use the Garmin as a sounder and the Raymarine as a plotter with both acting as back-ups We have also installed two 12v charging points for Phones act .All the instrumentation fits in one Pelican box
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Have added 4 pop up stainless tie downs and a tinted screen,we fitted a screen/grab rail but it was in our eye line so we are modifying it.We have added Buhel 2 bluetooth comms to the Gecko helmets these use the helmets as speakers and have a half mile range.May the force be with us!
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Old 28 March 2013, 11:26   #9
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Finally her name! Many thanks to Mike Whitham for doing a superb re-fit
First main trip round Anglesey on 27 April (if it stops snowing!)
then Ireland here we come
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Wow!

That's impressive, I really like what you've done with that RIB. Lotta thought went into that. Hugely useable. I'm looking forward to the proper tour of her you're going to give me in Killybegs...
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Old 28 March 2013, 11:55   #12
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it'l cost u a pint or 3 of the black stuff Wilk
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That is one serious 'kick arse' rib.

The Scots look dead 'Hench'.
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I shall keep that foremost in my thoughts...

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it'l cost u a pint or 3 of the black stuff Wilk
Great looking rib i really like your chocolates to
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Looks really really smart. Brilliant mods.
Looks an extremely capable vessel.
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Have added 4 pop up stainless tie downs and a tinted screen,we fitted a screen/grab rail but it was in our eye line so we are modifying it.We have added Buhel 2 bluetooth comms to the Gecko helmets these use the helmets as speakers and have a half mile range.May the force be with us!
Have you tested the comms out yet ? how good a fixing is it
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Comms are designed for bikers and are fitted with noise suppressed mikes they are magnetically attached then locked down haven't tested them in the rough yet but they work great on land
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