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Old 30 October 2008, 05:36   #11
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Flexi fuel tanks dont need as much securing as you may think. On race boats we bolt an eye to a 3" square of laminate with countersunk sets and sikaflex it to the hull, make 4 and fix two either end of the tankspace thread some 8-10mm bungee to one end , then through the eyes on the tank over the tank and trough the eyes at the other end of the tank and secure to the other pair of fixings, then depending on the size of the tank tou can slide it up and down for balence. Whenit is were you want it just ust cable ties to fix the bungee to the eyes. Simple.
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Old 30 October 2008, 06:07   #12
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Tis.
Stop being negative you grumpy bugger(missed out the old )
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Old 30 October 2008, 06:31   #13
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Sounds easy to me, and will work well in the space I have.
Thanks Kitten.

It was going to be Paul I contacted anyway.

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Old 30 October 2008, 10:00   #14
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Yup his bladder is 2nd to none!!!
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Old 30 October 2008, 11:09   #15
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Old 30 October 2008, 18:55   #16
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We came back on the Thursday in perfect conditions!

Total damage:

- destroyed radar reflector - not going to bother to replace - it was mounted horizontally when it was meant to be vertical!!

- radio - replaced under warranty by Raymarine - many thanks

- Lowrance gps aerial - did not appreciate high g dunking - 3.5 years old - replaced by JGTech at a great price and installed by Andy our excellent local electronics wiz at Haven Quay.

Total cost ~250 plus rail fares and 4 nights mooring at Weymouth.

Cheap at the price given what we both learned.

And thanks to Paul B who came to Weymouth to help us home!
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Old 30 October 2008, 18:59   #17
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Fair enough it sounds like you really did take a dunking to do that much damage. Did that happen as teh back of the boat dropped into the water then?
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Old 30 October 2008, 19:16   #18
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Total cost ~250 plus rail fares and 4 nights mooring at Weymouth.

Cheap at the price given what we both learned.
Christ if it cost me 250 everytime the RIB was subjected to conditions that they are designed to cope with I'd be a bit peeved.

Seriously, any decently put together RIB should shrug off an incident like that. Or are newer boats a bit more fussy that my tough old beastie?

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Old 30 October 2008, 19:24   #19
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Christ if it cost me 250 everytime the RIB was subjected to conditions that they are designed to cope with I'd be a bit peeved.

Seriously, any decently put together RIB should shrug off an incident like that. Or are newer boats a bit more fussy that my tough old beastie?

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Its all part of the boat and how its put together.

250 quids worth of damage is outragous for an incident like that.
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