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Old 01 May 2003, 05:18   #11
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Several properly waterproof lockers/cubbyholes/places to put "things". Preferably with thick, rubber, removable linings.

Good windshielding for crew.

Proper, strong grabhandles.

And.......an autopilot that correctly docks the boat for you, hands free, when you enter a marina....
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Old 01 May 2003, 05:40   #12
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I'd like a totally waterproof submersible trailer light board so I did not have to remove the thing before dunking the trailer in the sea to launch the boat.
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Old 01 May 2003, 06:16   #13
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Howling wife syndrome

I'd like a new wife, one that does not moan when i spend the day boating or cleaning the thing, are all wives like this to start and do they get better as it slowly sinks in that your new Mistress in the garage is there to stay.

So with my new boat i'd like a wife that does not moan, says "sure spend the day boating with your mates, and when you get home i'll have your dinner ready on the table, the football on the tele and i'll even wash your boat down for you" is that too much to ask, forgo all those nice little boxes and toys for an easy life.

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Old 01 May 2003, 06:57   #14
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I would like a trailer with brakes that don't stick, and a bigger anchor locker box - the one we've got is just slightly too small.

I would also like it to go faster

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Old 01 May 2003, 07:41   #15
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Re: Trailer extended

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i've oftern though a backon buttie would be a nice thing to offer your soaked crew after a soaking.
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Surely this should read...

i've oftern though a backon buttie would be a nice thing for the crew to offer me after a soaking????

After all what else are crew for
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Old 01 May 2003, 09:35   #16
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Tidy, professional, waterproofed wiring looms with spare capacitty for navionics etc. NO SCOTCHBLOCKS!!!. Draw strings to be left in all ducts (x2 at least).

Proper waterproof hatches.

Galvanised grating on trailers to allow one to walk down without looking like one shouild be wearing a tutu!

Properly thought out arrangements to fit and stow an auxiliary o/b.

Hydraulic steering that doesn't have to be stripped completely just to grease the engine tilt!

Professional fit and finish.

Correctly positioned grab handles.

WATERPROOF lockers.

Agree entirely re- fulelling too

and more...
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Old 01 May 2003, 09:50   #17
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Correct height jockey seats!

Been out today and mine is far too low. I've known this for ages but just been reminded...do check this before you buy.
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Old 01 May 2003, 10:08   #18
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I don't know whether this has been mentioned but these are the following would likes on a RIB

1. Ample storage space - this is a very important factor for me - with some dry space if poss
2. V-type berth and sitting arrangement on the bow
3. Comfortable and safe sitting arangement
4. upholstery that does not look like is 100 years old after you used the RIB once
5. Bimini
6. bildge pump
7. PROPER waterproof panel and light switch arrangement
8. Cleats (I assume they are called like that. These are the things you tie a rope on usually made of SS) on bow and stern
9. Ski towin arrangement aft
10. SS lighter soket/s
11. Battery cut-off switch

...and probably much more if I put my brain in deep thought gear (not likely right now though LOLOL )

I would have gone about trailers but this a question about the boat I recon and not the trailer
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Old 01 May 2003, 17:16   #19
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You're right it was supposed to be more about boats, but what the hay airing ideas is what forums are all about.

Good list so far boys and girls, but fairly predictable,go on go wild.

Manos not too sure about the SS rope, Knots are a problem.
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Old 01 May 2003, 17:44   #20
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I am very happy with my Rib,

but I am beginning to think that Ribs should come with ballast systems that you can adjust. I.e. shift between front and back..

Also new ribs should come with Digipics of everything that is under floor inc wiring
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