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Old 03 May 2003, 04:23   #31
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getting down to the nitty gritty

that's the stuff, the diagrams,cabling, cockpit tidies for use on the move, all the little things you actualy use rather than just looks good. But keep it comming there must be more things that niggle you.
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Old 03 May 2003, 04:43   #32
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Hi Kitten,

As the thread starter, you should summarise all points in a nice table.

Why not to continue with a vote in order to give them importance ?

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Old 03 May 2003, 04:59   #33
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Put it to the vote

Good idea when we seam to be running out of ideas, I'll collate all the info and put it to a vote.


One for the best things you want to see on your boat, and one for the features you wish would sink to the bottem of Hermes deep never to be seen again.


Lets see if we can't come up with some new inovation.
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Old 03 May 2003, 06:11   #34
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For me please......

1/ Higher transoms with either a splash well or good size sump.

2/ Rubber warp tunnels on bow and each side of rear for mooring warps so they don't chafe the tubes.

3/ More rubber protection on top of tubes where the squids like to sit.

4/ Wider beams in sub 6m boats.


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Old 03 May 2003, 09:43   #35
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Hi DM

My little boat (3.4m) has a ruddy wide beam in it - mine!

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Old 03 May 2003, 14:57   #36
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Whiteshoozes new boat had a clever feature on it. The front locker had a couple of seats built on to it but he had had a stainless steel bar made to go in front of it which allowed the kids to stand up and grab on to the bar....almost as if they were on a Jetski
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Old 03 May 2003, 16:26   #37
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Old 04 May 2003, 03:12   #38
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Kitten whose market research are we contributing to? What was the thinking behind the thread?

Splashwell Idea is good, and high transomes - fits my point about auxiliary o/b s. On which tack, an "A" frame ought to be at least strong enough to rig lifting gear to help putting an auxiliary in place at sea - if you've tried it you'll know that even a little 3.3 hp 2 stroke is difficult to handle dangling over the stern in a swell. They are somewhat expensive to loose!!

Ocean RIBs seem to have a tidy splashwell arrangement, and high transomes to boot.
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Windchill,

You are kind of right. If you look at our web page, you will see the race boat and what we as a team are all about, what you wonít see is the leisure boat we are developing which as it stands is 99% finalised. Itís very different to any RIB out there at the moment with what we think are some unusual features, and some that we know are totally new.

Due to the small size of our workforce (Cookee and Myself) progress is relatively slow, as it is a totally new build, with nothing nicked from previous models apart from the hullform.

Market research is not the term I would have used. That implies research were the results are private, any one, manufacturer, or end user can glean info from this thread, and maybe build a better boat as a result. But basically itís mere curiosity on my part to see if what others find important is the same as we do.

If any one is interested in what we are doing I could bring some photos to the meet in Plymouth, though I would not want to post them on the forum as it is very much work in progress at the moment.
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....... has a ruddy wide beam in it - mine!

I'd already considered this so I've ordered a bigger engine for the IOM cribbage run.......




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