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Old 07 June 2008, 16:41   #61
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Just an observation, the anchor light - is it not going to be badly obscured to the port side by what im guessing is the gps antenna?
Keep up the work and hopefully the weather will continue for you.
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Old 07 June 2008, 17:26   #62
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To a certain extent yes it will. However on a dark night enough reflection from the kit around it should make it visible enough.
It is not ideal but in all fairness it is unlikely to ever be used as an actual anchor light as I generally only put the boat in for the day and anywhere I would ever leave it anchored or moored is not exactly busy with traffic (think inner hebridean islands). I think I used nav lights twice in anger in four years RIB use on the old boat. Since 99% of shipping will be seeing me from an arc centred on the bow it didn't seem worth fitting an A frame to get one light in a perfect position.
The intention is to have the lights switched on two switches through a diode, one for all three lights and the other just the white. All are LEDs so the white can be left on all night if required.
If I feel it is going to present a practical problem I can always put the GPS up a few inches on an extension but I would rather keep it lower than the VHF if possible.
Plus it doesn't really ever get dark up here in the summer, even in the middle of the night!
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Old 07 June 2008, 17:45   #63
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Good for you personaly i would'nt recognise a diode never mind know what to do with it.
We have a three way rocker switch wich even i could re-wire...

Dont envy the job of sorting the wiring out.

Any idea of when the hull might get wet yet ?
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Old 07 June 2008, 17:49   #64
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My little blow up boat, tried to get the missus to come out round the harbour today and she wouldn't in case anybody thought this was the bigger new RIB she has obviously been tellling everyone about!
I reckon after putting the little Honda aux on today that I won't have to mount it inside after all, I reckon if I put two U bolts at the top of the transom either side I can loop a ratchet strap round the motor and through both bolts to hold it rigid. This means deploying it is just a matter of popping a strap and lowering it down on the bracket.
Looks a bit high up though when stored on the bracket! I had to stop the boat today and do a bit of work on the little Midget, missus was complaining that a T&T car had been sitting for several months and I hadn't fixed it, don't she know her priorities?
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Old 07 June 2008, 17:58   #65
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Any idea of when the hull might get wet yet ?
Working tomorrow to help pay for the decking, batteries, engine PDI, seat pads/backrests, engine interface cable, fuel filter and new control cables still required , plus the usual host of small bits and bobs.
Plodding along as I can hoping to get her in the water July if possible to get some use this summer after running her in.
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Are they facing bricks or blocks your house has been built with? Looks really nice, I'd be really interested if they are stone blocks and what stone they are.
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I can't give you colours or types but they are blocks. AFAIK they are Fyfe stone blocks which are coloured concrete, of course!.
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I can't give you colours or types but they are blocks. AFAIK they are Fyfe stone blocks which are coloured concrete, of course!.
Concrete, that's cheating Thought that they might be the real Mc Coy!

Looks really nice though.
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Little bit more done but unfortunately run out of money for the moment to finish off, working some overtime to get the rest paid for so I can get her launched.
Still got some material to finish off more jobs but rapidly running out of bits.
Got the aux mount finished off and most of the rear end done, minor tidying only left. Fuel system finished apart from a mounting bracket for the filter.
Need to start looming and connecting the console up and start firing bits up to set up.
Large items needed are batteries, flooring and seats plus the PDI with backrests, second battery and engine interface cable able to wait till after launch.
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Not much been done for a while but this week saw some progress. Fuel system complete, steering connected and bled and both batteries and power system put in. I am going to try and get the motor cabling and some of the instruments connected up to the new busbar and see if I can get her into the water for a trial run at the weekend if I am lucky.
Still don't have seat pads,flooring or engine interface but I can retrofit them later once the motor is run in.
Need to try and get her in before the summer ends........
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