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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 19 October 2017, 02:50
Replies: 31
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Posted By Bigplumbs
But to help porpoising I think you need to move...

But to help porpoising I think you need to move weight forward surely
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 18 October 2017, 16:32
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By Bigplumbs
You originally said Aft which is back. Did you...

You originally said Aft which is back. Did you mean to say forward ?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 17 October 2017, 11:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bigplumbs
Took the rib out again today with just me on it....

Took the rib out again today with just me on it. It is how you say somewhat lively. I got to 28 knots and backed off the throttle. It still had at least another 1000 rpm. This will be fun once I have...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 15 October 2017, 11:56
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Bigplumbs
475.00

475.00
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 October 2017, 11:33
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Bigplumbs
Be sure also to individually clean between each...

Be sure also to individually clean between each of your tyre treads with a cotton bud :)
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 October 2017, 01:58
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Bigplumbs
If it is all in a garage you don't need to do all...

If it is all in a garage you don't need to do all that. Most are kept outside
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 14 October 2017, 00:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bigplumbs
Don't change it. Apart from the bad luck thing it...

Don't change it. Apart from the bad luck thing it is very much a part of the boats history and may bring you some interesting tales in the future.... Also name stickers arnt cheap :)


Dennis
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 October 2017, 07:20
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Bigplumbs
Transome appearance

The new to me Rib is 20 years old and generally in very good condition for its age. The transom has over the years had many drill holes in it which are sealed with CT1 or similar. I was wondering if...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 October 2017, 07:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By Bigplumbs
Very nice set up and an incredible price. Another...

Very nice set up and an incredible price. Another one off Felixstowe hey !!!!!!


Dennis from the Deben
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 October 2017, 07:11
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Bigplumbs
Ahhh that is why the 2 bungs are on the inside. I...

Ahhh that is why the 2 bungs are on the inside. I assume you need to do this operation at some speed hence the need for 2 people

Dennis
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 October 2017, 06:22
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bigplumbs
Tested it the other day at 32 knots and no sign...

Tested it the other day at 32 knots and no sign of chine walking. I di have my wife on the console seat at the front so will take care when I test it one up. 60 hp is the max it is/was plated for so...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 October 2017, 05:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bigplumbs
Managed to buy 2 complete replacement carbs from...

Managed to buy 2 complete replacement carbs from ebay for 100. Took the float out of one of them and put it in my carb, Put it all together and fired her up and it is now running very well indeed
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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 October 2017, 07:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bigplumbs
Got the boat home and went to wash out the engine...

Got the boat home and went to wash out the engine and it was running like a pig and spitting fuel out of what I found was the top carb. I thought that was odd as it had run flat out so well. I have...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 08 October 2017, 15:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bigplumbs
Tried her out today and quite pleased. Got 33...

Tried her out today and quite pleased. Got 33 Knots 2 up and only had full throttle for a few seconds and did not mess with the trim to see if I could get more.

I think I will get 35Knots one...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 October 2017, 12:07
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Bigplumbs
For 57 I recon 3 seasons is very good ...

For 57 I recon 3 seasons is very good

You even get a handy little draw string bag which is good on any boat

Dennis
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 October 2017, 12:06
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Bigplumbs
My boat is 4.5 m or 14.8 ish foot. I measured and...

My boat is 4.5 m or 14.8 ish foot. I measured and bought the 12 - 14 foot one. I was originally going to buy the 14-16 foot one but glad I bought the smaller as it is an excellent fit. This was the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 October 2017, 12:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bigplumbs
Why do you say that ?

Why do you say that ?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 October 2017, 04:51
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Bigplumbs
Ducksback Cover - Excellent

My new to me boat did not come with a cover so I spent 57 on a Ducksback one from ebay. I was not expecting much but when it arrived I am very very pleased with it. As advised I bought the smaller...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 October 2017, 02:59
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Bigplumbs
Paul I would be very interested in how to...

Paul

I would be very interested in how to class such a thing. I need one similar and was horrified at the prices charged online. If you have time can you give some pics etc of the glassing...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 October 2017, 06:20
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Bigplumbs
The block of wood method is good with some...

The block of wood method is good with some engines but others just don't seem to be able to use this due to the shape of thngs


Dennis
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 October 2017, 05:00
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Bigplumbs
Trailing Engine Up or Down

The gereral Mercury instructions supplied with most of my engines say to tailer the boat with the engine down. If I do this the engine and prop bag covers the number plate and also I prefer the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 October 2017, 02:45
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Bigplumbs
Why 2 holes

On my new to me Narwhal H450 there are 2 holes at the rear of the transom in a little sump with a double bung provided internally. Externally there is a small single bung quite a bit smaller than one...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 October 2017, 16:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bigplumbs
That is a big one indeed. What engine has it got....

That is a big one indeed. What engine has it got. Any pics

Dennis
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 October 2017, 12:12
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By Bigplumbs
Outboard Manual

Does anyone have a link to an owners manual for a Mariner 60 HP 3 cylinder 2 stroke outboard it is the carb version I have. I have been goggling but all I get is weird sites that want me to sign up
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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 October 2017, 06:38
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bigplumbs
It is true to say that I really didn't 'need' (I...

It is true to say that I really didn't 'need' (I hate the word need) another boat. But this one fitted the bill so closely for single person use but reasonable size in good nick for 3K so I couldn't...
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