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Old 18 May 2020, 15:11   #1
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Country: UK - England
Town: Christchurch
Make: arimar
Length: 4m +
Engine: outboard 40Hp
Join Date: May 2020
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Hello!

Hello, New member here and fairly new to ribs had mine for about 18 months now.

Not new to boating we had a searay for many years as a family toy. Have lots of friends with ribs and took the plunge with a 4.3m for running about on the river and in the sea when it s not too lumpy.

Covered some of my rib experience over here https://www.rib.net/forum/f36/prop-f...efi-83568.html

ebay purchase late at night looks like a bargain just throw in a cheeky bid and oops I own another boat. It is about what I wanted - launch at any time, good for the kids to learn in on the river and stuff, not so nice I can't run it up a beach and the engine was basically sound once the initial issues were sorted.

few teething troubles

Cracked terminal on the battery - it felt tight but wasn't! Battery was draining and it failed the charging module. Found and sorted that myself.

Someone had fitted a pipe to take the controls/cables forward screw for pipe clip went straight through the floor and the hull. I repaired those holes.

Old fuel gunge in the engine - needed a good clean out, would run fine on the river at low throttle but not happy at higher revs. Thanks Will at the River Shack in Christchurch for sorting that https://www.rivershackboats.co.uk/ quite a common problem with modern fuels and periods of no use apparently.

End caps in the tubes were repaired with silicon and self amalgamating tape held up for a while but now replaced by https://www.ribrepair.com/ They were a bit dubious about taking it on but the refresh has given it a few more years of life.

Had some good days out last year and had it on the water this weekend which was nice. looking forward to more of the same!

Tony
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