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Old 06 September 2015, 02:22   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Doncaster
Boat name: Fabir
Make: Northstar
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard Petrol 60
Join Date: Sep 2015
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Hello All
Been boating for a while now, but new to RIBs, and hoping to learn more about this type of boat.Just bought a 4.8mt Northstar with a 60hp Suzuki from some great guys at Wills Marine down Devon.
From Doncaster UK, but live and work at Lake Garda Italy for 10 months of the year. My first mission is to find out how to remove the fouling from the underside of the tubes, as the boats first 2 years were in salt water, so looks like I'm in for some hard work, damn.
Looking forward to chatting and learing with you guys.

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Old 06 September 2015, 02:32   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
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Hello and welcome to Ribnet!
If its on the tubes then have a go with white spirit and one of those green synthetic brill pads. Take ya time and do small sections at at time!
International antifoul remover works also but i dont know what you toobs are made of whether it be Hypolon or PVC.
If its Hypolon both options should work well

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Old 06 September 2015, 03:05   #3
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
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Hello and welcome. Agree with Matt. Hope you have many safe hours with your rib. J

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