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Old 05 October 2008, 08:15   #1
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Rib with pilothouse

Hi @ll, my wife doesn`t like ribbing as much , because of the wind . Has anyone a link to ribs with pilothouse. I am thinking about a pilothouse made of aluminium or fibreglass and look for ideas.
Its for my Searider 5,4.

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Old 05 October 2008, 09:28   #2
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Hi @ll, my wife doesn`t like ribbing as much , because of the wind . Has anyone a link to ribs with pilothouse. I am thinking about a pilothouse made of aluminium or fibreglass and look for ideas.
Its for my Searider 5,4.

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Oh no not on a 5.4SR
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Old 05 October 2008, 09:57   #3
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Oh no not on a 5.4SR
My thoughts too. I think it'd seriously affect it in the wind too-the 5.4 hull is too narrow.
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You need a much bigger boat for a pilot house!!!
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You need a much bigger boat for a pilot house!!!

Don't say that, I want to see what one looks like
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Hi @ll, my wife doesn`t like ribbing as much , because of the wind . Has anyone a link to ribs with pilothouse. I am thinking about a pilothouse made of aluminium or fibreglass and look for ideas.
Its for my Searider 5,4.

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Great idea. Look forward to seeing the pics.
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Another Searider 5.4 bites the dust
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Hi @ll, my wife doesn`t like ribbing as much , because of the wind . Has anyone a link to ribs with pilothouse. I am thinking about a pilothouse made of aluminium or fibreglass and look for ideas.
Its for my Searider 5,4.

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mike - there are some people here who have claimed that with the right console and screen you can significantly reduce this. (e.g. cookee has an odd looking console on his Bananashark Sixes which are supposed to be much more comfortable). However if you do want to go down the pilot house route - it can probably be squeezed on to a SR5.4. E.g. it has been done on a Pac22 (~6.5m, but with mid mounted inboard engine), and Redbay do it with their 6.5m boats.

I guess you are maybe thinking of something along the lines of post 2 in this thread?

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ht=pilot+house
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im in doubt about, but it was an idea to keep it. Otherwise i look for an old shetland and keep both.

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im in doubt about, but it was an idea to keep it. Otherwise i look for an old shetland and keep both.

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mike - perhaps a fabric canopy like a redbay or shakespear is a better way to go then? or I did look at a Pac22 which had a removable wheelhouse (it bolted into the lifting points).
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Hi @ll, my wife doesn`t like ribbing as much , because of the wind .
A few options for you-

1: http://www.redbayboats.com/

2: http://www.musto.com/ and http://www.geckoheadgear.com/

this may be cheaper than option 1 !

3: http://www.russian-wife-uk.com

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there used to be a 5mtr ish rib on the isle of wight with a shetland style cabin glued to the tubes it actually worked and looked ok
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we had a 5.3m humber attaque with a cabin in The Falklands. Cuddy fitted into a slot in the bow, some velcro on the tubes and 4 ratchet straps. Strange visual effects onboard as the cabin top sorta moved with the tubes.
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we had a 5.3m humber attaque with a cabin in The Falklands. Cuddy fitted into a slot in the bow, some velcro on the tubes and 4 ratchet straps. Strange visual effects onboard as the cabin top sorta moved with the tubes.
I think I recognise that launch site though I use the other side of the wrecks. I guess that is the Falklands Conservation rib? Seen it once before, no idea where they hide it.

The local diver's Humber has got a similar sort of thing, cuddy attached to the tubes. I don't seem to have a photo of it and his website has only got pictures of his big shiny new 14m catamaran on it
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Old 08 October 2008, 07:11   #15
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It lives, or lived, in a container down towards the canache somewhere. Probably still in there with cobwebs on it. The cuddy was good for keeping the wind off, especially that delightful, albeit a tad chilly, southerly.
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we had a 5.3m humber attaque with a cabin in The Falklands. Cuddy fitted into a slot in the bow, some velcro on the tubes and 4 ratchet straps. Strange visual effects onboard as the cabin top sorta moved with the tubes.
Hi again,
the Humber is the look i thought about.
I am looking forward to a long winter season in my garage.
My problem would be the inside bean of only 106 cm between tubes.
On the pic is the state of the moment with the selfbuild console-


Thanks you all for your tips
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Humber may still have the mould for it I suppose. But whether they could be bothered to find it/measure it/ or make it is another matter entirely
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Hi @ll, my wife doesn`t like ribbing as much , because of the wind . Has anyone a link to ribs with pilothouse. I am thinking about a pilothouse made of aluminium or fibreglass and look for ideas.
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Another Option, not put forward.

Do you have a pet dog?

You could then leave the wife at home. Possibly cheaper all round.

Though of course at the risk of you sleeping in the kennel with the dog.
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Searider 5.4m Pilothouse

I have been collaborating with Adam (Previous post by him) on a pilothouse. He has given me a lot of valuable input and the benefit of going out on his RIB which helped tremendously in defining my design. The idea is to make a light structure to keep out spray and sun, as well as provide a place for two to sleep out of the wind and mist.
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Current state of the build. Cardboard mock-up to check the fit, pilothouse with foam-cored glass panels at the bottom and foam-cored wood panels for the top. Last pic shows dash layout.
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