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Forum: Engines & props 20 September 2019, 08:17
Replies: 9
Views: 2,504
Posted By simonl
I would go to the local marina measure a good...

I would go to the local marina measure a good cross section, noting the capacity - or ask on here maybe if people could err... measure theirs!
Forum: Engines & props 20 September 2019, 07:29
Replies: 9
Views: 2,504
Posted By simonl
I don't have a simple calculator & it's been some...

I don't have a simple calculator & it's been some time since I've done any structural calcs. These links might give you an idea, or more likely will scare you off!
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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 19 September 2019, 22:46
Replies: 38
Views: 3,537
Posted By simonl
Brutal!

Brutal!
Forum: Engines & props 17 September 2019, 23:02
Replies: 9
Views: 2,504
Posted By simonl
There's a few formulae that could be used, but I...

There's a few formulae that could be used, but I doubt you'll ever get the info from the builder to input into them. I reckon it's either a case of getting stated capacity from the manufacturer or...
Forum: Upcoming RIB cruises 17 September 2019, 08:15
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By simonl
Ouch! Did you have a glass of Welsh Whisky...

Ouch!

Did you have a glass of Welsh Whisky to go with it?
I'm reporting you to the Cornish Liberation Army. Keep an eye under your car from now on. You might find a Ginsters self-adhered onto...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 September 2019, 06:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By simonl
That sounds very painful for the poor poodle

That sounds very painful for the poor poodle
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 September 2019, 09:35
Replies: 101
Views: 10,920
Posted By simonl
Prius

Prius
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 03 September 2019, 21:23
Replies: 101
Views: 10,920
Posted By simonl
Are you sure about the weight? I understood they...

Are you sure about the weight? I understood they were over 3500kg overall.
Gecko estimated 640Kg for a trailer of that sort of size.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 03 September 2019, 15:46
Replies: 24
Views: 3,532
Posted By simonl
I would offer some reasonable money to use...

I would offer some reasonable money to use somebody else's tractor...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 31 August 2019, 08:12
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By simonl
Before sealing it up I'd suggest you prod around...

Before sealing it up I'd suggest you prod around looking for soft damp wood in the transom. You could try to establish where the water is coming from, starting by establishing if it's from above or...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 31 August 2019, 07:49
Replies: 26
Views: 2,237
Posted By simonl
Same pitch?

Same pitch?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 31 August 2019, 07:16
Replies: 101
Views: 10,920
Posted By simonl
Are we allowed to change our mind on this thread?...

Are we allowed to change our mind on this thread?
I suggest Merry Fisher & some blunt responses followed. I went out on one. Anchored & puked.
Axopar 28 cabin seems to be cathing my eye repeatedly...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 02 March 2019, 15:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By simonl
LEDs need to have the current limited, or they go...

LEDs need to have the current limited, or they go pop. This can be done with a resistor in series, which wastes heat, or by using a chip that switches it on and off (modulates) very quickly. It's the...
Forum: Engines & props 25 February 2019, 22:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By simonl
Diesel outboards - 300HP

Anyone seen one of these in the flesh?
300hp diesel outboard developed for military single fuel requirements.
150Hp too.

UK company it seems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXyzNdrMrik
Forum: Engines & props 08 January 2019, 16:44
Replies: 39
Views: 5,406
Posted By simonl
Wherever you take it you'll benefit from...

Wherever you take it you'll benefit from providing a detailed explanation of symptoms & diagnostics undertaken plus results. It might be a worthwhile exercise posting that here as a consolidated...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 08 January 2019, 12:21
Replies: 42
Views: 4,409
Posted By simonl
With a prevailing SW St Ives Bay is often quite...

With a prevailing SW St Ives Bay is often quite sheltered. There's generally more swell than the south coast but that's perfectly manageable in almost anything as long as you keep clear of the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 26 September 2018, 22:14
Replies: 32
Views: 2,430
Posted By simonl
Hmm. Maybe I should do a VHF refresher course!

Hmm. Maybe I should do a VHF refresher course!
Forum: RIB gallery 26 September 2018, 15:08
Replies: 625
Views: 168,740
Posted By simonl
Has the snow started already up norf?

Has the snow started already up norf?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 26 September 2018, 15:02
Replies: 32
Views: 2,430
Posted By simonl
Is the VHF a DSC type? Does it have a red flap...

Is the VHF a DSC type? Does it have a red flap with a panic button?
If not then it's not registered anywhere because it won't have an MMSI/serial number
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 September 2018, 19:23
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By simonl
Choosing RYA course & getting ICC

I'm heading to Croatia next year with a crowd & I want to get whatever ticket gives me maximum flexibility for renting (possibly largish) boats. I've been though most of the threads but have some...
Forum: Upcoming RIB cruises 18 September 2018, 09:38
Replies: 110
Views: 9,606
Posted By simonl
What a great offer. I'm seeing if I can rearrange...

What a great offer. I'm seeing if I can rearrange things to do this. Very interested.
Forum: Engines & props 10 September 2018, 21:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By simonl
Don't imagine that revving at idle will help much...

Don't imagine that revving at idle will help much - because half the cylinders are disabled when in neutral.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 September 2018, 11:43
Replies: 101
Views: 10,920
Posted By simonl
So if the requirements are:- 1. UK tow legal ...

So if the requirements are:-
1. UK tow legal
2. Fridge + Cooker + Sink & reasonable bed size
3. Light & roomy
I'm really starting to sound like a caravanner, gulp!

Is there anything that can...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 September 2018, 20:39
Replies: 101
Views: 10,920
Posted By simonl
Merry Fisher 695. Plenty of well lit cabin room,...

Merry Fisher 695. Plenty of well lit cabin room, similar to a flybridge, but can easily sit on a trailer & save a few £thousand p.a. on marina costs
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 September 2018, 18:58
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By simonl
All very valid points. I should have added that...

All very valid points. I should have added that this is for a different boat, sorry.
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