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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 17 January 2022, 21:01
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Salty Pete
G'day Daibheid I think you have been taken...

G'day Daibheid

I think you have been taken for a boat ride.


If you look at the so called sunken boat, I could only stomach their b/poo for a few minutes, it looks like the water is about 1...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 17 January 2022, 20:18
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Salty Pete
I wouldn't go too crazy for a start, it sounds...

I wouldn't go too crazy for a start, it sounds like the trailer has been sitting for a long time without being used.

Try standard WD40 and give them a good soak.

Once you get them moving grease...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 January 2022, 19:46
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Salty Pete
Take your boat off the trailer at the boat ramp,...

Take your boat off the trailer at the boat ramp, beach it or anchor the boat off the beach and change the rollers in the parking area.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 January 2022, 21:22
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Salty Pete
[QUOTE=paintman;847541] Inclined to think...

[QUOTE=paintman;847541]

Inclined to think jonp's plastic drum is the way to go.

Yeah, that's brilliant. Jonp is so clever I'm finding hard to believe he's not Australian. :rofl:
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 January 2022, 05:05
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Salty Pete
Guyc My RIBs only 3.8M doesn't have an...

Guyc

My RIBs only 3.8M doesn't have an A-Frame.

Jonp, the plastic drum idea is excellent as I am using a rubber mat at the moment and the friction is too much. The rope would slide on plastic...
Forum: Engines & props 05 January 2022, 19:42
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Salty Pete
And if your lawnmower breaks down in the middle...

And if your lawnmower breaks down in the middle of the lawn, you can radio lawn rescue to go out and tow you back,
Forum: Engines & props 05 January 2022, 19:39
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Salty Pete
My Highfield has the trim control on the little...

My Highfield has the trim control on the little finger side instead of the thumb control and I have noticed on other new boats featured on Youtube that they are also.

Since RIBs were originally...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 January 2022, 19:28
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Salty Pete
Thanks guys Beamishken, I was thinking of...

Thanks guys

Beamishken, I was thinking of making a laminated ply form to go over the tube with a mat between them. I have done fibreglassing, even took a course and I learnt that it is messy,...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 January 2022, 02:31
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Salty Pete
Yeah thanks mate. I do have a rubber mat over...

Yeah thanks mate.
I do have a rubber mat over the tube but that just adds friction to the weight.
I thought I may need to attach a pulley somehow.

A standard pot pulling rig attaches to the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 January 2022, 02:12
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Salty Pete
Lobster Fishing

Hi Guys

I made myself a lobster pot and after chucking it in the drink and waiting for a couple of days, I went to pull it up.

I didn't realise that pulling a pot was so hard, the pot is easy...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 18 November 2021, 02:23
Replies: 119
Views: 12,297
Posted By Salty Pete
[QUOTE=5M1T;838569] Hopefully I'll...

[QUOTE=5M1T;838569]




Hopefully I'll get it registered and on the water in the next few weeks, on a day that's not pissing rain.

At least the dams are nearly full.
Forum: Engines & props 15 November 2021, 18:24
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Salty Pete
Yes Pikey I think you are correct. When I posted...

Yes Pikey I think you are correct. When I posted my photos I hadn't started to repair it. When I loosened the screw the cracked part of the cowling realigned indicating that the screw was forcing...
Forum: Engines & props 14 November 2021, 22:21
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Salty Pete
Cracked Housing

Thought I would drop in a couple of pics of my Suzuki 30 HP outboard where a nasty crack has appeared at the front right corner of the plastic housing.

I am lost as to may have cracked it. It is...
Forum: Engines & props 09 November 2021, 05:01
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By Salty Pete
It looks to me like the bottom barb screws in. ...

It looks to me like the bottom barb screws in.

Get a 90 degree barb so you have a straight piece between them.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 02 September 2021, 20:18
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Salty Pete
I once did a You Tube video on wiring a RIB. ...

I once did a You Tube video on wiring a RIB.
Electricians use a thing called a Snake to push through places you can't get too.

However a length of spring curtain wire does an excellent job.
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 25 August 2021, 20:19
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Salty Pete
Most RIBs I have seen (boat shows & videos) have...

Most RIBs I have seen (boat shows & videos) have a big emphasis on seating and are designed for transporting people.

Highfield have more deck space ideal for fishing and diving, basically a work...
Forum: Trailers & towing 24 August 2021, 21:11
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By Salty Pete
Nice looking trailer Tim. But I'm surprised...

Nice looking trailer Tim.

But I'm surprised it's legal.

The tail lights are a long way from the end of the boat and there seems to be too much boat overhanging at the rear.

Here in West Oz I...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 August 2021, 19:33
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Salty Pete
Apart from that Tim, it's quite safe. :lol:

Apart from that Tim, it's quite safe. :lol:
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 August 2021, 21:08
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Salty Pete
Is it possible to get a passage on a cargo ship?

Is it possible to get a passage on a cargo ship?
Forum: Trailers & towing 16 August 2021, 00:33
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By Salty Pete
Fuel tank full or empty?? Things to...

Fuel tank full or empty??

Things to consider:

Are you stopping and starting in traffic a lot. Then a full tank of fuel would add to the inertia of accelerating and use more fuel.

Straight...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 12 August 2021, 19:37
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By Salty Pete
Different things, need different size fuses. ...

Different things, need different size fuses. That is why a fuse box has several fuses in it, to run different things.

Running more than one thing off one fuse will confuse things. (Get it, con -...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 August 2021, 19:26
Replies: 56
Views: 2,519
Posted By Salty Pete
If you don't have a licence you are an idiot. ...

If you don't have a licence you are an idiot.
If you do have a licence you are a licensed idiot.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 August 2021, 19:41
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By Salty Pete
You will be pleased to note that all the people...

You will be pleased to note that all the people on this forum who took their RIB out to sea, got back alive.
Forum: Trailers & towing 29 July 2021, 20:03
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Salty Pete
Best thing is to park it wherever you like. ...

Best thing is to park it wherever you like.

If you get a fine.

It was illegal. :lol:
Forum: Trailers & towing 29 July 2021, 19:59
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Salty Pete
I wouldn't have thought that Canada was a...

I wouldn't have thought that Canada was a backward country.
Surely your authority on vehicle registration and requirements has a website outlining the legal sizes etc.
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