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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 30 September 2021, 02:56
Replies: 30
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Posted By xpertski
Hi all, so I can I put into this with some...

Hi all, so I can I put into this with some knowledge of how the Humber Ocean Pro handles and what itís like when itís taken apart, so I can comment on build quality. We have the Humber Ocean Pro 6.3,...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 03 June 2021, 14:19
Replies: 22
Views: 1,092
Posted By xpertski
Allot of work to do in a week! Iím still doing...

Allot of work to do in a week! Iím still doing mine over a year on from starting, I too have had to replace the deck, almost at the stage of fitting the new deck, the prep work to get it ready has...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 15 April 2021, 17:27
Replies: 46
Views: 2,591
Posted By xpertski
Absolutely agree with that, care is needed when...

Absolutely agree with that, care is needed when using them on the sea, conditions need to be right, keep close to shore.

With the growth in the use of inflatable kayaks there are many...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 13 April 2021, 16:49
Replies: 46
Views: 2,591
Posted By xpertski
For convenient on the water fun I reckon...

For convenient on the water fun I reckon packrafts are great. We have a 6m rib and had previously used a Sevylor K2 tandem inflatable kayak. Think we paid about £400 for that a few years ago, itís...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 02 March 2021, 06:54
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By xpertski
Haha yes not a Ford Focus. Currently use a Tiguan...

Haha yes not a Ford Focus. Currently use a Tiguan but you are right we would probably time it with a different vehicle - front mounted hitch would be very handy plus the extra grunt for a larger...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 March 2021, 20:22
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By xpertski
Sounds about what I was thinking, a 9m rib adding...

Sounds about what I was thinking, a 9m rib adding about 1.5m on trailer. One option is a hitch shaped hole in the garage haha.

I agree the the manoeuvrability of a 6.5m rib - quite easy to tow,...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 March 2021, 20:19
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By xpertski
That was my thought, we donít take the boat on...

That was my thought, we donít take the boat on and off every weekend so that could work. To my estimation that would mean a circa 8.5-9m boat would be feasible
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 March 2021, 20:18
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By xpertski
Yeah always wondered about those folding arms....

Yeah always wondered about those folding arms. Must be something that is foldable and has enough strength - I wonder out of curiosity why they donít meet UK / Australian standards
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 March 2021, 20:16
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By xpertski
For my current 6.3m the engine when down doesnít...

For my current 6.3m the engine when down doesnít protrude much behind the rear tubes, maybe 10-15cm, then the tow bar is about 0.5-0.7 metre further forward of the bow, so maybe 7.3m for the current...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 March 2021, 20:09
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By xpertski
Hi PD, drive is flat, direct access off road full...

Hi PD, drive is flat, direct access off road full width drive (about 9 metres wide), have to reverse boat on ...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 March 2021, 07:43
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By xpertski
What size boat would fit on a drive?

Hi all,

Question out of curiosity, not planning on replacing my boat for a while, itís currently being renovated - by me. But out of curiosity I was wondering (for the future) what size boat could...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 30 January 2021, 18:02
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By xpertski
Also at over 30 years old - there is every chance...

Also at over 30 years old - there is every chance the deck has gone past its lifespan or maybe close to it. Not a certainty but it is a possibility, especially if the ply wasnít glassed both sides....
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 29 January 2021, 13:17
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By xpertski
Wonder if cracks are a sign of expansion in the...

Wonder if cracks are a sign of expansion in the deck ply? On YouTube there is someone who has a channel called ďboatworks todayĒwhich I am sure has a video on how to fix cracks in gel coat.

I am...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 January 2021, 10:16
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By xpertski
Packraft?

Anyone had a look at packrafts? Interesting idea, a small inflatable kayak type craft which is light and is small enough to pack into or onto a rucksack. They can weigh just a couple of kg, and can...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 14 January 2021, 02:53
Replies: 13
Views: 2,763
Posted By xpertski
Wonder how Stingher features in this comparison -...

Wonder how Stingher features in this comparison - seems a similar ish type of Rib ...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 January 2021, 10:06
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By xpertski
Yes agree - it looks like there is plenty of room...

Yes agree - it looks like there is plenty of room in the bench seat so will put in there [emoji106]135954135957

Looking at creating a removable internal shelf so the space above can be kept...
Forum: Other stuff 07 January 2021, 08:15
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By xpertski
Just thought I would add a bit late to this...

Just thought I would add a bit late to this thread given knives came up a fair bit - this was delivered by mrs Santa a couple weeks ago ... amazingly sharp and seems well made ...135953
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 January 2021, 14:42
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By xpertski
Mercury Optimax external oil tank

Perhaps a silly question but Iím looking at where to place the external Optimax oil tank. It has a bracket which I presume suggests it can be mounted on the transom, and I could fit it in the rear...
Forum: Other stuff 24 December 2020, 18:20
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By xpertski
Merry Christmas everyone! Have a great break!...

Merry Christmas everyone! Have a great break! Roll on some boating in 2021!
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 December 2020, 17:20
Replies: 69
Views: 2,989
Posted By xpertski
Absolutely! Iíll keep updating the rebuild thread...

Absolutely! Iíll keep updating the rebuild thread with new pictures on the build - it will be a brand new boat bar tubes which will be done in a year or two. Putting allot of good stuff on it
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 December 2020, 16:27
Replies: 69
Views: 2,989
Posted By xpertski
Hi Steve - £58.99 per sheet [emoji106] 25...

Hi Steve - £58.99 per sheet [emoji106]

25 boards, ouch!!! Did they plummet?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 December 2020, 05:01
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By xpertski
I donít know much about that boat, what is the...

I donít know much about that boat, what is the floor made up of? Any photos?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 December 2020, 03:50
Replies: 69
Views: 2,989
Posted By xpertski
So marine ply arrived today!!! Hoping to get some...

So marine ply arrived today!!! Hoping to get some time to make a start on this over the Christmas break. Seems like good stuff, only a couple of small voids seen on three sides, will fill any voids I...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 19 December 2020, 05:40
Replies: 69
Views: 2,989
Posted By xpertski
Much easier! Though if I have a shape to go...

Much easier! Though if I have a shape to go around that is already cut I cut the glass to match forst then lay it - very sharp scissors help with that!
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 19 December 2020, 05:39
Replies: 69
Views: 2,989
Posted By xpertski
[emoji106] Been speaking with Nugent, he is a...

[emoji106] Been speaking with Nugent, he is a deck master!! He has done loads of decks including Humber, uses eDecks (meranti marine ply to BS1088). Very helpful chap. I think Iíll be ordering from...
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