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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 29 October 2021, 09:28
Replies: 5
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Posted By Bigtalljv
Local guy made this. 139182139183

Local guy made this.
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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 October 2021, 09:30
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Bigtalljv
Thanks! I guess that should have been obvious. ...

Thanks! I guess that should have been obvious.

Jason
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 20 October 2021, 23:33
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Bigtalljv
Fairlead supplier in the USA?

Hi,

For some reason I canít seem to find this material on the internet in the USA. Anybody know where I might find some here or if there is a UK dealer that can send to the USA? Iím looking for...
Forum: Bits and pieces 30 September 2021, 09:28
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Bigtalljv
Youíre a little further away but Wing/Henshaws...

Youíre a little further away but Wing/Henshaws make great tubes. Iím sure they can send them to you but shipping across the world is a bit more expensive these days. They did many of the original...
Forum: RIBnet North America 17 June 2021, 23:50
Replies: 49
Views: 5,039
Posted By Bigtalljv
And you didnít buy that boat to be the fastest...

And you didnít buy that boat to be the fastest thing in the ocean. Itíll go anywhere anytime.

Although 40kts is still really moving. I got a 250 outboard on mine and it would do 50 before the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 02 May 2021, 10:59
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Bigtalljv
SpaceX Boats

Nice boat, I recognize that

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Forum: RIBnet North America 07 April 2021, 22:43
Replies: 20
Views: 1,433
Posted By Bigtalljv
Nice boat!

Nice boat!
Forum: Other stuff 03 April 2021, 21:20
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Bigtalljv
Nope, itís a new law here. Applies to ďfederal...

Nope, itís a new law here. Applies to ďfederal watersĒ. Sounds like the USCG has been trying to get this to be a thing for a long time. Boats less than 26í that donít have an enclosed cabin.
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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 17 February 2021, 20:54
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Bigtalljv
No fabricators near you? I had mine done custom...

No fabricators near you? I had mine done custom and it wasnít much more than an off the shelf but it needed to clear my head as Iím about 2m tall. I was also able to cheat a little and have it...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 17 February 2021, 20:50
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Bigtalljv
I had a turbo swing on my old rib that was lower...

I had a turbo swing on my old rib that was lower to the water, it worked well. They were crazy expensive but worked. I took a different route in the new boat. It was more of a towing arch on the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 08 February 2021, 11:49
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Bigtalljv
Something like this will give you an idea. Of...

Something like this will give you an idea. Of course itís mostly massive boats that cost more than my house.

https://youtu.be/xJfyldaM8Vg
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 23 January 2021, 23:22
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Bigtalljv
Well, they were built heavy so the military kids...

Well, they were built heavy so the military kids could abuse them longer. :-) most people consider that an advantage. The 250 is amazing and was what the Hurricane people told me they thought that...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 23 January 2021, 21:12
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Bigtalljv
Are these tubes toast?

Itís common for the glued on bits to come off PU tubes after years, the glue doesnt stay stuck to PU as long as hypalon (I know the results but not the technical reason). The seams can be fixed with...
Forum: RIBnet North America 05 January 2021, 19:50
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By Bigtalljv
Also fairly straightforward to cut your console...

Also fairly straightforward to cut your console and make it bigger. A little plywood, fiberglass, and paint with some time and you can have anything you want.

Jason
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 18 December 2020, 19:23
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By Bigtalljv
Just a local stainless guy. Full custom job. I...

Just a local stainless guy. Full custom job. I had him weld it to the existing rails on the console so it doesnít have to go to the floor.

Jason
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 December 2020, 00:50
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By Bigtalljv
I think it was just an over performance issue. ...

I think it was just an over performance issue. The hulls are good to go only so fast and so Iím sure it possible to create problems with too much speed. Dual 150s is not the same as a single 300,...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 December 2020, 23:26
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Bigtalljv
Apples and oranges. The 650 is a nice boat but...

Apples and oranges. The 650 is a nice boat but the hurricanes are built to handle anything. Remember that for a very long time the 733 was the go to rescue boat for just about military and law...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 December 2020, 08:36
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Bigtalljv
Gsaauctions.gov I got mine from govt...

Gsaauctions.gov

I got mine from govt liquidations but it looks like they changed names and are different now.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 December 2020, 08:29
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Bigtalljv
A hurricane is pretty awesome. Mine happens to be...

A hurricane is pretty awesome. Mine happens to be an outboard but the diesels are nice.

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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 27 October 2020, 23:51
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By Bigtalljv
Iím totally satisfied with the suzuki. Itís...

Iím totally satisfied with the suzuki. Itís quiet, smooth, runs awesome.

Twins definitely have advantages and disadvantages as well. I remember one person pointed out that two engines doubles...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 27 October 2020, 10:34
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By Bigtalljv
Before the t-top I hit 50+, with t-top and a load...

Before the t-top I hit 50+, with t-top and a load of people it tops out about 46mph or so.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 26 October 2020, 23:48
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By Bigtalljv
When I built mine I talked to the folks up at...

When I built mine I talked to the folks up at Hurricane and they were not supportive of going over a single 250 so thatís what I went with. We dive the Channel Islands with usually four people. ...
Forum: Engines & props 14 February 2020, 17:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bigtalljv
Cool, I was looking into these for my next boat...

Cool, I was looking into these for my next boat build. Looks a little less obtrusive than the classic trim tabs.

Iíd say one ďfailureĒ is not a reason to throw them under the bus.

Jaso
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 27 January 2020, 13:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By Bigtalljv
I love the DIY mentality, Iím on my second boat...

I love the DIY mentality, Iím on my second boat refurb, a hard boat this time, a 7m military zodiac the first, but Iím not seeing your need.

You stated that you donít have a ton of experience...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 January 2020, 13:19
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Bigtalljv
Unless you want to learn how to rebuild a transom...

Unless you want to learn how to rebuild a transom Iíd pass. Thatís going to be bad. If you can get it for a song and want to learn how to do fiberglass work and rebuild a transom it might be a nice...
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