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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 20 July 2022, 13:33
Replies: 20
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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 18 June 2022, 18:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By ribber
Thank you for all your kind comments. Really...

Thank you for all your kind comments. Really didn't think it would have such an effect on my mind. Still, early days, so as some have said, the police have much to do before any information can be...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 18 June 2022, 10:48
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By ribber
Body in Southampton Water

I'm afraid the best laid plans end in total shock when calling for help over the boats VHF......Coming from the IoW up Southampton Water Thursday evening, reaching Moorehead bouy, when I spotted a...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 30 May 2022, 10:41
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By ribber
Unfortunately, the marina hose at the dock is...

Unfortunately, the marina hose at the dock is always left with just the bare hose end, so I would need a fitting to connect to the hose...... :eek: Perhaps easier to fit that end, without having to...
Forum: Engines & props 11 March 2022, 13:11
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By ribber
Hit it with a hammer on a ringed log and panel...

Hit it with a hammer on a ringed log and panel beat it to shape. Gentle file on the tip of the prop, to smooth out the rough edges. Good for a bit longer I should think, as long as it doesn't vibrate...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 03 September 2021, 08:09
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By ribber
That's easily adjusted by putting air back into...

That's easily adjusted by putting air back into the tube. Depending on which way your internal baffles lie, try pumping more air into them to equal the pressure. The baffle inside the tube is pulling...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 16 May 2021, 07:29
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By ribber
Give it a season of exposure to the sun, will...

Give it a season of exposure to the sun, will soon fade away.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 April 2021, 14:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By ribber
I guess the inner valve is really just to hold...

I guess the inner valve is really just to hold air back until you relace the outer cap, otherwise, it would just rush out. The effective seal being made with the outer cap only.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 April 2021, 08:33
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By ribber
How many galv chains are you are going to be...

How many galv chains are you are going to be replacing in your lifetime? I would stick to galv ones.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 26 January 2021, 11:29
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By ribber
As always, interesting thoughts on what we all do...

As always, interesting thoughts on what we all do in winter, storage wise.
I guess there is no one way of doing things....:) that would be too simple.

It still worries me though, when the money...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 24 January 2021, 10:05
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By ribber
Starting engine over winter/lockdown period

Boat and engine sitting on the drive all covered up for winter. What is the general consensus of firing up the engine on muffs and running for a while.

I don't fog the engine when put to sleep,...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 20 January 2021, 19:50
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By ribber
From the boat, drifting, cast and retrieve and...

From the boat, drifting, cast and retrieve and keep repeating for Bass.
Or very slow troll with line out behind.
Best incoming tide, quite near to shore. Watch for seagulls feeding frenzy chasing...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 December 2020, 16:03
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By ribber
Yes a good idea to put a second filter inline. My...

Yes a good idea to put a second filter inline. My fuel/water filter is a metal screw on cartridge which doesn't really give a visual indication of what its trapped/filtered, so will add that glass...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 December 2020, 10:35
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By ribber
Blimey I thought I only got the third degree from...

Blimey I thought I only got the third degree from the wife....:lol:

Debris in the tank was a long story, ended up being surplus rubber gasket sealant from fuel sender.....Funnily enough, spent...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 December 2020, 10:01
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By ribber
Good point, can't argue with that...:) My...

Good point, can't argue with that...:)

My pick up in the underdeck tank on occasions blocked with debris. Fuel bulb would collapse and starve engine of fuel.

Would have to undo fuel bulb and...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 December 2020, 12:21
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By ribber
PVC clear fuel line

Having had a fuel supply issue, I need to insert a small section of clear fuel line to see flow of fuel.

I looked at various tubing and came up with this.
...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 20 November 2020, 07:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By ribber
I reupholstered with Silvertex graphite using...

I reupholstered with Silvertex graphite using reticulated foam.
The colour does fade slightly in the fierce summer sun, but nothing really to worry about. I was quite surprised how well it has...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 November 2020, 12:59
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By ribber
Also perhaps have Datatag as well. Highly...

Also perhaps have Datatag as well.
Highly visible and easy to apply.


https://www.datatag.shop/compass-systems/outboard-motor-system

For outboards, a one off fee £39.99, you paint/stick the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 November 2020, 14:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By ribber
:lol: He didn't literally mean, blow it...

:lol:

He didn't literally mean, blow it out the water :)
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 17 October 2020, 05:51
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By ribber
Check that the starboard tube then doesn't rest...

Check that the starboard tube then doesn't rest in the water when static. Or at least can be levelled out by shifting the weight of the engine, rotating it to port.

Don't want the tube permanently...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 October 2020, 16:28
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By ribber
Perhaps it's the River Itchen then, the general...

Perhaps it's the River Itchen then, the general flotsam floating by and what seems to be oily coating on the hull is not good. It does make you wonder if any monitoring of the river and Southampton...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 October 2020, 12:02
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By ribber
Hi limecc, really no easy way to get the slime...

Hi limecc, really no easy way to get the slime off apart from scrubbing.... The oxalic really just gets rid of the yellowing. Tfr is probably better to attack the slime, but when applied and lying...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 October 2020, 09:44
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By ribber
Hull fouling

Ok, boat power washed with industrial hot water jet wash and 9 hours laid on my back, with scouring pad and scraper, under the trailer and boat......

I can't believe the difficulty of getting the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 September 2020, 14:25
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By ribber
GuyC What the picture is not showing is a large...

GuyC What the picture is not showing is a large fender attached to the cubes at the front laid horizontally, cushioning against the floating concrete pontoon. So when applying engine power, the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 September 2020, 15:46
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By ribber
The things I have to do to keep my bottom clean

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A big thank you to John at Tetradock and ZoŽ and Ben at Ocean Quay....
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