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Forum: Commercial operators 29 July 2015, 00:38
Replies: 18
Views: 2,917
Posted By The Grocer
You're right about the maths - our 9m Ribcraft...

You're right about the maths - our 9m Ribcraft has NT 1.51 for comparison; this is supposed to be the total mass for passengers and/or other cargo. Oh well, someone in an office has ticked another...
Forum: Commercial operators 28 July 2015, 02:42
Replies: 18
Views: 2,917
Posted By The Grocer
Very smart! A little less rustic looking than...

Very smart! A little less rustic looking than ours ;-)

But NT 3.42? Realistically? I don't think I'd be happy trying to carry 1.5 Land Rovers around...
Forum: Commercial operators 21 June 2015, 04:12
Replies: 18
Views: 2,917
Posted By The Grocer
Plaque is bolted to blue locker cover with...

Plaque is bolted to blue locker cover with stainless allen bolts.

(We'd just dropped some ornithologists on Pladda and took the opportunity to collect some firewood -it being summer!)
Forum: Commercial operators 20 June 2015, 02:54
Replies: 18
Views: 2,917
Posted By The Grocer
I got our local woodcarver to chisel the numbers...

I got our local woodcarver to chisel the numbers onto a teak plaque about 6" x 4" - not a lot of dosh, looks different and easy to maintain. It's fitted inside the boat where it can be seen easily....
Forum: Commercial operators 14 March 2015, 17:03
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By The Grocer
The boat is used at sea; boat is coded as a...

The boat is used at sea; boat is coded as a workboat - no provision for passenger seating, no extra lifejackets etc.
Forum: Commercial operators 14 March 2015, 13:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By The Grocer
Workboat regulations (passengers)

Company "A" has a workboat which they use in the course of their daily business. Company "B" has a need to move staff by sea for their work, and asks "A" to assist. What would "A" need to do to...
Forum: Commercial operators 19 November 2014, 18:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By The Grocer
That's a standard for swinging moorings; we've...

That's a standard for swinging moorings; we've had a month's extension, but excess goes up from 500 to 1,000. And I sleep easier when the boats are on trailers...

There's one local who claims...
Forum: Commercial operators 16 November 2014, 12:26
Replies: 25
Views: 4,218
Posted By The Grocer
This from last year may...

This from last year may help:https://www.rib.net/forum/f36/df150-and-df175-air-intake-manifold-57032.html
Forum: Commercial operators 16 November 2014, 10:03
Replies: 25
Views: 4,218
Posted By The Grocer
I use Suzukis. I know nothing of Verados. Go...

I use Suzukis. I know nothing of Verados.

Go for the Verados...

You'd be better off asking which manufacturer has the better customer support; from personal experience I'd say you'd do well to...
Forum: Commercial operators 28 September 2014, 18:57
Replies: 33
Views: 8,811
Posted By The Grocer
Looks more like 5 individual lids and a wooly...

Looks more like 5 individual lids and a wooly bunnet... ;)
Forum: Commercial operators 28 September 2014, 11:01
Replies: 33
Views: 8,811
Posted By The Grocer
On closer inspection, the "Delta" rib is actually...

On closer inspection, the "Delta" rib is actually a Halmatic hull with a Delta cabin - and the engines are 250hp 2 strokes. So for Obsidian's benefit, it is possible to mix'n'match various...
Forum: Commercial operators 28 September 2014, 03:59
Replies: 33
Views: 8,811
Posted By The Grocer
Delta Cabin Rib, Lamlash

Delta Cabin Rib, Lamlash
Forum: Commercial operators 28 September 2014, 03:55
Replies: 33
Views: 8,811
Posted By The Grocer
This appeared in Lamlash yesterday just as I was...

This appeared in Lamlash yesterday just as I was leaving on a charter; saw it heading back to Troon when I came back in - it seemed to be making a reasonable rate of progress... ;)

(Can't upload...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 September 2014, 17:25
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By The Grocer
...or there's the Tarbert Music Festival if the...

...or there's the Tarbert Music Festival if the shopping thing doesn't appeal... ;)
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 08 August 2014, 10:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By The Grocer
Might be worth asking about the air intake...

Might be worth asking about the air intake manifold - the valves therein are plastic and prone to head for the cylinders at some speed, with a potentially large amount of damage to engine and wallet....
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 20 July 2014, 02:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By The Grocer
...whereas mine are fitted between tanks and...

...whereas mine are fitted between tanks and filters. It's a lot easier to prime the fuel system if you're not trying to suck the air out of a large canister filter first. ;)

(Hightower beat me to...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 16 July 2014, 03:18
Replies: 20
Views: 2,898
Posted By The Grocer
Hi Victoria, not sure if this any use but (as...

Hi Victoria, not sure if this any use but (as you're attached to a university) have you thought about https://www.sams.ac.uk/ who are based in Dunstaffnage? Don't know how amenable they'd be, but may...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 July 2014, 01:49
Replies: 40
Views: 3,575
Posted By The Grocer
Who, moi? :angel: ;)

Who, moi? :angel:

;)
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 30 June 2014, 03:37
Replies: 40
Views: 3,575
Posted By The Grocer
When I'm moving slowly close to the rocky stuff...

When I'm moving slowly close to the rocky stuff in a bit of a chop - could be wildlife tours, could be lighthouse engineers - the last thing I need is 10m of lorry string (marked by a weed-covered...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 29 June 2014, 18:33
Replies: 40
Views: 3,575
Posted By The Grocer
No floating ropes; I don't care about you losing...

No floating ropes; I don't care about you losing your creels - I do care about losing my boat and passengers. I have dealt with amateurs and I have dealt with professionals on this subject - and I...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 June 2014, 04:04
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By The Grocer
You know you've been at sea too long...

...when you just get that feeling something's not quite right.

Then you see you've not attached your kill cord :eek:

And you start to look for it hanging over the steering wheel...


...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 May 2014, 12:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By The Grocer
Looks to me as if that guy's on to something!...

Looks to me as if that guy's on to something! Could be the start of a whole new boating sector...



...If only he'd come up with the idea 40 odd years ago! :D
Forum: Commercial operators 10 April 2014, 12:24
Replies: 35
Views: 10,820
Posted By The Grocer
We've just received our Cat 3 (R) 10nm...

We've just received our Cat 3 (R) 10nm certificate for "Bennan"; fairly straightforward procedure if somewhat painful on the wallet... But it does now mean that we can trundle folk around* if they...
Forum: Other stuff 23 March 2014, 17:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By The Grocer
Good job it doesn't have Suzuki engines; someone...

Good job it doesn't have Suzuki engines; someone would have forgotten to re-connect the white cable from the battery to the ECM... ;)
Forum: Engines & props 22 September 2013, 04:26
Replies: 5
Views: 2,699
Posted By The Grocer
This is the inside of a failed Suzuki DF175 air...

This is the inside of a failed Suzuki DF175 air intake manifold; three out of four diverter valves disintegrated and were sucked into - or past - the inlet valves. This is not, in my experience, a...
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