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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 24 December 2017, 04:50
Replies: 15
Views: 3,116
Posted By limeydal
Do a lot of watersports with the kids and so...

Do a lot of watersports with the kids and so adapted an off the shelf ladder from West Marine. Folds away when not in use and standoff legs to keep it off the transom and prevents pinched fingers!
Forum: RIBnet North America 29 June 2017, 04:38
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By limeydal
Spain ,I think !

Spain ,I think !
Forum: RIBnet North America 28 June 2017, 01:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By limeydal
And a little closer !

And a little closer !
Forum: RIBnet North America 28 June 2017, 01:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By limeydal
Narwhal RIBs

Caught this shot on San Diego bay today.
Never seen these before, but looks like decent bit of kit !
Forum: RIB gallery 02 April 2017, 23:03
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By limeydal
Sunny San Diego

First real try out today with my XS after swapping out the fuel tank !
Covered the "Schooner Cup Race" and had the race media boat try to outrun me !
"Smoked him " :lol:

Not a great wind day,...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 March 2017, 19:31
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
First run out last week and no issues. Another...

First run out last week and no issues.
Another advantage is, I can now open the port hatch and visually check the gas level in the " see through " tank ! :thumbs:
cheers Dal
Forum: Trailers & towing 06 March 2017, 00:22
Replies: 80
Views: 22,611
Posted By limeydal
Yes, that's why I posted on "Trailer board thread...

Yes, that's why I posted on "Trailer board thread "
Sorry, didn't know it had to be on a board !
Used stuff I already had around and does the job !
Forum: Trailers & towing 05 March 2017, 20:23
Replies: 80
Views: 22,611
Posted By limeydal
Got tired of replacing my trailer mounted one's,...

Got tired of replacing my trailer mounted one's, so made a rig out of schedule 80 PVC pipe I had lying around.
Quick to slide on and off my guide- ons and a lot more confident that they will work...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 25 February 2017, 02:32
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
Just brushed on a coat of "Kiwigrip" on the deck...

Just brushed on a coat of "Kiwigrip" on the deck and textured with the roller they provide. Looking smart !
Have to wait a few days to harden up and will be ready for the water !
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 19 February 2017, 23:53
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
Decided to go with just a black stripe to cover...

Decided to go with just a black stripe to cover the cut line !
Re-installed the fittings and ready for cleanup.

Just need to re-do the deck paint and should be ready to go !

Not saying as good...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 15 February 2017, 20:20
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
Found some 2" marine grade black detailing tape...

Found some 2" marine grade black detailing tape that may look good!
Or maybe these?
...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 14 February 2017, 00:40
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
Yes, it's in two pieces, to make it easier to...

Yes, it's in two pieces, to make it easier to glass in.
I do have an existing hatch in the other side, and I am putting another in this side (to make it easier)
I found it tricky, holding the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 13 February 2017, 03:24
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
Tank installed, as per manufacturer's...

Tank installed, as per manufacturer's instructions. Used industrial neoprene pad and strips to cushion tank and allow for expansion. Rigged up hold down "strap"out of some threaded rod .
Found out...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 February 2017, 05:01
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
Mike, thought it carefully over and did...

Mike,
thought it carefully over and did really want to get a custom welded tank the same size. But thought over the last 10 years and never needed that sort of range. ( I do photography/ fishing...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 08 February 2017, 04:09
Replies: 25
Views: 2,209
Posted By limeydal
Totally agree there ! There are a large number of...

Totally agree there ! There are a large number of smaller "tender" type inflatables, (but not much use as a primary boat ) At the other end of the scale are the "Big bucks" models, like the raider...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 08 February 2017, 03:58
Replies: 25
Views: 2,209
Posted By limeydal
I had to clear customs and border protection at...

I had to clear customs and border protection at the port.
Some info here that maybe of use.
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1184/~/importing-a-boat-for-personal-use-into-the-u.s.
...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 08 February 2017, 03:33
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
Tank arrived !

So got the tank, but looks as though the brackets aren't going to work for my application. Seems they are for below deck tank installation and hold from the top. So going to have to rig up a tie down...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 February 2017, 04:12
Replies: 25
Views: 2,209
Posted By limeydal
Shipped my RIB over here to San Diego, but...

Shipped my RIB over here to San Diego, but without an engine (bought a nice Suzuki 90Df locally ) Just had to have it inspected at the DMV (Department of motor vehicles) to get my annual tags. As...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 February 2017, 19:24
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
Actually they are about 3 miles away from me ! ...

Actually they are about 3 miles away from me !
But pricing higher now, especially if you want a baffled tank ! So with all the fittings included, thought this plastic one was a good deal.
...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 February 2017, 22:26
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
This is the tank I am getting. Smaller than the...

This is the tank I am getting. Smaller than the original , but fine for my trips.
Plus I keep 5 gallon backup, under the front "jump seat".
Will get some shots once it's installed, cheers Dal
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 February 2017, 21:51
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
And the cutout, ready to be glassed back in, once...

And the cutout, ready to be glassed back in, once the tank is installed.
Thinking of putting in a deck hatch, top mid area, so I can get my hand in to work the glass in.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 February 2017, 21:43
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
It begins !

So started removing the old tank today and was surprised how well it went.!
Although I did splash out and buy a "rigid' cut off tool ! Great buy and would really recommend for this work !. Cuts...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 02 February 2017, 03:40
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
tank ordered and should be here for the weekend....

tank ordered and should be here for the weekend. So no glassing these in as they have to allow for expansion.
Hmmm, hope those brackets do the job, as they look a little flimsy !
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 February 2017, 03:28
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
Great video Jeff ! Very useful ! Yes, that's my...

Great video Jeff ! Very useful ! Yes, that's my tank exactly!
Shying away from cuttting out the whole console if I can help it, as I don't really want to disconnect all the controls and wiring.I am...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 31 January 2017, 03:53
Replies: 33
Views: 4,450
Posted By limeydal
At this stage of it's life, I don't want to...

At this stage of it's life, I don't want to really throw a lot of money at it.Big bucks over here to have that console cut out/ tank replaced and glassed back in.
Also don't have the time to do it...
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