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    Riptide No.2 takeing shape

    Its been along haul since i sold the old rig back in March but i can see light at the end of the tunnel, thinking i'll be back on the water by the end of October. Starting to come together in the shed at Riptide and getting into the fun bits now! Main specs

    Hard top cuddy full glass with sliders
    6.5 point of sheets to transom
    2.48 max beam
    20 degree to the inside of 150 reverse chine
    225 4.2 yammy
    350 litres & 50 litres of water
    120 litre underfloor fishbox
    Centrre line of bunk 1800mm
    Full garmin stack (2*7410's, fantom 18 radar and reactor a/p, hw175 and m series tilt through hull trannies)
    Zipwake trim system
    50 litre waeco on slide
    Riptide alloy trailer

    Thankyou to all those ausfisho's who have been generous with their info and advice along the way, thanks fellas, and more questions to come. I'll add some more pics as stuff continues to happen. Very exciting!!!


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    Re: Riptide No.2 takeing shape

    Exciting time Out Station. I remember the anticipation when at that same stage.
    Are you going hatches in the hardtop or wipers? Also are you lining the underside of the hardtop? Just a couple of points when I built. I put hatches in the roof and have not used them once, I also found them to be a bit ordinary for letting the sun/heat in when travelling for a while. I found on the odd flat day the sliders to be enough. Also on the hardtop lining, Dave lined mine with composite panel which was sikaíd up. Looks awesome,however, I just had to destroy it to change an antenna cable. I have used composite panel again but this time screwed it up so I can remove it.
    I would recommend wipers. I didnít and I wish I had of. If itís ugly and you are trimmed well in, the screen cops a lot of water. Rainex works for a while but on an extended trip it is not enough.
    Keep the pics and reports coming. We all love to reminisce


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    The wait is finally over.........was worth every minute..........let the RIPTIDE rip..........hell yehhhh

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    Re: Riptide No.2 takeing shape

    I have Bomar hatches on my hard top. I had a signwriter cover them in 100% blockout white vinyl to match the white everywhere else. I use them a lot and would definately get some.

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    Re: Riptide No.2 takeing shape

    Boat porn, you canít beat it.
    Please keep the pictures coming as the build continues .

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    Ausfish Gold Member
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    Mar 2015
    Kalbarri, WA

    Re: Riptide No.2 takeing shape

    +1for the Bomar hatches. Using them a lot, even in winter in the tropics. And the wipers--they didn't work too well to start, as the curve of the blade mounts was wrong and only the ends were touching. Just a quick bend either side of the attachment point with thumb and forefinger, great. Another thing I wouldn't be without on a hardtop.

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    Re: Riptide No.2 takeing shape

    Cabs on, dash next, fiddly bits and the trailer after that.
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    Re: Riptide No.2 takeing shape

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    Looking forward to getting iy home sometime next week once the trailer is finished and the glass is in. I'll fit all the appliances in my shed and then off to the electrical fitter afret that to do cableing and terminations.

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    Ausfish Addict Chimo's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Gold Coast

    Re: Riptide No.2 takeing shape

    That hardtop won't wobble!
    How long is it?
    What could go wrong.......................

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