Hi - I am Alan

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Alan
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Boat Make: F-Rib 375
Outboard: 2018 Mercury 20 HP Short Shaft
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Hi - I am Alan

Post by Alan » 29 Jun 2018, 19:08

Hi
I am Alan and just received my first f-rib. The new 20hp motor will arrive in a few more days. Bad timing or bad luck I am not sure. I guess I will get to try out the oars. My older inflatable has a wooden floor and 6hp motor

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ChrisParish Great Britain
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Outboard: Mariner 5hp 2 stroke | Mariner 9.9hp Four Stroke
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Re: Hi - I am Alan

Post by ChrisParish » 29 Jun 2018, 20:59

Hi Alan!

:welcome
Not a complete idiot - some parts are missing.

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Martin Great Britain
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Boat Make: F-Rib 3.75 - Special
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Re: Hi - I am Alan

Post by Martin » 29 Jun 2018, 21:08

Hi Alan, welcome aboard our little community.
A great purchase there - congrats 👍🏻

We’ve a great bunch of folk on here and a boat load of help on hand.
If we can help in any way, we’ll just yell 😁

Enjoy the forum
Martin 🍺
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Because it's a big old WWworld out there :mrgreen:

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Paul
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Re: Hi - I am Alan

Post by Paul » 29 Jun 2018, 21:59

Hi Alan and :welcome to the forum

Just wondering which FRIB and OB have you gone for :?:
I bet you can't wait to get out on the water :drive
Enjoy ohyeh
:cheers

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Re: Hi - I am Alan

Post by James » 29 Jun 2018, 22:59

Welcome to the forum.
James

2015 F-Rib 360 married to a 1999 fully rebuilt 15hp 2 Stroke Johnson engine and 22 litre fuel tank.
Mods: Launch wheels, Towing Eyes, 2 Bench Seat Cushions, and 1 Bench Seat Bag
Boat name: Cichlid

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Cliff
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Demon 5.2hp 2 smoke
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Re: Hi - I am Alan

Post by Cliff » 29 Jun 2018, 23:02

:welcome to the forum, happy boating :thumbsup

Alan
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Boat Make: F-Rib 375
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Re: Hi - I am Alan

Post by Alan » 30 Jun 2018, 18:31

Thanks for all the posts. I am setting up my f-rib 375 for the first time great fun as I learn the best system. Unfortunately I have a new 20hp Mercury that won't come in for a few more days.

I am currently trying to learn how to turn on the air pump. Hook to the car battery and push the button does not work. The nozzles that came with the electric pump from the Course as in California does not screw into the tube. Probably operator error.

Alan
Newish Member, But I Like It Here
Posts: 36
Joined: 29 Jun 2018, 13:18
Boat Make: F-Rib 375
Outboard: 2018 Mercury 20 HP Short Shaft
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Location: Farmington Hill Michigan USA
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Re: Hi - I am Alan

Post by Alan » 30 Jun 2018, 21:30

It's done. The pump simply needed a better ground and I found some rubber sleeves with the foot pump that sealed to the boat.

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The Hobbit
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Re: Hi - I am Alan

Post by The Hobbit » 30 Jun 2018, 21:38

Hi Alan and :welcome to the Forum :cheers
I'm not really a Hobbit, just look like one. Real name is "Andy".

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Re: Hi - I am Alan

Post by Mitch » 01 Jul 2018, 09:17

Hi Alan & :welcome
Looking forward to some pics of the 375.

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