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    Best waterproofs for charter use

    My Musto Offshore MPX waterproofs are delaminating and I need to replace them. They're going to get used 3-4 times every week as I run a charter (diving) RIB.

    What do other commercial users use?...
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    Poll: Well the engineer came out last Friday, and did...

    Well the engineer came out last Friday, and did as Suzuki said and changed the ignition switch, but he dignosed a knackered starter motor instead. So he then rang Suzuki to order a new one, but it...
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    Poll: New Yamaha 350 4 stroke

    Anyone got one or heard anything good/bad about them?

    G250
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    Poll: The guys from Suzuki very kndly came down and...

    The guys from Suzuki very kndly came down and changed my control box. Despite my hopes that this would cure the not starting problem, it hasn't :-(( I had a weekend with no probs, then on Saturday it...
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    Poll: I collected the boat in March 2005, and its a top...

    I collected the boat in March 2005, and its a top mounted model. Are you having probs?

    I'll keep you posted about the engineer's findings tomorrow.

    G250
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    Poll: My control box has been very stiff to get into...

    My control box has been very stiff to get into neutral for some time (not due to lack of use, I've been out on the boat every 2 - 3 days this year). My latest problem is it won't start. In neutral,...
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    Poll: To my knowledge the 300 is still the same V6 but...

    To my knowledge the 300 is still the same V6 but enlarged to 4ltrs, but the valves are all machined rather than welded. I have heard of other failing.

    As of last night, I've got control box...
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    Poll: OK, why its NOT an option. Suzuki used to...

    OK, why its NOT an option.

    Suzuki used to friction weld the valve heads to the valve shafts (now they are machined from one lump of matal). This was a bit of a crap idea as the heads can come...
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    Hydrofoils vs trim tabs

    I own an 8m/250hp RIB that I use as a commercial dive boat. I'm finding it difficult to get the bow down sometimes. As a result I'm thinking about either getting those hydrofoil wings that mount to...
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    No damage to the boat thank *&^%!! Originally...

    No damage to the boat thank *&^%!!

    Originally the support legs were fitted using a female threaded brass insert through the deck with stainless bolts through this (no nuts, washers or stainless...
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    Yes. Ah, the rumour mill is hard at...

    Yes. Ah, the rumour mill is hard at work....................

    As I said "I'm just shocked that the sampson post failed so quickly & easily. I thought Sampson Posts were so strong that they could...
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    We started the tow on flat water, which is when...

    We started the tow on flat water, which is when the sampson post failed. Then I used the bow eye and soon we were in 4ft waves, and we did a MAXIMUM of 5kts.

    I'm just shocked that the sampson...
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    towing - sampson posts

    Hi,
    I've got a 7.8 Ribcraft Offshore & last w/e I needed to be towed in (long story). The sea was big so we decided on a line astern tow rather than a side tow. When the towing boat handed me...
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    Poll: Best 250hp engine?

    Hi All,
    I need a new 250hp engine for an 8m commercial (dive charter) RIB. The Verado is too thirsty & the Suzuki is NOT an option.

    What would you recommend?

    G250
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