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Old 22 January 2012, 13:38   #1
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Cobra RIB refurb

Ok, here goes....

I bought 'Hissing Sid' in the middle of 2010 and to cut a long story short it needs some repair work due to a bodged deck installation and being "well used" by it's previous owner. Not to mention I want to make it my own and perhaps fiddle with the layout which is not your usual Cobra one, having two jockeys in the rear and an after thought raised foredeck.

I hope to get it done for the spring and managed to get everything in place over the weekend to get going. I will document it in this thread for those that are interested as I did with my Tornado refurb a few years ago.

Tornado 4.8m Refurb

This may take a while ....

As I got her:
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Old 22 January 2012, 13:41   #2
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Few more of as it is now....
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A couple more of the transom and the console...
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Existing hull repair....
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Moving the primer bulb, fuel filter etc up into the console would be a good way to tidy up the rear end...

I should think you could get all the pipes and cables to go through a single trunk if you wanted...

Where do all the pipes come back up, in the console?
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What make are those speakers and do you get any interference to the compass with them?
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Moving the primer bulb, fuel filter etc up into the console would be a good way to tidy up the rear end...

I should think you could get all the pipes and cables to go through a single trunk if you wanted...

Where do all the pipes come back up, in the console?
Some come up in the starboard jockey, where the battery is, the others into the console. May put in a rear bench, undecided yet.
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Don't know I'll have a look as they are now in a box in the garage, no interference with them though.
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Don't know I'll have a look as they are now in a box in the garage, no interference with them though.
Cheers-I've got that Poly Planar unit to fit and haven't decided on speakers yet. I don't really want to go down the big amp/wakeboard tower speakers on the A-frame route as it just looks chav.

I think I'll start a thread on it rather than hijack yours...
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Keep the pics coming
Excuse my ignorance, but are those transom braces original?
Like the look of the suicide seat, that might be useable at more than 2 knts
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