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Old 23 April 2009, 15:07   #1
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My first rib project!

At the age of 26 I figured it was time to get my own!
I didn't have a massive budget so this is what I ended up with!
As for modifications, all I have really done is trim the console right back, add nav lights and remove FISTFULLS of wiring from the console / under the deck!!

I think in the future I would like to add a small bench seat to the rear for taking the family out and almost certainly a screen to the front! Although I am sure I will come up with plenty more ideas!!

The funniest thing is that its only a year younger than me!

A Humber Attaque 5.3
Mariner 90hp 'Tower of Power'
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Old 23 April 2009, 15:27   #2
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cool and well done.

that is a first time I have seen that... the fuel tank in the bow like that.

love the retro "tower of power"
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Old 23 April 2009, 16:08   #3
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A big improvement
love the 6 pot motor. wouldnt like its appetite though
I bet is sounds great.
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Old 24 April 2009, 15:50   #4
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Congratulations for the nice rib
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Old 24 April 2009, 16:06   #5
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That boat was advertised down our way for a while. The Truro area if I remember correctly, the 'hammerhead' console is very distinctive.
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Old 25 April 2009, 03:11   #6
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Thanks guys!

The motor is amazing, we're the same age and it runs better than I do The noise is incredible!!

I am undecided about the fuel tank, I would rather have it under the deck but I am not sure if there is still one under there or not!!

I did buy it from Truro indeed, the console was a little too 'distinctive' for me! It made it very hard to use the throttle and get access to the bow which is why I trimmed it back!
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Old 25 April 2009, 03:13   #7
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Thanks guys!

The motor is amazing, we're the same age and it runs better than I do The noise is incredible!!

I am undecided about the fuel tank, I would rather have it under the deck but I am not sure if there is still one under there or not!!

I did buy it from Truro indeed, the console was a little too 'distinctive' for me! It made it very hard to use the throttle and get access to the bow which is why I trimmed it back!
Might be worth asking on iboats.com-I think you can uprate the HP on that motor quite significantly with very little expense from a breaker.
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I remember seeing this advertised too. You've made an improvement!

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Might be worth asking on iboats.com-I think you can uprate the HP on that motor quite significantly with very little expense from a breaker

Hmmm I had never thought of doing that... any idea who / where / what they do etc???

Not sure it'd help the fuel expense though
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Hmmm I had never thought of doing that... any idea who / where / what they do etc???

Not sure it'd help the fuel expense though
Hop over to the iboats.com forums and ask in their Mercury/Mariner repair section. The guru over there is a guy who goes under the ID of Clams Canino. He's probably forgotten more about those motors than most owners ever learn.

As far as I'm aware, there's very little difference between the 90hp 6 cylinder and the 150hp and the fuel usage at speeds you can currently reach may even improve as you'll have to put a higher pitch prop on so will be doing less RPM for a given speed.
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