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Old 30 April 2006, 21:51   #31
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New electrical panel

Wasn't that happy with the electrical layout and color inside the main console so some quickie paint and presto! Needs a new breaker cover and some more (better) paint, its too late now, good enough til next fall.. more of the completed or nearly compete electrical tommorrow..
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Old 02 May 2006, 21:51   #32
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Slowly step by step inch by inch...

One thing about rigging a boat, you have to take your time and think things out, don't be in a hurry, otherwise, setbacks! Installed the new shift/throttle cables today pretty happy with that other than the fact that they come down in front of the electrical panels due to the controls position on top. These red jaket cables are too stiff to bend much out of the way so we will live with that for the time being. Permanently reinstalled the wiring, fuel, oil and shift cables to the motors so thats out of the way, spent a lot of time clamping down the wiring harnesses and routing them carefully, lots of wiring on a twin installation but it is almost finished and looks and is professional, just a little to do yet in the main console along with the accent/deck lighting. War Machine is close... Now if we only had that damn tube set! Demaree what is up??
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Old 09 May 2006, 21:46   #33
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Oh what a busy boy I've been...

Almost finished with rigging the electrical, what a pain in the ass!! I do enjoy working on the boat but wiring it can be somewhat tedious and slow going at times. Pictures of the bow post, added some Hypalon (glued on) to keep the anchor from rattling underway, this addition has worked out excellent, just a single bungee cord to keep it secure and to release it, nice and easy to use. Various pictures of the wiring, almost finished but there is ty points to go in yet, stereo and amp, and all the accessory mood lighting, not much left, 4 hours worth of work on electrical. Some shots of the battery boxes, I found some slick ratcheting handles that you lift up on to disengage once tight, you can move the handle and set it where you want, happy with those.. Got the hose kits back on and all the engine cables installed, a chore but done. Put perforated aluminum sheeting in under the aft seat, there is excess cabling from the factory Yamaha wiring so that is where it is going to stay as I want the bilge nice and neat with no chance of wire hanging in water, and a picture of the deck strips on the bow, War Machine is only 1/4 inch thick on her decking so these strips (1/2 inch) were installed to give points to attach seating, cooler etc. I replaced the slotted screws with flat socket head machine screws, a lot easier to get out if I want to ever change things around. Two weeks of work left before launch, I want the boat to be as well built as anything ever built in it's size range and I think I can safely say it probably is. All for now, enjoy your days out, Peace!
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Old 09 May 2006, 21:52   #34
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A few more pics

More shots of recent work..
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Old 17 May 2006, 21:17   #35
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Rain, Rain go away...

Been having ridiculous weather these last ten days after a beautiful spring, raining almost constantly every day, don't think it ever was as bad as this recent stretch of crappy weather. Consequently, not much was done on the boat, did get the rear seat back from the upholsterer, repainted the deck, and did some minor repairs to the trailer winch. A few pics of the boat, bow, stern and aft shot.Tube set should be back from Demaree Thursday or Friday so launch probably won't be until the weekend following this. Next set of pictures, tube set installation, stay tuned....
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Old 23 May 2006, 16:53   #36
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Good things come in large packages!

It is nearly the end of May... and finally a tube set! It's about time! Was going to show pictures of us lifting it into place but given the tube set now weighs 475 lbs we will spare you that ugly scene, will post some pictures of us bolting it down in the next day or two, sure makes the boat a lot bigger when the tubes are up in place. Later..
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Old 23 May 2006, 17:11   #37
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Now it looks like a REAL boat!!!
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Old 23 May 2006, 17:13   #38
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two more shots..

pics from above the boat.
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Old 23 May 2006, 17:16   #39
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Now it looks like a REAL boat!!!
as opposed to your....no i wont go there!

Pathalla, your boat looks superb!
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Old 23 May 2006, 17:22   #40
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Now it looks like a REAL boat!!!
Thanks Cod, it is getting there.. launch is close. Being as you have been following this thread with interest since inception we have decided to award YOU membership in the War Machine crew, British chapter, full privileges apply of course!
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