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Old 21 September 2004, 01:00   #1
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Nearly there with XS-550

Got the engine fitted!
The black Suzuki DF90 matches well with the colour scheme.
Just working on the gauges and wiring now and hopefully be out on the water for this weekend.
Little concerned about the routing of the control cables into the console as the dealer only cut 1-1/2" hole to feed them through. (seemed a little tight) Hope the cables dont rub!
cheers Dal
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Old 21 September 2004, 06:00   #2
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I knew that engine would contrast well against the black upholstery, floor, strake and patches. Looks great so far. You'll definitely great quite a spectacle when you launch. All that orange, who could miss you!!

Well I suppose you can always make the hole bigger but you can't make it smaller. If its any help though the hole for my cables into the console (I presume your cables also exit next to the battery box) is quite tight also but they still don't rub or cause any tight bends with the hydraulic steering.

Looking forward to seeing it in the water!!
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Old 21 September 2004, 06:02   #3
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that is a handsome looking craft mate, well done
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Old 21 September 2004, 06:46   #4
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Looking good mate Just can't wait for ours now
Noticed that she's tied down over the tubes why not use the Towing eye's? that'll take the wear and strain from the tube.
Never the less she's looking good.


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Old 21 September 2004, 11:46   #5
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SWGinn,
thanks for the info; on your cabling. Eased my mind a little as I thought I had seen a console setup with about a 3" boot. Thought it may need the room to get the angle through the console without stress. What do you have sealing yours.? Felt like putting a grommet to stop chaffing and then a little silicone to make sure.What you think?

Brian, thanks; have transom straps to the tow eyes also. Had recently come from a 450 mile round trip to collect the boat and was "neurotic" about loosing it.hence the extra strap. It's been a long time coming and I am a little over cautious at the moment.!
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Old 21 September 2004, 12:11   #6
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I haven't got anything sealing the entrance to my console from the loom as it is sealed at the transom end using a sort of tapered elephants trunk, just like in your picture of your craft from above. I don't see the point in sealing it twice as the loom is already sealed from the hull and then sealed at the transom. Use a gromet if you want but there isn't much point as you will only be stopping water entering from the console end of the loom which is completely enclosed & watertight anyway. I have simply wrapped a piece of PU tube fabric around my cables where they exit the loom to prevent chafing. I know pictures would help but the boat is not with me at the moment.
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looks very cool i bet you can,t wait to get out

a very nice choice of rib
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