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Old 06 October 2003, 12:39   #1
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New toy takes shape (the real one)

Engine arrives on pallet
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Old 06 October 2003, 12:43   #2
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Nah, the 'orrible old Flatacraft will handle much better than a pallet, even a pallet powered by an Opti 150
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Engine craned up with pallet still attached

[Thanks Richard, wait for ir, wait for it]
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Fine adjustments made

Mr Maddox of Wayne Maddox Marine www.waynemaddoxmarine.co.uk using his Mercury training to fine-tune this multi-thousand pound peice of American engineering!

[He WAS posing for this photo!]
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And engine bolted to transom

A-Frame removed to get the damn crane in!
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Wayne ponders over ...

...what to do next, or rather more likely quite HOW fast this machine will go!
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Instruments

Cut holes in dash and start installing the (very impressive) Mercury SmartCraft gauges, VHF, GPS etc. etc.

Decided to make yellow bevels for all the instruments since that'll look nice (i hope)
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Making the yellow bevels

Lots of time, but very pleased with the result...
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Dash almost finished...

...more pics this evening / tommorow as i progress!
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good pics there Daniel

what's the run in period like on this new beast of yours?

and what pitch prop is going on the lower end?

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