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Old 04 June 2006, 15:22   #21
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Thanks. Im very pleased with the end result
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Old 08 June 2006, 04:37   #22
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Nose storage

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Is it worth putting a hatch in the nose cone - presumably you can store clothing etc in there? My Osprey is a little smaller and storage room is at a premium.

What was the cost/hours spent in fitting it?

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It's well worth it IMHO. Apart from that space the only other storage area is under the seat. It took less than half an hour to install that little round hatch and cost me 6 plus a fews bolts and a bit of sikalfex. (I would have prefered to put a Henderson hatch in there but at 29 it didnt seem worth it). I'm planning to keep rope etc in there. It's also worth drilling a little drain hole at the bottom otherwise it will fill up with a bit of water. Only thing about this is it means its not a "sealed" comparment, so you could instal a bung in the hole as well if you were concerned....
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Old 08 June 2006, 05:10   #24
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Tim,

Out of interest, how do you find that throttle positioning? looks quite far forward of the wheel and at a unusual angle.

You've done a great job on it, are you bringing it down to pompy?
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well done mate, huuuuge sense of achievement you must have had butterflys in your stomach when u put it in the water!! -

one thing tho, how does a P*sshead alcoholic student fund all this? - I need to know your secret!!
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Tim: I don't like the throttle. You have to lean really far forward to reach it, it's even worse when you stand up. I think I'm going to get a stainless bracket thing made up so it's further back.
I'll be bringing it down over the summer at some point. Hopefully they'l be a summer cruise and you can have a look

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Thanks Tim

Will probably go for the posh option....boat deserves a bit of TLC.

As with you, the dry bags just fit under the seat and we have to leave rope, oilies etc strapped to the deck, so any extra storage will be good.

New tubes next year perhaps

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Jon, there are two other locations for hatches you might want to think about before cutting the nose cone, but its a good idea because there is lots of storage in there. I have done some red blobs on Tims photo to give the other possible locations.

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New tubes next year perhaps Jon
Yup might need some too, though fancy changing the colour scheme to blue and white like this late Sparrowhawk

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Advantage of putting a hatch near the top like in Pete's pic is that there is more space so you can have a bigger hole. I quite liked the idea of having one lower down though so that a: it wasnt quite so visable and b: I didn't have to grovel around trying to pick stuff out of the bottom of the locker.
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