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Old 10 April 2007, 14:44   #11
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The project begins

I had a few hours today so at long last made a start on removing the console.
It came out easier than I thought it would with the aid of an angle grinder
My main concern was cutting to deep as the fuel tank was tight up against the jockey seat part of the console, but it all went well. The hardest job turned out to be removing the steering cable from the healm unit, a load of spay finally got it free. The bolts holding the healm unit to the console are rusted so have had a liberal spaying and I will try to free them in a few days.
Picture 1 Before.
Pictures 2 & 3 Deck after removal of console.
Pictures 4 The removed console.
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Old 10 April 2007, 15:13   #12
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Having removed the console it was time to look at the semi-under deck fuel tank, the current position of the tank is to far forward and would stick out of the front of the new console, so I have cut all the way around it (flamin angle grinder burnt out just before I finished). The underdeck space has been filled with foam so I will use a large lifter to break it free.
Pics 1&2 The cut deck around the tank.
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Old 10 April 2007, 15:30   #13
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Hi Richard,

Looks like she's coming along.

Have you cleaned up the tubes and taken some of the patches off?

How are you planning on covering over the hole in the floor?

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Hi Richard,

Looks like she's coming along.

Have you cleaned up the tubes and taken some of the patches off?

How are you planning on covering over the hole in the floor?

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Hi Neil,
I have not touched the tubes, the Stbd tube has remained inflated since I picked her up but the Port goes down over a week. Paul Tilley will be making a new set of tubes for her once the hull has been painted.
Before I block the hole up in the deck I will be installing an under deck cable trunk from where the console will be to the stern ready for the cables, then I will fit a piece of marine ply, and inject foam into the under deck void, and finaly make good the deck with grp.
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Old 11 April 2007, 14:58   #15
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I managed to grab a couple of hours today so had a go at removing the tank, I had already cut the foam around the sides of the tank but the foam underneath did not want to let go, but it finally let go
Next job will be cutting the foam under the deck from where the new console will go to the stern ready to install the cable/service ducts as I want to keep the deck totally free of obstrucions.
Pic 1 The deck cut around the tank
Pic 2 Free from the foam at last
Pic 3 Out at last
Pic 4 The hole where the tank was
Pic 5 The tank after removal.
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Old 23 April 2007, 13:13   #16
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I have now bought the engine for the Osprey its a Yamaha 150 HP HPDI so should make her move
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How come everyone else seems to find a good 150hp outboard for their RIBs and not me

Did you buy another boat with the outboard on?
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Old 24 April 2007, 05:19   #18
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How come everyone else seems to find a good 150hp outboard for their RIBs and not me

Did you buy another boat with the outboard on?
No just the engine, she has only done 10 hours and that was in fresh water
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Old 03 June 2007, 15:59   #19
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Ooooopppppps

Now that I have sold Hyde-Away II its time to move the Osprey to the yard and start the serious work. This morning I tried to get her out of the drive, no matter what I tried I could not manouver her through the gates
Answer take the wall pillar down, got the bolster and lump hammer out and demolished the pillar, came down a treat leaned on the remaining wall and crash. Its a good job I had planned on having the gateway widened anyway, but not quite by that amount
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