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Old 05 September 2010, 17:16   #1
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Pacific 22 (Old Spice) Rebuild

Hi all

We have recently bought old spice, which from searching the forum seems to of been a well known boat on here, we are currently in the process of stripping it down, we have the engine in bits and it doesnt seem to have done as much damage as first thought, the main things it requires are a rebore, new pistons, the crank re-grinding and new bearings. The engine block should hopefully be back from the machine shop in the next week or so which will give us time to give everything a good clean up.

Will keep the post updated with our progress and hopefully the boat will be back in the water in the next few months.

We are going to be using it as a bit of a winter toy whilst our other boat is out the water.



The engine ready to be lifted out


Engine bay ready for a clean now the engine is out


Bits of the engine


The damaged piston


My other project, bought it as a bare shell 4 years ago and just got it in the water this summer
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Old 05 September 2010, 17:43   #2
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Welcome to Rib.net

I was only wondering the other day what had happened to the old girl when somebody told me Jimbo had sold her.

Back when Pete7 owned her we had several very memorable cruises out in the Solent and youll find plenty of images of her on here, mainly from about 3 years ago.

Im really glad shes being looked after.

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Old 05 September 2010, 18:11   #3
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Im really glad shes being looked after.

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Old 05 September 2010, 18:27   #4
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Malcolm, great to see you on here and glad you got her back safely.

I was nearly in tears when she was being strapped onto the trailer, but having chatted to her new owners beforehand and on the day it was clear they were quite excited about buying such a solid bit of kit, and I really look forward to the rebuild. Thanks also for the offer of a trip out when she's ready - that boat and I have so many happy memories from her almost daily use!
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Old 05 September 2010, 18:30   #5
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I didn't say/type that.

Jimbo had a lot of use from her and did all he could to keep her going.

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Old 05 September 2010, 18:37   #6
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I didn't say/type that.

Jimbo had a lot of use from her and did all he could to keep her going.

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Thanks Nasher. I was going to reply, but then stopped and thought better of it!

I've never met Chris, and haven't a clue who he is, but a couple of times he's tried to needle me with a couple of barbs based (it would appear) on inaccurate facts, try to ignore it!

Old Spice was always loved, used on an almost daily basis, washed down, checked over by Malcolm (my resident engineer!), and systems checked as a training boat, what she lacked and I made mistakes on was some of the attention to detail - she was used by so many people and so frequently that keeping on top of things I found very difficult, and affording all the bits and pieces I wanted even more so (hence having to sell a boat I so wished I could repair!).

I am incredibly grateful to Pete who gave up so much of his time, expertise, and in a way finances to support me through my start in the industry; I know he will have been sad to see Old Spice chained to a pontoon and inoperable, and it will please him to see her being made whole again - he put more into that boat than you can imagine.

So yes, Chris, it is great to see her being looked after now, and it will please you to know that I have no plans for boat ownership anytime in the future (other than my two recent acquisitions - some wooden dinghies, which I will restore, I can handle wood!). I'm sure her new owners will do a far better job of it than I did.
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Sorry If I miss-understood this thread then:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ighlight=spice

All in jest Jimbo and no barbed comment intended.
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Old 05 September 2010, 19:03   #8
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Well looking at your other project, all us "Old Spice" lovers can rest assured.

I for one look forward to the rebuild thread, just try to avoid replacing the console please
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Old 06 September 2010, 07:59   #9
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That boat looks familiar would be nice to see her back on the water and a good choice for the Irish Sea if you intend to keep her there. Had a range of about 135 miles before reserve so that should see you across to Strangford Lough.

Do give me a ring if there is anything I can help you with.

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Brilliant potential thread,

Keep us posted chum, you can never have two many pacifics in the irish sea i say
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