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Old 26 April 2008, 17:42   #51
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Old 29 April 2008, 14:58   #52
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As well as hang the motors last weekend I dry fitted the steering cylinder, its a Seastar Tournament cylinder. Fairly new out I believe, they are designed for big twins or triples in an offshore environment. The main difference is in the tie bar mounting, this is much beefier than the standard seastar mount.

Although these cylinders are only meant to be rigged one cylinder per motor I didn't want to gain more turns lock to lock, so a quick chat to Steve at Hypro Marine and he put together a kit to enable me to connect the far end of the Tournament tie bar straight to the port motor.

I also had my first proper go at fibreglassing on sunday, didnt turn out to bad I thought! The pic is of my forward, under deck storage. I put a floor in the space between 2 stringers and formed a partition to split it into two. The forward part will hold an anchor and warps while the other half will be for dry kit.

You may notice a hole for a deck plate leading into the next forward compartment. The idea is although this compartment will be full of closed cell foam, I'm going to chop it into smallish pieces. This will enable me to remove any amount of foam and replace it with lead ballast if boat requires it.
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Old 01 May 2008, 07:08   #53
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Hi Martini

I really look forward to reading the progress report, looks like its coming along quite nicely

carnt wait to see the finished boat
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Old 08 May 2008, 09:03   #54
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Great thread and inspiration to us all

Hi Martini
Great thread - thank you taking time to share your project with both pains and gains along the way. You will have one of the nicest of these great boats, I am sure, when completed.
re ballast - why not just up the amount of anchor chain. This can be done easier than lead in the next compartment. You do have big tidal range your way also...
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Old 08 May 2008, 12:52   #55
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Hi Paul
Thanks for the compliments, it's an advantage for me also to post my progress as I get feedback and tips from many other more knowledgable people on here.

The idea with the ballast is just keeping my options open. Theres every chance I wont need to do anything but once the deck goes down and glassed over then thats that!
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New cast aluminium deck hatches arrived yesterday, quite expensive but quite sexy with it!

Most of the work for the samson post mounting and the forward storage lockers is now done. Put a grey flowcoat in the lockers today and bonded in an extra layer of ply to reinforce the samson post and to give me some extra thickness to screw the hatches into.

I think theres more on how I've tied in the samson post to the hull structure in an earlier post. Suffice to say it won't be pulling out if I'm ever being towed

I'm using the original black aluminium post at the mo but if I get bored at any point I may knock out a polished stainless one just for the bling factor!

Watch out for more pics soon, I get my new Parker console early next week!!
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Old 09 May 2008, 15:10   #57
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Where did you get those hatches from they look great.
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She is looking so good.

Agreed the cast hatches look good, I'd also like to know where they came from.

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Old 09 May 2008, 22:37   #59
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I'm thinking about buying 2 more of the small ones for fuel tank access but then I will have spent serious money on hatches!
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I would tell you how much I am in love with my shiny new console but I'm out for dinner and already late

Cheers Andre you're a star!!
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