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Old 17 May 2008, 14:07   #61
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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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Old 17 May 2008, 15:46   #62
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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!!
Now you are going to have to drill umty ump holes in it. Every hole you drill in a boat hurts so much.
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Old 26 May 2008, 15:43   #63
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Sorry it's been so long since my last update, I've been so busy working on the boat whilst trying to move house at the same time, it's been hectic to say the least!

I haven't really touched the console yet but having it here has helped me plan out what goes where under the deck. I'll be going shopping for electronics and instruments fairly soon and a packet of jigsaw blades while I'm at it

Pic 1 - 2" plastic waste pipe going in under the deck for cables, one each side for the 2 motors will exit the deck inside the console.

Pic 2 - Had new iroko trim machined up for the outer mounting of the tubes. This took hours to fit as I had to individually measure and mark out the 100 fixing holes to match what was in the hull already plus another 100 holes for the bolts that hold the tube clamping strip!

I have now made new clamping strips that hold the tube in place out of polished 316, haven't got pics yet but it does look very nice! Had to go thru the whole process of transferring the 100 hole positions from the hull to the stainless again, that plus having to bend the 50x5mm in both planes to match the bow shape meant that was a week of evenings just on its own! And I've got to repeat the whole process again for the inside

Pic 3 - This weekend I started laying the deck for good, for anyone wondering the centre section of the deck (2no 8'x4' sheets) will be removable so they will be fitted later. I used 6x50 A4 woodscrews to fix it down, bought 600 but now looks like I will need another 600 including fixing the console and seats! They're at 4" centres which may seem a lot of screws but Halmatic decided to have them staggered at 1.25" centres!

Pic 4 - 1 layer of 450csm + plus 1 layer of tissue cut to shape ready for glassing.

Pic 5 - Job done! Turned out pretty good considering I've got almost no laminating experience whatsoever It's pretty flat and smooth, I think once the non slip flowcoat goes on you won't see any of the overlaps etc. It's got a nice solid feel to it as well with no movement at all when you jump on it so I'm happy.
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Old 26 May 2008, 16:11   #64
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Looking outstanding. Maybe you should consider getting a diamond blade for your angle grinder for the laminate triming. Can you save the tubes?
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Thanks for the tip Limey, I've already got 1
I'll have to post a pic of my toolbox then you'll see I've got most of what I need!
I did the trimming today, it actually came off ok with a stanley knife.

Tubes are great condition, just need a good clean and 1 valve replaced.

Hope your enjoying your 1st season in the Lomac!
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Old 26 May 2008, 16:40   #66
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I'll have to post a pic of my toolbox then you'll see I've got most of what I need!
I did the trimming today, it actually came off ok with a stanley knife.

Tubes are great condition, just need a good clean and 1 valve replaced.

Hope your enjoying your 1st season in the Lomac!
My season has just ended because we have sold our house and will be moving to Mexico in 5 weeks. I have been in this house for 20 years so you will understand the challenge. Suggestion: as you have the tubes off why not inject some sealer and rotate to cover all surfaces. Wish I could do that but mine are glued on and I cannot rotate a 7M boat.
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Get a big skip, I'm sure you will have collected a fair amount of junk over the last 20 years!

I'm still undecided if the tubes are leaking or it's just temperature changes but they stay up for a couple of weeks even with the leaking valve. To be honest rotating the tubes would be a challenge even off the boat, theyre huge! Are you able to reccomend a sealer? I don't know of any success stories.
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The skip is on it's way.
Temp. change vs. leaking !! I have had a huge problem with that as I have a 50 degree F. swing every 24hrs. I keep my tubes soft when boat is on trailer and they are hard by mid afternoon. I suggest you monitor the tubes for a week or so and see if they follow the air temp. I have not used sealer but have done some research on it and the best product I can find is " green slime" Have used it on car tyres, wheel barrow and trailer. We have a big problem with needles off Cactus causing slow leaks. So far so good after about 3 years.
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How is the progress Martini? I'm dying to see some new pics of the beast
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Got the bilge and transom done last weekend but had to get the motors off, all the work done, motors back on and boat back out of the workshop between friday night and monday morning so too busy to take pictures! Spent 40 hrs on it and finished at 1am monday morning

Will post a couple of pics this week, looking forward to offering up the console with the new seats and deciding where to put everything.
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