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Old 03 March 2008, 14:18   #1
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Project Martini - Arctic 28

This beast of a rib turned up at the docks for me this evening, can't wait to get stuck in! Although the amount of work I've got ahead of me is a bit daunting if I think about it too much!

The basic plan of attack is:

Pair of S/H Mercury Optimax 225's should be on their way from USA as we speak.
Tubes off for access.
Deck off to be replaced with new ply sheathed in GRP with non slip additive.
New Parker Ribs "Neptune" console.
Keeping 4 of the original seats for the time being, but might replace them with new ones at a later date.
Tubes back on.
Off we go!

Sounds easy when I put it like that!
Wish me luck
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Old 03 March 2008, 14:22   #2
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Will be great when it's finally finished - keep posting pics. Is that an airbraked trailer???
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Old 03 March 2008, 14:28   #3
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Will be great when it's finally finished - keep posting pics. Is that an airbraked trailer???
Will do, yes luckily it doesn't need to be connected up to release the brakes but its still a huge thing to be towing on Jersey roads behind an Isuzu Trooper! I've just had to make a new towing eye for it as the existing one was too big to fit the car. Luckily I'm in the right trade for obstacles like this!
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I think the brand new seat pads Matt H is selling are from an arctic 28.
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its still a huge thing to be towing on Jersey roads behind an Isuzu Trooper!
You are a braver man than me, are you sure you want to do that.
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Old 03 March 2008, 17:01   #6
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I think the brand new seat pads Matt H is selling are from an arctic 28.
Thanks for that, mine are all in good nick so I thought I might as well hang on to a couple for now.

The console c/w pilot and co pilot seats and a pair of double jockey seats will be up surplus to requirements and up for grabs if anyone's interested. Email me for HQ pics.
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Thats a really good looking project. Theres a really nice one thats been done up on Apollo duck - complete with white deck and seating for 6. Up for 55k! Dread to think how much fuel it will use
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Old 04 March 2008, 13:22   #8
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Thats a really good looking project. Theres a really nice one thats been done up on Apollo duck - complete with white deck and seating for 6. Up for 55k! Dread to think how much fuel it will use
Very similar to what I'm doing, only not as good! I'm hoping to hang on to the military/commercial feel a bit more than that one while making it more suitable to leisure use and long distance cruising.

I was secretly hoping to have it ready to get me to Ribex 08 but time's slipping away fast and I'd rather do it right than do it fast.
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I do envy you-I was driving past Port Solent earlier and someone was nailing around in one outside VT Halmatic... It looked awesome.
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Old 06 March 2008, 12:05   #10
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I've got her parked up in the driveway now, thats when it struck me just how huge this thing is!

Towing her on the road wasn't too bad at all, tho the Isuzu got rather warm after going a mile and a half up hill

The biggest struggle is the initial pulling away from a standstill, I really noticed it when I was backwards and forwards trying to get the boat in the driveway.
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