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Old 29 March 2013, 18:38   #61
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Fitting out - Cables and stuff

It took some doing but I managed to cram all the cables, fuel hose, hydraulics, controls cables and other stuff up the bore of a 2" hose. I also glassed in a short piece of 2 1/2" bore stainess tube into the bottom starboard side of the console, the 2" bore plastic hose slips in perfectly and will be sealed with Sikaflex.
The picture is of inside the lower part of the console, I made an Aluminum tank and glassed it beneath the plywood floor you can see the top of the sender, the tank breather to the back and just make out the fuel outlet on the bottom right.
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Old 30 March 2013, 02:14   #62
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Just looking at your set up and it looks similar weight to mine, what speed were you getting ?
Nice looking setup. Are those the original decals from 2001 ?

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Old 19 May 2013, 07:41   #63
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Maiden Voyage

Finally got this project in the water last week, it was a bit too windy to venture out of the bay for a first run and I couldn't get full throttle but still it was AWESOME!!

Here's a short video taken by a friend from the headland:
http://youtu.be/DMrfFojx45s
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Old 19 May 2013, 07:56   #64
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Finally got this project in the water last week, it was a bit too windy to venture out of the bay for a first run and I couldn't get full throttle but still it was AWESOME!!

Here's a short video taken by a friend from the headland:
Avon Searider 5.4m & 90hp 2stroke - YouTube
Like it a lot
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Old 19 May 2013, 11:40   #65
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Awesome build thread of the year goes to Colcreate!!
Nice one and lots of good ideas
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Great job mate, stellar looking boat.

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my mate took this photo through the mist thrown up from the jetski.
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Excellent Re-Furb Mate Well Done!..Enjoy!!...Oh you Are Already
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The Searider is great fun but still needs a few jobs doing on it before I will be happy. At least its up and running (at last). I'm planning on doing an Anglesey to Isle of Man trip this summer so made an auxiliary engine mount today. The backup engine will be stored behind the jockey seat backrest (custom made for the job) and lifted into place if needed.
Here's a photo of the transom mount, I used a block of 1" thick black polypropylene as the pad and welded 4mm stainless plate to the tube.
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The Searider is great fun but still needs a few jobs doing on it before I will be happy. At least its up and running (at last). I'm planning on doing an Anglesey to Isle of Man trip this summer so made an auxiliary engine mount today. The backup engine will be stored behind the jockey seat backrest (custom made for the job) and lifted into place if needed.
Here's a photo of the transom mount, I used a block of 1" thick black polypropylene as the pad and welded 4mm stainless plate to the tube.
WOW that is one of the best auxiliary brackets I've ever seen.
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