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Old 09 August 2006, 11:41   #41
Country: UK - England
Town: Wilmslow
Boat name: Serotonin
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 15
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Originally Posted by Narcosis
7. First resin coats on outside prior to being covered in smooth glass cloth.
8. Major sanding day again, oh and again, oh and again. Glass Cloth and 5 layers of resin.
Spot the origanal template in cardboard.
Wow looks like high quality piece of furniture too good for a boat

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Old 10 August 2006, 08:27   #42
Country: UK - England
Town: Chertsey
Boat name: Aqua Legends I
Make: Avon Searider 5.4m
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 90
MMSI: 235035787
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 129
Hi all
Bit late in replying to Ian's posts, just got back from Red Sea hol's (4am this morning yorn).

I shaped the the console to fit around the raised part from the deck, apart from cutting a slit across the forward part of the raised section, allowing the leading edge of the console to slip and lock into. The only bit that had a large gap was at the back of the new console where it over hung the raised section, so I used resin fillet and biaxxial glass tape to bridge the gap .

I did remove the rasied parts the fuel tanks at the rear rested against and the fastest way was to use a course disc sanding disc backed with the rubber support on a small angle grinder. (worked a treat)

I have just upgraded my 60hp Yam to a 90hp Yam and awaiting a time for major sea trials, away this weekend, but next weekend oh yes.


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Old 12 August 2006, 03:52   #43
Country: UK - England
Town: bicester, Oxford
Boat name: mach1
Make: avon SR5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp yamaha
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 177
Thanks Narcosis

I started sanding on Wednesday, it has the non slip deck so akin to sanding sandpaper with sandpaper (knackering)

I have decided to go your route i have a large XS console which fits perfectly across the raised section!! and the fuel tank holders were a nightmare to hack off and flatten.

I have got to say hats off to you i reakon ive got a few weeks work ahead of me. Maybe we can compare ribs later in the season.

Many thanks ian
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Old 25 January 2009, 05:23   #44
Country: UK - England
Town: Southport
Boat name: Qudos
Make: 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115 V4
MMSI: 235068784
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Was sent the link to this by the current owner, and no wonder he's happy with it! That console is a great self build!
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Old 25 January 2009, 10:18   #45
Country: UK - England
Town: Enfield/Switzerland
Boat name: Zonneschijn II/Vixen
Make: Shakespeare/Avon
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evin' 175 DI /Yam 90
MMSI: 235055605
Join Date: May 2006
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yep, David went for it with that rebuild, and spent ages working on the console if I remember correctly. As did his wife! hewas planning on moving to Greece or somewhere to set up a dive school/center. Took a couple of trips with him down the Thames before he disappeared from here. He did do a really quite nice job.

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