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Old 28 May 2006, 14:50   #1
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Searider Refurb - a fews pic's

Just thought I'd get some comments from you guys and girls. Being doing this refurb for aboat 5 weeks, seems to be going on forever, but nearing the end now.....I think. Weather has got in the way a finishing sooner.

Would be great to here what people think, good or bad..!

1. Day one - decided to take out old Avon Searider console, just to have a look.
2. Oops - Went further than I planned, I'm committed now.
3. Old console and foot straps leave a far old mess.

More to follow....
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Old 28 May 2006, 14:55   #2
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4. Start of console construction from marine ply and resin filleting blend and byaxial glass tape.
5. Applying a radius of filleting blend on the inside joints.
6. Basic structure constructed.
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Old 28 May 2006, 14:58   #3
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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.
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Old 28 May 2006, 15:06   #4
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9. Don't now if any one else has those old supports for external fuel tanks, I rang Avon and I was adviced that they where built using marine ply layers screwed down onto hull prior to GRP being applied, used an angle grinder with sander pad to remove forward and middle sections.
10. Start of the deck clean up.
11. Still undecided how far to go with the transom.
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Old 28 May 2006, 15:10   #5
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12. Secured to deck using resin, fillet blend, and byaxial glas tape both inside and outside of console, you'd need a sledge hammer to take it off.
13. Holes cut in console for fittings.

Converted to B&W as pictures where taken under tarp whilst raining and they look weird in neon blue.
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Old 28 May 2006, 15:16   #6
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14. Cut layers of seating foam to make seat support, backed with a resin coated sheet of marine ply. Remembered just in time to cut holes in ply to allow air to vent in and out.
15. My wife made cover using hyperlon, we where a bit worried about whether the sowing machine was going to handle multiple layers of hyperlon, so we took advice and where told to use sowing machine needles for leather and a polyester thread, worked a treat.
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Old 28 May 2006, 15:19   #7
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16. Used Yamaha engine hose, very flexible, but got a bit tight towards the end, but got every thing in that I needed.
2 * Primary Power Cables Red & Black
2 * Teleflex Throttle Cables
18mm Fuel Hose
GPS Cable
Fishfinder Sounder cable
Coax VHF Cable
Lighting circuit wires
Engine Wiring loom.
Additional control cables for engine.
Bilge Pump and Auto Switch wiring loom

Also let a pull through wire in for future use.
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Old 28 May 2006, 15:26   #8
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17. Avon A-Frame not designed to mount lots of gadgets on top so I had a ss plate made up with 50mm U bolts to support Visiball, VHF Aerial, GPS reciever, and White all round light.
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Old 28 May 2006, 15:35   #9
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18. Internal under seat wiring, still ongoing but have made a good start.
19. Console top fully rigged.
20. Console top fully rigged (another view)
Lowrance 3500c Chartplotter
Navman Colour Fishfinder 4350
Navman 7200 VHF/DSC Radio
Yamaha top mount throttle with PTT
Yamaha Ignition switch and kill cord switch
Yamaha Mutlifunction display (Rev's, OPil Temp etc) (came with original rig)
Wema Fuel Gauge
3 * Carlingswitches (IP68 Rated)
Plastimo Console mounted compass.
Internal fuel tank filler.
Fuel tank vent


More pic's in a couple of days, transom to finish next.
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Old 28 May 2006, 16:20   #10
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That looks awesome mate, a good bit of fabrication!
How much did you pay for the original stripped hull?
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