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Old 02 July 2005, 14:05   #31
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Tell me to butt out also if you wish coz I am certainly not an expert,but make sure that where you mount the intruments can easily be seen standing up or sitting down,a lot of consoles seem to provide too much of a vertical face too close to the helm when standing up in my opinion.
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Old 02 July 2005, 14:33   #32
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Good point Paul & thanks, I have taken this into account to some extent, but one of my tweaks will be to make the dash a little shallower.

Marked out the position of the flange on the tube today. Tomorrow I will start to cut the strips out I think and think about ordering some bits and bobs.

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Old 22 July 2005, 19:00   #33
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Right, after lots of hard work with rubbing down, we fitted the tube today. A couple of scary moments but all sounds as a pound in the end. She looks great.

Need to stick the strip along the bottom, tidy up the transom, stick on the rubbing strake and the handles, then the tube it completely finished.

Next week will be console work and mounting the engine.

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5. Rubbing down in the sun
1. Strips being glued and general prep
2. Strips in position (inner one folded over to provide "give")
3. Close up of transom
4. Laying plastic over the wet glue on the strips
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Old 22 July 2005, 19:04   #34
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Some more...

1. Sticking down the first side...no turning back now
2. There was lots of pumping
3. Cleaning off the inside and generally farting about
4. Sticking down the last structural bits at the back
5. All finished! (apart from all that stuff I said above )

Now best hope that glue holds
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Congratulations Tim. Looks great so far and you must be feeling a great sense of satisfaction and anticipation! Can't wait to see her on the water.
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What you need Tim is some nice Stainless steel bits and pieces bolted on .
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hhhmmm, yes...what like this? Thanks Andy

Can someone please give me some exact details of how I polish this stainless up? Can I get a spinny head thing to put on a drill? If so how much and where from!?

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Louise, yes, although I haven't managed to get all that much done, getting the tube on kinda makes me feel like its nearly finished! Its a big step as it actually looks like a boat!

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Well done, Slimtim. Cool feeling, eh? A nice set of pics too.
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Well done, Slimtim. Cool feeling, eh? A nice set of pics too.
Thanks Jeff. More pics will come of each and every stage of the build right up to and after launch!

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