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Old 31 January 2005, 14:12   #1
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Super Student Shakespeare Shenanigans

As some of you know I have been building up to this project for a while now. I have been wanting to upgrade from my little flatacraft for ages now as I have completely and literally outgrown it (those of you who came on the first sub 5m (half) round island cruise will vouch for the fact that my mate mike and I look pretty daft squished up in it!). I need something bigger and dryer for photography and cruising. After much thinking on my part and begging the loan department (dad ) the project is now well under way.

Before xmas I became the owner of a '96ish Tohatsu 70hp PT&T outboard to throw on the back of the Shakespeare 520 sportsrib I have just bought. It is sitting on a spangly admiral roller trailer and is presently tubeless (see pics).

My plan is to tube it up myself (with the help of a local tube fitter to get the crucial bit right), design my own console and seating arrangement, build plug for said console, get said console built, build a custom bench seat, get all the bits and bobs and fit it all out myself. Lots to do to get it finished by early summer!

This thread is really just to document my project over the next few months, for those that are interested, and for me to ask stuff/you to tell me when I'm about to mess something up!

Cheers

Tim

Below are a few piccies of the new hull on my driveway (first 4 taken by my mate Mike and his fisheye lens)

1. Mate James posing in optimum driving position
2. James and I checking anchor hatch functionality
3. Bow shot
4. James perfecting is stance
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Old 31 January 2005, 14:18   #2
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More pics.

All self explanitary really
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Old 31 January 2005, 14:20   #3
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Old 31 January 2005, 15:14   #4
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Looking great Tim


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Old 01 February 2005, 05:02   #5
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Thats a nice lookin hull you got there. Cant wait to see the finished resull. We will have to have a play together when its complete me in zapcat and you i ure custom shakespear.
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Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Good luck with it and keep the piccys coming.

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Where did you get the hull from Tim, direct from Shakespeare?

Look really good and can't wait untill your out on the water with her.

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Old 01 February 2005, 08:35   #8
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Where did you get the hull from Tim, direct from Shakespeare?
Yup, direct from Shakespeare.

I forgot to mention that I'm looking for bits to fit her out with, so if anyone has any to get rid of...
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Hi Tim, looks good.

Have you set your self a budget? If not do you have any idea of projected costs?

Bank of Dad is clearly the way to go....
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Projected costs are a lot less than you might imagine due to numerous kind donations, blagging, wheeler dealing, swapping bits for photography services etc etc

Not sure of extact ish costs yet, still trying to finalise stuff.
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