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Old 08 February 2006, 04:28   #111
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oops i have mine in the exact same position as hugh,,
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Old 08 February 2006, 05:37   #112
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on my hard boat i have the lights in front of the screen but where the light bounces off the white at the front of the boat then it does make it difficult to see. I am expecting the lights will help a bit but glare will probably be an issue, probably best for just use in close manouvering and seeing what you are doing, also they swivel downward for shining on the engine and prop in an emergency. I am fitting a 12v supply outlet near the front of the boatfor a handheld powerful lamp for emergencies.

as for the radar reflector i suspect its capabilities will be quite limited as suggested, i might be going for one of those vertical larger ones at some stage but need to get a stainless steel post fitted for it to fix too in order to save breakage. the one fitted is just a gesture really!

thanks for the input guys anyway
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Old 12 February 2006, 16:47   #113
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Today I made up the Boat Patchs with the Osprey Logo on them. Normally the logo is painted onto a Patch of Hypalon, but, Just to be different i have decided to take a different approach. I have carefully cut out the logo on a sheet of ocean blue hypalon the same colour as the tubes. Then behind this will be a white and red patch of hypalon showing the cutout as in the picture. This way i wont suffer from the paint wearing off. These will be fixed to the boat this week.

Lots of painstaking work with a scalpal as the osprey logo is quite intricate.
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Old 12 February 2006, 18:25   #114
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one issue with the amp i have is how resistant it will be to moisture and condensation etc, plus it is hanging upside down and has a metal hood which might collect water!! so is a bit of an experiment at the moment. I wanted to have no moving parts in the stereo is an amp and mp3 player rather than a normal cd head unit, and it has worked out quite cheap as well.
How big is the amp. Can you get a tupperware type box that's just a bit bigger ( allowing for some heat disapation) and fit the amp and box where the amp is being mounted. the lid would make it all waterproof!
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Looking like it's comming on Chris, like the patches. When's the Viper back from the Tube fitting?
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Old 13 February 2006, 04:51   #116
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How big is the amp. Can you get a tupperware type box that's just a bit bigger ( allowing for some heat disapation) and fit the amp and box where the amp is being mounted. the lid would make it all waterproof!
Andy, my be getting it back at the end of this week, that is when it was scheduled but may be next week as i am quite busy this weekend with parties

Stu, the idea of putting it in a tupperware type box is certainly an option, the console is sealed so should not get the salt in there causing problems on too regular a basis, my only concern is the heat generated if it is in a sealed box, will see how hot it gets in use then decide. i am also fitting a small heater in the console to keep it dry which might also help. the amp is quite big physically so would need a large box, will see how i get on with it.
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I wouldn't recommend putting it in an air tight container unless its made of metal which will allow for the heat in side to conduct to the surface and radiate away.

You will probably find if you used an air tight food container the air inside would just expand and pop the lid off anyway.

Even if the amp doesn't feel that warm to the touch - sealing it off will allow it to overheat. Although if its a good amp it should have thermal shut down anyway - ie it will just get quieter so that it can cool off if it gets too hot.

Don't be fooled by thinking your console is sealed. water will get in unless you've lagged every hole you've cut in it with sealer. and i mean every bolt hole every gauge your sat nav your radio etc etc etc... water will get in - not massive amounts but it will get in.
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been fitting out the aframe and routing all the wires and cables, still waiting to fit the ariels for the radio otherwise all else is done, have fitted some nice lights to the underside that will swivel to allow me to see check the enging and prop at night. they have blue lenses but are actually those blue/white lights. will fit the aframe on the babe when i get her back with the toobs on
Chris - why did you not get a beefier a-frame that would have doubled as a tow frame - You wont be doing much wakeboarding towing from transom eye bolts - you need a high tow point to keep the rope clear of the water and to help with the big jumps.
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Chris - why did you not get a beefier a-frame that would have doubled as a tow frame - You wont be doing much wakeboarding towing from transom eye bolts - you need a high tow point to keep the rope clear of the water and to help with the big jumps.
I did get a quote for a bigger aframe etc which would have been custom made but decided to stick with what i have as i only need to pull up a very slight person and the aframe would do that no problems.

when the kids are old enough to really get into watersports i will probably have another boat by then....maybe
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that is my concern with an airtight container, in that it may overheat
however the console is quite well sealed so it wont be getting saltwater splashed over the bits. every single item is sealed in with marine sealant and seals so i think it will be pretty good although not airtight. Its amazing where salt water and salt air can get so not fooled in the slightest.

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I wouldn't recommend putting it in an air tight container unless its made of metal which will allow for the heat in side to conduct to the surface and radiate away.

You will probably find if you used an air tight food container the air inside would just expand and pop the lid off anyway.

Even if the amp doesn't feel that warm to the touch - sealing it off will allow it to overheat. Although if its a good amp it should have thermal shut down anyway - ie it will just get quieter so that it can cool off if it gets too hot.

Don't be fooled by thinking your console is sealed. water will get in unless you've lagged every hole you've cut in it with sealer. and i mean every bolt hole every gauge your sat nav your radio etc etc etc... water will get in - not massive amounts but it will get in.
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