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Old 06 August 2014, 14:08   #1
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Sunseeker build thread

I've put it in the bilges cause it ain't a rib, I've got a 30+ year old sunseeker portofino 34 XPS, and have started collecting bits for it, it's in a right stated at the moment but has all the ingredients to make a nice boat, it's got twin 315 yanmars and bravo 3 drives.
I've ripped out most of the wiring, engines,drives etc and I'm going to go through it in true biffer style, I'll post up some pics as we get going and just to get it going this is the steering wheel that my girlfriend got me for my birthday, the colour is in keeping with the classic white upholstery with a blue and red stripe straight though the centre and the dash is blueClick image for larger version

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Old 06 August 2014, 14:16   #2
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Old 06 August 2014, 14:25   #3
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Some guy's buy earrings for their girlfriends birthdays and some girls buy their boyfriends steering wheels for their birthdays classic and a gud'n for the pub .... and what a nice looking wheel it is too Biffer
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Old 06 August 2014, 14:30   #4
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Not yet but I've started, this is the nav tower and a pic of the panel I want you to remake, this is a pic of another boat to give you an ideaClick image for larger version

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Old 06 August 2014, 17:08   #5
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I've moved you out of The Bilges into Other Stuff. It would be a shame to lose this thread after a month (everything in the Bilges sinks after a month or so)
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Good decision

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I thought so - for the next generation of readers

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Oooh spoke to a chap in Swanage bay with one of them last week, think he'd owned it from new! Rather impressive bit of kit.
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Thinking about my engines and bay, the bay is going to be light grey but I'm torn between painting the engine so they are in keeping with the colour code of the boat, the boat is white with white upholstery, being a sunseeker and an old one it has a bright red and a dark blue stripe right though the middle of the cushions and one flash of each colour along the whole side that slashes up and over the arch, my thought was doing the engine either blue or red, what do you guys reckon
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Panels not a problem Biff

As and when you are ready draw it up with hole sizes text and layout required

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