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Old 10 May 2017, 05:05   #41
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Cant wait to see this progress - Brilliant project!
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Old 11 May 2017, 17:25   #42
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Let there be light!!!
Cobra is still in for retubing so got my electrical hat on. Thanks to my friends a hms marine. I have now fitted my console and seating with led lights, not a bad effect with such simple led rope lights.
Next job forced air ventilation!
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Old 11 May 2017, 17:26   #43
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Old 28 May 2017, 03:09   #44
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Retubing finished!

It is far the biggest job if this project and the one job i would not even think if undertaking.
I received 6 quotes to retube my cobra rib . The cheapest was Tilley inflatables in Devon. I admittable did not jump at their quote, only due to the distance from home.
But im very pleased i did, as you can see from the pics, they've made a great job.
I choose colours to reflect the Torqeedo engine & logo colours.
Will pick her up soon .
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How is this progressing? Really interested..
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Old 08 June 2017, 09:29   #47
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Keep up the posts very interested in this, are you planning once finished to show it at southampton boat show ?
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Keep up the posts very interested in this, are you planning once finished to show it at southampton boat show ?


I have no plans like this, although i hope to promote electric propulsion, via www
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Old 11 June 2017, 15:40   #49
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Progress, major cutting and sunshine!!!

Made some big progress this week. Collected the rib, so it now back in front if my workshop.

Also had a day to cut out the longitudinals to allow the lithium battery to sink as low as it can to the inner hull structure.
The took me ages, as i was slicing through grp, wood and more grp. But i finally got it done, temporarily sealed the cut face and offered up the battery just to see how it fits and mainly for peace of mind. That i done all my measuring correctly. Well i hope the photos show, it all worked out. Very pleased with the overall position and amazingly the hull still is perfectly balanced on the trailer!

One big mistake.....
thought id buy some protection for the new tubes.... carpet adhesive plastic stuff, went on great and only by luck did i notice 24hrs later that is was potentially going to be a perminant part of the new tubes!!!!!
Very luckilly I managed to remove it all!!!

So when i get back to her next weekend, it'll be all about getting the re-strengthening of the longitudinals .

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Would it not have been easier to do all the messy / cutting / etc work before fitting the brand new tubes?
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