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Old 03 May 2013, 12:05   #31
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so what exactly are you doing up front there? Is that going to be a raised section or a giant compartment lid? I was thinking about moving my existing hatch back so I could build a raised anchor locker like some of the newer willards and zodiacs have.

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Old 03 May 2013, 12:37   #32
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I was thinking about moving my existing hatch back so I could build a raised anchor locker like some of the newer Willards and Zodiacs have.
Sorry Ryan, not to derail, but I love that Idea Jason. I've been trying to figure out if it's feasible. My anchor locker doesn't need to be that big and then, by splitting in two, the rear compartment could be dry storage!!!
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Ryan, I noticed that you kept the front lifting points on when you stripped the deck. Any reason? Are you ever going to lift it with a four point harness?

The reason that I ask is that I think that I'd like to remove mine. I really don't ever see using my 730 as a tender will never need to lift it by those front eyelets. And, I've tripped over them too many times to count! Removable? Thoughts?

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Old 03 May 2013, 18:21   #35
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Having poked a camera below decks removing those lifting points would be quite a task. Although i guess since its all fiberglass you can cut your way in and repair without too much trouble.

They are quite an asset though. Depending on where you live a hoist can be way easier than a sling if there is no ramp.

If you plan on owning the boat forever then go for it. I'm keeping mine because I have hoisting options....

I have considered building a removable raised deck up front though. Some place for the family to sprawl out on the lake days. I think I'd cover the lifting eyes with it to save the kids feet.
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My 2c

I have looked into removing them and I can get my pneumatic tool in their so i would say 1-2hrs and they would be out . Having said that i like the option of pulling it out with rings. Will i ever use them?

I will be raising the fore deck and adding a large hatch.
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So we're not cluttering Ryan's thread.
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A little much. but i like it

decided the way the rigging tubes, steering, fuel vents and bilges exited the transom was just not cool or clean. So i carved out what i thought would be a nice clean exit point for all transom exits. Came out really cool i think. We made a mold off the plug then pulled out a new piece, glassed it in and the end results should be cool when all rigging is in.
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