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Old 17 November 2008, 00:31   #11
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my project in the works, 1977 Avon 5.4SR, installed trunks, center consule, temperary motor 35HP merc., GPS/depth finer, upgraded to a galvi trailer and just general cleanup. Plan on upgrading motor to a 90hp, building a two person jockey seat with storage,and adding a VHF marine radio. Boat will do 25 mph with the lil tiller control 35hp mec with two in it so hope for a bit more with the future hp upgrade. Boat had been sitting for five years as a future project when the previous owner decided to sell, some one in the past also had plugged the water ballast system and the last owner had opened them up. As it sits have less then $2k in it now so I cannot complain . Will be used mainly for diving, fishing, crabbing/clamming and just running around.
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Old 17 November 2008, 11:20   #12
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Hey No Excuses!

Was that the Avon on Craigslist a while back? I remember seeing for sale for around $1200.00 I was tempted, but I need a RIB that will fit in my garage and that is limited to 16' feet for me.

It will be interesting to see your progess on it.

John
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Old 17 November 2008, 15:00   #13
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Hey No Excuses!

Was that the Avon on Craigslist a while back? I remember seeing for sale for around $1200.00 I was tempted, but I need a RIB that will fit in my garage and that is limited to 16' feet for me.

It will be interesting to see your progess on it.

John

yep, that was the one and I paid the $1200 for it also. I was there withen a couple of hours after he listed it. While I was looking at it he had 2 or 3 other people calling about it. Came with two air pumps, electric and manual, bunch of spare material ect ect. Tubes will leak down over a couple of weeks and have to freshen them up but for a weekend of playing they do great. current motor is tiller steer that I picked up for $75 and runs like a champ so it will work for a while. It should work for a while in the sound and local bays for diving and what not just so long as I do not get in a big hurry lol. Not sure what it will do with three or four people and gear but hoping it will get up and plain out at least.

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Old 19 January 2009, 21:28   #14
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Nautica update

I just got Console and light arch installed and took it out for run. Just a few more things to do...
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Old 26 January 2009, 20:46   #15
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a few more pics
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Old 26 January 2009, 20:51   #16
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Old 27 January 2009, 22:31   #17
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a few updated pics, have installed the the marine radio,hummingbird 580 GPS/depth sounder, 1991 yamaha 90hp two stroke and steering. Having a two person aluminum jockey seat being built, have the material to cover it, as soon as it gets done will order the cushin and then take it to a buddies and have his wife cover it. Seat will hold a 12 gallon tank up in the front and going to place a devider in it to have storage in the back. Still have to build small A frame and seat back, then will ship them out to be powder coated.
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Old 28 January 2009, 17:55   #18
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Zodi MK VI project

Hey guys, I just posted a thread on my project, I could use any advice or tips on making an awesome boat.
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Old 03 February 2009, 22:35   #19
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Stan,

It looks like the Avon is coming along nicely. I got my AB torn down now, and I just need to make a motor stand. Hopefully I can it that part done this week. I will have to build one from scratch.

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Old 17 February 2009, 11:30   #20
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I have got the deck and hull painted. I have also replaced my kicker with a short shaft 3.3 HP Merc. There is definitely more room between my main engine and the kicker. Now it will not drag when I am on a plane.

This Friday I am going to re power and either get a new 50 HP 2-stroke or 40 HP 4-stroke to keep within the same weight category. But I am lost on which motor to get? Any suggestions? I know all about the 2-stroke vs. 4-stroke debate, but the decision is definitely a difficult one and it is a lot of money.

The 4-stroke will be about 1K more, but it will have a 5 year warranty instead of 3 with the 2-stroke. Is the warranty alone worth it over time or the gas savings in the long run.

Help!

Too man questions...
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