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Old 19 October 2015, 15:53   #21
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Tubes - Get a profession to tackle the big rip. The seam threads are fine - most older hypalon tubes have them

Hull penetration - you have two different through hull transducers - the big one with the faring block was probably prerty pricey. The black box under the console that says Furuno: BLACK BOX NETWORK SOUNDER DFF1 | Fish Finder | Products | FURUNO
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Old 19 October 2015, 16:54   #22
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If you can't find someone up there to handle the tube repair, I have a great guy down here in LA area... happy to put you in touch... but you'd have to ship or drive the tubes back down here.

Good luck, this is gonna be a great project!
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Old 19 October 2015, 17:11   #23
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Nice! The tubes look serviceable to me but I'd definitely get a pro to do the gash repair. Does Wing up north do Hypalon repair? My seams and edges look worse but then my tubes are 27 years old but still hold air after a couple dozen holes patched and a little internal sealant.

As they say on the boat building forum i frequent, "how do you eat an elephant? One bite at at time". Look over the boat and start making your list. It's one foot in front of the other. Don't freak out about how much needs to be done

There's a lot to do but none of it's rocket science. It's planning, patience, and time. All the info you'll ever need is available here and elsewhere on the internet.

Trailers aren't too hard either. Put your's up on craigslist and see what you can get for it. Big trailers are rare and somebody might need it more than you. A nice new trailer is going to cost a fair amount but maybe you can recover some of that. You can always make yours smaller and just scrap that axle.

Heck, want to trade? mine's a little short for an OB but plenty big for a IO.

Lot's of options. breathe....I went through all the same things.

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Old 19 October 2015, 17:26   #24
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Lot's of options. breathe....I went through all the same things.
Hooow-yeah! Biiiig learning curve from small o/b to large i/b. Chillax and take stock - someone has been there before.


BTW - the seams are fine. Get someone to do a professional fix on the slash. The small patches may need checked, but the extent isn't an issue - they're either fixed individually, or they're not....
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Old 19 October 2015, 19:29   #25
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I am actually really excited about starting this project. The only thing that has me scared is the cost! Gonna take it slow do what I can, as I can and look for a lil advice from my Rib Net friends ;-)
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Old 19 October 2015, 20:05   #26
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The gash is not that bad. A professional can make light work of that. As already mentioned the fraying is fairly normal for an older hypalon tube. Nothing that can't be cleaned up fairly easily.
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If you can't find someone up there to handle the tube repair, I have a great guy down here in LA area... happy to put you in touch... but you'd have to ship or drive the tubes back down here.

Good luck, this is gonna be a great project!
Thanks Dylan, I will shop around up here in the bay area first, if no luck I will ping ya for your guy. Hows your boat coming along? Cant wait to see the finished product.

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Your first picture of the electronics seems to be a fuse-box without the box. I think those are automatic fuses; I have them in my Scorpion.
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Sal's inflatables in Alameda is probably your best bet. A diving couple I know take their RIB there (They're, coincidentally, in Livermore as well.)

Sal's Inflatable Service
1914 Stanford St, Alameda CA 94501
(510) 522-1824


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Nice!..
Looks a like a great Base for a really nice piece of Kit....must have cost the U.S. Tax payer a pretty penny sometime
The whole crux is how much it cost YOU! ...and you're Budget! coupled with the knowledge/contacts and capabilitys you have.
My advice would be as others have said #1 take you're time,and #2 network" as many fellow owners and people with experience of renovating this type of Craft as you can.
#3 Don't try to do it all quick time!
Some good advice from someone well versed and experienced (with luck not someone who makes a living out of it).. will save you a load of grief and potentially a Ton of money!.....
And try to enjoy the process!
I hope you stick with it and end up with something special!
Good Luck!
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