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Old 09 February 2012, 17:35   #11
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Thats my old boat :)!!!!

WHo posted that pic??? TI took that from my boat...I sold this to my friend matt out of sd.

If you need tubes i have 2 pairs of 733s in pretty good shape.

also FYI replace your timing belt, check your outdrive resivoir make sure is is not clogged or you will burn your drive.

We have rebuilt several of the 733s and there are a few things to remember with a high performance yanmar.



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Old 09 February 2012, 17:38   #12
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Who posted that pic??? I took that from my other boat...I sold this one to my friend matt out of sd

If you need tubes i have 2 pairs of 733s in pretty good shape.

also FYI replace your timing belt, check your outdrive resivoir make sure is is not clogged or you will burn your drive.

We have rebuilt several of the 733s and there are a few things to remember with a high performance yanmar.
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Old 09 February 2012, 18:42   #13
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Was this one of 7-8 Willards/Zodiacs that got auctioned off in Hawaii few weeks back? How much did you get it for? Nice project, good luck and post more pics of progress
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Old 09 February 2012, 21:02   #14
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Was this one of 7-8 Willards/Zodiacs that got auctioned off in Hawaii few weeks back? How much did you get it for? Nice project, good luck and post more pics of progress
I don't think it was. I saw those 7 willards go for really, really cheap. They were all grey. I didnt see any 733's on the gsa website
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Old 09 February 2012, 21:23   #15
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I forget the details, they were at $1000-2000 at the time I last checked, now that you mention they were all Willards. In rough shape but had potential
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Old 09 February 2012, 21:52   #16
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thats a rad, picture, I look foreword to all those awesome days to come. I picked her up last august but was away on work so only recently started the project. n Thanks for the tips. Which outdrive reservoir? the trim hydraulic? Alpha- so although there is no indication of a problem in my fuel cell, you think I should pull up the deck and look her over?
Thanks for the input guys, I'll add more pix as she comes along.
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Old 21 February 2012, 15:12   #17
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de-glueing tip

The tubes are prepped and ready for glueing this week. When I was separating the grab strake from the main tube a lot of the rubber on the grab strake came off, I suppose from the sun damage. Any suggestions on re glueing bare fabric to hypalon? Should I glue an intermediary piece of hypalon to it?
I also found that a dremel tool is the best and fastest method for old glue removal.
In the picture it took me 6 minutes to remove all that glue and rubber, the section was approximately 16"
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Old 22 February 2012, 16:05   #18
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Crap!
I Finally finished the large internal patch on the 90"x12" patch and noticed three spots leaking this morning. One is on the factory bonded seams and two are on wrinkles in the fabric! I can't fathom a way out of this without pulling and repatching. I was fairly meticulous on this one and still ended up with a couple of small wrinkles. Should I just go on with the external patch and focus more glue and pressure on the spots of the known leaks?? Or possibly patch over the leaks and then do the full external patch?
any experience or advice on this will be greatly appreciated and result in a ride when you come to Hawaii!
MAHALO!
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Old 22 February 2012, 16:12   #19
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Have a professional do it. the level of repair you are doing requires inside and out patches and will blow out at the worst time if not done right. I saw the tubes you have from the auction they are pretty worked and you most likely will be playing a game of wack a mole with leaks. when all is said and done you will have alot of man hours in them so the big question is what is your time worth??
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Old 22 February 2012, 16:41   #20
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Have a professional do it. the level of repair you are doing requires inside and out patches and will blow out at the worst time if not done right. I saw the tubes you have from the auction they are pretty worked and you most likely will be playing a game of wack a mole with leaks. when all is said and done you will have alot of man hours in them so the big question is what is your time worth??
I was thinking a long those lines when I spotted the leaks. Fact of the matter is that the professionals out here are guys just like me, DIY'ers. Luckily I own all my time at the moment, so looks like I'm going mole hunting!
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