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Old 28 February 2012, 13:15   #21
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Air Tight!

Success! After applying 4,416 square inches of material ( big thanx to SUNRIDER), one gallon of glue, 28 milliliters of accelerator and 25 man hours her tubes are reinvigorated!
I worked out the small leak issues by regluing but with more pressure in those areas and then on top of that I seam taped the whole thing, tested , and then put the cap patch on. I did this to both sides and after a few days of little sleep and serious MEK/Glue hangovers , she finally holds air with no leaks (48 hrs at the same pressure)! I also took of the stock boarding traction pads and added polyethylene diamond foam( this stuff requires a lot more gel then hypalon) and redid the transom straps. Not too bad for 10 year old tubes
Now on to electrical and mechanical fun
-- Replace timing belt and leg fluids( thanks I LOVE RIBS)
-- Replace throttle cable
-- Replace second fuel filter
-- Replace timer
-- Verify all senders
-- pump out old diesel ( anyone know if it would be fine to mix old with new ? if so at what ratio?)
Then electrical
-- pull out Cobhams ROVIS and SINCGARS
-- Verify all electronics and senders
-- Install VHF
THEN WATER TEST!! its so close
OH, has anyone sold their intercoms from these units? is their a market for them and if so what was your asking price?

GOODTIMES
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Old 28 February 2012, 15:04   #22
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nice boat but wants a lot of work
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Old 09 March 2012, 11:03   #23
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Nice

Nice job, keep the good work and post pictures it is very interesting.
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Old 09 March 2012, 14:19   #24
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PM'd you on the intercom. Thanks
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Old 11 March 2012, 15:05   #25
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Starting to look like a boat!

We've been having some flash flooding out here, so I figured it was a perfect time to slip the tubes back on.
With the help of my girlfriend, a buddy, and my carport s 4x4's we got her on in a couple of hours.
We're just waiting on the power trim cylinders before we can splash her.
More to come!
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Old 26 March 2012, 15:13   #26
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Just an update on her status and the ideas to come; That lovely radar arch foot/base plat I was looking for at the beginning of this thread ended up costing me 250 bux to fabricate! I am now working on cleaning up the wiring and creating more deck space to accomodate 6-8 divers.

Has anyone seen or heard of hardening the area above the tubes, what I mean is creating a deck on the tubes? I am thinking of having bolt on aluminum 'decks' the same length as the motor hatch extend out on to the decks. I'd engineer them so they are independently suspended above the tubes and free from the hatch ( computer rendered image to come).

I am also thinking about adding a swim step to extend to about the same length out as the end cones. As she hasn't hit the water yet, i'd have to do some testing as to how she sits and reacts n turns etc before i can finalize the concept.
Any experiences, ideas or considerations to look into?
Springs coming quick! hope you non tropical folks are getting excited for boat days!
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Old 27 March 2012, 12:39   #27
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Just an update on her status and the ideas to come; That lovely radar arch foot/base plat I was looking for at the beginning of this thread ended up costing me 250 bux to fabricate! I am now working on cleaning up the wiring and creating more deck space to accomodate 6-8 divers.

Has anyone seen or heard of hardening the area above the tubes, what I mean is creating a deck on the tubes? I am thinking of having bolt on aluminum 'decks' the same length as the motor hatch extend out on to the decks. I'd engineer them so they are independently suspended above the tubes and free from the hatch ( computer rendered image to come).

I am also thinking about adding a swim step to extend to about the same length out as the end cones. As she hasn't hit the water yet, i'd have to do some testing as to how she sits and reacts n turns etc before i can finalize the concept.
Any experiences, ideas or considerations to look into?
Springs coming quick! hope you non tropical folks are getting excited for boat days!
GoodTimes

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Check out this thread:
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He did flip out platforms from the radar tower.

PM me for info if you want name of southern CA or AZ fabricators. Or just use for ideas; shipping might kill you. Best price on Armstrong ladder is $225 (that I've found):
(1) all glass over balsa 64"x22" platform is $665 (50"x22" is $565, like pic on rib w/ tanks lined up, you've seen this one)
(2) all aluminum is ~$850 (like pic of platform between the twin ob's)
(3) stainless with rails w/ Starboard deck is $700 (like pic of back of sportfisher).

Let me know which way you go. I'm seriously debating what to do on mine.
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Old 28 March 2012, 21:25   #28
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I have the boat mentioned with the brackets. I just took them off the boat tower. They can be welded back on. If you want them make me an offer. They work great I just needed to lower the tower for a job.
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Old 26 April 2012, 17:34   #29
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I have a Armstrong ladder 4 sale like NCP had in the pictures
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Old 15 June 2012, 19:13   #30
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Finally!

Splashed the 733!
She performed well for the most part, a few mechanical issues I will have to further investigate. Also the current deck layout definitely is not conducive to recreational cruising, fishing, scuba and definitely chaotic with just 3 dogs and 3 people. Mainly a single purpose set up right now; go fast in any seas and not fall out!
All in all she is water tight and tons of fun.
Stay tuned for the upgrades to come!
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