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Old 22 July 2015, 10:23   #71
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It would be a miracle if a tab similar to that held back the inverted waterfall I'm getting. I think you are the chap to make one of those that tapes or clips on in addition to the bracket and trial both.
This one is a bit bigger.

I''ll rivet on the L brackets once painted so it can just be gaffer taped on for a trial.

If anyone wants a plan view of the template I have one.
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Old 24 July 2015, 08:32   #72
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Those mods look great..i remember on mine with a yam and Merc 15 two stroke it used to do the same..
I have just managed to find a new B 380 with a new Yam 9.9 four stroke so looking forward to getting out on that next week for a blast,
The yam 15 two stroke was coming in at 36kgs and the 2015 9.9 yam was 39 kgs so very little difference now and as the 380 was new....
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Old 24 July 2015, 15:06   #73
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Cheers Matt, I remember your 'my new whacky SIB' topic well.

So, you've gone full circle?
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Old 24 July 2015, 15:11   #74
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Matt I see you have the Trem HD wheels on your Bombard... I'm just about to let a pair go with an outfit but may live to regret that and keeping the removable gen Zodiac ones with the large tyres... too much buoyancy makes the Zodiac ones hard to control under water!
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Old 26 July 2015, 07:14   #75
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Hi Max.. yes I remember that//
I do like the Bombards as really are the best out there. tbh i was lucky with the price so I thought it would be a laugh for the summer and will be interesting to see how the performance is with the yam 9.9 f/s. still have my other toys tho!!
I did find the trem were very good and have a similar version coming....

I wonder if you could make a light weight drive and steering system like a sealegs styleee.. strap on nose wheel and motor assembly.
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Old 27 July 2015, 10:07   #76
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Here's a final update (before testing that is) now the plate is varnished/painted. I've also covered the brackets in heatshrink to protect against the leg and blend it all in better. Two cable tie wraps are very secure but I will gaffer on top too.







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Old 27 July 2015, 13:52   #77
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Looking good - hope it works.
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Old 09 August 2015, 13:52   #78
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Well, just back from a really awesome week on the Dart. Sibbing paradise with six days out of seven on the boat and some great trips round to Brixham and the coves beyond Blackpool Sands, 122 nm and 22 hrs on the boat, worked out around 3 litres per hour total. Aerotec was a hoot in the waves and coped with everything including some horrible confused water - quite a blowy start to the week with wind over tide but yesterday in particular was glorious.

The spray deflector worked well, stopped any upwards splashing and deflected it out the back, stayed on the whole week with just the two cable ties.

One other thing I bought to try out was one of these pads:

extra thick black kneeler handy mat high density closed cell foam | eBay

As a kneeling pad for piloting the SIB a la RNLI Y/D Class style, definitely the best way in the rough stuff - really good value and very thick at 2". Worked great - very handy for padding the Pelicase when used as a seat too.
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Old 09 August 2015, 15:41   #79
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Good that you had a successful week Max.

And the spray mod works... excellent. Did you try it with the raising block removed?
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Cheers David, it was really wonderful on the Dart, very sad to leave.

No, kept the block as that is definitely still needed. The plate worked well but TBH it still splashes like crazy, just out back rather than up!
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