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Old 29 May 2010, 09:35   #11
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Well somebody has been very busy boy ha ha

You have done a lot of work on your boat and its looking very good.

Your boat will be making plenty of us take a long look and see what we too can do to beef up our boats.

Love the stainless stuff. that helm would cost a fortune in a boat shop !!!
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Old 29 May 2010, 16:18   #12
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Great stuff Geoff . One small tip - stick a cable tie through the engine mounting clamp screws when they are tight on the transom - it will stop them slowly coming undone and allowing the motor to 'jump off' when you least expect it !

Cant wait to see the 'in action' shots .

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Old 31 May 2010, 05:17   #13
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Very nice job you done there mate,was the sib orange originally? as i spotted the self bailers ,looks great mate ,now you got to get out there and catch some fish,thats if the weather ever lets us,lol
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Old 31 May 2010, 05:51   #14
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was the sib orange originally? as i spotted the self bailers.
The bailers are in the location of the original Avon drain holes, looks like he's added them afterwards.
The SIB looks the original Avon grey.
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Old 31 May 2010, 06:54   #15
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The bailers are in the location of the original Avon drain holes, looks like he's added them afterwards.
The SIB looks the original Avon grey.
Arh thanks mate
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Old 31 May 2010, 16:53   #16
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Hi guys,
The sib is grey, this is the original colour. The elephant trunks were (I have cut them off) homemade by a previous owner, but they were not hypalon and were a bit stiff. This meant they never opened and just didn't work.
Thanks for the positive feedback.
It feels like I have been working on it for ages, both to pay for the bits and then the work itself. But I have been out on it and feel very pleased with myself, but there is still some fine tuning to be done.
I only managed 17 knots tops with the 25hp Mariner. The boat is a lot heavier than it was originally, but I still thought it may be a little faster with just me in.
I have however changed the trim as it was set on the hole closest to the transom. I have now moved it to the third out, and will see what it is like next time I am out on the water.
I refilled the petrol tank yesterday in the small hope I might get out today (not to be due to the weather). It cost 15, which was the tester trip and a full day out motoring from wreck to wreck. Whilst this is a lot more than my last boat, it is still bloody cheap compared to a lot of other fishing boats.
I have found since my changes the boat is a lot heavier, and I have to float the boat of and on the trailer.
A lot of people would probably wonder why I have bothered doing all of this to a sib, as opppose to just buying a rib. I have actually wondered myself, but the boat is still cheap to run, I can repair any part of it with basic hypalon glueing, I can launch it single handedly and then pull it up onto the slipway without damaging gelcoat, it is very light to tow and launch behind my 1.6L Focus, petrol cosumption is low and I only need a relatively small outboard.
I really want to post some pictures of the maiden test, and my first fishing foray, but since my last post with pictures I can't post pics anymore.
I'll keep trying.
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Old 06 June 2010, 08:09   #17
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Finaly worked out to get some pictures added (think the problem is the pictures that I posted before were taken off my mobile, and were lower resolution than my camera).
These pics are my maiden test voyage and the keepers from my first fishing trip.
Thanks for ALL the help I have had off here, without it I may not have a boat to fish off.
Cheers,
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Old 06 June 2010, 09:34   #18
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Finaly worked out to get some pictures added (think the problem is the pictures that I posted before were taken off my mobile, and were lower resolution than my camera).
These pics are my maiden test voyage and the keepers from my first fishing trip.
Thanks for ALL the help I have had off here, without it I may not have a boat to fish off.
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Fantastic Geoff ,you got out mate,she looking the biz there ,and fish for supper,excellent
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Old 06 June 2010, 09:38   #19
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Digging the console and the name plate. Stylish.
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Old 06 June 2010, 13:46   #20
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Digging the console and the name plate. Stylish.
LOL! Suspect you ar ebeing sarcastic?
I know they are a bit workmanlike, but that is fine by me. It is a boat for fishing, so whilst the other stuff like cruising about is great, I don't mind it being a bit utilitarian.
It might not be much compared to some of the boats on here, but it is mine, and I am proud of it.
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