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Old 26 August 2014, 19:25   #1
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My SR4 restoration- the way I see it.

Hi,
Just bought Avon SR4 with Mariner 60 at the begining of the season. Manged to launch it twice and came to conclusion that it needs some work. Obviously, the transom is rotten.

So let the fun begin!
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Old 26 August 2014, 19:37   #2
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Old 27 August 2014, 01:48   #3
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Hi Polspear, nice photos of the job so far, looks like you got a big job on your hands, keep the photos coming
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Oh the memories!
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Ok, some more pictures today from last few months... This is my first restoration project and I know I am making mistakes, some of them i can see myself so if you see any please do tell but don't be to harsh for me.
New transom, cut out of two layers of 15 mm marine grade ply, laminated in two fases with West system epoxy:


covered with fibreglass (not the best work i know... run out of epoxy just before the end):

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I bought a small avon sib as a source of hypalon fabric and valves (some of you might hate me for this but it was the cheapest option)



first attempt to change the valve:



not the best one, if you squeeze fabric too tight it will never be smooth.
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Some work on Stainless steel fittings:


Bought 1.6 mm marine grade steel. working on it was a nightmare, I thought titanium drills, 5 each would do the job! One drill per one hole, honestly!!!
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Finaly, the transom is closed (dont have too many pictures), time for gluing the tubes back:





And same mistake, tighten de belts too much, rusult a bit desappointing, but the bond is strong.



Will make some shots of final result shortly
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It's maybe worth thinking about an elephants trunk to shift the deck water.

I wish I had done it on our SR5, I remember taking a swamping on the ERR 2013 and the bilge pump just wasn't man enough.
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Hello Alan. I have to say, I was taking example of your project, excellent work and great photo description! my restoration is not as complete as yours due to financial restrictions. There are things I leave undone (for winter perhaps). Wanted to change console (stil looking for one), put shock absorbing seat, etc.
Could you explain? u mean to add one through the transom above the deck is it? (some puictures?). I have a drainage in the center line it should drain the water to underdeck compartment but the diameter is 20 mm only.
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