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Old 06 June 2012, 15:53   #31
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Today was a GOOD day!!

All finished apart from a bit of cable spiral banding, we managed to get everything inside the console so there is plenty deck space. Battery and breakers up front....





Back rest on, cushion to be sorted and covered...



Rubber matting to stop the tanks from sliding about...



Gauges in, we installed a kill switch as there isnt one for this engine...

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Old 06 June 2012, 16:01   #32
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Nice progresss, are they fuel tanks under the seat?
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Nice progresss, are they fuel tanks under the seat?
Yep, 2 Barrus tanks, gave them a quick once over and replaced the fuel connectors for new ones.

Fingers crossed we haven't ruined the balance of the boat, what with the console, battery, 10 gallons of fuel and driver it's a fair bit of weight in the middle of the boat.
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Yep, 2 Barrus tanks, gave them a quick once over and replaced the fuel connectors for new ones.

Fingers crossed we haven't ruined the balance of the boat, what with the console, battery, 10 gallons of fuel and driver it's a fair bit of weight in the middle of the boat.
How did you decide where to place the majority of the weight? I know it would be a right PITA but if need be once she's on the water and you have done some test runs you could shift the lot slightly forward or back. Hopefully it's bang on!
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Today was a BAD day!!

Well..... Popped the boat in the water tonight, (no pics, to excited to get her moving!) she fired up and pootled about just fine, we gave her a chance to warm up before giving it a little juice.... bloody hell it shift when you do, Ive never been into RIB's and never had a bigger HP engine.

It was up on the plane in a flash and with every nudge of throttle it lept forward but Im afraid thats as far as she went! We lost drive and the engine screamed... stripped crankshaft.

To say we are gutted is an understatement, 3 months of work have gone in to this project and for the engine to fail because of something we had no control over is gutting! The engine itself runs beautiful and the last thing you expect is stripped splines, anyway that has sealed the fate of that engine and itl be gracing the pages of ebay before long.

So ... who wants to sell me a four stroke?
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Gutted for you mate you have done a great job with the rib as well
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Today was a BAD day!!

Well..... Popped the boat in the water tonight, (no pics, to excited to get her moving!) she fired up and pootled about just fine, we gave her a chance to warm up before giving it a little juice.... bloody hell it shift when you do, Ive never been into RIB's and never had a bigger HP engine.

It was up on the plane in a flash and with every nudge of throttle it lept forward but Im afraid thats as far as she went! We lost drive and the engine screamed... stripped crankshaft.

To say we are gutted is an understatement, 3 months of work have gone in to this project and for the engine to fail because of something we had no control over is gutting! The engine itself runs beautiful and the last thing you expect is stripped splines, anyway that has sealed the fate of that engine and itl be gracing the pages of ebay before long.

So ... who wants to sell me a four stroke?
Are you 100% sure it's the crankshaft? not the prop hub? you can live in hope
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Today was a BAD day!!

Well..... Popped the boat in the water tonight, (no pics, to excited to get her moving!) she fired up and pootled about just fine, we gave her a chance to warm up before giving it a little juice.... bloody hell it shift when you do, Ive never been into RIB's and never had a bigger HP engine.

It was up on the plane in a flash and with every nudge of throttle it lept forward but Im afraid thats as far as she went! We lost drive and the engine screamed... stripped crankshaft.

To say we are gutted is an understatement, 3 months of work have gone in to this project and for the engine to fail because of something we had no control over is gutting! The engine itself runs beautiful and the last thing you expect is stripped splines, anyway that has sealed the fate of that engine and itl be gracing the pages of ebay before long.

So ... who wants to sell me a four stroke?
No good mate! A minor set back in the good work you have done restoring the boat. Time to repower with something not so old.

What will you get?
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Gutted for you mate you have done a great job with the rib as well
Cheers bud, Im sitting here with a G&T plotting the next move

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Are you 100% sure it's the crankshaft? not the prop hub? you can live in hope
Yep, definately the splines, we dropped the gearbox when we got back and shone a torch up the leg and its a goner.

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No good mate! A minor set back in the good work you have done restoring the boat. Time to repower with something not so old.

What will you get?
Mmm dunno, probably 4 stroke if the budget will stretch.
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