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Old 20 November 2008, 03:04   #11
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Have a serch for Lencraft on here first.

I've been quoted anyway between 270 and 700. Or if you have a big enough garage do it yourself?
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Old 20 November 2008, 08:25   #12
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Wouldnt have the balls to take it on myself, probably make a mess of it.

Theres a place near me called Cara Marine, they carry out rib repairs,
getting a quote today, fingers crossed!
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Old 25 November 2008, 12:37   #13
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got a rough qoute of 1500 euro to have my new tubes fitted, happy enough with that.

The workshop looked fairly busy and the workmanship on the ribs being repaired/refitted there was of high standard.

Hope to have the hull in the shed by the end of next week and start stripping the transom.
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Old 07 December 2008, 19:01   #14
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I covered the original orange deck of the osprey with white flow coat and it covered with no problem
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Cheers Richard, I had a look into changing the colour of my hull, too expensive and too much hassle!

I will use flowcoat to refinish the deck after the transom repairs, will I be able to get an orange flowcoat to match the Avon orange?
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Cheers Richard, I had a look into changing the colour of my hull, too expensive and too much hassle!

I will use flowcoat to refinish the deck after the transom repairs, will I be able to get an orange flowcoat to match the Avon orange?
You should be able to get flowcoat to match the Avon orange, CFS do 2 orange pigments (tangerine and pure orange) and other companies do other shades. CFS are very helpful worth giving them a ring.
I sprayed the hull with International 2 pack perfection paint a superb finish but you have to be very careful if you spray it, you need to wear a respirator, international recommend brush and roller.
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Old 13 December 2008, 05:38   #16
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Have you got very far with your rebuild?

I've got a 4m searider which needs similar jobs doing to yours (new transom, refininsh hull gelcoat, possilbe new deck and some tidying up of the tubes) and was just wondering if you had any tips or had any major problems.

My plan is to screw a sheet of 6mm ply to the transom to give it some strenght while i remove the inner glass and rotten ply and then replace the ply and inner glass, a bloody good sand of the hull and insides and flowcoat the whole boat. CFS are doing a special offer at the moment on their grey flowcoat so the hull is going to change colour from orange. I having a 2mm stainless u section fabricated to cap off the top of the new transom that will extend down far enough for the transom support bars to bolt through it.

A few questions for the Searider proffesionals -
  • What thickness ply should i use to replace the rotten ply in the transom?
  • I think the ply in the deck is rotten in places (the boat has been afloat for 10 years!), I'm considering blocking off the flooding hull, whats the best options for sorting the deck? dry out and simply reflowcoat? cut it out and replace the whole thing? dry it out and reglass a piece of 12/15mm epoxied marine ply over the top before flowcoating everything?
  • Roughly how much flowcoat will I need to do the hull, transom and insides (basically the whole boat) and whats the best way of applying it? thinking roller it on and brush it out.
  • Any other suggestions for replacing the rotten transom?
  • Apart from fast acceleration will the handling be affected much by blocking off the flooding chamber?

I'll start a new thread and post some picture when the boat comes off the water and work starts.

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Hi Hamster, my rebuild has ground to a halt.
I have nowhere to work on the hull at the moment, looks like I will have to rent a shed after Xmas.

I looked into changing the colour from orange to grey, but it just seems like too much hassle not to mention extra expense.
I will flowcoat the deck after the repairs.
The underside is in good enough nick, just gonna give it a good compound and polish.

Don't know whether to go with the standard rubbing strake setup when I get it retubed or go for something different, I like the look of the SR4 on the ribcraft site, might try something similar.

If your looking for ideas or advice, Matt H and Nos4r2 are the lads to talk to!
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shame you've not managed to get very far. It's a bit cold to be doing much work out side at the moment!
I'm looking at changing from orange to grey simply because the whole thing need reflow coating and cfs are selling grey off at the moment for about half the price of orange.

I saw the 4m on ribrafts website and it does look pretty smart. I think a single rubbing strake looks a lot less military/commercial than the 3 fitted to a lot of seariders.

I'll try picking matt and nos's brains when i get the boat out the water after christmas

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I'm looking at changing from orange to grey simply because the whole thing need reflow coating and cfs are selling grey off at the moment for about half the price of orange.
Is it the same grey they used on the military 5.4s and where/who is cfs? I could do with some.
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