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Old 04 April 2012, 06:16   #11
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Well done looking nice, great to see older boats being brought back to life, I imagine you feel a good sense of achievement.
Its always a fine line between putting money into these older crafts or letting them slowly fall apart until they eventually get laid to rest in ones back yard.... From there it is only a matter of months before the wife decides to use it as a flower pot!

I just felt the boat has a good reputation and from what I have read and experienced ticks the boxes, of course a brand new spanking craft has improvements. But I like to think that efforts in revamping an older craft are not in vain. Its a fantastic and rewarding sense of achievement, having a complete new lease of life I am sure will improve the performance
At the very least it gives me great confidence that I know everything works how it should, my slight OCD should also ensure it gives many more years of enjoyment on the water.
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Old 04 April 2012, 06:28   #12
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Are the tubes knackered/scratched/holed? If not a professional clean will take all the ground in dirt out and then you can re seal the tubes. A professinoal clean can open up the pores of the Hypalon lifting all the dirt out, though if you don't reseal it straight away, any dust dirt just collects like flies round sh&t. Just had ours done and it looks fantastic! Cost the travel and labour for a few hours of a guy we know. Much cheaper than a re tube
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Old 04 April 2012, 06:37   #13
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Thanks Paul, I did have a professional clean done....not sure it actually did any good in my eyes but happy to give your recommended 'chap you know' a go if he is reasonable. It might be worth at least getting his professional opinion at the very least. Could you possibly pass on his details please. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04 April 2012, 07:10   #14
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Boat looks really good
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Old 04 April 2012, 07:37   #15
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Looks great & well done to you, I have white tubes on my SR4 with black speckley mould marks & have not been able to shift them nor did the broker how sold it to me & he thought it would clean up!
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Old 04 April 2012, 08:42   #16
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Try M501 bostick cleaner thinner with a lint cloth, then put a sealant/protector on.

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Old 04 April 2012, 09:49   #17
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Impressive job all around!

Aluminum dash? How was it to work with? I'm debating Aluminum or Starboard ...and I don't have a lot of tools.
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Old 04 April 2012, 11:20   #18
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Impressive job all around!

Aluminum dash? How was it to work with?
I must confess the aluminium dash was already installed prior to my purchase. Looking up into the console it is certainly an easier route to take than re-fabricating the console which has more holes in it than a trawler man's net. That said I have used aluminium in similar applications and it is easily malleable and does look good when all polished up!
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Old 04 April 2012, 12:42   #19
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Hi Cobra 200

For what its worth I have just had my RIB re-tubed by Rib Shop in Swanwick, fantastic job at a reasonable price, I can highly recommend them.

Is the suicide seat in the console an original item or something that you or a previous owner has modified? I have never seen one like that and I quite like it.

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Old 04 April 2012, 13:25   #20
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Hi Cobra 200

For what its worth I have just had my RIB re-tubed by Rib Shop in Swanwick, fantastic job at a reasonable price, I can highly recommend them.

Is the suicide seat in the console an original item or something that you or a previous owner has modified? I have never seen one like that and I quite like it.

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Thanks for the recommendation Andy, I will get a quote from them.

The suicide seat was, I believe, and still is standard on the Cobra Ribs. I have slightly modified this seat as the original was more like a perch so I extended the base by an 1.5", small detail but means you can actually sit on the seat now! Behind the seat back is an access panel I have put in so you can gain access to all the electrics in the console more easily. Below the base also houses two petrol caps for the tanks.

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