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Old 03 April 2012, 19:37   #1
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Another Cobra 6.6 Refurb....

Hi All,

This may be of interest to some so I thought I would post a few photos of my Winter refurb of my new (to me) Cobra 6.6. I bought the boat in July 2011, mainly for the outboard, as the boat was kinda thrown in! It was in a sorry state, despite the age she was also left on a swinging mooring and needed a lot of TLC. As Winter came I decided to winterise the outboard and take it off the transom to what was going to be a quick lick of paint....however....
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Old 03 April 2012, 19:45   #2
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As I started to strip back and take off the old fittings it was clear that just a lick of paint was never going to make a lot of difference....
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Old 03 April 2012, 20:07   #3
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Nearly there....

Well to save boring you all to tears with all the ins and outs the hard work and many profanities paid off, I took "Snow Goose" back to her boat park today.
She has had:
Full Re-wire
Transom stripped, repaired and finished
New Bilge pump and outlet re-positioned
New Console door
Complete New fabrication of front seating area
New helm and rear lockers
New Courtesy lights fitted
Deck repaired and re-painted
New Mast with lights, VHF ariel and Radar reflector
New VHF
New shelf (Courtesy of my good friend Claude Pett)
Polished top to toe with GM3 (Amazing at shifting that yellow faded look!)
New aft step plates
New Stainless Steel nuts, bolts & screws top to toe!
Complete New Fabrication of Seats using foamex
Newly Upholstered by Hythe Upholstery's (Thank you Richard - I highly recommend your service to all on here!!)
The list goes on......
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Old 03 April 2012, 20:14   #4
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Engine...tick!

Engine was re-commissioned and put on, ready for the summer! New Witches Hats and re-positioned hydraulic lines means the newly sprayed engine cowl will no longer be scratched to bits by wires all over the place!
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Old 03 April 2012, 20:24   #5
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Still a couple of jobs to do....

I need to properly fix down the helm seat and hinge the rear seat.

However the two jobs I could do with some help with is:
1. Soda Blasting the hull (The transom took me 3 days and I refuse to take on the hull!)
2. Re-tubing (These tired tubes let down all the effort taken to get the boat looking tip top!)
Any suggestions please send them my way....budget has been stretched so appreciate all generous offers and reasonable quotes

This will finish the boat off nicely...even if these tasks become next Winters projects its worth asking now!
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Old 03 April 2012, 20:28   #6
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Final thanks....

Not that my Father will read this, however I just wanted to say a massive thanks for all his help in this project. I have drawn on all his knowledge and resources, including taking over the past 4 months of his life as he constantly ran around like a looney organising things and fixing the mistakes I made....I like to think a good team but I couldn't of achieved this without him.
Thanks Dad, you're one in a million!!
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Old 04 April 2012, 01:24   #7
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Yes, the plummage is looking very good
I think you will find that many on here enjoy the profanities and mistakes that we all make on a job such as this.
Well done, see you in the Solent some time?
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Old 04 April 2012, 01:30   #8
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Just goes to show theres no such thing as a 5 minute job on a boat!.. its looking very good though!, well done!! :-)
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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.
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Old 04 April 2012, 05:48   #10
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Well done, see you in the Solent some time?
Thank you Ian, I launch at Beaulieu so often out and about on the Solent....keeping my fingers crossed for a glimmer of sun/no rain and I will be out!
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