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Old 08 June 2017, 17:44   #1
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coastline 6m refit

well I've finally taken delivery of most of the big bits to start a bit of a refit on my rib and i know everyone loves a photo or two so i thought a little thread was in order!

basically the plan was to just pop on a bigger engine for a little more speed but as usual all plans grow legs so its looking like new engine, new jockey console, and some nice new electronics as well.

1. pre surgery
2. wheeled in to the workshop
3. old engine off
4. new power
5. a few cables
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Old 08 June 2017, 18:15   #2
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some more pre op pics the old engine and console and the new one to be fitted, looks like I'm gonna have some fowling issues with the underdeck cable chases due to the new console being thinner at the back so tomorrows job is to iron out that issue and a bit of trial fitting.
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Old 08 June 2017, 18:21   #3
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dunno why it keeps rotating the photos
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nice one you say old engine that looks mint hope the new console dosnt present too much of a problem with the cable access
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Old 09 June 2017, 23:29   #5
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nice one you say old engine that looks mint hope the new console dosnt present too much of a problem with the cable access
yea its in great condition to be fair but it was just time for some extra power!

the cable access has been a bit of a pain really i've had to take small sections from each side of jockey part of console to get it to drop in properly and i'll need to make up some kind of small covers to shield the two cable ducts and cables, advantage is it will give me much easier access to the ducts in future.
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Enjoy, These are stunning boats and not many in Scotland. I sourced a couple of these and 1 is now on the isle of lewis where he is showing it off to 2 redbay and 1 delta owner!!

Oh and if you love that the new boat built by Brian is the island Rib and the is simply stunning. The best handling rib I have been on!
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Old 10 June 2017, 14:34   #7
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Enjoy, These are stunning boats and not many in Scotland. I sourced a couple of these and 1 is now on the isle of lewis where he is showing it off to 2 redbay and 1 delta owner!!

Oh and if you love that the new boat built by Brian is the island Rib and the is simply stunning. The best handling rib I have been on!
thats interesting to know its always ben an awesome handling rib and i often wondered if there was anything similar still being made! future plans is to upgrade to something maybe a metre bigger or so. so ill have a look at the island ribs
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progress

well done a bit of work on the console getting the tank extension cut and shaped to fit then glassed on inside, also cut the holes for the hatch switch panel and cut outs for the cable ducts.

couldn't help myself and hung the engine as well
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well done a bit of work on the console getting the tank extension cut and shaped to fit then glassed on inside, also cut the holes for the hatch switch panel and cut outs for the cable ducts.

couldn't help myself and hung the engine as well
so in the cut out for the cables are you fitting something like a recessed moulding such as a fuel filler moulding?
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I see your tank is exactly the same setup as mine.

Mine's failed at 12yrs along the edge of one of the bottom welds. No apparent corrosion on the tank but that was the end of it.

Not being a profit of doom......just a point to bear in mind.

Good luck with the refit. Hopefully see the finished product down at Largs sometime.
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