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Old 16 October 2017, 16:45   #1
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Costings for my project

Just thought I would share this for prospective new boat owners.

Essentially, what started out as the purchase of a cheap fun run about for exploration has turned into a much bigger project. Don't get me wrong here as I am not moaning about it (yet) as I could have saved funds by being content with what I initially purchased.


But that's not me as pretty much every motorbike I bought I modified to varying degrees. In the world of motorbikes I splashed out 10k on the engine of my Buell S1 ....only to find that a lack of cooling to rear v cylinder constantly buggered the rear piston. Best bike I bought was a 1998 Yamaha R1...already kitted out for race spec....wow, that was a bit of kit.

As a heads up to prospective rib/boat owners I feel that major funds can be saved by thinking about what your requirements are and purchasing a complete package to suit. I also suggest to purchase 'off season' as there appears to be a wider pool of boats to choose from.

I must admit that even though it is costing me here, it is an interesting learning curve and that is something I value.

Below is a basic costing of my project




Purchase of Humber Assault
1650
Insurance
112
Tube cleaner (shite)
10
UV protectant - 303
18
4 x life belts
100
Bilge pump
20

2 x 2 inch ratchet straps
13
4m x 6m Tarpaulin
29.89
2 x Number plates
13
37m x 10mm rope for anchor ect
50
25 litre tank
60
4.5 kg danforth anchor & 7mm chain & 10mm rope
53
hook 4 chirp
178.9


single jockey seat
335
10mm x 37 mtrs rope - 2500kg
36.98
original gorilla glue
6.75
50 no 12 x3/4 pan head 316 s/tappers
9.95
50 no - 5 & 6mm hardwood dowling plugs
4.1
7 no - 120 /80 g flapper grinding discs
12.04
block and tackle
27
New 60 hp Mercury efi 4s fitted
4050
Insurance revision
36
75 m roll of mutton cloth
26.25
order for deck, console, transom, hull update
249.4
engine lock
42
Toluene solvent - rib cleaner
9.99
2 x 4" roller trays, 10 x inserts, 2 x rad rollers, d/masks
24
hobby multi tool
22
2.5L non slip black flow coat
34
100 quantity no 12 x 32 mm pan head 316 s/tappers
20.95
2 no L76x50w int x 10mm square u bolts
12.36
4 no L105x50w x 10mm square u bolts for axle
18
steering cable gromet - 110cm, black
7.4
1 tube sikaflex 291i - black
wheel clamp
30
88mm pod housing
35
replacement console seat
95
teleflex /seastar nfb safe-t 11 rotary helm &cable
163
throttle cable
50
gear cable
50
flare
20
flare case
10
vhf radio
120

107 mm gromet for steering cable
braided sleeving for cables
steering cable gromets
tank q/fit connector
10
trunking & switches
70
spare wheel for trailer
45
winch strap
15
Marine grease
8
4 x pressure relief valves
200
plate for control
15
total
8314.3
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Old 16 October 2017, 17:33   #2
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You need to add another 10 quid for a crystal ball as we need one due to lack of before and after pictures
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There're a lot of self tappers in there
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Scary isn't it. I don't cost it if it's for me. I'd cry.
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Scary isn't it. I don't cost it if it's for me. I'd cry.


I keep a mental tally of the big ticket items, but never factor in every nut, bolt, sika, etc.
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I want to know how you can build a boat without cable ties I mean what kind of project is it without at least 1 cable tie
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Old 17 October 2017, 04:53   #7
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There're a lot of self tappers in there
Hmmmm....about that.....I ordered them too short Also over ordered on flappers wheel, one would have sufficed.
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I want to know how you can build a boat without cable ties I mean what kind of project is it without at least 1 cable tie
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Scary isn't it. I don't cost it if it's for me. I'd cry.
expensive learning curve that's for sure
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expensive learning curve that's for sure


Aye! It's not called a

Break
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For nowt
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