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Old 11 June 2007, 09:13   #1
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Danny Boy is finished

I just thought I would post some pics of my Osprey Viper Danny Boy, formerly owned by Osprey_Viper on here and called KeyMar.

I have spent the last few months doing a bit of a refit and can now hand on heart say there is nothing more that needs doing. (unless I can squeeze a 115 etec out of the bank acct without anyone noticing!)

Here's what I have done:

- Baystar Hyraulic Steering fitted

- New seating from Leeway(2nd Jockey seat and rear bench seat)

- Rear seat is removable and bolted to deck using special SS Fittings I had fabricated

- NEW Garmin Colour GPS / Souder 178C

- NEW ICOM VHF 421 with DSC

- NEW Rule auto Bilge Pump

- Major Rewiring using Blue Sea systems panel

- Split Battery system with Merlin charging relay

- 2 x New AGM Sealed Batteries

- New Work Light and Marine Spotlight

- Bulgin Waterproof Sockets and Plugs

- Yamaha 4hp Aux Engine fitted.

The boat is an absolute peach and has been well cared for over the years the tubes are almost perfect and the Johnson 90 engine is in great nick and a great match for the boat, due to its low profile on the transom it has allowed me the seating that you see... any other engine I think would have made it very tight when tilted up.

Chris
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Old 11 June 2007, 10:02   #2
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Looking Really Nice Chris

Have you got any closeup pics of the removable seat system as i would be really interested to see how that works.

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Old 11 June 2007, 10:19   #3
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looks really good chris, nice job
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Danny Boy in action

Sunday 10th June on the river Severn, Nice work Chris
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Old 11 June 2007, 14:03   #5
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Nice fit out, how does the 90hp perform.
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Chris, she looks sweet!

You must be very proud of what you've done, certainly got a real nice RIB there. Are you using that stainless prop?
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Old 11 June 2007, 16:23   #7
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Nice fit out, how does the 90hp perform.
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37 knots with the right prop (19")

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You must be very proud of what you've done, certainly got a real nice RIB there. Are you using that stainless prop?
Hi Andy,

No the SS is on ebay as I found it only gave me a couple of knots over the 17" and was slightly over revving (about 5600-5700) I have a couple of 19" Johnson Ali props on order to replace the one I used as a depth sounder as they are by far the best combo for the boat / engine that I have found to date.

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Looking Really Nice Chris

Have you got any closeup pics of the removable seat system as i would be really interested to see how that works.

Thanks

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James I will try to remeber to take some for you. however I will attempt to describe what I did.

I got 6 x 3" dia disks of 3mm Stainless then had a 30mm long piece of 20mm dia. stainless roundbar welded onto the center of each disk.

Then each disk had a hole drilled and tapped for a 10mm SS bolt going through the center of each disk and into the roundbar to a depth of about 20mm leaving the roundbar sealed off at the end.

Then each disk has 4 x countersunk holes drilled around the disk that are sized to take no12 CSK SS self tappers.

I had 4 triangular plates cut out of 3mm stainless that fit into all four corners of the seat base (mine is a sealed base seat) and then two rectangular pieces that sit in the middle. Each of these has a 10mm hole in the middle. These are then glued into the seat base with sikaflex. I then drilled throught the holes in the plates to go through the seat base as well.

The next bit was fiddly and a bit scary. I had to basically fit the first Top Hat fitting (described in the first part of this post) into the deck to line up with one of the holes in the seat base. this meant drilling a 25mm hole into the deck so that the roundbar part of the top hat sits in this hole. then drill holes for the 4 x Self tappers as well. Loads of sikaflex around the holes and then srewed it all down. The top hat stands 3mm proud of the deck but its not at all noticeable when the seat is fitted and certainly does not get in the way when the seat is removed.

Once you have the first fitted you can use it as a reference for the rest.

Then just bolt the seat down using 10mm bolts. takes about 3 mins to remove it when I want the space for fishing etc.

(Hope this makes sense)

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Oscar in his bucket seat !

Heres one of my little boy Oscar. He and mum went for their first trip in Cardiff bay a couple of weeks ago and loved it (well Oscar did )

Before anyone asks he does have a lifejacket on once we were under way.

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