CH, thank you for the compliments, to answer your questions the console cost £400 from Ocean Ribs, (I think that was cheap as they had just made another and the mould was ready). £500 for the vetus fuel tank, steering wheel and throttle controls. About £200 for the mat and resin, and close to £50 for stainless steel nuts, bolts, self tappers and washers, yes honestly there are hundreds of them. Paint runs to £100 (I am sure the B&Q stuff would do the same job, but just won't risk it as she will spend the summer months on a pontoon mooring).
Would I do it again ? well I know Stuart is looking at a Jet Pacific and would love a console like mine and since he has helped me do this one, I can see me doing the whole thing again next winter.
Will I loose money on doing it ? difficult one, afterall a boat is worth what someone is willing to pay for her. Since the hull, engine and tubes are all in very good condition I think the money was worth spending. There was a gorgious Halmatic 24 for sale last summer in blue for £15k and she looked it. Missed it my a couple of weeks unfortunately.
Just want to get her in the water now. Believe it or not I have owned her for six months and only driven her for an hour prior to purchase.
Apologies to the lads at the rib meet in Plymouth, I would have loved to have brought her down there but there is just to many bits left to do. Perhaps later in the year.
Pete (chasing my dreams)