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Old 11 March 2014, 07:43   #1
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Finally Ready to hit the water!

After getting hold of a Searider last year and posting some pictures up on the forum, some work was needed over the winter.

The Boat was dropped off at a local GRP specialist at ABC Marine in Beaumaris to transform from this-




To This-




Seeing that I was starting at the bottom and working my way up, The trailer was the next job. Both bunks were so rotten i could flex them by hand -



25mm box section, a bagfull of self tappers and 2 cans of waxoyl and the bunks were done-



I gave the trailer an extra 2 sets of rollers and after a few practice runs on the garden, they should allow me to recover the boat from little/no water

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Old 11 March 2014, 07:46   #2
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The 40hp Mariner was running a bit rough but with a new Impeller, Gear Oil and seals, Anode, Fuel Pump, spark plugs and fresh Fuel its firing up and running well now.
One issue i had was my paranoia on an engine fail out at sea. So with a post on here and an Internet search on fitting an auxiliary with the moulded deck being in the way turning up a blank, I decided to fabricate something.
With some 45mm Aluminium box section, 20mm Nylon Strip, 4.5mm Polypropelene sheet, 316 A4 stainless bolts, nuts etc and some 45mm plastic end caps I got going. By using the existing holes used for mounting the fuel filter and the towing clip it fit nicely -




Now i needed to find an engine to mount on it!. Managed to find a decent tohatsu 3.5 locally which fits the bill -





Next up was the Deck area. Fuel Tank was initialy at the back but its now up front with the fuel line running through the console through a new fuel line, fuel bulb and fuel filter.



A bit more safety equipment -


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Old 11 March 2014, 07:47   #3
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And a new toy to help fishing and navigation -




And finally to keep it all cosy, a bargain at under 30 delivered from Evil Bay -




Many thanks to all that have posted in the past and through the search function I've picked up a lot of valuable information. Hopefully now I can contribute a little more since becoming a forum member and having some hands on work done.

With the Menai Straits less than 5 minutes drive from the house, I hope to get out before the end of the month to test my new setup
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Nice work Shrimpy

But where does the paranoia of failing at sea come from?
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Nice work Shrimpy

But where does the paranoia of failing at sea come from?
Thanks.

Paranoia might be the wrong word?, doesnt come from experience.I just like to have a backup for what I can reasonably carry, Engine, Fuel, spark plugs, kill cord, fuel connections, bulb etc.
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sensible approach
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Looks great. You must be chuffed. Where did you get the cover? Is it on the thin side, as in will it keep sunlight out/ last a few seasons? Thanks
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Looks good!

Are you coming along to the Anglesey cruise in April?
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Looks great. You must be chuffed. Where did you get the cover? Is it on the thin side, as in will it keep sunlight out/ last a few seasons? Thanks
Cheers, well chuffed, doing the work and dodging the wind and rain was a bit of a pain. The cover came from Ebay and was the 14-16foot version. Having a massive tarpaulin over the whole thing and having to weigh it down and wedge it under the trailer wheels got me pi$$ed off in the end. For the price, the cover is a godsend, easy to throw on and good quality attatchments for the bungee's that I've used on them. Not % 100 waterproof, do get a tiny bit of water through the stitching , but should last a fair bit, is thin but strong with a good elasticated edge( would probably stay on without the bungee's)and if it doesnt, then for that price, I aint too bothered.
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Thanks. Have you a link?
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