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Old 14 June 2016, 07:50   #1
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Flatacraft Force 3 GT - Renovation

Hi all,

New to the forum (so hopefully this is in the right place!).

Just purchased a Flatacraft Force 3 GT with a 25HP Mercury 2Stroke Outboard.

The Boat is early 90's with the engine being a 2003 I believe.

Previously we owned the Force 4 GT as our run-about, so we're quite excited to use the 3 GT as our weekend toy with ease of use.

I'm looking to renovate the boat, repaint tubes, floor pan, re-cover the PVC/Leather seats and just generally bring the boat up to a newer look.

Are there recommendations for paint for both tubes and floor, and if so, how much would I be looking to purchase? The boat is c. 3.5 meters, but will measure when it arrives this week.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 15 June 2016, 09:01   #2
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Did you, by any chance, buy this from a little town in the South Hams....??
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Did you, by any chance, buy this from a little town in the South Hams....??
Yes, I believe the area is South Hams
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Do the tubes need painting?
If the fabric is sound and they've not been painted it would be a shame to paint them.
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Yes, I believe the area is South Hams
I saw that advertised, and was tempted to go and have a look myself a few times.
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it looks good as is, why bother ?
used to love those boats when tony sons used take me out in them
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Do the tubes need painting?
If the fabric is sound and they've not been painted it would be a shame to paint them.
In hindsight, no, they're in good condition! I used a special tube cleaner and they look fantastic now.

Just a few minor jobs left to do and then she'll be set.
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Little update;

Cleaned the tubes, painted the floor (Scratched and a little too orange for my liking).

Engine runs really sweet, we hit 24 Knots flat out on some very smooth water, really quite surprised!

The trailer needs setting up better as not all the rollers touch the hull, but all bolts seems fairly stuck .. perhaps they need cutting and re-fitting?

In the process of making a small windscreen for her at the moment, not that it'll help with seaspray too much, but it should look a little 'sportier'

Andy
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That is starting to look really smart Andy.....
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