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Old 05 September 2009, 09:11   #81
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Here we go.
Well, I saw this piece of A4 size Acrylic for a couple of quid and it looked a bit similar to Searider Orange, so I thought I'd give it a go. The colour wasn't quite right, so I decided to use a piece of 316 instead.
1st pic is of the discs I cut out of the orange acrylic, with the drain plug in place.
2nd pic is of the flat brace bar for inside the void, the orange acrylic pieces used as a spacer, the 316 disc for the outside and a toob of sticky goo. I also used 2 no M5 x 35 csk bolts for the drain plug, 2 no M6 x 35 button head bolts, flat washers and rubber sealing washers for fixing the 316 disc and a M6 x 20 csk bolt for fixing the plastic spacers to the brace bar.
3rd pic is of the orange acrylic spacers and brace bar in place.
4th pic is of the finished job.
Looks a quality job mate!
Bet you couldn't make another, your not that good Do you need a friend for life in Southport
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Old 05 September 2009, 10:28   #82
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Have a go yourself, John. All the stuff is available off the shelf for around 15- 20 ( a lot less if you can cut circles )
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Old 05 September 2009, 11:02   #83
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Have a go yourself, John. All the stuff is available off the shelf for around 15- 20 ( a lot less if you can cut circles )
It's the cutting the stainless I think I'd struggle with. Got a garden shed but it's full to the roof so any work I do is done outside with bare tools.
Got a contact who sullied the 316 plates for my engine mounts, Will see what I can come up with.
Is the design copyrighted?
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Stainless Disk

Here you go:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Stainless-Stee...d=p3911.c0.m14

Ask them nicely (and pay them a small fee) and they'll drill the hole out for the drain plug too.

Or, you could go down the orange plastic route with this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ORANGE-3MM-PLA...d=p3286.c0.m14

and use a couple of these for spacers:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CLEAR-6MM-PLAS...4.c0.m14.l1262

Check the size of your drain hole though. It's 100mm on the 4.7. I'm not sure about the 5.4

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Here you go:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Stainless-Stee...d=p3911.c0.m14

Ask them nicely (and pay them a small fee) and they'll drill the hole out for the drain plug too.

Or, you could go down the orange plastic route with this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ORANGE-3MM-PLA...d=p3286.c0.m14

and use a couple of these for spacers:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CLEAR-6MM-PLAS...4.c0.m14.l1262

Check the size of your drain hole though. It's 100mm on the 4.7. I'm not sure about the 5.4

Your a good man mate! Thanks!
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Old 07 September 2009, 20:00   #86
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That sounds like the kit we used on our 5.4 supplied by avon, it was crap!!!
Well this one works a treat. Took it out for a spin last Saturday evening and after recovering it, I decided to remove the bung to see if it had leaked. In doing so, it made that nice 'tsshhh' sound from the vacuum in the hull void. Dry as a bone inside.
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Well this one works a treat. Took it out for a spin last Saturday evening and after recovering it, I decided to remove the bung to see if it had leaked. In doing so, it made that nice 'tsshhh' sound from the vacuum in the hull void. Dry as a bone inside.
Glad to hear it! The Avon one we had just didn't work. Whilst it was a similar principle in design, it wasn't exactly the same. If yours has worked, then great. Good of you to share the exact design with others. Just hope their dig skills are up to yours!! JSP?!
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Just hope their dig skills are up to yours!! JSP?!
Got a feeling its going to be a bit of ply sikaflexed to the transom and two of the kids dummies in the bow holes.
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.. a bit of ply sikaflexed to the transom ..
Surely you mean bathroom sealant, not sikaflex?
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