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Old 07 March 2014, 02:56   #11
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Great job well done. Would like more info on your acrylic piece for the cut out on stern as I have same problem. Tx

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Old 07 March 2014, 04:27   #12
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Nice done.
As far for the cut-out. Now your motor is higher on the transom?
You can't do that without accept the consequenses. The shaft length and cut out of the transom have to match.
Or have you changed the lengthof the shaft?

It's better to reduce water intake, by turning a corner before reducing speed. At least, that's what I do.... :-)
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Old 07 March 2014, 04:38   #13
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Our waterline on the Humber OP is V good. Do you have a long shaft rather than XL, that may have meant a lower transom was needed. Plus 8 divers plus kit in a 6m (?) boat is a lot of weight, no wonder it would sit low.

Good work though, I like the idea if submersible lights.
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Old 07 March 2014, 04:46   #14
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Nice job you're doing there chap! I am in the same situation. Boat officer/caretaker/Instructor for our dive club. Trying to keep the boat in good condition all the time & not let people add their own little add-ons/repairs etc?
Not as clever as you though, I tend to get it professionally looked at if I think the repair is beyond my capabilities.
We installed aluminium plate to cover the top of transom preventing excess splashing while 6 divers are kitting up, also 2 auto bilge pumps help massively! Dry boat now, instead of always standing in a puddle!! lol. Look forward to seeing more pictures! Thanks!
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Old 07 March 2014, 05:16   #15
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Great colour!
Indeed, we rather like it. Apparently it wasn't a standard Humber colour at the time as I have been trying to get the colour code of them for ages but they keep saying they need to check the paper archives.
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Nice done.
As far for the cut-out. Now your motor is higher on the transom?
You can't do that without accept the consequenses. The shaft length and cut out of the transom have to match.
Or have you changed the lengthof the shaft?

It's better to reduce water intake, by turning a corner before reducing speed. At least, that's what I do.... :-)
Engine shaft length hasn't been changed, the problem was that the cut out was too deep to start with so even when the engine was in its original position it sat a good inch or so above the cut out. Our pooping issue was only at rest while divers in kit were sat towards the stern. Even with 6 divers it was an issue. I temporarily patched it up with marine ply when the engine was a hole down and just an inch of extra transom height made a huge difference. Have been 8 miles offshore on a site with water round our knees. Not pleasant!
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Great job well done. Would like more info on your acrylic piece for the cut out on stern as I have same problem. Tx

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All I did was knock up a cardboard template and ordered a 1000x250mm acrylic sheet from ebay. Plenty of sawing and filing later (as it was too big for the laser cutter) its not a perfect fit but does the job. Is held in place with the engine mounting bolts and sealed with silicone.
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Old 07 March 2014, 05:30   #18
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