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Old 19 October 2006, 07:01   #1
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Icky fitting

Some good advice please!
As you know i have just got myself a new rib...but the remote has been changed and the mechanic has put a wood block under the new one (yuck)
what would you recomend for a more pleasing finish.
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Old 19 October 2006, 07:09   #2
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Either paint the block white or black or use a piece of plastic sheet cut to size.
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Or a nice piece of stainless steel, which would provide the support and strength of that piece of wood. In my mind might also set off the other bits of stainless steel around the consol.
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Do you know why the wood was used? Is it necessary for structural support, or is it hiding a hole that was cut incorrectly. I can't imagine the console isn't strong enough on it's own...

On the upside, it's a lovely hunk of wood! Is it teak?
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Could be to stop the lever hitting the plotter at full chat?
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Old 19 October 2006, 07:30   #6
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Send it over & I will french polish it for you
You have teak decking as well you lucky man, looks great!
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Wouldn't have thought it's for structural support - IIRC our throttle is mounted directly onto the console. I reckon either Simmons0 is correct or the previous throttle (if the boat has been re-engined) was a different size. I reckon stainless is the way to go, or a bevelled piece of fibreglass maybe?

Lovely boat - hope you have a lot of fun in her, Tony!
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take it off or mask it then flo-coat, or stainless plate would be far more pleasing to the eye,

but they have bevelled it. so would look nice flo-coated white,
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what would you recomend for a more pleasing finish.
I would replace that plastic steering wheel at the same time, something in polished wood and Stainless from Vetus would be suitable especially if it matched a nice polished wooden block from Nick under the throttle. This is a Scorpion afterall, not just any old ribcraft

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This is a Scorpion afterall
Exactly! It's no place for a lump of wood, however nicely polished! Wood belongs on classic boats such as clinker built dinghies (and Old Spice!).
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