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Old 18 February 2014, 10:55   #101
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This is what I've done to his old mount, I ditched the two layers of ply, extended the bracket for better helm control, this made it wide enough to get his rev and trim gauge in, the tube on the top is for his little gps, he has a handle bar mount for it, got some nice black 10 mm thick black plastic for the new dash on its way, nearly finished now
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Old 18 February 2014, 11:01   #102
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GPS handlebar mount is ordered and on its way. Let's hope the post office can find "Biffs man cave, Southampton"

That stainless GPS handlebar looks great
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Old 18 February 2014, 12:36   #103
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This is what I've done to his old mount, I ditched the two layers of ply, extended the bracket for better helm control, this made it wide enough to get his rev and trim gauge in, the tube on the top is for his little gps, he has a handle bar mount for it, got some nice black 10 mm thick black plastic for the new dash on its way, nearly finished now
That's a work of art !
Lovely job >> bet you cant wait to get on the water Chris
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Old 18 February 2014, 12:45   #104
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Cracking job, wish I was there
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Cracking job, wish I was there
Biff doesnt!!
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no champagne needed, back to the drawing board for me I think
Nah, I'm sure the guys at Marine Stainless can knock you up a bracket in no time at all.

Big admiration for the way Biffer's incorporated the guages between the console and control box. Top Banana.
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Old 19 February 2014, 03:00   #107
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That's a work of art ! Lovely job >> bet you cant wait to get on the water Chris
Agreed, it is amazing watching Biff at work doing this stuff.

Definitely can't wait to get Tigga out on the water.
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Old 19 February 2014, 03:03   #108
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the drill is on charge, the mastic gun is ready, Andrew is back home from his recent trip down to the big smoke, I'm as close to fighting fit as I've been for two years, looks like we're nearly ready, just waiting to see the pics of Tigga
Is the drill charged yet ?

What offset are you going for ?
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Old 19 February 2014, 03:36   #109
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Is the drill charged yet ? What offset are you going for ?

He's smug now he's got his done eh Chris, seriously though, offset is a minefield, with Mr Moody's his console is offset and he has now a battery and fuel tank under the same console, for balance how much do you offset it? Offset is done to counter the paddle wheel effect of the prop, when you're boat is on the limit that prop is trying not only to push you forward but paddle you side ways, the only thing stopping it is your gearbox, Skeg and keel.
Putting too much and you're boat will be a pig, too little ain't as bad as you think, it's easier to adjust.
Too much is read into this subject and I can understand this on race boats, but think about it, you have spent countless hours working out trim/offset, you get your pride in the water and you have some dickhead onboard that won't keep still, he moves forward, your trims wrong, he comes round the side to see what speed you're doing and your offset/trim is wrong and the chances are that if you're airborne you have hopefully lost the dickhead.
Just put it on at your best guess with the knowledge you have, if it's wrong for you, move it
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A good way to look at it. "Stuff" in a small boat surely has a much bigger effect than 1mm to the left or right on the transom.
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