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Old 10 January 2015, 17:56   #51
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good tip about the winch post before, i can see how that would ruin your day if you had to brake hard, slight design flaw IMO but a block of rubber and some glue will sort it.

so the current mods to do are NMEA for the engine, i don't know why you would spec a boat like this and not do it, the backbone is there as both garmins are networked via nmea 2000 already....strange choice....anyways, will sort that shortly by spending yet more money.

B.O.A.T.......break out another thousand!

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Speak to SBS re. the winch post, they now have a different bow snubber to combat the problem.
Keep us updated re. the nmea2000 connections.
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Old 10 January 2015, 18:06   #52
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First job is to get some padding in that bow snubber on the winch post, I have some thick rubber sheet wrapped around the post between the 2 rubber buffers. If you don',t the first time you hit the anchors hard, the boat moves forward & bottoms out & knocks a bloody great chunk out of the gel....I know this because........... I believe that SBS now do a bobbin roller mod now to counter this.
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if you speak to Roy at SBS I'm sure he'll do you a straight swap for that bow snubber for a roller one as its a brand new trailer, much better arrangement
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Old 10 January 2015, 18:54   #53
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thanks folks,

will give SBS a call then and see lay of land. I never bought it from them so not sure what the deal is there, they can only say sod off!

will keep you updated on nmea NP, i've done a lot of reading on it last while and looks like i only need a couple of bits to make it work since the backbone is already there inside the console.

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Old 10 January 2015, 19:38   #54
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need to order new muffs more suitable for the motor me thinks.
Shouldn't need muffs should you? Suzis have a flushing port on the leg don't they?
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I will need them to setup the nmea I guess as there is a fuel flow.

I bought the muffs and the flush port kit anyways.

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Having 4 wheels has kept me out of the merde several times.
Aye but your trailer is designed to run on 4. Running on 3 means one side is overloaded by 100 percent. Which takes us into a whole different statistical probability of failure discussion.
My boat probably does as many miles on the road as it does on the water. . I keep the one axle maintained and so far so good....
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Old 11 January 2015, 06:48   #57
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Aye but your trailer is designed to run on 4. Running on 3 means one side is overloaded by 100 percent. ..
Hmm! sort of but not quite. I deliberately over specced the trailer for the boat. The trailer is a 2600kg mgw, the boat weighs in at around 1300kg. The trailer tyres are commercial upgrades, so there's plenty of slack in the setup. I'm in the process of doing a similar exercise for my next boat, having a custom 4 wheel shortened trailer built. Basically I work on speccing a single axle trailer that can take the boat & then stick another axle on it.
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[QUOTE=Pikey Dave;662847]Hmm! sort of but not quite. I deliberately over specced the trailer for the boat. The trailer is a 2600kg mgw, the boat weighs in at around 1300kg. The trailer tyres are commercial upgrades, so there's plenty of slack in the setup. I'm in the process of doing a similar exercise for my next boat, having a custom 4 wheel shortened trailer built. Basically I work on speccing a single axle trailer that can take the boat & then stick another axle on it.[/QUOTE
Nice way to Go P.D!!......just a "Tad" disappointed the New One isn't Stainless!!
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Nice way to Go P.D!!......just a "Tad" disappointed the New One isn't Stainless!!
Hmm! watch this space
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couple of small jobs started today.

first up fix the hole in the gelcoat, looks like an airbubble from factory and the forklift or draystack found it.

i have no idea how long it was there but it is annoying so it is being fixed. unfortunately it was too cold today to mix the expoxy filler and gelcoat so it is a job for a warmer day. edges smoothed off though ready to go. as much as avon adventures got a slating it never chipped like this............i dunno...............hehe

next was seeing what i need to hook up the engine to my garmin units. after 10 mins looking i found the smis plug, it wasn't anywhere google suggested it should have been, it was ontop of the fuse box and would have seen it within 30 seconds if i was on the boat as it hard to miss unless your standing outside looking in.

nmea 2000 is already on the boat so i think i only need 2 suzuki items (about 100 quid) and an nmea extension cable to get info to the console. will look into this for next weekends jobs.

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