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Old 28 April 2008, 06:52   #1
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New Shakespeare build

Finally got the boat back ....now the fun can begin ............got my powered bolsters back from the upholsters ...not bad looking for home made .....all 316 stainless with electric/hydraulic flip up seats, I also made a little proximity sensor board that dont allow the seats to operate with the locking bars in place.......
long journey back from Lyme Regis where Gary (bert) fitted the verado ......we even water tested it without seats (scary) I reckon once the fuel is in and seats she'll be capable of 55Knots+

back offshore tomorrow to relax a bit and recharge my thoughts on where to start next


pics of my homebuilt trailer and bolsters

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Old 28 April 2008, 07:06   #2
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Looking good & those bolsters look the dogs nuts, you could go in to production!
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Old 28 April 2008, 07:43   #3
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What pitch prop will you be are running? I'm going for a 23"P. I reckon that the VM + 250 Etec should pull 52/53ish.
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Old 28 April 2008, 08:30   #4
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the verado came with a Rev 4 19 pitch ...Gary from mobile marine reckons it might need a 21 pitch but will do a few sea trials first , the 19 pitch feels very lively.......we hit 55mph on 3/4 throttle but we were running very light ...no seats no fuel only a little reserve fuel tank ......first time i've been over 50mph on a boat
the shakespeare is based on the revenger 27 hull ..so i would imagine its got race hull roots

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Old 28 April 2008, 08:48   #5
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Shakespeare are nice hulls.
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And no doubt the bank account.
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Old 28 April 2008, 10:35   #7
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Cracking boat

I love these DIY boat builds and have been looking forward to yours.

Those seats do look very high quality and will look great behind that console of yours.
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Old 28 April 2008, 12:12   #9
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Cracking boat

I love these DIY boat builds and have been looking forward to yours.

Those seats do look very high quality and will look great behind that console of yours.
cheers ...i need to take the headrests back into the upholsterer as the logos are at slightly different heights ....dont know how he managed it ..but he reckons theres enough to material to align them. cant post much more until my return....need to re-charge the brain cells and get designing again....the seats are beauty's though.

quite fancy a go at flexi teak or similar ......not sure if Mrs DL will ok more expendature ......

still got loads of ideas buzzing around for an A frame and a rear bench setup

do you think it would be worthwhile fitting trim tabs?

loads to get done when i return

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Old 28 April 2008, 12:22   #10
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meant to ask ...the verado came with an optima battery ....i ordered another for my 'house' battery and would like to machine a nice housing .....I have seen plenty of singles but i want to do a double ......anyone seen any ........I have some nice 10mm thick aluminum checkered plate which i fancy for the top that i will highly polish ....

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Old 28 April 2008, 13:17   #11
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Hi Ian,

Looking good.
Can't wait to see your finished A-frame design.

and the finished boat... good luck with it.

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Old 28 April 2008, 13:36   #12
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Hi Ian,

Looking good.
Can't wait to see your finished A-frame design.

and the finished boat... good luck with it.

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Neil, have you done an A frame as yet? ...if so do you have pics?


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Neil, have you done an A frame as yet? ...if so do you have pics?


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nope, no time in UK to worry about it... and when i am there I prefer to use it.
Have to think about getting backrests done for the front of the double jockeys though, that's the priority over the a-frame. My nav lights are on the console, and aerial is on the seat back at the rear.

i am still in two minds if I actually want one!
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Old 28 April 2008, 14:31   #14
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A wee bit different to your old searider then Ian? Boat looks awesome mate and wouldnt mind a pair of those seats for my sr4!lol... Good luck with the rest of the project
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where Gary (bert) fitted the verado ......
hee mus bee wurrid bowt dat virardo ifn heez sennt a nirse bakk wiv itt

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Aye ...he's a bit of a hyperheid .......should of got her to section him

the virardo had mee wurrid wi the speed wiv fu* all to hold on to

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Big fan of the Verados - Burt PDI'd ours as well. Managed 64 mph on one of ours, so you might get a bit more than 55 with the right prop!
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Have you got any pictures of the bolsters in stages?? Look very good indeed! Id be interested to see what the actual shape of side squabs etc was formed around
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Have you got any pictures of the bolsters in stages?? Look very good indeed! Id be interested to see what the actual shape of side squabs etc was formed around
Hi gtflash......I'm currently offshore at present home in a few weeks.......i think i have a few pics of the build of them ..........most of the seats were built using 3/4 marine ply with a skeletal frame where the inner and outer radius are ....the cutout of the ply were then used for the jigs and i glued and bonded in 1.5mm ply skin over the skeltal framing..... clamped up and left to set ....it was done in stages as i built all the bearing housings, shafts,seat pods then got the hydraulics all working before i skinned it .....I did leave hatches on the underside so if there is a problem then i can pull out pins that allows the tilting mechanism drop free.
I gave it 3 coats of G4 before sending for upholsery work.

It took a while to make them ......the stainless base was old 316 tube from a dairy 4" at the rear and 2" for the front and centre legs ....all polished ....I made up the leg feet on my mill ...I tig welded it all together ....inc the upholstery and foaming probobly cost around £1000 all in but didnt feel as much as that cause i didnt layout all in a oner


still dont know what to do for other seating yet .......I did fancy a rear bench setup but might make another set of bolsters or might even fit a set of double jockeys behind the bolsters .....still swithering what to do....

any ideas and inputs would be greatly appreciated

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Big fan of the Verados - Burt PDI'd ours as well. Managed 64 mph on one of ours, so you might get a bit more than 55 with the right prop!
Cheers John .......64mph is probobly poss with the prop i have .....we hit 55mph at around 1/2- 3/4 throttle ....but we had no seats so had to slow down ... it was purely an engine test and setup......looking forward to a jaunt out this time off.

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