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Old 28 April 2008, 07:52   #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

cheers

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Old 28 April 2008, 08:06   #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, 08:43   #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, 09:30   #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, 09:48   #5
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Shakespeare are nice hulls.
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back offshore tomorrow to relax a bit and recharge my thoughts
And no doubt the bank account.
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And no doubt the bank account.
damn tooting feart to login to my bank account
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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, 13:12   #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, 13:22   #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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