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Old 26 April 2007, 06:58   #11
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Might be worth having a chat with Paul Tilley about the repair of the tubes. He may be able to give you some good advice. Covering threadbare tubes was exactly what he did for my Ribtec. Have a look at some of the piccies in the thread below and you'll see what a good job can be done

My new Ribtec project ...

Good luck - looks like good value for the rig

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Old 26 April 2007, 17:07   #12
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Nice to see another Lomac on the site! It looks like a good buy.

While my boat is a bit (OK a lot) smaller, much of the setup looks similar. The 23' seems to sit between the 6.6m and 7.6m boats currently available, but the 200hp would seem to be the max rated for the hull.

The hull shapes seem really efficient and I bet it will be quick.

The 5.4 is also setup with the steering consol quite aft and we've got the max rated HP at 115. We've found it essential to have a decent weight in the bow locker - I've used sand, probably 40kg when on my own, and one of the other 5.4s has a 80l water ballast. Not a problem with a crew of divers aboad, but not comfortable by yourself.

Good luck with the tubes.
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Old 26 April 2007, 18:44   #13
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Hi

Nice to see another Lomac on the site! It looks like a good buy.

While my boat is a bit (OK a lot) smaller, much of the setup looks similar. The 23' seems to sit between the 6.6m and 7.6m boats currently available, but the 200hp would seem to be the max rated for the hull.

The hull shapes seem really efficient and I bet it will be quick.

The 5.4 is also setup with the steering consol quite aft and we've got the max rated HP at 115. We've found it essential to have a decent weight in the bow locker - I've used sand, probably 40kg when on my own, and one of the other 5.4s has a 80l water ballast. Not a problem with a crew of divers aboad, but not comfortable by yourself.

Good luck with the tubes.
Thanks for the tips. I was expecting as much on the balance isue. Easy to solve though. Will post progress as it happens. There is not much room behind the console for seating; do you use a leaning post?
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Old 26 April 2007, 21:20   #14
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There is not much room behind the console for seating; do you use a leaning post?
Mine has a built in bench seat over a large locker, but I hardly ever drive sitting down so its not very secure in rougher stuff. I'm thinking jockeys for my next boat, if I can make it all fit, otherwise a leaning post.

Having another look at your boat, there isn't much room is there! Looks like you'd need an open type stainless frame to leave room for the outboard to tilt. Zodiac have a nice looking one that might leave you with reasonable access if it fits (and the price is right!)
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Old 27 April 2007, 12:12   #15
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Mine has a built in bench seat over a large locker, but I hardly ever drive sitting down so its not very secure in rougher stuff. I'm thinking jockeys for my next boat, if I can make it all fit, otherwise a leaning post.

Having another look at your boat, there isn't much room is there! Looks like you'd need an open type stainless frame to leave room for the outboard to tilt. Zodiac have a nice looking one that might leave you with reasonable access if it fits (and the price is right!)
Thank you for the input, I will check it out. It turns out that the boat has an underwater fresh water tank with electric pump for a deck shower. it appears to be forward of the console so it may help. Have a lot more investigation to do. Biggest problem at this time is repairing the leaking hydralic steering cylinder and kinked hose. The hull has a planing pad so this may help also with back end lift. Had to but the boat without sea trial at that price so there are a lot of ?'s still unanswered. Under deck it is a " mares nest" of hoses and cables. The good news is that there are hatches to get to everything. Lot's of work to do. First priority is to get a tow ball that matches the trailer hitch so I can move the thing followed by a good check out of the trailer brakes, bearings etc.
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