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Old 08 December 2011, 19:20   #11
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The rear of one of the transom boxes has given way a bit and there is a few millimeters of movement when you press down int he corner where it joins the transom and along the side that joins the tube carrier, mainly due to the way the frame was so poorly secured by the self tappers at the front which at some point must have allowd the frame to tilt back a bit and caused the crack.

Will probably leave this to the professionals to sort out..
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Old 08 December 2011, 19:22   #12
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Finally an example of someones handywork at some point a pair of Pad Eyes have been fittted to the deck in front of the console bench seat. Whoever fitted them either used very shit stainless screws or just used mild steel Either way I would welcome suggestions as to how to get these out as there is nothing left to get a screw driver to grab into.
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Old 08 December 2011, 20:05   #13
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Finally an example of someones handywork at some point a pair of Pad Eyes have been fittted to the deck in front of the console bench seat. Whoever fitted them either used very shit stainless screws or just used mild steel Either way I would welcome suggestions as to how to get these out as there is nothing left to get a screw driver to grab into.
Try using Mole grips to nip the heads and just try undoing them if that doesn't work I would suggest a center punch and carefully drill off the heads to remove the fixing (don't drill any more than you have to), I would then use a new/good mole grip pliers to hopefully grab the remains of the screw to have a go at screwing the remains out. Use a dremmel or keep using the drill to remove as much if not all the remaining screw if you are unsuccessful in removing the screw using the first and second method fails. Gel coat over the top of them to finish off.
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Old 09 December 2011, 06:40   #14
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When I went to see it, the a-frame was help on by two self tapping wood screws... unbelievable ! when we opened the bung, water poured out for 5-10mins... such a shame
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Old 09 December 2011, 06:47   #15
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Use a grinder with a thin cutting disc to 'square off' the screw heads so that you can grip them with a mole grips to unscrew them.

If that doesn't work, then grind the heads off flush and remove the plate which will leave a bit of the shank protruding. You can make the job of removing them with a mole grips easier if you drill 3 or 4 holes around 2-3mm diameter into the deck right next to the threads of each screw. Fill the holes with epoxy afterwards and put the remnants of the mild steel screws under the tyres of whoever specified them.
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Clean out the slot heads in the screws with a junior hacksaw blade. You may yet get them out with a screwdriver.
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Old 11 January 2012, 15:01   #17
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So far...

Manged to get some more stuff done over Christmas and the last week.

- A-frame has been removed and Polished up and came up lovely !
- Welded two tabs to the back of the aframe mounts so that we can bolt it to the transom as well with 12mm bolts.
- Filled all the holes in the transom and cut back and polished up
- Fitted twin cable gland in the back for the hydraulic steering which will mean we can seal the back trunk properly to prevent water getting into the rear box
- Re wired A-frame with marine grade cable and fitted Pacific Aerial mount and new Stainless Nav lights and top lights with LED's
- Drilled holes in the deck to allow access to the underside of where the Aframe legs attach so we can now bolt the legs to the deck rather the self tapper as it was before (muppets)
- Fitted new Teleflex Extreme Cables to the engine and pulled them up to the console
- Fitted New Console top ready for taking controls, GPS etc...
- Fitted Glove box where that huge hole used to be for the old engine control cables
- All the upholstery is being redone at Quayside by Louis in grey with dark grey piping
- Marine Fabrications have welded wingbacks to the front seats and have also stregthened the tubes where they bend as this can be a weak spot.
- Edd (nugent) has made and fitted a new screen to the old console top cheers Edd...

So now just a case of rigging the console and all the new electrics and then the big polish and clean up session !
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Good stuff, keep the pictures coming
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Have a look at the stuff they do-I'm rather liking the look of it. Just got to figure out where to put a big locker with drawers now.
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