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Old 07 December 2011, 02:48   #1
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Osprey 7.0 meter Refurb

Having finally finished all the work on the trailer and getting out for one last blast before the refurb the boat is now installed in its new home and the refit begins...

There is little to do in terms of the tubes and hull other than a little bit of filling and tidying up which can wait until the end, primarily the refit is going to be focused on the console, Stripping out and replacing all the wiring and replacing all the electronics is the main work to be done.

First off the console. This is how it looked when we got the boat... His picture does not really show it but it was not well put together and most of the electronics were a:very old & b:knackered !

Also the side mount control that had been rigged looked ugly and had all the cables going through the bottom section fo the console... Very Naff.
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Old 07 December 2011, 02:52   #2
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So first evenings work...

Disconnect all the cables and remove everything !

Mike at Osprey is making a new console top so this one can be scrapped as it got more holes than a piece of swiss cheese! also new Honda Binnacle mount controls are on order as are all the other bits and pieces...

Next Job is to remove the A-Frame and strip all the wiring and electricals off that.
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Old 07 December 2011, 03:22   #3
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What is that poking out centre/rear of console base?
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Old 07 December 2011, 03:52   #4
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What is that poking out centre/rear of console base?
That was the rubber grommet where they had fed all the cables for the side mount control box...

It will be going and a glovebox will be going there instead.
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That was the rubber grommet where they had fed all the cables for the side mount control box...

It will be going and a glovebox will be going there instead.
Nice.

I have a black hatch to put a g/box in the same place on our's. Not quite gotton around to that little job yet.
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Old 07 December 2011, 04:19   #6
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I had one of these on Time Bandit..

Nuova Rade VHF / Radio hatch with box and lock., Deck Hatches & Portlights | Mailspeed Marine

Don't think they come in grey or balck though...
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Hi Chris,

I viewed this boat back in the summer.... I think the only way to describe it was - massive potential.

Good luck with the re-fit keep posting as you go along, it will be a fine craft once again I'm sure.
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i have not forgot your screen Chris,
just busy mate, not that you need it yet looking at your pics lol
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Old 08 December 2011, 19:12   #9
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Got some more done tonight..

Disconnected all the cables, pipes etc from the engine so we can replace the cables with Teleflex Extremes and run new fuel line. The battery cables seem to be good and were quite recently replaced so they can stay, as can the engine wiring harness.
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The Aframe did not put up much of a fight, It has been self tappered to the deck and then bolted to the transom box. The self tappers are a complete waste of time, no idea why anyone would use them for this job. I will be cutting two access holes to allow me to refit using 8mm bolts through the deck when I put it back on.
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