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Old 30 March 2014, 18:03   #1
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Osprey Sparrowhawk Project

After owning a Searider 4m a few years back that i rebuilt i moved over to a bow rider and now have a 2655 bayliner but have always missed the fun element of a rib, my dad brought a Sparrowhawk new back in 1989

i loved the boat as a kid and was gutted when he sold it and always wanted one of my own. So recently i had been keeping my eyes peeled for one or an Eagle, i did find an Eagle up in the inner Hebrides but i was going away and was sold before i returned, so started looking and found the lucky contender that is currently undergoing work.





the tubes are faded so will have some time spent on the getting them back nice,
the console has been badly painted so is being removed and new console/double pod seats fitted,
dive bottle rack has been removed
all wiring removed as again was not done as i would have liked

few pics of the removal process






jobs to be completed are

i will be sanding and spraying the nose all white as the gelcoat has faded and looks awful
install 120ltr tank into the hull
fit new console
fit 2 x double pod seats
install hydraulic steering
straighten a frame and reinstall
paint deck white
remove blue anti foul from the hull
repair keel as it has been repaired in the past and isn't a job id be proud of so will be having some attention
probably forgot loads but will try and keep you all posted as i progress

Jim
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Old 30 March 2014, 18:11   #2
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Good luck with the project and I will be looking forward to your progress and pics Love the tow car by the way
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Old 30 March 2014, 18:13   #3
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i could fit the tow car in the boat lol
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i could fit the tow car in the boat lol
Yeh in the anchor locker
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Old 31 March 2014, 01:56   #5
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nice rib, keep the pics coming, Mike Whitham of Whitham Glassfibre is the man for Osprey consoles, made and fitted my new SR4 console for me
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Old 31 March 2014, 05:40   #6
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I spoke with mike last week and will be getting the console and pods from him in a couple of weeks when get paid. Can't wait
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Old 31 March 2014, 06:46   #7
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Good project. I saw that boat for sale and was hoping to get it cheap as I've always wanted a hardnose osprey but you outbid me clearly !!
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Old 31 March 2014, 07:38   #8
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Told you it was worth doing



Should be a cheap osprey this
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Won it at 2150 but when I got there noticed the keel and the a frame had pulled up a bit so looked like someone had fallen into it and he knocked 150 off so was happy with that as knew it was being pulled apart lol. Engine starts nice. Bit lumpy so will clean carbs out change oil and impeller new plugs etc and see how it goes then.
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I spoke with mike last week and will be getting the console and pods from him in a couple of weeks when get paid. Can't wait
Mike is a top bloke, made a really nice job of making and fitting console/jockeys to my SR4, can't recommend him highly enough
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