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Old 23 January 2004, 17:19   #21
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Re: Re: Re: Sea-rider

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Are there any boats out there (other than seariders of course) that have survived for 25 years before needing surgery?
Our old Flatacraft lasted almost 25 years. I sold it after being asked, while out by Old Harry, if the bolt in the floor should be undoing itself. Turns out the wood in the floor was rotten and the brace bolt was being pulled through the floor.
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Old 24 January 2004, 10:02   #22
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Another consideration for the boat is the large area where the number and background are affixed to the tubes. It looks like this might be painted on, in which case it could be difficult to remove. you could glue some new material over the grey part but I'm not sure how it could be removed from the rub strakes, other than sanding. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 28 January 2004, 17:54   #23
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I inspected the boat.

I inspected the boat yesterday and I was able to use all the advice given to me by this forum. I looked for any possible delamination of the fiberglass, hull to tube separation and anything out of the ordinary. From what I can tell, the craft is solid and sound. However it's filled on one side with ice and it's frozen to the ground!

I didn't choose to inflate the tubes for fear of leaving the boat in better shape than I found her. Today is also an inspection day and although it's snowing, there could be some others interested in this Rib. Now if all goes well, my next task will be getting the boat onto a trailer.

I noticed that the front tow hook is missing. The former owners (Navy Seals) just tied off a rope through the two inlet holes on the bow, probably not the best idea. I'll plan on bringing a new eyelet. I do have access to a forklift. My thought was to rig a sling under the bow and gently lift the boat, making sure to gently break free the frozen hull. Then slip the trailer under the front and winch while lifting the rear of the boat with the same forklift. Any more good ideas from you all will be appreciated. By the way, does anyone know the location of the lift rings? Are they part of the tubes or hull? I thought these things were easy to lift on and off of boats with a hoist? I couldnít see lift points, but then again I was a bit cold and stressed.

You see, I tried to take pictures however, just behind me was a top security area. Apparently itís where torpedoes for the Eastern Submarine fleet are stored. When I pulled out my digital camera, all hell broke loose. At least I'm still here to tell the story! I guess the military doesn't have a real good sense of humor during code orange.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 28 January 2004, 18:25   #24
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the sea rider should have lift rings but loking at your photos I can see em so consider them mising


If it's a roller trailer you can winch the boat straight on from the floor. Just get the bow on the first set of rollers and start winching.

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I don't know if you should inflate in the cold. Can any of the Vikings help out here. BUt in theory the material will contract in the cold so should become more airtight. ASk somebody who runs one locally....Coastguard perhaps.

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Well I have READ somewhere that hypalon is supposed to stay pliable and crack resistant down to -30C. I would test this theory on my own SIB if it weren't for the fact that right now it is -40C ambient where I live. Good luck.
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If it's a roller trailer you can winch the boat straight on from the floor. Just get the bow on the first set of rollers and start winching.
Providing that the hull isn't filled with a ton of ice -- which in this case it just might be!

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Old 30 January 2004, 04:45   #27
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I figured they'd be gettin that out first!
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My P22 and it still doesn't need a new transom
Mebbe not but I did hear a rumour that you had to fit a new console

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It certainly needed one after the yacht tried to mount it!
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Who squealed ?
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