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Old 08 October 2007, 14:54   #131
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I had a very busy day, however I haven't got much to show for my efforts.

I was doing loads of silkaflexing of hatches etc.

I did however finish off cutting all the holes in the console today, the gauges haven't been fitted yet, just layed in the holes for the purpose of the picture.

You can also see that I have fitted a rectangle hatch in the footwell, this is to access the isolator switch and to mount a fire extinguisher inside.

There was loads of fibreglass dust everywhere so at the end of the day I hosed everything off and am pleased to report that the though seat drain I installed a couple of weeks back is doing it's job just fine.

Andy,

Looking very smart indeed, nicely balanced dash, I think you've done yourself proud. Can't be too long now before you go for your first blast.

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Old 08 October 2007, 15:09   #132
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Andy you might find that people use those rails as grab rails without thinking?

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When the console is finished there'll be a screen and grab rail all the way around it comming down either side of the console. There'll also be a grab rail in front of the glove box for the passengers to hang onto. The little rail is actually very strong and I've been using this myself the last couple of weeks to board her, 6mm solid stainless with 8mm round head bolts welded on. I made this myself, so know it's well made
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so you did not bother with the second remote mic for the VHF?

PS: Looks very smart, you just need to get it all wet now.
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so you did not bother with the second remote mic for the VHF?

PS: Looks very smart, you just need to get it all wet now.
Well I couldn't really justify putting the command mic on. The reson for replacing my Silva S10 with the Standard Horizon unit was that I hated the push button volume and channel controls and like rotory knobs.

I did originaly want to mount the main VHF in the console because of fear of getting the console too cluttered but as the Command mic was thrown in the deal and has push buttons, plus the dash looks OK, I'm not too bothered not to use it.

The aim is to take her on the November Solent Cruise, so fingers crossed
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great work andy!!!


credit to you!!

how far have we come since we firest met!!!
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The aim is to take her on the November Solent Cruise, so fingers crossed
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What November Solent Cruise?
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The one you're organising of course Neil
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The whole dash is in now, just have to do the wiring bit to finish it off (that makes wiring sound easy ). The Carbon Fibre trim the dials are nestled in was from Red Bull Racing, the finish was matt, but with a bit of laquer I was able to make it look quite respectible again, I have enough left over to do some other trimming jobs later in the build.

I also drilled a massive hole in the transom today to accomodate the bilge pump outlet.

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