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Old 26 October 2007, 13:24   #171
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Andy,

Good luck on your maiden voyage.
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Old 26 October 2007, 16:22   #172
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I might have found a name for it, but mums the word for the time being. As for waiting, I've been doing that since April, I only want to check the engine installation's gone smoothly and that I'm not going backward when I'm supposed to be going forwards
Erm... the thread is called 'Blue Venom'......

Why not?!?
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Old 26 October 2007, 16:29   #173
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Erm... the thread is called 'Blue Venom'......

Why not?!?
I must admitt the name has grown on me, however it was never a serious name and was looking for something a little more light hearted.
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Old 26 October 2007, 16:42   #174
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Deck/Bilge Pump up and running.
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All the electronics where wired and set up and running today. Everything is talking to each other on the nmea front and the only outstanding thing to do is to mount the Transducer to the transom.

The VHF Aerial has been mounted in a temp position near on the port side of the transom, and the Sat Aerial has been mounted into the top of the console.

The only problem I had was with the fuel sender/gauge, I think there is an incompaterbility between the gauge and sender. Or I've wired it up wrong !

Elephants trunks are on and the retreival rope fitted.

I don't think I'll go out tomorrow, I'm not really feeling in the mood today as I've been let down by the stainless guy again, I have a seat here but it's a rough mock up and needs completing and it only took 3 weeks from when he said he was going to get both of them completed. I'll have words with him tomorrow!

Coupled with some problems fitting a BNC connector to the Nav system and the fuel Gauge issues, I must say I've had better weekends and won't risk going out in the frame of mind I'm in right now.

A good nights sleep's in order
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Old 27 October 2007, 13:29   #176
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Hi Andy,

Better luck tomorrow, sorry you've not had such a good day.

I was going to ask you for the details of this stainless guy, but maybe I'll wait and see

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Old 28 October 2007, 09:01   #177
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Deck/Bilge Pump up and running.
Hightower,

From the photo that engine doesn't look like it is sitting right down onto the top of the transom?
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Well it's blowing a hooly today and the rain is very wet.

I've been working on the seat back that I've got and have cut out some wooden chassis for the seat cusions to fit.

With a bit of luck the rain will ease later and alow me to access the console.
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Old 28 October 2007, 09:15   #179
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Andy, when you get a minute, could you post a pic just of the frame? Also, how have you joined the ply at the back?

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Andy, when you get a minute, could you post a pic just of the frame? Also, how have you joined the ply at the back?

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It's only a part complete frame, but enough for me to cut the ply backs.

The backs will have straps welded on where the seat backs are being fitted. These will be flush to the edge of the tube so that the ply will appear to sit on the tube and not in it. Straps and or lugs will be welded on for the wings also.
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