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Old 18 September 2014, 03:02   #31
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150 Optimax. Done.
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Old 16 November 2014, 13:09   #32
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Replacement engine now bought.

Went with a Suzuki DF140 in the end, 2003 with 275hrs.

Next job is to get the transom re jigged then get it turned over and have the nicks and scrapes in the gelcoat sorted then sprayed.
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Replacement engine now bought.

Went with a Suzuki DF140 in the end, 2003 with 275hrs.

Next job is to get the transom re jigged then get it turned over and have the nicks and scrapes in the gelcoat sorted then sprayed.

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Replacement engine now bought.

Went with a Suzuki DF140 in the end, 2003 with 275hrs.

Next job is to get the transom re jigged then get it turned over and have the nicks and scrapes in the gelcoat sorted then sprayed.
nice refurb and a good choice on the engine. Please post some pics on the progress !
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Old 26 November 2014, 09:39   #35
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I will do.

The engine should be with me this week.

I need to take A frame off and redo the wiring, I did the wiring last year but I'm not happy with it.

I also need to fill holes in the transom incl the elephants trunk and make new holes for their replacements.
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Old 12 December 2014, 16:06   #36
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I've chopped the transom for the Suzuki, it took a bit of courage.

I also gave the plastics a machine polish with some Meguiars Fast Glass and gave it a coat of Carnuba wax. Can't get out of my car detailing ways.

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Old 12 December 2014, 16:59   #37
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Very nice engine, and a great project! If you go to DiscontinuedDecals.com - DiscontinuedDecals.com specializes in the Reproduction of Discontinued Decals
you can buy the latest style stickers for the Suzuki 140 for around 50 for the entire set. They deliver worldwide because I had a set of decals from them before and they were identical to the originals. Your mates will think you have a split new motor then
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Thanks for the link, might be the finishing touch.
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Old 23 February 2015, 16:21   #39
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A bit of work has been going on.

Split the jockey in to two compartments, one will have the fuel filter, the other will have the batteries, VSR, isolator etc.

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The transom knees tapered into a point, after further investigation it was found that the tip of the taper was the issue with the cracking.

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Now cut shorter, you can also see the patch ground out where the under deck trunking will exit the deck.

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Transom now beefed up and glassed.

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New pipe to come through the floor for under deck trunking, this will carry all cables, pipes and wires for the engine.

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And the trunking, 50mm hose from a pond supplier.

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The console also had the gauge holes and steering helm hole glassed and filled.

Just need to sand them flush tomorrow.

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After sanding and finishing the transom and console we will flip the boat over to prep and spray the hull.
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