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Old 17 March 2019, 16:31   #1
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Re-fitting our Humber Ocean Pro 6.3

Thought Iíd put this up to show what Iím doing with my Humber rib.

So far Iíve replaced the engine (previous 140hp Suzuki) with a 2009 175 opti from a fellow forum member.

All kit bought, new console, seat pods, bench seat - fair bit of work ahead for me, a novice at boat DIY.

Removed all seating and console, so next step is preparing the hull for the new kit.

How do you all fill the holes from screws fitting seats to floor? Plan is to fill and seal then flowcoat the whole floor before fitting new seating and console.

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Old 17 March 2019, 16:32   #2
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Old 17 March 2019, 16:51   #3
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Wow that's quite a project, hopefully the cost doesn't run out of control as it can be very hard to recover in an older boat.
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Old 17 March 2019, 17:42   #4
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Wow that's quite a project, hopefully the cost doesn't run out of control as it can be very hard to recover in an older boat.


Yeah hope it doesnít. Should be fairly in control as I have bought everything I need, just couple bits and bobs along the way, but will essentially be a new boat afterwards - and a neater fit out than Humber did in the first place I think! Canít wait to get it on the water again
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Old 17 March 2019, 18:38   #5
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Wow that's quite a project, hopefully the cost doesn't run out of control as it can be very hard to recover in an older boat.
Who cares if he's having fun!

In answer to the question about the holes, I would start by counter sinking them all, then mix up some resin and drop it into the holes with a lollypop stick. Once it's gone off you can give it a quick rough sand to even off any lumps and then flow coat over the top. I'd do a coat of gelcoat (which will leave a tacky finish when cured) over which I'd do a final layer of flowcoat (same product but with wax added so it cures hard). You'll get a much more consistent finish that way.
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Old 18 March 2019, 02:03   #6
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Who cares if he's having fun!



In answer to the question about the holes, I would start by counter sinking them all, then mix up some resin and drop it into the holes with a lollypop stick. Once it's gone off you can give it a quick rough sand to even off any lumps and then flow coat over the top. I'd do a coat of gelcoat (which will leave a tacky finish when cured) over which I'd do a final layer of flowcoat (same product but with wax added so it cures hard). You'll get a much more consistent finish that way.


Thanks

By countersinking do you mean just drilling the holes out so they are clean? So not plugging with wooden plugs? Any particular resin you recommend? I have both gelcoat and flowcoat so can do that. Would you suggest brushing it on or roller?

Thanks!
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Are you going to fit under deck trunking? I did with my new Humber (was a stock boat otherwise would have it installed at manufacture). I think it makes a big difference to the look and feel of the boat and is worth the effort. It will be relatively easy with the console removed. Happy to share details of what I did, if you are interested. It didn't cost much either.

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Old 18 March 2019, 08:21   #8
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Hi Phil

Yes looking at under deck trunking, Iíll PM you my email to discuss, thanks!!!
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hole wise i filled mine with dowel rod with gorilla glue all over them its 100% waterproof swells to 4-5 times its volume so it seals real tight disc down when dry and flowcoat to seal. you just need to dampen the dowels for the glue to react

ash dowel are good from B&Q dense wood used for chipboard furniture dont worry about end grain you're going to seal them with flow coat
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Old 18 March 2019, 09:05   #10
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Wow that's quite a project, hopefully the cost doesn't run out of control as it can be very hard to recover in an older boat.
You mean like my totally rebuilt to the point of having to run it in again Merc Clamshell?

+1 on the fun factor.
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