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Old 13 November 2013, 13:42   #861
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im sure i have that blanking plate, do you mean the black one, as all it have was two holes, one for a voltmeter and one waterproof toggle switch for the nav lights,, thats all it had to keep it genuine.. shall i have a look around to see if i can find it dude?
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ok will do. im sure it was supposed to have a VDO volt meter in it
Hi Matt, here are a couple of pictures of the switch plate, ignore the lefthand switch as it was added in at some stage to switch a strobe light that has since been removed.

From memory the volt meter isn't that good as you can hardly see through the glass.

When new the switch would have had a waterproof sleeve on the stalk but these have perished at the bottom.
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Old 13 November 2013, 13:59   #862
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An update from Henshaw's....

The deck is covered in cardboard to protect biffer's awesome deck work.

Next the transom cap is unscrewed and all the other tube retaining straps are removed.

Using a heat gun the glue is carefully softened and the tubes are carefully removed so that they can be restored by the Henshaw Team at a later date So everything needs to be saved.
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Old 13 November 2013, 14:02   #863
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Hi Matt, here are a couple of pictures of the switch plate, ignore the lefthand switch as it was added in at some stage to switch a strobe light that has since been removed.

From memory the volt meter isn't that good as you can hardly see through the glass.

When new the switch would have had a waterproof sleeve on the stalk but these have perished at the bottom.
im sure i have the black plate, in good nick,, will hunt again,
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Old 13 November 2013, 14:09   #864
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With the tubes removed the flange is checked to make sure it's in good condition and it's great news, our boat is in great shape and very strong

If there had been any splits or movement then the flange would have to be rebuilt as RIBs can split where the hull meets the flange towards the transom. Always worth looking at these areas when buying a RIB
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im sure i have the black plate, in good nick,, will hunt again,
Thanks dude
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I bet it smells lovely
Thats why Biff wants it !!!
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Old 13 November 2013, 14:23   #867
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Now all the old glue has to be removed, this is scraped away or removed by a rotary nylon brush which is air powered...

This is a time consuming job but it has to be done to prepare the surface for the primer...
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The Flange is primed with a Bostik 9252 primer, they always use this primer as it helps improve the adhesion

So far this work has taken about two days and the Team are under no pressure at all by Chris to get the job done as their only target is to get the job right

The workshop that you can see in the background in these photos represents about 15% of the total space a Henshaw's this is a very impressive environment
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This a pic of the old tubes and the last picture I have at the moment.

To be continued....
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