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Old 16 February 2009, 21:46   #1
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Scuba-doo build up

Bought a 5.4sr last August for $1200, main use will be for scuba diving, fishing and just playing around. This was advertised as a 1972 but was a 77. Tube and hull was in fair shape just needed a lil work. Trailer was pretty poor and not galvaniezed, came with the center console still in the plastic.
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Old 16 February 2009, 21:57   #2
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sold my old aluminum sled with the trailer that came with the SR for cash and a galvinized trailer. A friend from work sold me a 35hp tiller merc fo $75, it got me by for a while. Would do about 25mph with just me one on board and 20-21mph with two and dive gear wot. Found a set of 4 handles in a bargin bin from a local boat dealership, they had been on the shelf since 1998. They were asking $10 apiece and I talked them down to $5 a pop. Installed the center console, with a eagle VHF radio. Had to move the rear roller bunk up a ways because it hung past the end of the boat with the front roller as far back as it would go.
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Old 16 February 2009, 22:03   #3
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Also made up a set of trunks and opened up the a couple of holes. Used 3" PVC and some of the spare material that came with the boat, material came from a cover that was on the front of the boat.
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Old 16 February 2009, 22:07   #4
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girlfriend cut out the numbers for the boat and glued them on.
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Old 16 February 2009, 22:19   #5
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Installed a hummingbird 580 combo gps/depth finder and have the gps and vhf talking to each other. Also picked up a fresh rebuilt 92 yamaha 90hp. I am running a 17" prop and with me and 6 tanks, two weight belts and misc. gear it will get up to 44-45mph at 5500 rpms and slowly climbing. I have to watch the rpms or it will over rev. I might eventually go up to a 19" prop but really like how it comes out of the hole.
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Old 16 February 2009, 22:26   #6
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Ended up breaking my antenna from getting wipped around by the dive flag, even though I had it laying down by the tubes. So it was a good time to build a A frame to mount a flag pole, antenna mount, pole holders, and all around anchor light too. Also started to build a jockey seat that would hold a 12gal. or 45.5l tank and have a lil storage space also.
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Old 17 February 2009, 22:18   #7
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Had a local fab shop bend and weld me up a box out of 3.175mm marine. Also had them bend out a devider. There is a 25mm flange bent to the inside, will glue it down with 3m 4200 and also use stainless screws. Had a buddies wife sew up the seat, 13mm marine grade plywood, half circle foam 370mm x 812mm, and marine grade vinyl. I then used some 3mm x 25.4mm flat bar aluminum to protect the fabric from getting cut from the box frame. Then a stainless steel hinge was used to make it open and close.
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Old 17 February 2009, 22:24   #8
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opened up a few 25mm holes to let the tank have some fresh air to vent, some 4.76mm pop rivits hold the devider in place. Also used the rivits to hold the hinge to the seat base.
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Old 17 February 2009, 22:30   #9
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as it sits in the boat, not bolted or glued down yet. SHould get the A frame installed in a couple of days. Will be nice to have a seat that does not move, have been using a throwable cushin and it kept wanting to fly away whenever I would stand up lol.
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Old 18 February 2009, 07:12   #10
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Coming along nicely
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