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Old 23 March 2014, 12:00   #1
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Searider 4m Refurb

Building my boat up for the summer so thought I would do a thread.

I refurbished the console today and also painted the naff area of the hull where is had been repainted badly. Luckily it was not the actual hull but the protecting plastic on the outside.

Job list is as follows:

- Refurbish console (done)
- Repaint area of wrong shade on hull protector (done)
- Fit all the electrics (half done)
- fiberglass console to painted marine ply and screw that to the boat
- Buy and fit Engine + steering
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Old 23 March 2014, 12:16   #2
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Here are the pics of the hull. I had to sand the paint flat so it matched the hull guard.
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Old 13 April 2014, 13:21   #3
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Engine bought, 2003 tohatsu tldi, ready to be fit this week! Thanks to all who helped me try and find an outboard, really appreciate it.
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Took out for first sea trial today after the console and engine had been fitted properly. Flat calm day- water was like glass. Was really impressed and had a great few hours and even managed to winkle out a couple of bass
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Old 05 May 2014, 07:18   #5
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Excellent looks good 👍
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looking good Henry, well done
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one problem I had was when launching off waves, the boat seemed heavier on the port side. The console is offset to the starboard a couple of inches and I didn't have any more weight on the port side.

However, in the engine manual it said that I should not off set the engine to starboard but instead keep it perfectly central. I think this may be the problem?

Thing is I have drilled the 4 big holes in the transom and put the bolts through so not sure how much of an issue/problem it would be removing these bolt and drilling new ones a few centimeters starboard.

What do you think?
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the consol should counteract the central engine, i would not drill more holes. No way dude
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the consol should counteract the central engine, i would not drill more holes. No way dude
ok guess i will just have to bung the fuel tanks and anchor on the port side.
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or i could just offset the console a bit more i suppose
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