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Old 16 December 2006, 18:22   #1
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searider 5.4 restoration

at last,deck finished, used a heat gun to take the non slip floor up, and a 4.5 inch grinderette to get a nice surface for the Blakes Deck Paint to bond to, one light coat was applied, then a much thicker coat, Budgie sand was evenly applied useing a kitchen siv (sive) ah, you know what i mean,then another thin coat to bond all the sand in,
some piccies, going to keep it original for the time being and see how it performs, also has been re flow coated, consol rebuilt and re-wired moving the battery forward to gain some storage space, also making a small seat /storage for the front of the consol, will post more when its finished!!
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Old 16 December 2006, 18:38   #2
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What's the 3rd (center) hole in the transom for? Another elephant trunk behind the outboard???
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Old 17 December 2006, 04:02   #3
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im not sure, i have a large 4 inch blanking plate to go in there, goes in from the rear,
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Old 18 December 2006, 10:51   #4
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Think it is to allow single trunk in the centre for a twin engine set up and blanking outer two holes.
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Old 21 December 2006, 17:57   #5
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I love seariders! thas a very clean looking boat is it ex military and were the toobs that clean when you got it
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Old 22 December 2006, 13:23   #6
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yes ex military and i cleaner them with Rib Revive, then i took the boat down to Henshaws for a toob birthday, they did a cracking job, very pleased, with result, On Aurora at mo in the middle of Atlantic so cant wait to get home and try it all out!! will take more piccies when i return!
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Old 22 December 2006, 13:42   #7
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Well done Mat looking good
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