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Old 10 February 2008, 16:53   #51
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Hi Matt, i worked a little on the transom today. Like I said before, the transom was shortened to fit a short shaft. It is also a little wet inside. It will take some days with a heater to dry it , and i have the time to prepare the wooden parts that will be glued in.

Greetings from Germany
Mike
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Old 10 February 2008, 16:55   #52
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Old 11 February 2008, 14:16   #53
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Hi Matt:

Please do stop by and say hello if you come over. I live on Tresco next to the Island Hotel. Inter-island with our boats is mostly 10 minutes or less except for St Agnes maybe 15 minutes - wow what a long treck lol. If you do come and the weather is good maybe we could do a run to the Bishop.

And you can see my boat on the BBC interactive. I get two shots in last weeks episode of "An Island Parish". One is with my boat on its mooring in front of Sea King. THe other is a shot heading into St Marys harbour - look for the fat bloke in the red jacket with two passengers, must get all of a second and a half footage. Maybe I should hit them for royalties ROFL. The prog will only be available for 1 more day.

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Hi Ian, Thanks for that, they are really good boats,Love to see yours, Chris and i are hoping to come over into your neck of the woods, where are you located and how would it be for visits etc
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Old 11 February 2008, 15:08   #54
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Hi there, might just have to do that, will keep you informed,
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Old 13 February 2008, 10:09   #55
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This is a great blog

We are refurbing an Avon at the mo and we have just gotten onto the console.

Looking at this, am getting good ideas and suggestions for mods.

The boys are gonna hate me when I come along with "what if we....", "Well i've seen one done like.....". Wouldn't it be better if we did....."

Keep this one going, will get some pictures on soon of the console mods, don't think she'll be purty but she sure will be sturdy.
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Old 13 February 2008, 12:37   #56
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searider refurb

sounds good, keep posting the pics!!!
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Old 19 November 2008, 19:04   #57
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lovely searider Matt, if I can get mine to look and go half as well as yours I'll be happy!

thinking of recoating my hull in a darker grey and going with black straking, what do you think, any ideas?
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Old 20 November 2008, 04:10   #58
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hi Murph, this was my searider which sadly i had to sell due to a large tax bill landing on my doorstep,
i have anoth searider project now, try to keep the original grey Hull colour as they do look really smart when polished up, the inside i used Flow coat with a roller, will use the same system this time around,
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Old 20 November 2008, 08:22   #59
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oh sh*t, you must have been gutted.

my hull is orange, do you think I'll be able to go over it with grey?

I'll eventually be looking for a fresh Yamaha 90, like the one on your old boat, any idea what kinda money they're making?
I have Yamaha controls and a multifunction display already so I would just be looking for the engine alone. Manual or powertrim wouldnt bother me.

Have you started your next project yet, if so what have you planned for it?
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