the boat was then flipped over, (3 people req'd) and taken down to Henshaws Inflatables in Wincanton (Yeovil) and given a birthday, the toobs were green and heavily covered in seaweed gunk and limpets etc, there was even a family of mussels living under the rear of the tubes, they did a awesome job, replacing a fair few bits and pieces on the tubes,also a pair of new Trunks at the rear was made up, !! hopefully the picture shows!!
Thanks to the boys that did it for me and record time as well,
the tubes have yet not been polished as the return journey was a mess!!
finally sourced an engine, the Yam 90 and the 85 are the perfect engine for seariders weight and power,120kgs, transom can take 170 kgs but have heard they are stern happy when this heavy,
decided not to flowcoat the inside as when scrubbed with white spirit,it came up like new, tomorrows job is to anti slip the inner deck!!
there will be two 33L fuel tanks going in and they will sit on a specially made board and strapped down, that will hopefull give me 66 n miles with additional 12 litres being held in the consol, a new Transom board was also made up and sealed in,
last pic shows the deck pre gritted. but prepped,
consol pics show it bare and cleaned with replacement seat pads,the battery (forward section) compartment has been re-furbed with Battery secured in,
electric system components are the original, but all new wiring, have added a tacho, speedo,Icom 505 linked to a Garmin 498, and a Iris compass,kept the original Voltmeter and Nav Light Switch,
A Frame is the same as the otherr seariders but much shorter with a swing down anchor light.
More Pics tomorrow!!
should be all ready in a few days!!
Chris, Nos. fill those tanks up!!!