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Old 01 October 2016, 17:26   #51
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One thing i forgot to show on here was some cracks i found on the hull today - picture attached - serious or not?

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Old 10 October 2016, 09:30   #52
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A full day working on the boat tomorrow - here's the plan:-
  • Check all tubes again for leaks and finish applying conditioner.
  • Apply Y10 fibreglass cleaner to hull and console (then decide how much gel coat repair is needed! (Have ordered Maguiers Oxidation remover and One Step cleaner wax - I am hoping this will be enough for most of it! Will be hiring/buying a buffer/polisher once the stuff arrives)
  • The engine will be running tomorrow (Engineer coming with a bagful of parts). Then I take it to shop where it will be dyno'd and more repairs probably!
  • Remove bow hatch and prep fibreglass for repair.
  • Measure up deck and template for new non -slip - might even go fake teak!
  • Drain old fuel from tank
  • Take more pics!

Think that is about it! Will send pics and updates Wednesday!

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Old 12 October 2016, 07:01   #53
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Hi All

Not sure if this thread is still interesting but I still like to tell all how it is all going!

A full day was spent at the boat and the engineer arrived (late so I got home late and was in trouble with the Mrs!) but the good news:-

THE ENGINE RUNS!!! WOOOOOOHOOOO!

So the engine report:-
  • Gearbox off and oil changed (no wear line on drive shaft so the engineer thought this engine has not done lots of hours!)
  • New water pump fitted (the old one was in good nick and showed the engine was looked after in old life - apart from being left in a field for 7 years!)
  • Oil pump worked (but will be replaced as this is good practice as the diaphram likely to be brittle)
  • Fuel pump OK (all fuel lines need replacing though)
  • Carbs - all removed as butterfly's on bottom one seized - minor issue - carbs will be cleaned and rebuilt

Generally the guy said this engine is rock solid and should be good to go with one more visit from him!

Anyway - we know the engine can be sorted - BIG RELEIF!

The boat:-
  • Removed front hatch with a dremmel tool - all deck and surrounding areas rock solid! Will build a new one or possiblly big seat area?
  • Final tube cleaned and polished
  • Hull cleaned - quite a few gel coat cracks to repair.

Some random pics attached - phone was dying so just snapped a few!

Cheers all!

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Ya did very very well!!
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Old 12 October 2016, 08:00   #55
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Hi Mode,
i thought i had a bargain when i bought my Osprey a year back, but you win. Great looking boat you got. Keep the pictures coming, thx man
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Old 12 October 2016, 09:27   #56
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Will do!

I cannot wait to hit the water! Might be cold when I do but I don't care!

Will keep the updates coming and fingers crossed my luck continues!

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Hi All

A full day was spent at the boat and the engineer arrived (late so I got home late and was in trouble with the Mrs!) but the good news:-

*Removed front hatch with a dremmel tool - all deck and surrounding areas rock solid! Will build a new one or possiblly big seat area?

I think you better come up with a name for the boat as its already starting to get you in trouble with the Mrs's; all good mistress's have names.

Great news about the engine.

Since you already removed whats there, I strongly suggest building a big v-berth flat seat area. A place to chill and take a nap or read. I had one work rib that had this and I miss it dearly. I ended up using it all the time and it had no negative impact on daily use. The biggest plus the girlfriend/Mrs. loved it.

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Old 12 October 2016, 15:08   #58
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Good news re the engine mode that's a big one out the way keep us up to date love it when a Bargin comes good.

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Hmmm, a name................no where near that yet! Will probably ask the kids for ideas!

I do like the idea of a big flat seat area - presumably just a big ply box with fibreglass applied does the trick? A hatch for storage underneath is then a must!

It is looking like a bargain - hope that continues!
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