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Old 13 August 2013, 15:05   #21
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I have a cunning plan for it, could be worse I could have bought a Humber
Go on Biff .. make it shine ... thats some beam on it some GRP TLC and tubes .. I can see it to make some craft in the end .. not a project for everyone though ... what would you power it with ? the suzzi looks like an egg whisk on it
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Old 13 August 2013, 15:13   #22
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Because of the foam tubes in going to mate a got boat mover in the yard, can't damage the tubes and can't damage what it's towing, don't really matter what I put on the back but a couple of big towing posts will be in order
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Old 13 August 2013, 15:32   #23
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Don't try posting and eating at the same time, this boat is going to make a good boat mover
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Old 13 August 2013, 15:38   #24
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The Tubes are not foam they are hollow plastic with an automotive tyree style inflation valve. I've had extensive experience with two different Task Force boats one fiberglass and one Aluminium. Both boats performed remarkably well and I would rate them very highly. The one featured in the add is an Aluminium one by the way. One of the interesting features of this hull is that there is no transom so reversing the boat needs special care, however this feature comes into its own in big weather preventing the boat from wallowing when she takes a wave. The hull is a shallow V which makes her a bit bangy. it's a lightweight boat so with 150 horse two stroke you'll get 40 knots out of her so long as the wind doesnt get under it.
The Collar design is extremely robust and can be replaced section by section very quickly indeed, they also continue to act as fenders even when holed.
The front section of collar on the boat in the add is not original by the way and I very much doubt that you'd find a replacement for it.
Yep they are ugly but then it's a work boat, a serious one, not a shiny weekend boat for impressing the chicks.
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Old 14 August 2013, 10:08   #25
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Well picked it up and it's not Ali, and it ain't got automotive valve either, engine run good and trailer is not a bad bunk trailer, now what to do with it
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Well picked it up and it's not Ali, and it ain't got automotive valve either, engine run good and trailer is not a bad bunk trailer, now what to do with it
Ah, in the pic I saw it looked very similar to the Ali one due to the shape of the chines .
The ones I've used before had Automotive style tyre valves for inflation. Located in the circular indents on each tube section.(pic attached)
maybe yours has been modified in some way.
Anyway, congrats on buying a task force boat. I hope it serves you well.
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Old 14 August 2013, 10:51   #27
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if you decide to change the engine, and that suzi is short shaft, let me know. I have an aerotec 380 that needs a motor...
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Here's a couple of Pic's of Task force boats I've used before.
The one with grey Fenders is Fiberglass hull and the orange one had the Ali hull. The orange boat pic' (Blossom) was taken shortly after a rebuild due to having been caught up and dragged backwards underneath the hull of a 50m vessel at sea for most of the night.
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Old 14 August 2013, 11:24   #29
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Mines like the grey on, have already worked out a new front section, it won't look as big as that one, more in keeping with the side floats
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Well picked it up and it's not Ali, and it ain't got automotive valve either, engine run good and trailer is not a bad bunk trailer, now what to do with it
I'll look out for it next time I am in Foulkes boat yard??
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