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Old 10 December 2013, 12:18   #101
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Looking good,

Glad I got the steering bezel right. Take it it tightened up all ok?
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Old 10 December 2013, 12:24   #102
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Looking good,

Glad I got the steering bezel right. Take it it tightened up all ok?
Yep, all good Edd thanks.
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Old 13 December 2013, 10:32   #103
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Sssssssssssssssmokin'

Engine back on and running up to temp on premix.....





Carbs stripped and serviced, new plugs, impellor, gearbox and PTT oil replaced, minor corrosion on starter motor cover sorted, all re-assembled, greased, lubricated and anti-corrosion sprayed.

Many thanks due to Paul at Outboard and Marine in Liverpool. Ex RN and all-round top bloke.

If anyone's interested he's got a second-hand 150hp Optimax for sale, together with controls, all in excellent condition apparently. Here's a link to his website Home - Outboard and Marine, Liverpool Marina
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that looks like good tell tale pressure looking good Tony
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Old 19 December 2013, 13:30   #105
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[QUOTE=Barrowboy;574361]Well, having started the thread and posed the question back in the summer I've finally got around to commencing the refurb. To be honest, it's more of a tidy up than a refurb (Colcreate and Alan did re-furbs!) but mine is in reasonable condition to start with...

Nevertheless:

Remove engine Done
Strip and clean carbs, new seals, strip oil pump, new seals, new impellor, flush oil system, change gear oil, etc, etc. Done
Remove console Done
Complete rewire Done
Flocoat deck Done
Flip hull, polish and fix any previously unseen blemishes Done - a lot more work here than initially envisaged but worth it.
Restore brakes to trailer (contentious, I know) Done
New seat backs Done
New grab handles, paddle pouches, etc Being sorted by SIT in Leyland
Clean tubes Final job when SIT have done their work.

[QUOTE=Barrowboy;574361]

In addition to initial list above:

Installed hydraulic steering (90% done)
Radio sent to ICOM for overhaul and new display screen (Done)
Complete repaint of hull (Done)
New upholstery fitted (Done)


Test flight in Feb

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[QUOTE=Barrowboy;588624][QUOTE=Barrowboy;574361]Well, having started the thread and posed the question back in the summer I've finally got around to commencing the refurb. To be honest, it's more of a tidy up than a refurb (Colcreate and Alan did re-furbs!) but mine is in reasonable condition to start with...

Nevertheless:

Remove engine Done
Strip and clean carbs, new seals, strip oil pump, new seals, new impellor, flush oil system, change gear oil, etc, etc. Done
Remove console Done
Complete rewire Done
Flocoat deck Done
Flip hull, polish and fix any previously unseen blemishes Done - a lot more work here than initially envisaged but worth it.
Restore brakes to trailer (contentious, I know) Done
New seat backs Done
New grab handles, paddle pouches, etc Being sorted by SIT in Leyland
Clean tubes Final job when SIT have done their work.

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In addition to initial list above:

Installed hydraulic steering (90% done)
Radio sent to ICOM for overhaul and new display screen (Done)
Complete repaint of hull (Done)
New upholstery fitted (Done)


Test flight in Feb

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Ready for trip to SIT
say hello to the boys at SIT soon be time for a Menai cruise
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Old 01 February 2014, 08:59   #107
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Nearly ready to rumble...

Collected the boat from Chris at SIT yesterday and aquaplaned back 30 miles down the M6 before arriving home and hosing off all the accumulated road grime.

Chris has put the new handles and paddle pockets on, serviced the valves, pressure tested and put a couple of ever-so-cunning extra davit lift 'patches' on to cover the slightly abraded area near the bow where the anchor warp had chafed. Top Job Chris, thank you.

All that remains to be done this coming week is to refurbish the Barrus 'Nato' fuel tanks, attach the hydraulic steering pipes to the helm, fill with fluid (spend a few hours trying to purge the air from it), tidy up the wiring, attach an Aldis Lamp (or similar!) and then go find some water for a shakedown blast.

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Then it'll be some chillin' in the workshop, takin' it easy sandin', varnishin' and generally restorin' the original wooden paddles, with a 'bit a Bob' oooozin' outa da sound system, dreamin' of hot summer days to come
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Looks really good!! hopefully you will bring it down south for a blast or three?

I took my SR down to see Chris/ Henshaws in Wincanton for some Toob lurrve.. and these are the results. They really lack storage space for longer runs so had these made.. Two Largish removable Saddle bags on the inner One smaller one by drivers arm. Oar and retainers and a special Hypalon removable bag behind the seat. semi rigid so holds its shape

I'm really chuffed with the results and looking forward to getting it airborne/ i mean going out for a gentle cruise!!
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Old 01 February 2014, 09:37   #109
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Hi Matt

Yes, certainly will. Hoping to be able to make the MacMillan Isle of Wight trip but can't commit yet due to work potentially getting in the way!

Looking at your new bags has just reminded me; I left SIT in a hurry (it was lashing with rain!) and have completely forgotten the new fire extinguisher pocket he's made for me to go on the back of the console seat. Doh!

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Oh no really? aaagh.. just a thought. did you replace the old fire ex holder and still have the old one as i know we needed one for the Mcmillan SR as that was missing unless they have one already!
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