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Old 29 November 2015, 03:50   #21
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Have a couple of sets of these from CC to swap into the Optis on the Arctic over the winter too... What thread lock will you be using on the screws out of interest? Read reports of factory stuff failing and pulling screws through
Blue loctite ,,, unless anyone knows any different. Correct torque and not over-tightened which can be an issue apparently.
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Old 14 December 2015, 17:04   #22
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Santa arrived in a DHL uniform earlier today with my present to me.

Home assembly required....
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Old 15 December 2015, 03:24   #23
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Three winter jobs on the Revenger.

Finish re-wiring. I did the battery and bilge pump wiring last winter to ensure the boat could be used safely. I now need to make a neater job of the instrument wiring.

Get the fuel gauge to read correctly. I bought a new gauge last summer but that made no difference so I need to access the sender and isolate where the problem lies.

Remove the cheap non-slip paint a previous owner applied to the deck. This has been slowly removing itself so looks very patchy. Any suggestions on how to do this? I am cautious about applying paint stripper because of the hypalon tubes and rubber seals.

The most important job is looking forward to getting back on the water!
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Old 15 December 2015, 03:30   #24
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Santa arrived in a DHL uniform earlier today with my present to me.

Home assembly required....

You do know there's no going back😁

Wasn't there a bloke on here who reckoned that copper coat added about 20kn to his top speed😏
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Old 15 December 2015, 11:36   #25
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Stripping, and re-spraying power trim motor (again) as seems prone to corrosion!

Building a removable DIY rear bench seat with decent cushions for mrs and todler to use.

Removing forward deck flood light and fitting to house as a garden flood light instead.

Thorough clean and polish of tubes to remove grease from mooring chains earlier this year.

Add junction box for A frame Nav lights and fit new port / stbd lights.
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Old 15 December 2015, 13:31   #26
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Building a removable DIY rear bench seat with decent cushions for mrs and todler [/QUOTE]


If you find a good way of doing the bench seat, i am thinking of doing the same.....
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Old 15 December 2015, 15:33   #27
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You do know there's no going back��
*sighs* I have fought the good fight and am weary at the thought of yet another season harvesting Barney McCools

I'm looking forward to the extra 20kts though...
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Old 15 December 2015, 17:57   #28
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If you find a good way of doing the bench seat, i am thinking of doing the same.....
Well it started by me showing her a triple jockey seat I was hoping to buy, then her saying she wanted a bench. I don't really like the idea hence the result being a) easily removable, b) very cheap c) useable as a garden bench of sorts when it gets permanently left off the rib.

Its work in progress made from 18mm ply and part of a pallet. Its pretty rough to be fair. I installed it today for a trial fit and was surprised how easy it was to fit (<2 min) and how solid it was. Cushion material should arrive tomorrow.

Anyone wants pics for laughing purposes then maybe I'll put on separate post? I'm sure I've seen similar things in the past
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Old 16 December 2015, 09:00   #29
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i did this the seat is a canoe seat and the frame 316 handrail pipe & fittings easy to make a proper backrest ir required.

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Old 16 December 2015, 15:45   #30
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