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Old 23 April 2008, 03:50   #1
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Yet another build thread, this time its personal...

Got the hull and trailer home last night and motor is in store, the work begins now........
Still need to source some seats and an A frame but enough to be going on with just now.
So, take a 5.8m Destroyer, one HD double axle De Graaf, one Suzuki DF90 and a host of other bits and mix them together and see if it doesn't sink under the weight when launched
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Old 23 April 2008, 04:06   #2
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Nice looking boat!

Nice to see you have the metal frame around the screen - I see so many boats without, and always think how it would be if the boat stuffed into a wave!
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Old 23 April 2008, 07:10   #3
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The console isn't fixed to the boat yet, still to decide where to fix it in. I have a certain amount of leeway based around the underdeck trunking. Both the console size and the spec for trunking are fairly unusual or unique for a Destroyer according to the factory.
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Old 23 April 2008, 09:33   #4
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Really cool Bruce. I see Humber have updated their logo too.

Good luck with the build. At the rate I'm going this year, I reckon you may be afloat first.

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Old 23 April 2008, 15:03   #5
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I don't know about that, still some cash to be found for seats and A frame plus all the little bits like batteries and fuel tanks.
Got the trailer 50% sorted tonight and shortened it slightly to suit the boat, hopefully finished tomorrow if the weather is good.
Need to get some Sikaflex and start putting all the various fittings on the deck and measure for fuel tanks next so I can get the console in position and fixed to the deck.
Got a pile of boxes full of bits to start putting on including a fair bit of instrumentation plus a view of my underfloor trunk, quite neat and it could be done after all on a small Destroyer!
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Old 23 April 2008, 15:26   #6
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Trailer now shortened and set up for hull, it just fits and no more into the available space. I had thought I would need to remove the drawbar to fit it in and get access round the side of the house but it just fits. maybe I should have went for the 6m after all..............
Outboard now up at house and, weather permitting, will be bolted on with the steering over the weekend.............
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Fairly successful day as weather was fine instead of the heavy rain forecast. Got the motor mounted on the transom, steering ram fitted and prop on. I found 1" offset was the max possible after all without cutting the transom cut out.
After this I was on a roll and fitted the bilge pump and front bollard as well as sealing the front anchor hatch as it wasn't properly sealed at the factory and water was flooding the anchor well in the rain.
Ran into two niggles, outboard lock is the wrong size and since it is from Brownspoint it is difficult to change (it is the correct one on the site for the DF90 but is a different thread) so this will be eabayed tomorrow. Also drilled the bilge pump outlet and then realised the transom was thicker than I had realised lower down and the skin fitting is too short! Need to look for another longer version as I now have a 1.25 inch hole through the transom.
Will see if I can mount the helm and top mount controls tomorrow as these are basically in a fixed position. This will allow me to play around with all the gauges and electronics to see where they will all fit on the console.
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Old 27 April 2008, 04:23   #10
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Old 27 April 2008, 14:17   #11
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nice to see its coming along.
I bought my engine lock from Ribcraft uk and it fitted perfect..
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Old 27 April 2008, 15:44   #12
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Fitted some of the console stuff today to get some idea of layout. started with the bits there is no real option on placement like steering and gauges. Not sure exactly how I am going to shoehorn the rest in the space even though the console looked enormous when picked up.
Still to fit a 6 way switch panel, large plotter, CD player with speakers, VHF, Battery switch panel and a grab handle in the remaining space.
I think the next job is to fix down the console base but it will have to wait as I need to fit new swivel pins to the Midget sitting next to it, plus work will get in the way for the rest of the week...........
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Old 30 April 2008, 15:34   #13
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I need a couple of small plates in 316L stainless to make up a pole (already have the tube) Nowhere seems to be able to supply locally, any idea where I can get a couple of plates posted out to me made to size in 3mm and 4mm sheet, but polished?
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Old 30 April 2008, 15:45   #14
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What size are you looking for?
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Old 30 April 2008, 15:53   #15
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I need a bit 360mm x 120mm and another 240mm x 60mm in 3mm polished 316L. i would prefer the 360mm one to be 4mm if I can get it as it is the mounting plate for the pole.
I have some enquiries out but no replies from any suppliers as yet.
I can get the welding done in town but nobody really does supply near me.
I already have the polished 316L 2" tube, left over from an aborted project some years ago...
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Old 30 April 2008, 15:58   #16
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I'll have a look though the scrap bin at work tomorrow, I'm sure I can find something for you. Does it matter if it's thicker?
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Old 30 April 2008, 16:06   #17
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It depends on how much thicker, the offer is appreciated though as I have been phoning and emailing around all day and got nowhere yet!
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Old 30 April 2008, 19:11   #18
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Hi Bruce,

Give Richard Austin Alloys in Glasgow a call
http://www.raaltd.com. They are the main stockist
in the WofS for stainless and will sell to the public.
I bought a length of stainless from them last week
and they were very friendly and helpful.

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Old 01 May 2008, 08:57   #19
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Hi Bruce,

You've probably tried them, I know, but Ardfern Yacht Centre got some 3mm 100mm wide strip for me last year. They had to order it and it took a while, but they usually have some bits and pieces in stock. It wasn't mirror polished though, so I had to use some 1000 wet and dry on it. Though it's not mirrored, there are no signs of corrosion so far.

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