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Old 20 March 2010, 12:32   #11
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Been working on touching up the paint work on the cowling and splash pan. Tried simply touching up the paint but looked awful so I have primed and resprayed the splash pan and top part of Cowling. Also started to spray the transom white.






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Old 25 March 2010, 15:19   #12
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While you are removing the powerhead, I would suggest that tou carefully check the 2 bolts which go through the top silent blocks. 3/8 with US threads, not ISO.
Take care they break ... even if the same p/n is used on all the Tohatsu outboards up to 140HP.

They are overstressed in Zapcat use, I had to replace them, I re-threaded up to 12x175 ISO and used genuine Yamaha bolts (transom mount ones)
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Old 26 March 2010, 11:51   #13
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While you are removing the powerhead, I would suggest that tou carefully check the 2 bolts which go through the top silent blocks. 3/8 with US threads, not ISO.
Take care they break ... even if the same p/n is used on all the Tohatsu outboards up to 140HP.

They are overstressed in Zapcat use, I had to replace them, I re-threaded up to 12x175 ISO and used genuine Yamaha bolts (transom mount ones)
Thanks cant find any mention of these bolts in the service manual, are you refering to the top engine mounts or something differnet?
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Old 29 March 2010, 15:13   #14
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Been away with work so not had much time to work on the boat. Have removed the lower leg of the outboard engine and started to prep for paint. Stainless Steel Powertech Prop has been cleaned and polished.

2nd coat of Hammerite Smooth White Paint on the Transom today but not impressed with the results. Paint is very thin almost transparent and starts to run very easily. Not sure wether I should rub down and apply a 3rd coat or change to a normal car / marine paint?
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Old 04 April 2010, 08:56   #15
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Finally got some decent weather to spray the gearbox. Managed to get a couple of coats on but now out of paint. Ordered some more paint last week so hopefully will arrive soon. Had another look at the transom will rub down and try anothercoat.


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Looking very smart, should be one impressive Zapcat when you have finished. Keep the pictures coming
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Zapcats and glue

I am sure it will be a Very clean cat once finished; I wouldn’t use anything other than soap. Its not worth it the hyplon is tough but it doesn’t like chems, very light nail varnish remover might work. On the Glue forget it. On the Floor, there is a way in putting it in, of which we can show you. If you need any advice give me a shout, I have been racing these for years and have a few things that I can show you.
We are in Aberdeen and are also agents for them, I was out yesterday and my arms and legs are hanging off now. I am happy to come up and give you some tips etc on it and also to show you how to drive it, if you need anything just shout, we are here to help you out and to give good advice. You perhaps might want to join us in a few Scottish events that are going to be set up; it’s all about the guys who want to race in my book, and not about money. We also run training days, which will give you a whole load of experience and how to clean out the engine once you have flipped it a few times. SW
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I am sure it will be a Very clean cat once finished; I wouldn’t use anything other than soap. Its not worth it the hyplon is tough but it doesn’t like chems, very light nail varnish remover might work. On the Glue forget it. On the Floor, there is a way in putting it in, of which we can show you. If you need any advice give me a shout, I have been racing these for years and have a few things that I can show you.
We are in Aberdeen and are also agents for them, I was out yesterday and my arms and legs are hanging off now. I am happy to come up and give you some tips etc on it and also to show you how to drive it, if you need anything just shout, we are here to help you out and to give good advice. You perhaps might want to join us in a few Scottish events that are going to be set up; it’s all about the guys who want to race in my book, and not about money. We also run training days, which will give you a whole load of experience and how to clean out the engine once you have flipped it a few times. SW
Thanks its good to know there is someone up this end of the country that knows about Zapcats.

Would be interested in the training days / events coming up, once I manage to find the time and weather to finish deassembling and reassembilng the boat and engine!
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Been one of those days today!

Rubbed down the runs on the transom and sprayed with normal car paint. Went on pretty well but when it dryed had reacted and had a nice cracked paint effect.

So I have had to rub down and repaint with primer so fingers crossed it will dry ok then I will spray with car paint.

As for the engine and gearbox I have chased up the supplier sending the paint who advised they only got the paint in today and will send out tonight. Not impressed been waiting over a week for the paint, if they had told me it was out of stock I would have ordered else where.
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Checked the boat today and primer set pretty well, although I still had some cracked paint. So I have rubbed down and applied a 2nd coat of primer.



Need to push on and get a top coat on so I can mount the engine and start taking it apart to replace upper and lower mounts.

Waiting for Zapcat stenciles to come through and been looking for felixible paint but can only find it on rib-shop.com at £35 for a litre; which is more paint than I need.

Can any one suggest where else I might be able to purchase this paint?
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