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Old 01 December 2019, 10:41   #1
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Project Avon SR8.4

Started this project two months ago.


Bought it non working and not knowing which problems it had.

After some work and asking around. Found out the boat was under water.
Pulled the engine and drained it. Was lucky to find the engine full of diesel to protect the insides.

Engine will be rebuild. Now refurbished the hull on the outside.
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Old 01 December 2019, 11:01   #2
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Thatís going to be some beast when sheís finished
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^^^ wot he just said.

Lovely project, look forward to the updates.
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Old 01 December 2019, 14:49   #4
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Finished the bottom coating today.
Five layers of epoxy and two layers vc offshore antifouling.
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Old 03 December 2019, 13:39   #5
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Cleaned up the Hamilton drive today. First coat of primer on
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Old 03 December 2019, 14:05   #6
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Looks like a lot of work you've taken on there!

But it'll be a lot of boat when you're finished
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Old 12 December 2019, 12:38   #7
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Update

Today the first parts of the engine came back.
Crankshaft, heads and injectionpump checked or refurbished.

Now waiting for caterpillar to deliver all of the gaskets and bearing.

Feels like Christmas already
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Old 19 December 2019, 14:27   #8
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A-frame refurbished

Stript of the old paint. Welded in some supports and fixed some cracks.
New plates for worklights and vhf antenna.

Reinforced the baseplates they were damaged and cracked.

Just came back from powder coating today in a nice black finish.
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Old 23 February 2020, 04:51   #9
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Any updates on this one? Looks like an interesting build
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Old 23 February 2020, 05:28   #10
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Update soon. ��
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Old 23 February 2020, 05:35   #11
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Very interesting build. Keep the pictures coming. Are you keeping a note if costs?
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Old 23 February 2020, 06:32   #12
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��i keep all the invoices of the parts I buy.
Almost all the work I do myself. Lots of hours
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Old 23 February 2020, 06:40   #13
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Engine rebuild cat3208ta

Almost finished the rebuild of this monster engine 435hp
10.4liter v8 diesel. Just some small thinks to do before testing.
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Old 23 February 2020, 07:04   #14
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I've not got man cave envy at all!

That looks fantastic.
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Old 23 February 2020, 10:53   #15
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Changing some things.

Got myself a new simrad 12inch mfd. The old 8inch didn't work anymore.

And made a new bigger baseplate for the front pole.
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Made some progress.

Got out the fuel tank to check and clean everything.
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Made some progress.

Some more build pictures
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What a monster, what commercial use was it before?
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Old 12 April 2020, 13:00   #19
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1998 until 2008 Greenpeace
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Now refitting it for private use.
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Nice boat! Probably the most hard core rib Iíve ever seen on these forums!

Iím curious about the picture of the partially covered bow post in post #15. Looks like there is some sort of hand wheel mounted to the top of the post? And is that a rotating rope drum mounted the post braces? Was the rope drum meant to take up anchor line?
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