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Old 29 June 2020, 19:34   #1
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another stupid project - ceasar thunderbolt



Oh no what have I done. My last rib project, a 20 searider inevitably ended up in the bin and I have only went and done it again.

Facebook marketplace is my new vice and I couldn't resist messaging the seller. We had some back and forth, I hummed and hawed for a few days and then I pulled the trigger on something I definitely don't need or know anything about.



Ribnet members are a wealth of knowledge, so its only when I reached out to Roflhat that I became aware that this is not zapcat sized, but its actually a much bigger boat and suited for longshaft engines. Trawling through google images I did find a pic on here from 2007 which looks very similar to this boat however in as new condition...



The seller was kind enough to drop it off at my mate's house who was local and its been languishing in Big Daves garden for the last 3 weeks. I am away with work at the moment so its given me plenty of time to trawl the net and I've got a Yamaha 60 delivered to BD's house and a tiller now lying at home

She isn't going to win any beauty prizes, and once again I've bought a boat with more holes than swiss cheese but I'll give it a bash.
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Old 29 June 2020, 19:35   #2
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You're obviously in the mood for a project!

Boat doesn't look too bad, and yes they aren't that small when you see them up close. Well done on getting the Yammie, and even better, the tiller handle.

Look forward to seeing the final result. What's the plans, do it up and move it on quicker than a piece of jewellery after a heist?
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I've always liked these, somebody on here had a bright Yellow one years ago. I've a feeling it was Nauti Buoy, but am probably wrong.

EDIT - https://www.rib.net/forum/f50/ceasar...olt-20446.html

Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

It's going to be a lot of fun.

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Getting closer! Hopefully should get up to the boat this weekend.

My trailer is ready, probably too high but its steel so I can chop it down and reweld it to suit.

Tiller handle looks the right thing. Gear cable seems miles too long and it says teleflex on it so I think its been swapped to get the thing sold... Will have to trawl the net to find the right one to suit the 4 stroke tiller and 2 stroke outboard.

Only parts left on the shopping list are battery, battery box and fuel tank. Not sure Ill get it running this weekend but I should hopefully get it all home.

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I got cables made to measure for mine, couldn't find the correct length ones online
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Are you looking for a larger fuel tank?
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A fuel tank would be good
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