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Old 04 July 2017, 16:35   #41
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Progress update

Got the engine. Next step electrics.
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Old 31 July 2017, 06:53   #42
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Finally on the water

The boat is ready for now. Of course there will be lots of small projects and improvements to be done. I gave a name for it and it is: "Harmaakarhu" which means a grey bear or a grizzly in Finnish. You can follow the adventures on instagram searching for #harmaakarhu or #avonsearider

Top speed with that FL150AETX is about 43 knots.

Few pics from the week on the water. And a video
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Old 31 July 2017, 09:50   #43
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Nice Job!...That's some S.R.
Love the deck Hatch!
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Old 02 August 2017, 11:26   #44
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Looking great! What size prop du you run? And have you checked milage? Would love to see how yours compares with mine running a Honda 130.
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Old 02 August 2017, 11:49   #45
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19" Yamaha performance series prop. Haven't yet been following the gauges too much. But I get something like 1-1.3 nautical miles per litre. Have been mostly blasting it
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Old 07 August 2017, 16:51   #46
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On closer inspection the prop is Solas 14x19 I just got from cruising around for an hour on quite big waves and the total burned fuel was 21 litres for 20NM average speed 18 knots and tops at 41 knots. That makes it about 1 litre / NM.
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Old 16 August 2017, 14:47   #47
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Turned out to be a very nice one, good job! Small world.... we were bidding on the same rib and now i noticed my "family boat", Flipper 666 is located on the same pier in same marina only a few boats north of Your boat!
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Old 05 September 2017, 13:54   #48
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Thanks!
I have been on that same pier with different boats for almost 5 years now

No more projects to come before next spring, when I will be doing the bow locker and some extra lights under the tubes on front. That flood light on the a-frame is really nice as a general work light. But for spotting the nav aids it's not so good.
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Old 13 May 2018, 03:28   #49
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Bow locker design

Start of the bow locker project.
https://youtu.be/5hxzPhpEg20

I made a 3D model using photogrammetry to serve as a base for the CAD design. Bow locker will be fabricated from water-cut aluminium plates welded together.
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Old 13 May 2018, 20:37   #50
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Very elegant!
Would you eventually share the data (i.e. your locker design measurements) with fellow locker-needy SR6ers?
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We still build brand new S.R's at the old Avon factory in South Wales - get in touch for more information
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Old 14 May 2018, 08:52   #52
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We still build brand new S.R's at the old Avon factory in South Wales - get in touch for more information
Cool!
Would you happen to have fresh Avon badges. Would like to replace mine with new ones. Old ones are toast.
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Yes what colour ones are you after, if you send me an email at tom.parry@zodiacmilpro.com we can get the ball rolling
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Old 14 May 2018, 09:24   #54
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Very elegant!
Would you eventually share the data (i.e. your locker design measurements) with fellow locker-needy SR6ers?
Surely this can be arranged. I'm still figuring out all the features that I want to have on it. A step plate and maybe a handrail too. And has to have space for a chainsaw. That's a must.
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And a great place to attach navigation lights and a bow light.
Chain saw ..hmmm love to see where this is going (or the places where you plan to go with this. Maybe an extra tank in the bow as well?)
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Zodiacmilprouk... just out of interest, what other boats do you still build in the U.K? I thought all the new boats were built abroad these days.
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That's really impressive 3d modelling, going to look into that, would definitely be useful!
Great build, boat looks good
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Our main factory is in Spain but still build the Seariders here - 4m, 4.7, 5.4, 6.3 inboard and outboard. send me an email and i can send you through our latest catalog - tom.parry@zodiacmilpro.com
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Hi Stresspill.

Went to check the boat You posted http://www.rib.net/forum/f21/sr6-for...and-79519.html

Think the tubes are in much worse condition than yours, plenty of work even if they hold air. Deck felt solid but there was plenty of water inside the hull(not a flooding hull version) so probably plenty of nasty repairs to be done there also. Would have been interested in the hull without engines but considering to much of a project so this time have to pass. My SR 5.4 is still going strong so at least have something until hopefully find a better 6SR(or more time for fixing).
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Yep, it's a project alright. I'm almost certain that the stringers around the fuel tank are toast. Since the deck alu-plate is installed with inserts that are not probably sealed properly. But have not seen the boat myself so cannot be 100% of course. If it were my boat would sell the engines immediately and would go for a full restoration for the deck. Those yammies are usually astronomically priced here in Finland and could negate the price of the hull.

Easiest way to spot if the deck is wet is to inspect around the hatches on the back and shove a smart phone inside and take photos. Wet areas are easy to spot as they are darker that the dry ones. And a rubber mallet is also a good tool for sounding the deck.

If the deck is dry this could be a very good deal.
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