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Old 11 October 2010, 16:42   #1
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Lochcarron
Make: pacific 22,Naiad 6.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Ford mermaid, Yam
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Pacific 22 engine cover, modified, custom?

I have been thinking about changing my engine cover design, as mine is too awkward and bulky to lift off by one person..

Im thinking of changing the top seat ply section with alloy chequer plate ( lighter ) and maybe fit some gas lift rams also.

My question is what does everyone else have? Standard? Modified?

What works best? Does losing a few KGs of ply effect weight balance of the boat?.

Lets see some pictures if poss

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Old 14 October 2010, 10:09   #2
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Town: Leicester
Boat name: Vixen
Make: Ribcraft
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Saw a PAC22 with it's console moved aft on top of engine cover looked neat.

New boat is here, very happy!
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Old 14 October 2010, 16:16   #3
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Town: The West End, Penryn.
Make: Delta
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 100
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One of the first things I had to do when I got mine was to replace the engine box lid, which was rotten. I copied the original in 8mm marine ply and painted it, wish I had taken more time and epoxied it as marine plywood nowadays is rubbish unless you pay a small fortune for it.
I wish I had had one made from chequerplate, might look into it for this winter? I`m surprised you say it would be lighter?
Mine is hinged at the rear of the box allowing it to rest against the A-frame. Always make sure you secure it while its up as I have had mine catch the wind and come down and batter me on the head twice,just doing a quick oil and water check!!
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Old 15 October 2010, 07:08   #4
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Having worked with Pac's extensively I prefer the older version of the engine cover where the top is removable as are port and starboard sides individually the top slides off and wedges between the tube and the opposite side from where your working on far easier than trying to manhandle the whole cover by yourself the only problem is getting into the belts as the forward panel is fixed
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Old 18 October 2010, 10:14   #5
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Town: Gosport
Boat name: April Lass
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I fitted a pair of B&Q stainless steel hinges to the rear of the hatch on Old Spice which meant the hatch could be lited and rested against the A frame to work on the engine. Also meant one person could lift the hatch.

The hatch was jus starting to go when I bought it, but two layers of CSM and flow coat on that solved the problem and made it water proof.

There was a red tubed P22 in Lymington for a while with a very neat replacement engine cover that went all the way down to the deck, but never found out who owned the mould for it.

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