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Old 03 July 2012, 07:13   #61
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I'm I put that on the deck of my boat, my dog would keep "marking her territory"
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Old 03 July 2012, 07:17   #62
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I don't have that problem................. my wife is toilet trained
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Old 07 July 2012, 03:49   #63
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I installed recently a grab bar on my SR5.4 which is far more practicable rather than the 2 grab handles each side of the console - they are simply too low and useless ..
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Old 07 July 2012, 10:41   #64
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Further updates:

New colour coordinated rear backrest and plotter, new handles to rear of tubes each side, courtesy lights to side of seat (red light each side), notice cut out at rear of seat consul half finished due to weather but will be white LED, nav lights, stainless folding anchor (awaiting stainless chain) and turbo pump.

Getting there but still loads to do!
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Old 07 July 2012, 12:53   #65
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I think you need chain markers to make sure you dont pull it up too far too quickly..............................pssssssssssss stttttttttttttuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrr

And perhaps a spade to dig it in when leaving it on a beach, thinking toy poodle / westie cocks his leg carelessly ouccchhhh
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Old 08 July 2012, 17:40   #66
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Busy weekend, even more updates

Rear white LED fitted at base of seat consul, bilge pump fitted with exit through top starboard side of transom and very loud horn fitted with button top right of consul face. Switch panel fitted on port side of consul to control bilge on/off/auto, Lumishore underwater lights, seat pod side red LED courtesy lights and rear white LED courtesy light (operated on one double switch) and finally the plotter

Bilge pump fitted behind the stainless transom support to prevent being knocked, special red silicon hose used for pumping out, wiring all sealed and spiral wrapped following gear cable to consul

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Stainless prop and Lumishore lighting arriving next week so will lift out and get them fitted
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Old 08 July 2012, 17:45   #67
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Old 08 July 2012, 18:03   #68
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Really struggling now to find presents without going chavvy, but what about this for towing the RIB and keep the Disco 3 for the gear

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Old 08 July 2012, 23:14   #69
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Really struggling now to find presents without going chavvy, but what about this for towing the RIB...
Or this, we picked up the other day...Yours for TBA

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Old 09 July 2012, 03:50   #70
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Recently sold my Defender, they are a sort of love hate motor, great for messing about in but as you get older comfort takes over, decided to stick with the D3. Anyway that does look special, if it comes with EVERYTHING attached or hanging on it I would certainly be interested
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Old 09 July 2012, 05:04   #71
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What, you havent even got a kedge anchor and winch on the transom yet
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Old 09 July 2012, 07:20   #72
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Hadn't thought of that

Anyway, as you can see I am doing everything I said I would unlike some people who are all talk and no action It is just taking a bit of time due to the weather and the fact that I like to go out and use it, I'm not just a desk based mariner

Should all be completed within 2 weeks as I am waiting for some parts from the US, I will also have the new bigger stainless prop so see what effect that has. Stainless steel anchor chain will be delivered tomorrow so I will splice that on to the anchor line at the weekend which will finish off the anchoring department nicely.

I think that you will notice that everything done is looking good and to the best available standard, it will be a nice little tender for someone when I'm finished

Been working on the mother ship, having multi colour change Lumishore type lighting throughout the cockpit which works with a remote, a bit like this Amazon.com: Lumishore Surface Mount 60W Color Change - Pair w/Controller: Electronics (can be fitted above or below water) !


I'm getting two sets to cover the whole of the two decks I was going to fit it on the RIB but the power draw was too big really for such a small vessel, plus I would just look like a sputnik zooming about as one big glow

I need another project now, maybe go bigger on a RIB
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Old 09 July 2012, 10:33   #73
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How about one of these? This would go great on the Searider! (Powertech 18 1/2 x 21)

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Old 10 July 2012, 07:48   #74
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Today's present, Stainless steel 8mm chain, delivered on time as per my previous post

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Just looking at headlamps now, saw some nice LED ones, should brighten the place up, no dark coves for me would go for the flood option not the spot option, will sit nicely behind the plotter

High Intensity LED Boat Light - 8, 10-Watt LEDs - 6880 Lumens - Extreme Environment - 9-46 VDC - MagnaLight
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Old 10 July 2012, 09:05   #75
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YAMAHA 75/80/85/90HP OUTBOARD BOAT MOTOR ENGINE COWLING L@@K!!! | eBay
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What's the latest on the microwave and hydrogen fuel cell?
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Thanks but I quite like my black one, don't want to go too orange

Been on the phone to the Americans about the lights, seems the one I like might drain a bit too much power and be too bright, anyway they recommended another (both versions come in black by the way and that would be my preferred colour), its this one but in black:

20 Watt LED Boat Light- 1720 Lumen - 375'L X 70'W Spot Beam - 9-46 VDC - Extreme Environment - MagnaLight

Plus it is dimmable with this unit which will save power when required:

PWM Controller - Pulse Width Modulator - Dims LED lights with Single Wire - MagnaLight

It is quite a neat size and will sit nicely in front of the plotter, I just need to move the nav lights, maybe sit them on top of it as it will be a fixed light
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I have ruled out the fuel sell for the RIB, the unit is too big (but still researching for mother ship and motorhome, they are standard in some new motorhomes now), I have got the 50amp Red Top Optima with 815 CCA which is more than capable of running the bits I have already, I also bought a battery booster pack 12v/24v for when more power may be required Clarke Dual Voltage Jump Start 12/24V - Machine Mart

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Re headlamp, rang the USA and now ordered the double Magna LEDPB10W-20E in Black with flood mode, also ordered the Magna PWB controller for dimming the light and a separate wiring loom which they are making for me as the light cables and controller are terminated with a Deutsch IPD / LADD DT04-2P connectors, that way it will be plug and play, I will get more use with the controller than full on 1,720 Lumens

Front with twin CREE XLamp MC-E 10watt LEDs giving out 860 lumens each . Size of unit is 4.8" Long, 2.5" High, 3.5" Deep, nicely made in solid Aluminium and stainless steel. I chose Flood beam lighting 120' Long x 100' Wide compared to the other option of the Spot @ 375' Long x 70' Wide



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