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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2018 03:10 pm
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then while you are waiting for spares for the broken bike and lose you temper in the car in the traffic :X and the next day you come home with this. instead of finishing the boat
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 Posted: Tue Oct 16th, 2018 05:02 am
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Cool thread. Keep,it up

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 Posted: Mon Nov 5th, 2018 10:40 am
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Howzit guys, slow progress so far.

Been sanding the outboards as there is no rush, I have decided to paint the outboards and deck in 2K white.
I have bought a cheapish Air Sprayer as I dont have a big enough compressor to spray with but I'm certain it will do the Job.
the more I sand the more depressed I get with the rusted bolts, I really want to get the power units off so I can clean and paint properly.
But there is no way I'm gonna get those bolts out without breaking a few off.
Am looking at induction heating coils to get those bolts nice and hot then maybe try loosen them.
I took off the skeg guards to find some serious corrosion down on the skegs. have cleaned them up nicely.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 5th, 2018 10:42 am
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one of the outboard, see the previous owner simply painted over the original sticker near the gearbox, under the cowling there is no paint.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 5th, 2018 10:44 am
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skeg before polishing

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 Posted: Mon Nov 5th, 2018 10:45 am
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skeg after cleanup

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 Posted: Mon Nov 5th, 2018 10:57 am
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I would really like to get the powerheads off so I can remove the cowlings and clean and paint everything properly but looking at these I think thats really not gonna happen.
Both motors have good compression and start and run fine, so I think I will clean and strip off as much as I can.
it just means the end job wont be as good as I want. but the outside will be fine.
I'm still thinking of building a induction heater and getting those bolts red hot.
but we will see how things progress.
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 Posted: Mon Nov 5th, 2018 09:09 pm
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I would just want to built an induction coil because they are so cool! And you can smelt alu and copper and have all sorts of fun and did I mention how cool they are! So cool, I want one! :) Come on build one and show us how you did it.. Then use it to make spoons, whatever!

My friend has a digital induction coil that is the best thing I have ever tried for its purpose, ever..hands down. Haha He got it direct from California but it's for a completely different unrelated application.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2019 09:31 am
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Hello Guys and Girls, hope you all had a good Christmas and New years,
So I spent a little time on the boat, seems that everywhere I scratch the more crap I find that has to be fixed:shock:
Anyways I found that the Glue holding the pontoons on the deck had come undone which is just as well as I found litres and litres of water down there and considering the boat is parked in a garage for the last year this is a little worrisome


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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2019 09:37 am
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Lucky I had tons of the 2 part glue from my previous duck.
So after sanding cleaning and drying the whole lot I managed to glue the pontoons and the strips back to the Deck.
I had managed to get a Induction heater in the meantime and losened the bolts, only broke one of them and considering these are almost 40 years old I was impressed:) I forgot to take pictures but the heat works very well.
I made up new gaskets and got new Stainless steel bolts and remounted the engines to the legs.
I dont have a compressor or proper spray gun so I bought one of those paint sprayers to do the painting. bear in mind I just want the boat to look better and she is not a super model;)
Im quite impressed with my painting skills they turned out fine with only 1 or 2 runs

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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2019 09:42 am
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I purposely removed the gearboxes when painting as when I take them off to service the waterpumps I don't want to damage the paint.
I have also removed the rear seat and console to sand and paint them.
unfortuanly the front seat has been fiberglassed in so removal is out of the question.
I now need to clean and paint the deck.
I'm hoping to get this boat finished in a month or 3

I will tackle the underside later in the year
I also got the seats back from the upholstery place they look nice and new:)

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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2019 09:44 am
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Styling... getting there! I enjoy following revamps / DIY projects - Keep us posted !

Best for '19 !!!

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 Posted: Wed Jan 9th, 2019 05:06 am
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cool post keep it up. The boat will look good and you will know what was done is done right

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 Posted: Mon Jan 14th, 2019 11:24 am
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Howzit Guys so made some progress over the weekend, I have fitted the console, and seats they really look nice:)
Fitted the controls gauges and kill switch
and rewired the engines
the end is nearly in sight.
This weekend I will polish the paint and pontoons to make it all nice and shiny

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 Posted: Mon Jan 14th, 2019 11:25 am
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wiring

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 Posted: Mon Jan 14th, 2019 11:26 am
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Console

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 Posted: Mon Jan 14th, 2019 11:27 am
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Boat

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Looking good so far. Do you know how the internals of the motors look like the water ports...normally when motors look that bad on the outside they look even worse on the inside

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