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Old 13-03-2012
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Shame to mess with the dash, shorten the handle by an inch.......
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what me friend above has said...small job to take an inch off it
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Hi everyone!
Just a quick update and a few more photos (obivously)

The original rubbing stripes back on, may need to invest in a new one in the near future as its been bashed quite a few times!





Fixed the engine control problem! Cut out an arc of foam from under the vinyl, so now the controls can actually move, although still rub slightly but i'll learn to live with that!



Side buffer pads are now on, with added rear passanger grab handles!



The rear seat backrest is now vinyled, also going to vinly a foam pad to go along the top of the backrest! This has replaced an old piece of brown flappy vinyl that used to cover the petrol tank when i first bought the boat!





Ive also realised i havent added anything about the engine restoration. So here it goes.

The boat was bought knowing that the engine jumped out of gear when reving high. I diagnosed this as a worn clutch dog, so ripped the gearbox appart and rebuilt it with a new clutch dog and all new seals etc.

The gears where suprisingly in good condition and the clutch dog didnt show much sign of wear, but i changed it anyway.

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Re-build gear box (sorry for the poor picture, but i'm not taking it appart again! )



Obviously as i took it all appart, i also did a lower end service, new water pump, oil, seals, etc. When i put the lower leg back on the engine i noticed a problem with the gear selector rod connector, one of the bolt threads had striped, so i now think it was that which was the problem not the clutch dog!! Thats fixed now aswell and it goes in and out of gear properly!

After this I started on the aesthetics, rubbed down the cowling and painted it.





And then proceeded to DROP IT!!!!!!!



Thank god for filler!





Painted the rest of the outboard and cowling with original colours.



and then added home made decals from water proof sticky back vinyl as the real decals where IMPOSSIBLE to find!

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buddy your attention to detail is fantastic...dont know about using that boat but i would have it in my lounge as a talking point
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Nice attention to detail, it always worth the effort, with regard to the decals, it is simple enough to find a pic of any decals online, go to a sign specialist and they will scan the pic and make some.
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The boats nearly complete! Just wiring and a NAME left!! any suggestions????

Installed a battery master switch which just fits and hides behind the rear seat backrest.



Also put a foam pad on the back rest.



A mock up of the dashboards now completed, just needs a few more coats of varnish and fitting in properly and then the wiring can be completed.





I was hoping to get her on the water on bank hoilday monday, but i now can't get my towbar fitted untill next week, so that will have to be postponed. But i need a NAME!!
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The monika must be your choice since it has to have some relevence to you, if not.......call it Bill....
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Did some general tidying and small jobs today. Repaired the clamp threads on the engine with helicoils, screwed in the dashboard for good with ammeter, switches and stereo, put two new wheel hubs on the trailer. Mounted the engine on the boat to test the cable steering and controls and cut a piece of carpet for the floor of the boat which now needs the edges to be bound. Here's some photos....











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It would not look out of place in Monticarlo...........
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