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Post Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Hi all,
Well it was a very happy Boatday for me yesterday, 8) although my wife didn't really get into it and rolled her eyes :roll: more than a bit when I sang "Happy Boatday to me!" Yesterday morning. :rofl:

Anyway, being the sucker for punishment I am :bricks: I brought another bare hull yesterday, my second Quintrex 600 Fishseeker coupled with a DF140A Suzuki (yet to be fitted) and Voyager trailer.

The mods list is extensive with a full height padded casting deck, console, splashwell/transom, spotting tower, carbon fibre riggers and padded drop in rear casting deck being notable inclusions on the to-do list.

This will be my biggest and most ambitious boat build to date and will be my 7th so far. So here is the hull pre mods and as usual watch this space!
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:53 am    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Should be an awesome rig


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:23 am    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Nice!

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

that will not fit in your garage mate :D

can't wait to see it finished

good luck. 8)

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Nice one John

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Good on ya John.

I took some of your advice with the new boat mate and brought a Formosa 520 with 140suziki.

cheers for your info and hope the boat build goes well.:)


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Look forward to hearing how your progress goes John

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

8) Lookin good Johnny!!

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:07 am    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Hi all,
Just a quick photo update, haven't got as much done as I would like but still some progress.

Back seat out and ribs in. Doesn't look like much but definitely not my favorite job. :banghead:
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Back floor complete. I feel like I am actually making some progress at this point.
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10mm internal plate added to strengthen and stiffen transom gusseting and prevent pull through of the motor clamping bolts to achieve re-rating from 80hp to 140hp. 8)
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Cutting profiles and dimensions of motor well sorted as well as proof of concept, I love MDF for the planning phase. Fork ups at $12 a sheet with fast cutting and profiling versus $180 a sheet in 3mm alloy and no margin for error is worth it. Great way to figure out inner boat dimension issues and solutions prior to large outlays of money time and effort.
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And finally here is the point of no return, :uhh: took a bit of sacking up and getting on with it but the end result will be well worth it. As usual watch this space for further updates.
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

looking good 8) 8) 8)

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

deepblack wrote:
Cutting profiles and dimensions of motor well sorted as well as proof of concept, I love MDF for the planning phase. Fork ups at $12 a sheet with fast cutting and profiling versus $180 a sheet in 3mm alloy and no margin for error is worth it. Great way to figure out inner boat dimension issues and solutions prior to large outlays of money time and effort.

Some people use CAD (Cardboard Aided Design) for this purpose but thin MDF is a nice spin.
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Looks good mate. Have you purchased a 140 yet? Want a 2014 one with 600hrs on it?


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Looks good mate. Have you purchased a 140 yet? Want a 2014 one with 600hrs on it?


Sorry mate, have a brand new one sitting at Quality Marine waiting to be fitted.

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Dont be sorry about that man.


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Top motor with runs on the board from what I can tell. Everyone I know who has one loves it. I have no doubt yours will sell quick.

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