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Thread: Build thread - blue water fly boat - Competition 25 centre console

  1. #21
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    Before this thread is besmirched with a pissing contest about who knows the most about launch sites in South Africa ...

    GETTING BACK TO THE BOAT ...

    The SDS on the Yamaha F300 is quite interesting.

    http://blog.boats.com/2010/11/outboa.../#.VIJHAMXgHa8
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    Yes, things have changed. The beach ban came into effect in 2000, or 2001 or round that time.
    Question... do they allow 2 stroke motors in Australia, or only 4 stroke?
    Quote Originally Posted by igfafly View Post
    Oh well I left there in '93 so I guess things have changed. I will edit my response then - no there are no limits on single outboards offshore in Aussie

    Happy ?

    Steve
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Yep no problem here with 2 strokes. 4strokes are better for raising marlin though

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    No...no beach launches allowed herein SA.
    There are many, many beach launches in SA. I can name 5 within 50km of my house.
    You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.

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    We are off and running - into the build, progress of the gelcoat application to mold, and subsequent layup process below. Transom build up using Starboard. Next will come more glass and then stringers, fuel tank, routing for wiring, foam and the deck and cap etc.

    They certainly move along at a pace once they start !!

    Full dual axle aluminium and stainless slide on trailer with electric over hydraulic brakes on all 4 wheels has been completed and is waiting in Jacksonville for the call to deliver.

    Steve

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    Cap is out of the mold and waiting for the hull and liner - can't beat 3 piece construction over 2 piece construction for an offshore boat.

    Couple of shots of the trailer that has been finished and is sitting waiting for the boat.

    Steve

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    Geez Steve,

    That is starting to look good! Cant believe the pace that they work at.

    The brakes on the trailer look pretty sweet! You must be chomping at the bit for this thing to arrive!
    Regards
    Adrian

    'Life is not a matter of holding good cards but of playing a poor hand well.' ~Robert Louis Stevenson

    If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a man and a dog.~ Mark Twain.

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    Can't wait mate. Will be chasing the marlin in summer then the yellowfin, bluefin in winter. Spring will see us up at Frazer Island on the mack tuna, longtails and little blacks on the flats with some time spent wide on the blues.

    Carpe diem I say.

    Steve

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    Stringer system is in and fuel tank and water tank should go in in the next day or so - plan is for them to pop the hull from the mold before the end of the year and a new hull will be born - then we can see what the outside looks like all shiny and smooth....

    Very happy with the rigidity and strength they put into this boat.

    stringers in a ready for tanks.jpg

    Steve

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    Stringer system is in and fuel tank and water tank should go in in the next day or so - plan is for them to pop the hull from the mold before the end of the year and a new hull will be born - then we can see what the outside looks like all shiny and smooth....

    Very happy with the rigidity and strength they put into this boat.

    stringers in a ready for tanks.jpg

    Steve

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