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Old 16-03-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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The Cobra Project

My 38ft long workshop has a 36' Cat reversed into it! It used too have 4 O/b's, we have to convert it to a pair of big blocks on Mk4's.
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Old 16-03-2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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First job was to strip the transom, how much is scrap s/s fetching at the moment?
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That was a 2 day job, as the 3/4" ally plate thet spanned the transom had been sikaflexed on! Here's the bare transom
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We then made a fibreglass flange to enable us to bolt in a outboard well infill moulding.
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Next job was to construct a plug for the infill section, using mdf and body filler!
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This was given a couple of coats of durabuild, and sanded smooth ready to lay up a mould on it!
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Whilst this was being done, we also took the oppurtunity to plug all the 1/2" bolt holes with doweling, epoxied in of course.
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After we'd made the mould, we removed the plug, and cut out the outboard well, leaving a bit to bolt the infill to.
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Now the boat was easier to climb into, we set about modifying the structures to make room for the engine packages! The triangular wooden thing represents a big block, with the solid engine mounts bolted to it.
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Once we'd worked out where everything was going to go, we set about removing surplus bits with the saw.
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We had the engine comp sandblasted!
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And then started the refit. These are the outboard engine beds.
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Tacked into place, with many layers off glass to be layed!
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After we'd cut the well out, we built up the transom.
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Outboard well infill moulding.
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nice work TD, but that infill looks strangely like the tailgate off a 1989 range rover vogue!
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We splashed one in Sainsburys car park!
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s/s scrap

I'll give ya £20 for the s/s scrap - if you include the jack plates...

seriously, wot ya doin with the jack plates?
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Re: s/s scrap

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I'll give ya £20 for the s/s scrap - if you include the jack plates...

seriously, wot ya doin with the jack plates?
Yeh tony
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