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firecat150hp


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

prod03 wrote:
coming together steve ,amazing how these things take longer than what we reckon by a factor of 10 ,but at least you can probably see the light at the end of the tunnel(or cabin).i do not envy the poor bastard who will be lying underneath fairing the bottom covered in dust .
all looks very good .the serious part ???do you have to put a layer around the foam core where the windows were cut out and how are they held in.??
keep it up ......soon laughing-fish.gif


"Yes the edges will get sealed and a narrow lay up along the edges inside for added strength"....probably not needed but as an insurance..adds another mm or so on the rebate.

Regards Steve.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will your markham dominator be ready for the water this summer,as i have watched this build from start to now are you going all out and putting new motors on.[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:41 am    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

sheetmetalcopper wrote:
will your markham dominator(wish it was a 'Dominator')laughing-fish.gif be ready for the water this summer,as i have watched this build from start to now "are you going all out and putting new motors on."??


"Yes" on this Summer. "NO" on new motors. (Only 45 hrs on them.)
I may get them racked up to 90 but that's only if there's issues and for an extra 300 rpm and the lift in fuel I don't think it will make a difference.


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firecat150hp


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a small report with more pictures tomorrow.

Wiper Motors drilled and fitted only for 'sweep adjustment'
A little odd it will be with Port parks 'down',Starboard parks 'up'.

This was the only way to have 'motors' on 'centre pillars' and wiring going 'vertically down' the front wall.




(1) side window (Starboard) has been cut out.
Under the hull is progressing along with glassing of the underside seams.
Still a bit to do underneath but alls going great.

The outer profile of the cabin is coming into proportion and seems to 'squat' the height now or an 'allusion' of such now window slots are going in.

As I said more.pictures tomorrow.

Regards Steve.
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lrov90


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you open up the windscreen wiper motors there should be a metal or plastic cam that breaks the electrical circuit so the wiper parks. You can normally either move the cam on its spline or turn it upside down to change where the wiper parks.
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notfishandchipsagain


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great progress Steve, just one thing I have picked up over the years. not sure if you have made provision for it, but Wipers are no good in marine application unless you have a freshwater washer bottle fitted to them.

Once windscreen gets spray and it goes hard the wipers will be barely have enough power to push them over the grit. not to mention it will stuff the wiper blades if left on long enough.


keep pics coming loving it!!
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DavidDW


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I will say is - You are very Brave.

Hope it all turns out as you thought and performs to your expectations.

Well done on having the guts to do what you have done!
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firecat150hp


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

lrov90 wrote:
If you open up the windscreen wiper motors there should be a metal or plastic cam that breaks the electrical circuit so the wiper parks. You can normally either move the cam on its spline or turn it upside down to change where the wiper parks.


Will give that a go later as now they are removed for glassing/flow coat and such.

notfishandchipsagain wrote:
Great progress Steve, just one thing I have picked up over the years. not sure if you have made provision for it, but Wipers are no good in marine application unless you have a freshwater washer bottle fitted to them.

Once windscreen gets spray and it goes hard the wipers will be barely have enough power to push them over the grit. not to mention it will stuff the wiper blades if left on long enough.


Washer Bottles are waiting for fitting as we speak.


Yes more...







A few continuing under the hull.









And when things don't always go right
(I measured more than once and still attempted to cut off the re-bate)





Cabs eye view...still have port side to cut out.



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ggoss


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Steve wink-fish.gif

Any reason you didn't hang the wiper motors above the screens?
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firecat150hp


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

ggoss wrote:
Looking good Steve wink-fish.gif

Any reason you didn't hang the wiper motors above the screens?


Agreed Spiro,,would of if the narrow windows allowed....they are 110' sweep.
As is I had to shorten the blades to fit the 500 H X 450 W screens.
Two wide screens would of accommodated top set but (1) I wanted 3 and (2) the boats only 2.1 wide.at the widest out side beam.
The cab is less than 1.8 at the bottom of the screens....."a narra gutted bitch it is"

Regards Steve
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