Harbercraft 18' fit out

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Harbercraft 18' fit out

Post by Landy_Andy » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:56 am

Thought I'd post a few pic's here of the ongoing work to fit out of my recently acquired Harbercraft 18'Adventurer. So, the starting point is the bare hull I purchased a few weeks ago.

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After spending quite a few hours the inside of the hull is now without the green moss & leaf litter.... was rather stinky :scuba:

This week I've been working on the drawings for a few cut parts, one of them being a dash plate to hold the switches & gauges etc.

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I also found out that the boat was actually a QC reject from the factory due to poor aesthetics on the sides, looks like the welders had issues with it pulling on final weld out.

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Re: Harbercraft 18' fit out

Post by welder » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:36 pm

This will be fun to follow, where are we now?
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Re: Harbercraft 18' fit out

Post by Landy_Andy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:44 pm

welder wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:36 pm
This will be fun to follow, where are we now?
Doing house & garden chores... I have to earn 'hobby' credits from 'she who must be obeyed' :skillet:

I did get a rather nice 50th birthday present from her this week.... a Miller Multimatic 215 with tig & spool gun :thumbsup:

In the meantime the BOM is coming along as I work out what I need. Bearing in mind the closest marine shop is a hour drive away or mail order, having a detailed list will save $ in the long run in both fuel & shipping.

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Re: Harbercraft 18' fit out

Post by Landy_Andy » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:44 pm

Did a little over the last week or so... add two motor well boots, go the dash cut/helm mounted and trimmed out the remote mounting plate for fitting the Evinrude concealed remote on a custom top hat mount.

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Also made a start removing the spray in foam.... what a right royal PITA :banghead:

Tomorrow it's heading to the local'ish boat shop to have the transom drilled as they have a jig and it'll save me a bit of work. Have found that I'm going to need a jacking plate to install the motor, short shaft transom & long shaft motor... so, that'll get ordered too.

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Re: Harbercraft 18' fit out

Post by Landy_Andy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:40 pm

Got the engine hung using a jacking plate due to the transom being for a short leg OB.

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Finished off the 'top hat' mount for the concealed remote.

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Next to work on a custom fuel tank & a battery / 2 stroke oil tank mount for the rear.

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Re: Harbercraft 18' fit out

Post by Landy_Andy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:39 am

Been focused on other home projects but did get a chance to remove all the spray in foam I can get at. Just need a st/st cup brush for the grinder to get the last of it off.

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Been working on the wiring too, have the schematic done, just need to order all the materials and build a loom for it now.

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