First step to refirb of swifty

 after looking into extending the transom of the swity we found it needed some work. Ended up extending the transome while they were at it. Got the marlin boards and ladder along with the in hull foam .finished up with a good cut and polish. 

Just gone in for the bimini . 

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That

Tue, 2017-11-21 17:55

 looks really clean. Good job.

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Tue, 2017-11-21 18:11

 Off to a good start Russ, looking forward to see it come to fruition for you.

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 thanks guys. very happy with

Tue, 2017-11-21 18:17

 thanks guys. very happy with it. 

good things come to those who wait. 

should be on the water in about 3 weeks if all goes well

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 Looks pretty good with those

Tue, 2017-11-21 19:12

 Looks pretty good with those marlin boards and very clean. What donk’s going on?

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 at this stage a 140 2 stroke

Tue, 2017-11-21 19:18

 at this stage a 140 2 stroke evinrude. its an older motor that the mechanic took off a boat hes serviced since new. 

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Nice

Tue, 2017-11-21 19:14

To neat . Go the swifty.

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 yeah its too neat, no blood

Tue, 2017-11-21 19:20

 yeah its too neat, no blood on it yet .

 

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 Love the swifty best

Tue, 2017-11-21 19:18

 Love the swifty 

best memories when first on water was in one.

 

work looks good....who did the work for you mate?

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 was a guy in northern

Tue, 2017-11-21 19:33

 was a guy in northern suberbs. 

G.T Fibreglass. 

http://www.gtfibreglass.com/

Greg took on the job at short notice and started it within a few days of quote. Hes  a genuine friendly person willing to help out with any other work or advice i may need. no job to small. he repaird some small gel coat chips while at it . also they did a great job on the cut and polish , looks almost new concidering it didnt look like its ever been done. 

i would reccomend him to anybody

 

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Looks very shmiko Russ

Tue, 2017-11-21 20:22

You have done a good job of doing and organising the refurbishment and now you can plainly see the result. A bloody fine job looking forward to seeing you on the water down my way.

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 i have to admit it was Sandy

Tue, 2017-11-21 20:52

 i have to admit it was Sandy that did the research i just helped. 

where is your way

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+1 for GT

Tue, 2017-11-21 21:53

Greg did a transom raise for me on my Baron Sportsman a few yrs ago

Was a 20inch transom and Greg raised it to 25 inch and all the

other bits n pieces that go on with a tidy up. Does a great job

 

 

 

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Mandurah

Tue, 2017-11-21 23:28

Cox Bay to be specific, usually go out via the cut unless there is something going on good in Comet Bay or around that way.

Talking about the cut, I have noticed on a few occasions now that at times you can get a decent size swell coming across the mouth. It doesn't worry or cause you concern on the way out as you are on the right hand (std) side going out, however when you are coming in on the left hand side (Pt) side all of a sudden you can find yourself with a quite unexpected and breaking swell behind you. Not often but just something to be aware of if going out in 1-5, 2-0m swell.

Which may not be what has been forecast but has come up when you have been out a decent way.

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Even a smallish swell on the

Wed, 2017-11-22 06:17

Even a smallish swell on the strong outgoing low tide can be hairy on that side. I just shoot back in on the north side now

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Very true Jackfrost 80

Wed, 2017-11-22 06:35

A smart move that you take IMO, I hope it doesn't turn into a bar crossing type of out let such as they have on the east coast.

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Looking good. What's the new

Wed, 2017-11-22 07:18

Looking good. What's the new rigs name Russ?

My oldies have decided to make their Florida Beach house a holiday house and I'll be launching from Daweville a fair bit over the summer. Will keep an eye out for ya.

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 the rig has a name on

Wed, 2017-11-22 14:26

 the rig has a name on already. keeping it the same. Dominator 1  in red writing . getting a dark blue bimini with a duckbill atm . hopefully back mon or tues. living in silver sands we prob launch mainly this end and occasionally from the cut 

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Team Dominator!

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:28

 FTW.

I can't see a drain for that well. Hidden under the swim boards?

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 it has 2 . one either side.

Mon, 2017-11-27 18:47

 it has 2 . one either side. be nuts not to have 1 . but your right , cant see them in pic

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Looking good, looking forward

Wed, 2017-11-22 14:35

Looking good, looking forward to the finished product!

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 gotta say me too. been a few

Wed, 2017-11-22 14:50

 gotta say me too. been a few headachs but getting sorted now

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They can buff up well.

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:45

Mine after a recent annual do.

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 looks good. its amazing what

Mon, 2017-11-27 18:49

 looks good. its amazing what a good polish can do

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