Quinny project (pic heavy)

 So a couple of years back (maybe 3 or more lol) I picked up this Bayhunter from Gordon (Sunshine) before he retired as a write off hull. From what I can remember she had rolled on a reef and as you can see in the following pics copped a fair hiding on the Starboard side. I'd always wanted a challenge like this so thought why not.

So the first job was to strip her out as I was going to convert her to a centre console. 

Once cleaned out next job was to get some new gunnel rails rolled up and try to align everything. The hull had a slight twist so I had to get it all straight and secure  it to the ground while I locked everything in. She came out as straight as a dye so very happy with that. Sadly the skin on the starboard side was stretched a little so have had to dolly it up as best I can but it's tidy and only going to be a dedicated fisher anyway.

Next was to infill the gunells, do the internal rail and fab up the handrails etc and weld on.

So now ready for blast 

Back at work and prime coats

Internal painting done and last weekend top coats

Now the good fun starts with the fitout, I've been collecting lots of goodies over the last year or so to fit her out with. I Picked up a ready made console from a guy up in Yanchep. She will have a brand new 60HP 4 stroke Suzi fitted in the next couple of weeks. I also ripped out the original fuel tank and made a bigger one that will carry around 80L, will find out precisely when I fill her up. 

More pics to come.

 

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Sweet

Wed, 2018-08-01 21:35

 Looking the goods there Andy . How long till you drag her up here and ding up your nice paint job on the Gnaraloo track ?

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 Ha ha the boys have their

Wed, 2018-08-01 21:43

 Ha ha the boys have their eyes all over it. 

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Wed, 2018-08-01 22:04

 Looking good Andy, panel beating has come up pretty good.

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Impressive

Wed, 2018-08-01 23:21

 great job !

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Looking good

Thu, 2018-08-02 06:20

 Bit of work going on there

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 Yeah hours of love Unc,

Thu, 2018-08-02 07:04

 Yeah hours of love Unc, you'd never make any money out of this. But it's enjoyable.

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Is that the one you picked up as salvage

Thu, 2018-08-02 07:27

Hell you have done a great job of restoring her as the photos don't do justice to the damage that was present  

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Nice Job

Thu, 2018-08-02 08:08

 

Well done Andy really looks the goods, 

 

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 Looking good Andy , turning

Thu, 2018-08-02 10:31

 Looking good Andy , turning into a collector of boats and trailers lol.

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Hi Andy

Thu, 2018-08-02 12:59

 Looking good mate. You can bring both up to Gnaraloo  Pretty handy on those tools. Looking forward to seeing her finished. Gotten over the Gnaraloo hangover yet?

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 Cheers Dave, I'm seriously

Thu, 2018-08-02 13:19

 Cheers Dave, I'm seriously thinking about next year's trip already.

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Thu, 2018-08-02 19:01

 We are booked. 6th to 13th of July i think.

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 Awesome job of getting that

Thu, 2018-08-02 13:08

 Awesome job of getting that back to that shape. Were people in it when it hit the reef looks like it would have hurt if they were. Great job the kids will love it. 

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  think they were mate, not

Thu, 2018-08-02 13:19

  think they were mate, not sure if Gorden can elaborate.

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Yup they got knocked around a bit

Thu, 2018-08-02 16:06

But thankfully only minor injuries, the boat faired much worse.  Great to see it rebuilt and repurposed 

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 nice little project there.

Thu, 2018-08-02 19:27

 nice little project there. you have done well with what it was. bet you cant wait to get it wet after the effort put in

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 Hopefully won't be a 5m

Thu, 2018-08-02 19:31

 Hopefully won't be a 5m swell as is the norm at the moment Russ lol

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 your not wrong. 3 weekends

Thu, 2018-08-02 19:34

 your not wrong. 3 weekends back in perth and no fishing, the wind and swell has been relentless. sunday arvo may turn out ok ish. 

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 good job mate looks the

Thu, 2018-08-02 20:11

 good job mate looks the goods

 

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 Cheers Surge, not as good as

Thu, 2018-08-02 20:48

 Cheers Surge, not as good as your glassy paintwork. But it'll do 

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Awesome stuff to see the

Fri, 2018-08-03 06:08

Awesome stuff to see the progress. Somehow I think it'll be like when you buy and new car and don't get to use it coz I reckon your boys are going to give her a flogging and I don't reckon you'll mind one bit

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 Looking the goods Andy.

Fri, 2018-08-03 11:28

 Looking the goods Andy. Second profession perhaps ?

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 You've done a good job on

Sat, 2018-08-04 09:33

 You've done a good job on that mate.probably be better than new once you've  finished  it.

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 Nice one, I always had a

Wed, 2018-08-08 21:23

 Nice one, I always had a good look at this boat when I was doing the bin run on Tuesday when we used to drive behind the lane way

over the past I’m thinking 4-5 years and always wondered  what your plans were 

that’s if this is the boat next to the old rail lines, top job mate good to see a good restore

I’ve got a 5m quinny and I’m really happy with it  

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 Ha ha yes that's the one,

Wed, 2018-08-08 21:39

 Ha ha yes that's the one, finally pulled my finger out to get it done.

My other Quinny is a 540 Coastrunner and yeah they are a top boat.

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Looking the goods

Wed, 2018-08-08 22:59

 mate , nice one.

See you soon. 

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Great work and really

Wed, 2018-08-15 12:29

Great work and really satisfying I would imagine, would be great to see the end result with fitout when finished.

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 Cheers mate, hopefully donk

Wed, 2018-08-15 13:50

 Cheers mate, hopefully donk on next week then all downhill from there fitting out.

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 Looks sweet mate, hope the

Wed, 2018-08-15 17:15

 Looks sweet mate, hope the boys have been helping! 

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Wed, 2018-08-15 18:26

 Lovely job Andy!

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 Saw at Andy’s workshop

Wed, 2018-08-15 19:01

 Saw at Andy’s workshop couple of weeks back - ripper restoration job!

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great work andy will be

Thu, 2018-08-16 14:28

great work andy

will be well worth the hours put in when she hits the water and catches a feed !!

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 Cheers Hezzy, all the decals

Thu, 2018-08-16 19:30

 Cheers Hezzy, all the decals arrived today. Looking forward to putting them on 

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