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  1. Mike
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    We have been working for a while towards producing our own boats.
    We are waiting on logos etc to be done before we announce it but the hull brand will be "RIVERPRO" with "SEAPRO" to follow. We have taken orders for the first boats and the first one is being folded as we speak.
    I have spent a fair bit of time on the design and have built a jig with which to build them.
    We should have the first one on the jig tomorrow, They will be available with the option of alloy or perspex screen and like most things we do we will customize to suit the client.
    The first one is a 4.65m "wide body" extreme with 8mm HT Delta steeped up to take 6mm bissalloy.
    All boats will be one piece side as well as one piece bottom outters with reinforced section in front of the delta.
    Standard spec will be 12mm bottom with the option of plastic or steel.

    We Will also be fitting out any other hulls with any jets (not just our own). There is also some cool motor stuff under way which we will be announcing soon.

    Mike

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  2. Mike
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    First on the jig :exciting:

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  3. Mike
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    Pics coming....

    Here is the Logo for our boats

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    Mmm very exiting stuff Mr.H will watch your progress with interest. Hope to see loadsa pics as she comes together .

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    Ill get some pics up tomorrow as its coming together quite quickly, The sides are away being swaged as we speak :big_smile:

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    Not too much to see yet as the sides are not ready, But the jig is great as it is totally straight and square, the timber is to be replaced with a bolt on steel section but we used the timber to get the shape correct for a start. I am also looking at doing a fiberglass top option. We have more boats to build in the new year but the focus is on getting this one to the owner by xmas, Hopefully will have the sides back tomorrow.

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  7. Mike
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    I will run the Steel forward and up the nose, hense the 5mm plating in the nose. You will see what I mean as we go. It will be one strong boat

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    I know some of you will ask why the engine bearers angle in instead of out as most seem to do...but It is MUCH easier to undo engine mounts if they are not under a floor making maintaince way easier :exciting:

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    Mike - 3 hours ago  » 
    I know some of you will ask why the engine bearers angle in instead of out as most seem to do...but It is MUCH easier to undo engine mounts if they are not under a floor making maintaince way easier :exciting:

    yip damn good idea i hate having to strip half the boat to undo 8 bolts :anger: :cry: was goin to ask if this was possible when i build my next boat :haha: :what:

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    Sides and transom are on and tacked

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    :exciting:

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    I made a custom intake block to fit the Berkley jet being used, I spent a fair bit of time making sure it fits the jet 100%, It will be bolted in which ill show latter (there is a reason)

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    More pics with the top and screen tacked on with the pipe rail going on around the screen. The dash is next, and it will be stepped to the passenger because any of you that have allowed anyone else to drive while you sit in the passenger seat will know it is a long way to reach the dash which gives the feeling of having nothing to hang on to...well we are going to sort that for the passenger. :exciting:

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    We will also have a one piece screen which means no joins to keep straight and no grind marks if it is not to be painted, It means a full sheet instead of using the off cuts but I think its well worth it :big_smile:

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    Nice, can't wait to see it finished

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    Looks good.....screen looks to have shortened the nose a bit...has come together pretty well...

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    The Dash taking shape :big_smile:

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    Nice !! knees wont hit the underside of passenger dash will they Mike? specially tall people .looking good nice clean lines ,cant wait to see er wet :exciting: :big_smile:

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    Is coming along nicely Mike ,I can see a trip down for a test drive .

    Passengers when boating with Mike are advised to wear cricket pads as a standard form of dress :haha: :haha:

    The cockpit design is great ,having a handle you won't have to reach for will be good .

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    detroitdog - 10 hours ago  » 
    Nice !! knees wont hit the underside of passenger dash will they Mike? specially tall people .looking good nice clean lines ,cant wait to see er wet :exciting: :big_smile:

    Shouldnt be an issue as the dash is not much lower than the sides
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    The hull is fully welded (no ripples in main panels at all including the transom) and 90% ground, It is upside down ready for the steel.
    All those that have contacted me wanting to come and have a look will need to do so by Friday as the plan is for the owner to take it Fri arvo (everything going well)
    Then we will be on to the next one :grimace:

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    I'd better clear my schedule then!

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    The steel going on, note the recess where the steel will go up the nose in front of the delta it will be welded to the main sheet that is also recessed :big_smile:

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    The bottom is all done (Thanks Ed..) and has come up awesome its glued and screwed (bolted) The planing strake material is almost solid section and the inner one is overlapped over the steel and spot welded back to the alloy as well as stitch welded and should be incredibly strong yet allow easy replacement if needed.

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    Flip it over tomorrow and finish it off :exciting:

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    Nice wot sort of $$ to get into 1 of them??

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    Hi newbe, $8000+ will get you into one (no steel but with 12mm bottom), Here it is on the trailer ready to go (needs a wash but ran out of day) The boat and trailer will be coming back in the new year for some finishing but the owner will be fitting it out from here. We have fitted the steering and the jet block and pre fitted the jet and supplied seats/fuel tank etc, :big_smile:

    We even managed to do it on time (down to the day... :grimace: )

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    :big_smile:

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    Hey Mike, hull looks real good, what's the transom to dash measurement on the 4.65? Thanks, Lincoln

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    Hi Lincoin, This one is 2.9m transom to dash

    Mike

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