1992 / 1993 Seaswirl 195 SWL purchase

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Vulkyn, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Vulkyn
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    Vulkyn Senior Member

    Spent a long day on Friday:
    • LED lights in cabin installed
    • Removed steering wheel and refitted the leather console after cutting it to size.
    • 12 Volt outlet connected
    • Ignition, buzzer, kill switch & throttle electrics connected and tested.
    • Bilge pumps connected and tested.
    • Removed engine brackets and cleaned the engine.
    • Connected Trim gauge to sender and tested.
    • Connected all navigation lights
    • Fan in cabin connected (its bloody hot in Egypt :D )
    • Removed and cleaned old stainless steel roof mounts that will not be used
    • New Fuel tank cover installed.
    • New priming fuel pump
    • Tail connected after repainting and repair (pain in the back side getting the alignment right)
    Engine tested with mufflers, didnt have time to take pics after i cleaned that mess up (degreased the gun wale) tidied up all the lose cables, debris and used my new 12 volt socket with a car vacuum cleaner :)

    Next weekend final touches and hopefully some sea trials ! :)
     

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  2. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    It is looking really good. Try to replace the non-marine parts with marine parts or find out why they are different so maybe you can marinize them for safety sake.
     
  3. Vulkyn
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    Vulkyn Senior Member

    It was mostly a car to be honest, everything was NOT marine ! ignition, fuel sender, cables, horn wiring etc. now its back to being a boat
     
  4. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    What a project. A lot like my Sea Ray restoration. Good work. I like the new dash.

    I don't know if you can get parts by mail in Egypt, but most of what you need is available on the internet. Of course the shipping costs will be as much as the parts.
     
  5. Vulkyn
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    Vulkyn Senior Member

    it’s been a real challenge finding parts, shipping to EGYPT is a real problem (customs is a nightmare) but manages to find things I needed.

    I am looking for an outboard temp gauge as I want to have an additional backup to the horn (to monitor temp.) with its own sender.

    I’m also looking for a Bimini as the old one is too low.
     
  6. Vulkyn
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    Vulkyn Senior Member

    So had a quick trip (Really tight on time) and finished some small pending stuff.
    • Fastened the console
    • Fastened the side black console for passenger
    • Broke a bolt by applying too much pressure and had to give my self a really hard time
    • Hurt my hand out of frustration ...
    • Tided up a bit
    • Bundled cables together.
    I absolutely hate the dashboards finish quality, i got some one to do it and its awful (he used waste fiber so its thickness is not consistent, meaning i cant get a proper seal with the dashboard.
    So i will probably use this one temporary and build a really awesome one (cod-named Project AWESOMENESS DASHBOARD).

    Next weekend should / HOPE / Pray i can get it in the sea !!! every time there is something stopping me (mostly low tides we have killer coral reef )
     

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  7. hoytedow
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    You can save a bad dashboard with good sandpaper.
     

  8. Vulkyn
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    Vulkyn Senior Member

    Hehe too late for that besides I need to get the boat on the water so will just build one from scratch and take my time while I can hopefully use the boat !
     
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