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BroadAmbition

Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

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16 hours ago, VetChugger said:

Thanks Robin, I was very tempted to buy a similar unit but was eventually persuaded by the offspring that it would never achieve its potential in a space like a Safari. The one I have does most, if not all of those features you quote although I don't think it has the wall wobbling watts!

I doubt many head units will ever reach their full potential on a boat. Ours certainly doesn't.

We opted for a Sony single din head unit that has all of the features of the unit that Rascal has posted and have teamed it up with some Rockford Fosgate speakers in the cabin and the cockpit. Sounds great when playing music or watching a film. 

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7 hours ago, BroadAmbition said:

Now in next doors garage (He has more room than I do) where it will stay till next Thursday

It would have been polite to ask him if it was ok first, rather than let him find you had just dumped your timber in his garage :default_wink:

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It would have been polite to ask him if it was ok first, rather than let him find you had just dumped your timber in his garage 

My neighbour is none other than forumite  'Breamslayer' who helped on the restoration and is one of our regular Lads Week crew, it was his suggestion to use his garage, Bon Oeuf that he is

Griff

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Could you tell me who is doing the stainless steel around the hatch please? So far unable to find anyone to do ours. Many Thanks

F.W Hall and Son, Rackheath - 01603 626380.  Rang me today.  The two polished s/steel borders have been quoted at £240 for the pair (Plus vat of course) they will be 3mm thick laser cut from a sheet so no joints or welding to the corners with a 20mm overlap onto the deck from the hatches.  They will drill screw them into place on the hatches.  He did state that the two hatches differed slightly in size from each other - No, Really? - no surprise there then but will make the two borders identical size, this will mean one side the overlap will be down to 17mm but both will look identical.  I will have to notch both of them out slightly once I have them onboard to fit round the end of the cabin sides (I have the tools / experience to do this).  They will be ready for collection in January, he could have got them done before Christmas but they are somewhat pushed and it is not urgent for us to have them on the next maintenance weekend visit, besides it gives me time to properly adjust the load bearing inside frames that need some fine tuning and source some soft rubber rain water seals to bond to the backs of the borders.  So sadly no photo's for a while yet

Griff

 

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Halls made all the handrails, folding table frames and other fittings for Crown Blue Line at Somerleyton. I can highly recommend them.

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Thanks for that.We have three that need edging.Did you think that it was expensive?On that basis it would cost us about £500 .However the place in North Walsham did say it would be cost prohibitive as it needs to be rolled?

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Rolled? Clarify  Pse  the long thin quarter round stuff I bought off the shedlf and fitted mysen onto the timber rubbers. 

We have a third deck hatch  to be done next year so that’ll be another £120 + vat bringing it to £432  whether that is expensive depends on the quality/ standard of finish  plus it’s a once only purchase that will last a lifetime 

Griff

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On our Ocean it has a  back hatch  and two side pieces.They are covered in treadmaster and trimmed with a half round aluminium trim but  are rounded at the corners , ( If they were square you are correct you could buy of the shelf and just mitre the corners).In essence they are in one complete piece screwed  down periodically . They have cracked in places.Just don't look good.

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How about buying the s/steel you want off the shelf, then taking the lot down to FW Halls for a price - Getting a quote costs nowt.  Failing that how about emailing them some pictures with measurements for a quote?

Griff

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Hi

We are in Simpsons Lodge over Christmas as the boat is with Phil for some time doing internal work. We will provably take the trim off  and take it to Halls assuming they will be open after Christmas. Failin g that we may bring it home as there are many fabricators in Grimsby. F,

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Set it too soon . Failing that your idea about buying it off the shelf and getting  Halls to shape it may work. Thanks for the info.

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Grimsby must be the s/steel capital of UK. More than likely cheaper than Norfolk and definitely faster - mind you, that wouldn’t be difficult 

Griff

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