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kaman
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Winter modifications

Post by kaman » 12 Feb 2018, 20:36

Over the long cold winter months I've been doing a bit of modifying to my Honwave T3.8 having concluded that I prefer it over my much loved T3.5ae. I was diagnosed with damaged nerves in my arm neck and shoulder last year. Unfortunately theres nowt that can be done medically. I found the T3.5ae aggravated my symptoms as it is pretty rigid and unforgiving in a chop. The air floor of the T3.8 is more forgiving due to there being a bit of give.
My T3.5ae was well modified to suit my needs. The T3. 8 however needed bringing up to spec :mrgreen:

First up was an auxiliary engine mount.
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Auxiliary mount

Next up was the addition of a new chart plotter / sounder
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Hook 5

A larger set of tyres was added to assist beach launching.

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Larger wheels / tyres

Next up was a 2 piece "Big ass bow dodger " to better deal with snotty conditions - even indoors :mrgreen:
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Two piece bow dodger

Then addressing the lack of tie down points for securing camping gear etc when adventuring :drive

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Tie down points along ineer tubes

Finally a little 12 volt pump for bailing out was attached to the transom using a small pvc patch .
Pump slides in and out as required. Further tie down added to transom eye bolts.
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12 volt pump

Just need to wait on the weather improving to hopefully get out in the bloody thing :LMT :party

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Re: Winter modifications

Post by Steve » 12 Feb 2018, 20:44

Nice work Gordon! Looks great - that aux outboard is ace!!!

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Re: Winter modifications

Post by sparerib » 12 Feb 2018, 21:49

Looking braw mate

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Re: Winter modifications

Post by Paul » 12 Feb 2018, 22:43

Looking great Kaman :thumbsup
I love reading about your mods :clappy
:cheers

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Re: Winter modifications

Post by Paul B » 12 Feb 2018, 22:54

Some cracking mods Gordon, might have to nick a few for my new one :Boxsmile
Chief Cook and Bottle washer
TRALEE BAY FISH N CHIPS


Honwave T38ie2 Suzuki DF 9.9 (15hp) conversion
Scooter perception kayak
Gosea fishing kayak

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Re: Winter modifications

Post by kaman » 12 Feb 2018, 23:14

Cheers guy's.
Paul B feel free to nick away any ideas that may be of use.
Notice the kludge securely fastened down on the deck.
A must have in a small boat :lol:

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Re: Winter modifications

Post by Paul B » 12 Feb 2018, 23:34

kaman wrote:Cheers guy's.
Paul B feel free to nick away any ideas that may be of use.
Notice the kludge securely fastened down on the deck.
A must have in a small boat :lol:
That’s one mod I won’t be copying , :lol:
Chief Cook and Bottle washer
TRALEE BAY FISH N CHIPS


Honwave T38ie2 Suzuki DF 9.9 (15hp) conversion
Scooter perception kayak
Gosea fishing kayak

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Re: Winter modifications

Post by kaman » 12 Feb 2018, 23:59

That's the best mod of all Paul B :rofl

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