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 Posted: Wed Dec 26th, 2018 05:48 pm
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fstf roller
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I arrived on Saturday the 16th, over the last days lots have been done and everything was a major rush and push for time to get the boat tested and maybe get some fishing in:

First off, it was a major rush to have the stickers printed as well as the cover measured and printed, I was in Joburg only for the day on the 14th, so I had to get all this done.

Waterworld were kind enough to have me put the cover on one of their 4 Stroke Mercs for the placements of the prints on the cover.

I unfortunately could not print the back decal '150' as there was a joint running down the centre of the cover, I will have to sew a piece of fabric to cover it and then print it on, with this time of the year it was impossible to have this done.




The rear Rockford Fosgate speakers are fitted to go with the rest of the Rockford Fosgate system, we wired the speakers in the rear to not run off the amp, they sound really good coming just from the head unit.




Next was the wiring and module planning for the fishfinder as well as all the various modules to incorporate the engine with the fishfinder.

We put in quite a put of effort to finish the wires off from the various ports where the enter and exit so that there are no open holes or channels, everything had finishing in mind as well as rigging.

It was a mission channeling the wires from back to front as most of the rigging pipes were all ready pretty much full with wires and cables.







We also fitted the ignition switch which was quite a task because of the little space behind it, the newer switch looks much better then the standard one, I opted for the DTS version which is also compatible with non DTS.






Also fitted, the stern saver for the transducer, everything on the transom is stuck on to prevent any water intrusion, only holes are the engine and the swim platforms.





The 5mm dash lights are also fitted on both sides and the look great, you really have to look to see that they are they are there, they do give just the right amount of light.




Fitted in the centre dash is the dual USB socket with the volt meter screen between the 2 ports.



Stickers on the trailer are also done as well as all the reflective tape.




We had a bit of trouble with the float switch as it was giving inconsistent readings on the Vessel view.

For one last strike, previous people that worked on the boat thought it well to just clip the wires on, that only was gonna last that long.

We soldered the wires on and got a reading but due to it's inconsistency we opted for a new float switch.

It was a bit of trail and error to get it to show the fuel level on the sounder but we got it sorted and it works great.






The channel for the roof wires was also made and covered with carpet, it looks really neat and it fits in well as a disguise with the cabin, I unfortunately dont have pics of the finished product but I will be sure to include it in the walk around video once done.



We spent quite a bit of time finishing the cabin with the decorative rope to cover just about any joint possible, it came out really really good, unfortunately my hands were busy at this time as well with late finishes leading into the next job so no pictures to show unfortunately, once again this will all be covered by the end video.




I was lucky to get the bemini top made as the original fabricator had a problem with his machine, I will post more pics of it once its up. Its still a little floppy on certain parts but it will go back to have it tightened up.





I am also short on pics of the cushions and actually the whole interior, we went with a 2 tone carbon fiber and a very light grey, it came out so sick.

The trailer screens took longer than expected, they are busy with the template on them and they should be done for when I go back on 2 Jan.



So out off all these, the only 2 things left are the VIN punch on the trailer and the trailer screens.

So after a very long 9 months we can finally say that this project is complete, it came out really good.

We took the boat for a test Thursday 20 December. Everything works really well with 1 or 2 things needing minor adjustment.

The motor is an absolute dream, the shifting is super smooth as well as the throttle responsiveness.

I am so happy that I went with this particular sounder / Vesselview link option, there are loads of info available.

For now here are a couple of pics of the testing, I will do another write up after I have actually used the boat a bit.




















Trailer
DONE Tail lights
DONE Reverse lights
DONE Screen frames
DONE Teak on fender
DONE Number plate
DONE Back triangles
DONE Side reflectors
Screen mesh
VIN punch
DONE Reflective tape
DONE Name sticker
DONE Transom saver
DONE Lock nuts
DONE Teak on trailer front end

Hull
DONE Motor back plate and polish
DONE White strip lights back and wiring
DONE White strip lights side and wiring
DONE Nav lights in rub rail
DONE Teak on swim platforms
DONE Motor fitment
DONE Underwater lights
DONE Transducer plate
DONE Transducer

Top
DONE Teak on bow
DONE Bow rail
DONE Anchor hatch hinges
DONE Anchor closing hatch
DONE Bimini housing forward
DONE Windows
DONE Sunroof hinges
DONE Roof wooden rails
DONE Windscreens
DONE Windscreen rails
DONE Aft wooden grab rails
DONE Aft teak and rod holder
DONE Teak all around
DONE Registration stickers
DONE Bimini housing on grab rail

Deck
DONE Non slip splash well
DONE Splash well backing plate and polish
DONE Non slip aft seats
DONE Teak on upper seat surface
DONE Gas cap
DONE Bait board mountings
DONE Fuel tank plumbing
DONE Bilge pump plumbing
DONE Bilge pump wiring
DONE Splash well door track
DONE Splash well doors
DONE Splash well door knobs
DONE Splash well door teak
DONE Under splash well backing plate
DONE Non slip floor
DONE Under deck storage hatch
DONE Deck loose carpet
DONE Compartment border rubbers
DONE Teak on side dash above speaker
DONE Switch panel
DONE Switch panel back lights
DONE Cabin door
DONE Teak on driver dash steering
DONE Teak on driver flat dash
DONE Teak on center flat dash
DONE Teak on passenger flat dash
DONE Teak on passenger dash
DONE Teak on cabin door sides
DONE Side compartment teak
DONE Deck carbon fiber trimming
DONE Motor remote with control cables
DONE Motor install with all rigging
DONE Red side compartment lights
DONE Dual battery switch with wiring
DONE Speakers and wiring
DONE Switch panel electrical
DONE Side flex lights refit for driver and passenger
DONE Battery wiring
DONE Refit radio with cover
DONE Front Speaker fitment and wiring
DONE Rear Speaker fitment and wiring
DONE Motor ignition
DONE Steering wheel fitment with hydraulics
DONE Fuel harness
DONE Cabin door lock hatch
DONE Stern light mount
DONE Sounder install
DONE Vessel view link and NMEA 2000 install
DONE Under splash well lights
DONE Bimini top and storage sleeve
DONE Dash lights

Cabin

DONE Grey carpet in bow over gel coat surface
DONE Carpet in top storage area of bow
DONE Carpet in bottom storage area of bow
DONE Grey carpet on side cover compartments
DONE Carpet inside both side storage compartments
DONE Install amp
DONE Fit flex light
DONE Reupholster all cushions
DONE Teak in front of cabin door sides
DONE Rope inside cabin finishing
DONE Bolt covers for grab rails

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 Posted: Thu Dec 27th, 2018 05:41 am
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rbacht
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I recall stumbling across this thread when it just started. You guys have put in some serious hours and decided to do things right and not cut any corners.

She looks a beaut. Here is to many many happy days on the water with plenty of fish!

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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 09:31 am
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fstf roller
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Thanks, I am back at the boat on the 2nd, as mentioned I will do a full video on a walk around of everything as well as on the water including performance and so.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 09:39 am
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rianc
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Vertel ons dan sommer oor die vergelyk met die 200 VMax?

Prop pitch, size, stainless etc
Time to plane
Top speed
Hole shot etc

Ons weet almal dat hy mooi stil loop, maar gooi so bietjie 2stroke by die petrl dat dit darem ruik so 'n outboard! hehe!

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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 03:19 pm
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Equipment: Shimano Bushy with 3000 biomaster,Jungle Stix with 2500 stradic FX,Catana ...
Best Catch: A lot but nothing massive
Favorite Fishing Spot: Gamtoos pappie!!!
Boat: Interceptor 186, Merc 150 PRO XS 4 stroke
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rianc wrote:
Vertel ons dan sommer oor die vergelyk met die 200 VMax?

Prop pitch, size, stainless etc
Time to plane
Top speed
Hole shot etc

Ons weet almal dat hy mooi stil loop, maar gooi so bietjie 2stroke by die petrl dat dit darem ruik so 'n outboard! hehe!


Die Vmax se top end was om en by 80-84 maar hy was nooit reg geprop nie.

Op die Pro XS het ek 2 props getoets, a 19 en a 17 Enertia altwee 14.5 3 blade. Met die 19 het ek 5550 RPM gekry met a top speed van 72 KMP, ek het bietjie meer op die top end verwag.

Ek het die 17 een keer gedruk WOT en het 5890 RPM gekry wat smack bang in die middel van die max operating range is, weet nie hoe ek dit reg gekry het nie, maar ek het nie die damn speed gecheck nie en dit was reg langs die RPM.




Ek moes my foon so opstel dat hy bly staan om a video te neem vir Mercury en die boot ry en op daai RPM is dit vir my donners vinnig veral omdat ek nog nie die setup met die die nuwe engine engins ken nie. Ek sal vroeg in Januarie weer deur al daai goed gaan en my filming gear reg opstel. Ek estimate die speed om min of meer dieselfde te wees.

Ek kon dalk nog 30-50 RPM uitkry maar soos ek genoem het als was a major major rush vir tyd.

Time to plane dink ek nie eers jy hoef te tel nie want dis dadelik, met my en Timmy op die boot en 55L fuel was die min RPM om op die plane te kom 2500, dit was net a vinnige toets, het nog nie regtig gespeel met dit nie.

Hole shot is amazing, baie min energie nodig om op die kom en dis baie baie responsive. Die Yamaha was ook vinnig om te plain maar die Pro XS het geweldig meer low end, mens kan dit nie eintlik compare nie.

Ek moet se, ek miss daai 2 stroke fumes!

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 Posted: Sun Dec 30th, 2018 06:03 pm
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2 images from when we tested, this was taken from the very limited rushed footage I got.


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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 01:30 pm
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Favorite Fishing Spot: Gamtoos pappie!!!
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Rebuild is finally complete!

What started out as a face lift with a few repairs turned out to be a 100% rebuild with a brand new custom finish which eventually led to a brand new Mercury 150 Pro XS 4 stroke.

Very happy and thankful to Timmy Louw for how this came out, boat is an absolute dream rig. Many Thanks to Ivan Terblanche at Sunset boats and Francois Human at Rutherford Marine for their excellent responsive service regarding Mercury.

Couple of pictures below with a complete walk around of the entire rig and a scenic edit on the Gamtoos river after the walk around.

VIDEO HERE>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSqIDtrECnI
















Last edited on Fri Jan 25th, 2019 01:32 pm by fstf roller

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 04:12 pm
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Virtually a brand new boat. A lot of work there...💪💪👍👍

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 04:50 pm
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By far the most expensive and luxurious interceptor in Sa..also the best looking most importantly!

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 05:38 pm
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Thanks guys,if I haven't mentioned it yet, nooit weer nie!

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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2019 08:28 am
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Very very nice((goodp_ a job well done!!!!! Congrats!!!

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Thanks guys!

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10 month update in:

Boat is an absolute dream, engine is something else, almost scary power to a certain extent, engine is sitting on about 20 hours, it's seen plenty of fish, 1 or 2 very very rainy outings, been on the Swartkops, Sundays and Gamtoos river, very happy, we have made some changes:

Trailer
*Quite a big one but we found a crack on the neck of the
trailer, dont have a pic but that has been repaired and a brace has been fitted, this is mostly due to the elbow brake bouncing while trailering, we have now fitted bolts in stead of studs and all is good.
*Tail lights had to be complete replaced as they were crap, went with a local company and we have zero water intrusion.
*All trailer wiring has been done.
*Non skid started peeling off on the 1 step only which was really weird but all fixed.
*All registration stickers are removed from trailer and a small metal plates has been fabricated.
*New transom saver pole had to be made as the old one fell out during a launch.

Engine
*Changed from the flo Torq 2 hub kit to the Flo torq 4, shifting is now as quite as a whistle.
*Water fuel separator has been fitted.

Hull and deck
*Teak has been added on the centre dash.
*Teak has been replaced on the steering dash as the steering wheel peeled it away.
*Sounder software has been updated which changed the Vesselview display.
*Another Triple Scotty rod holder mount has been added on the opposite side of the windscreen railing adding 3 more rod storage options taking the
total to 10 Scotties on the boat.

So nothing major besides the trailer and these changes are sort of expected after a boat has been rebuild to almost a new spec.

Some videos and pics below of what we have been doing since the rebuild:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd1U5Cvlz-g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwGSxTRnA_U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_YyG5_X3I4











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