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sonny08

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    Stainless steel worker
  • Boat Name
    Honey Bee
  • Boat Location
    Altham boat yard

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  1. O yeah they are deffo worth a try cheers The guy I bought the boat off took the petrol watermoto engine out and got a diesel to replace it but never got round to fitting it. Im just worried it will be a hard job with endless problems trying to fit it. It's all there supposedly and it ran when he bought it. The stainless tanks are still fitted and the prop and rudder are fitted, think I will have a go at fitting it, theres a few local marine engineers if I get completely stuck. O yeah they are deffo worth a try cheers The guy I bought the boat off took the petrol watermoto engine out and got a diesel to replace it but never got round to fitting it. Im just worried it will be a hard job with endless problems trying to fit it. It's all there supposedly and it ran when he bought it. The stainless tanks are still fitted and the prop and rudder are fitted, think I will have a go at fitting it, theres a few local marine engineers if I get completely stuck.
  2. Going to ring round a few this week I didn't know there was a yard in Barnoldswick? Yeah the prop and prop shaft are there and the rudder is there, is there any guides online on fitting a different engine, will have to fiberglass in a new engine support/housing not sure what it's called sorry.
  3. Not alot had alot on the last week with work, I've been thinking about the engine, it came with a diesel inboard but not fitted, should I try and fit this, has anybody done this? Is it a hard job? Haven't really seen many with different engines fitted. Or should I add a outboard looked at one online with a outboard maybe the easier option but it will ruin the boats looks.I have Also been looking for somewhere closer to home to keep her, hard finding a full day at the moment, it's a 3 hour drive there and back. Need somewhere near the burnley area now Hapton boat yard have closed.
  4. It's worth thinking about, will look into moving it I think, atleast then can spend an hour or so in the evenings. Thanks just ordered the books hopefully they will give me a few tips Been looking on the freeman sites they look good when they are finished, got some ideas from completed boats.
  5. It's out the water at the moment next to the Lancaster canal, after the time it will take to sail her home and cost of lifts at both sides it might be cheaper to get a haulage firm to move her. Or do I just put up with 2 hours travelling everyweekend and hope I don't leave anything at home ha
  6. Going to keep it there for now to save costs, I live in burnley it's about an hours drive, not sure of any places nearer :/ but I agree it would make it alot easier. That would be great advice and help would be brill
  7. Thanks I feel determined and want that sense of achievement once its done, I will appreciate it more if ive done the work so really looking forward to getting started, im in no real rush to get her finished just when the funds are available. Im 24 yrs old so have plenty of years to learn from my mistakes and hopefully work my way up the boating ladder. the boats located just outside Lancaster at carnforth. If you fancy a drive out your more than welcome to pop over and offer your advice as it will be much appreciated.
  8. It came with this engine but im not sure what model it is or if it can be fit into the boat without to much trouble, at first I though about just fitting a outboard bracket or cutting a well and using a outboard but after reading the freeman forum a lot of people are against this. what are peoples thoughts on this?
  9. Evening all, I've wanted a boat for a while now but my budget hasn't allowed, Then I came across a freeman mk1 at a fairly cheap price, It a project and needs fitting out. I only have basic DIY knowledge and have never fit out a boat before, but something made me think I can do it, so I went to go and have a look and ended up talking myself into buying it I will add a few photos as soon as I can upload them. Is there any good blogs or books around which would help as I haven't got the slightest clue on where to start. Or any advice would be much appreciated, I've been told the obvious that id be better off sat throwing my money in the canal, but where would the fun be in that ha-ha. cheers sonny
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