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Fitting 15hp EL 4 stroke Tohatsu to the Orkney 440

16 November 2016
The Tohatsu 15hp 4 stroke electric start longshaft outboard engine comes with fuel tank, line and remote control box.There is no oil supplied as this is drained prior to shipping.You also need to buy the …
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Orkney 440 antifouling

12 November 2016
I masked off the boat at the waterline it had when it came in using masking tape. Those of you who have read the rest of the refit blog will know it had a over …
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Orkney 440 polishing the Hull

10 November 2016
I have got the port side polished down to the third chine line. As can be seen in the other pics below its coming up nice. I left a bit unfinished in one picture so …
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Starting to Clean a Blue Hulled Barnacle Covered Orkney 440

08 November 2016
Once upside down on a trailer I am able to get access to the bottom of the hull. The barnacles were removed prior to me buying the hull but the white coloured rings you can …
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Rolling over an Orkney 440 Boat for Cleaning

08 November 2016
My job for the day was to roll over the Orkney 440 so it could be cleaned easily. I have two movable overhead gantries in the workshop and three winches. They enable me to roll …
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Problem Solving and a Step by Step Guide to Renovating an Orkney 440

06 November 2016
I just bought in a Orkney 440 with a Yamaha 25hp electric start outboard on it. Its going to get treated to a make over so you can see it before during and after.I will …
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