Reefrunner owners, look at this.

 Those of you who have Reefrunners know that the two small access hatches beween the sets open into a large space below, with a divider. This divider is only starboard, screwed into place . it can easily be ripped out to make one long storage space. i've been using various fishbags with varying success. You have to pull the fisg out first, and its a bit of a squeeze to get a good bag like the medium madfish bag in--once in, fits perfectly. 

So I am getting a shipwright to make one long hatch to replace the two. The panel is easily removable so they don't need the boat. And look at the sheer size of the exposed tub--I was always under the impression that the top was not sealed when I tried to get fingers in there around the edges, but it is a fully sealed tub. Probably a good 250 litre capacity. 1520 long, 740 wide, 300 deep. 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Geez . You got coffee

Tue, 2020-09-15 14:47

 Geez . You got coffee machine a kitchen sink and now a bath tub . What doesn't that thing have to make it comfortable. Certainly a good size space there

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very interesting.... i would

Wed, 2020-09-16 12:30

very interesting.... i would definitely look at doing that, but have a water bladder in the front one :/

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Ive seen a water bladder in the front one

Thu, 2020-09-17 21:32

 But I beleived it was a lot better use of space to fit the water bladder under one of the cabin seats. I have the water bladder and the on-demand jabso pump under the port side. it has an inlet-sized  plastic hose with a ball-valve fitted at the top, so I can pull the hose out of the space to fill it with a garden hose hose or even a jerrycan with spout if necessary. I was a bit worried about putting 60 litres on one side, but it doesn't seem to affect the trim at all. 

i'll post pictures of the completed job when I get the modified panel back next week some time.

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excellent. would b good to be

Sat, 2020-09-19 10:16

excellent. would b good to be able to utilise both those underfloor compartments, coz as they are i find them just a tad to small to be of any real use.nd would be great to not have the esky bag sitting above deck.

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The divider is easy to get out

Sat, 2020-09-19 12:08

 it is just a bit of synthetic board, a couple of self-tappers fix it on eaach side, and a smear of sikalflex for appearances sake. You can't access the heads of the self-tappers without removing the cover each side,(or the seat pedestal, depends on your fitout) doesn't matter, just break the board free by pushing or kicking the bottom of it, then push the self-tappers back in. You are just left with 2 small holes each side high up, put a spot of flo coat on them if it worries you. So you now have one large space, but two small hatches to access it, so, hence, the mod to one long hatch . The Madfish medium is a perfect fit for the space. or you could just use it as an in-deck slurry box for day trips.

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Fiitted the finished job.

Tue, 2020-09-22 09:17

 looks good, just what I wanted.

 

I have a roll of Z-Tread on order--I'll do the entire panel area, and likely do the rest of the deck later.

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Very nice

Tue, 2020-09-22 09:17

 Some serious storage space now

Looks bloody good 

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Z Tread job completed

Thu, 2020-10-15 18:13

 Took a while, and learnt a bit along the way. Got better as it went. 95% as good as a pro would do, I guess. Only one join, and that is where it won't be seen, under the fridge when it goes back in. 

 

 

 

 

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 Well done. You made me look

Thu, 2020-10-15 18:53

 Well done. You made me look for the join

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The pattern runs the other way

Thu, 2020-10-15 20:44

 Thats what makes it look like its a different colour. Figured it didn't matter when the fridge completely covers it all of the time 

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 No I don't think it would

Fri, 2020-10-16 10:08

 No I don't think it would matter at all, if you didn't tell me there was a join probably would not have noticed. 

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Nice

Fri, 2020-10-16 06:56

. Very tidy

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 Nice work, get some big long

Fri, 2020-10-16 10:02

 Nice work, get some big long Macks in there.

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Our PB on Wahoo

Fri, 2020-10-16 12:14

 ..On this boat is 145 cm.  Most of the bigger ones are around 137cm. Will fit