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Cruiser restoration and wheelchair adaption

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  • Registered Users Posts: 316 ✭✭ confusedeire


    So when's the next project starting?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,144 Mod ✭✭✭✭ fergal.b


    Well everything went just fine even the weather was nice for us :)


    Thanks to kennedy transport for the lift, these guy's know their stuff and I would recommend them to anyone.

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    As do the gang in Lakeside.

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    Her new home the car parked at the top of the gang plank so it's just straight down and in with the wheelchair. No leaks and the engine ran perfect but it's handy having Clinton Marine moored next to us just incase :D

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    Thats what it's all about.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,810 ✭✭✭ FanadMan


    Well done Fergal! She's back where she belongs. Hope you and the family have many years out on her.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 51,483 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stheno


    Looks great Fergal glad it all went so well


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,741 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    Congratulations!!!

    May you have many happy adventures afloat on her :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 811 ✭✭✭ Balfey1972


    Congrats Fergal, looking fantastic in the water. hopefully the start to a great summer of boating


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,774 ✭✭✭ JamesM


    Well done Fergal. She looks great in her natural habitat.

    Maybe see you next weekend if you are down. The Catamaran Westerns are taking place on Saturday and Sunday next, based in LRYC and racing is on the main lake just outside your entrance. At my age, I'll be on one of the slower cats, but the speed of the Formula 18s is worth seeing if there is a good breeze.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭ Pete67


    Huge congratulations, a very satisfying day I'd say. Now enjoy it!


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Unbelievable Fergal. An astounding piece of workmanship. I hope she gives you many years of enjoyment.

    Thank you for creating this thread. I've enjoyed it immensely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 701 lonewolf1961


    great job fergal she looks great enjoy ..


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,676 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    Wow Amazing.


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 22,566 ✭✭✭✭ beertons


    Class.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 779 HONKEY TONK


    Amazing Work Fergal.

    Thats some talent

    Turns Water

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    Into Wine

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 144 ✭✭ geraardo


    Well done Fergal, have been following since you started this project. You have done an amazing job, i hope ye have many happy years together on it.

    Im doing some home renovations myself and i have to say i nearly gave up a few times, but i just took a look at the work you were doing and that inspired me to get going again.

    Looking forward to the next project.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,318 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    Saw some additional photos on twitter, she looks superb, another fantastic job. Hope you guys have a wonderful summer afloat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,741 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    Christ, I'd forgotten she was actually under water when you got her :eek:

    I cannot believe you've effected that transformation in just a smidgin over a year, all by yourself effectively (I know there were other hands involved, not discounting them for a moment), while being a full-time carer, and managing to fit in a heart attack in your spare time (what little there was of it).

    Wow. Just wow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,893 ✭✭✭ Bigus


    It looks a million dollars , well done great foresight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭ sogood


    I have to echo the sentiments and best wishes of all the other posters. She looks fantastic and so much at home in her new environment. Relax and enjoy, give your heart and your power tools a rest for a while. Well done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 947 ✭✭✭ Conchir


    Just adding my name to the fairly lengthy list of well-wishers Fergal, fantastic transformation. Delighted for you and the family, hope you all have a great time with her.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭ domrush


    One of the best threads I've followed on boards.ie, fairplay Fergal hope you and your family get the best out of her!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,212 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    Great thread , with a great result. Congrats ðŸ‘


  • Registered Users Posts: 219 ✭✭ thehippychippy


    Have to chime in here and say well done fergal. What a transformation. Absolutely loved checking in to get the updates . Congratulations


  • Registered Users Posts: 534 ✭✭✭ elusiveguy


    WOW!

    Well done


  • Registered Users Posts: 486 ✭✭ Hifive


    Legend!!

    Fergal for Taoiseach! (I'm sure he could fit it in to his spare time somewhere)


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,144 Mod ✭✭✭✭ fergal.b


    So when's the next project starting?

    Now :D In exchange for my mooring I going to restore this little flock of seagulls for the owner of the marina they have been sitting in his shed for over 20 years, should make a nice display stand :) Taoiseach my arss :pac:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,810 ✭✭✭ FanadMan


    ^^ Do you ever stop? :D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ mufflets2


    Well done feral, and congrats - I hadn't kept up with this project and just couldn't stop reading it's 2am now and I didn't want this thread to end , your skills and enthusiasm are second to none,
    I hope to see the boat in person over the summer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,810 ✭✭✭ FanadMan


    mufflets2 wrote: »
    Well done feral, and congrats - I hadn't kept up with this project and just couldn't stop reading it's 2am now and I didn't want this thread to end , your skills and enthusiasm are second to none,
    I hope to see the boat in person over the summer.

    It was a great voyage following the whole thing and waiting for the Fri evening updates :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭ gutteruu


    Nice one Fergal. Really enjoyed the updates. Any ideas for the next big project? You mentioned an old american muscle car a few projects back?


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,144 Mod ✭✭✭✭ fergal.b


    gutteruu wrote: »
    Nice one Fergal. Really enjoyed the updates. Any ideas for the next big project? You mentioned an old american muscle car a few projects back?

    I'm going to find Old's Cool fix her up and as my car has a wheelchair ramp and cutout floor I can't fit a tow bar so I will probably restore an old car to use maybe something like an old panel truck that will also take the wheelchairs using a fold up ramp :) I also might have an old derelict house to renovate in the hear future :eek: it never ends with me :D




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