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Hooptie Deux Redux Two Part 3

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The weather has slowed my progress a little bit, I had hoped to be finished by now.

Not being able to work outside, I decided to make the best of it.

New dock line was on my list of items to replace and my son(Aaron) recently gave me a reel of 3/8 three strand rope.
Instead of buying dock line, I figured out how to splice rope and made my own.
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The top is an eye splice, the middle is a back splice and the bottom is the rope as I started working with it.

My other project was to make sure every connector under the console had heat shrink on it. As it turned out, every connector needed to be replaced and heat shrunk.

Why heat shrink?
  1. It completely seals out moisture, reducing the possibility of corrosion.
  2. My Uncle Harry - he drummed into me "a job worth doing is a job worth doing right"
  3. I believe overkill is underrated.

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This is an image of the top of the console with new gauges.
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  1. Roman Kurywczak's Avatar
    Looks like you've been busy! Can't wait to go for the test spin in March.....or sooner!
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