- Sep 18, 2001
As some of you will know way back in October I managed to acquire A Rive D36 that had been donated to a Charity Auction to raise funds to get a defibrillator that would be located on site at Alders Farm Fishery. They are a seatbox that I've wanted for a good while, however to get a new one with the sort of spec I would have wanted would probably have required an outlay as close to a Thousand Pounds as makes no difference, a price that I just wasn't prepared to pay. The angler that donated it had been very happy with it for the five years that he used it but unfortunately a serious accident meant he couldn't use it and it had languished in the back of his garage for over five years but he felt it may raise a few quid for a worthy cause. It had an extensive package of trays and drawers and that was what attracted me to it as well as donating to a worthy cause at a favourite fishery of mine.
With me being retired it offered the chance of a nice little project to refurb it and give it a new lease of life. Then came lockdown and it wasn't till a couple of Saturdays ago that I was able to finally get down to Alders and collect it.
So to the refurb, well not exactly Back home I got clawed by a cat and a couple of days later I had a swollen bright red forearm that's required a second course of stronger antibiotics to get it under control so that now I can make a start.
I'm not looking to achieve a box that looks that's just been unwrapped straight from the manufacturer but more a box that's suited to what I want from it and meets my needs without spending a small fortune fitting brand new parts.
So with my arm now on the mend I'm in a position to make a start on it and I'll use this thread to detail what I do during the refurb and update it as and when.