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  1. #1

    To do list b4 season

    1. Get boat from storage
    2. Install new stereo system (head unit, amps, 4 speakers, sub. wired remote)
    3. Drain and refill drive (Boat has sat for 2 years so Ill change it even tough it hasnt been used)
    4. Install new exaust tips and exhaust plumbing(from manifolds back)
    5. Mount Skeg Guard to hide that nasty ding.
    6. Install 2nd battery/switch.
    7. Pre-lube motor (again, it has sat for 2 years). Pull plugs and lube each cylinder. De-wiinterize.
    Adjust trailer brakes-replace if needed.
    Put on four new wheels/tires I just ordered.
    Redo bunks.
    New graphics at some point this spring.

    How bout the rest of you?

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    Charter Member#157 Charter Member MnFastBoat's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1999 Advantage 28' Cat
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Minneapolis, Mn, Usa

    Unhappy Long List

    Boat from storage
    pull props-done
    clean out left over things from last year since I could not then-done
    Get Prostocker scoops back from factory-waiting
    Pull drives
    send drives out to clean up skeg repair
    check u-joints and shafts
    Check gimbal bearing
    Pull port motor to replace coupler
    Pull starboard motor to pull starter
    Pull starter off port motor and send both out for refreshing
    order who knows what parts
    have decision made by this time on what stereo componets to order.
    install amp, sub and speakers
    wet sand and polish top deck
    should have found a 380 Keikafer center tab by now.
    install new tab after patching old mounting holes.
    install new rub rail insert.
    clean cockpit carpet
    clean entire inside after installing amp, subs and speakers.
    parts should be here by this time, I hope
    reinstall port and starboard motors
    install drives
    install original props that have been 'done up'
    land test everything on the hose
    write apoligies to neighbors for motor and stereo disturbances
    Water test reconditioned props
    Order knew Hydromotive props
    Testing testing testing
    Get on the road to LOTO

    Hope I did not forget anything

    opps I did order GPS speedo and install
    This Cat is trying to keep up with the Big Dogs

  3. #3
    Registered Gold Member
    My Boats:
    1979 Cigarette 28 ss
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Towson, MD.
    Well here's my list :
    Remove cocoon (shrink wrap) = done
    Take boat to marina have motors pulled off= done
    Plug holes and finish off transom=done
    Make transom plate for motors to hang from=done
    Paint transom plate=drying as I type
    Get all new hardware for hanging motors= done
    Have new seals put in one motor( Lower unit)
    Have new trim pump motor installed on other motor
    Compound and polish hull
    Take boat back to marina to have them hang motors
    Change out fuel filters
    Get new plugs for motors
    Install new bearings on Trailer=done
    Charge batteries
    Test it all out
    Have a couple of cold ones
    Then I'll be ready for the Summer

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    Gone Fishin' Charter Member Waterfoul's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven
    First, I have to re-assemble my motor. After that I'll worry about the "little" stuff like oil....etc....
    [b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!

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    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Carlisle, MA USA
    I am with foul. If I am in by July I will by psyched!!!!

  6. #6
    Registered 26scarab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    st. clair shores mi ,us
    1) finish assembling new XR upper
    2) finish putting nosecone one (thanks Mike)
    3) assemble drive and install
    4) oops , have to replace gimbal bearing for larger XR u-joints .
    5) change valve springs
    6) lash valves
    7) change oil
    8) check valve lash now that engine is warm
    9) install new Gaffrig gauges (thanks wally)
    10)reinstall stereo (did a hack job first time),add a set of 6 x 9 's
    11) Mount k-planes (thanks again wally)
    12) install new race fairing
    13) check trailer brakes
    14) detail interior and exterior of boat
    15) detail trailer

    WHEW ! now it's ready to use !!!

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