Great job Fred! I remember doing the 28 Cig and it was fun...but very time consuming! You have to really love rigging to do a dash like that...but the final product is impressive!
I think I am the closet trailer queen of the summer...I've been keeping pretty quiet about the Cafe Racer, but the truth is, my summer has been disappointing at best. I've used the boat 4 times and have had problems all 4 times...spun bearings on 2 motors, blown ignition, bad carbs, hot oil, no oil pressure...you name it, anything mechanical...it been bad...the boat has been sitting for nearly a month now and still no end in sight to my problems(see the tech section). After next weekend, my summer is essentially over because I have to work the following 2 weeks straight. With any luck, I'll get to use the boat for Labor Day weekend, but I'm not holding my breath.
The guys at the shop have been great, but we're still unable to get the port 540 to idle(stalls).
I sure do miss the 28 with the new motors and almost wish I'd never sold it. The 35 is still a great boat...cosmetically and structurally it is sound and perfect. The boat looks like it came off the showroom floor...and once I get this monkey off my back, I'm sure I'll be happier...
So....Jon and Fred and Jay and the rest of you who've been on the trailer this summer...don't feel bad, there's more of us out ther than you know! In fact, quite a few of the boats at my marina have had catastrophic failures this summer(although most of them are back on the water!)
Puder...An update on Jake the Snake for those of you who know the boat that was for sale at Falcon...after sitting for nearly 2 years, the new owner started her up and has been using the boat ever since...nearly trouble free...
Well, that's my .02 for the summer of 02...thanks for listenin'