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Old 02-25-2016, 09:41 AM
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This bringing back Hawk memories Matt ???? LOL
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:55 PM
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No! This is fun and low pressure. That thing was a beast when it came to keeping it in the condition that you got it in. I don't know how I did it back then.

I'm looking forward to running the shi t out of this one!
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:29 PM
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Finally got another day in. I ended up finding a drive with a -1 lower, so my X just got very aggressive. Next trip is setting mounts for engine plate then pray that my full length dry tail pipes hit the exhaust opening. I also removed the dash and got measurements to start new dash, console and seats.






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Old 03-03-2016, 03:56 PM
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Looks good Matt.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:20 AM
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If it came out of Canyon Lake it belong to a very good friend of mine Billy Baldwin. He had it built new with the upgraded HP engine option I think 370 or might of been 400. His wife sold a few years ago when he passed away. I thought about buying it because I knew the care it had and little use on Canyon Lake. I just did not need another boat. If it is Billy's boat you have a very rare piece. I have a large number of spacer plates if by chance you may need to try some.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:05 PM
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That sounds like this boat. I understood the guy I bought it from was somehow related to the original owner. It was well cared for just tired.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:44 AM
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More progress. Engine is sitting in the boat temporarily. I got the aluminum mounts cut and enough holes drilled to hold the alignment. Engine will come out next and I'll get the mounts to the stringers tightened up. Then a final drill on the engine plate verifying alignment. This is a crazy job as a one man show. I must have climbed in and out 100 times during this process.

The stainless marine manifolds and dry tails that I found and bought based on "looking like they'll fit" are going to be pretty sweet. Minor massaging to the opening and they will work. A little short but I am going to call it trend setting.

On to the plumbing, electric, dash, seats.... weather is already warm!


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Old 04-02-2016, 07:16 PM
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Looking great! Thanks for all the updates!
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:28 AM
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Looks awesome Matt....man this looks like it is going to be a fun boat! Dial it in and THEN bolt the supercharger on....
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:17 PM
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Progress has been slow. I should have waited to do the dash but couldn't help it.
I started with the idea then starting cutting and glassing until I got what I wanted. I am sure I did some things unconventional, but it is solid and fits.
I haven't found seats that are perfect yet, so I cut the base down on the driver seat to get the seat lower to at least get it tested and decide how high I need to sit.

Engine compartment is 90%. Few wires and hoses to tie up.

If I can get console shipped, I can finish and send to the upholstery shop. I am planning to upholster the dash and console.





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