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Old 12-14-2020, 04:42 AM
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Old 12-16-2020, 07:21 PM
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Subscribed. Beautiful boat.
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Hello Formula Family!

Unfortunately I did not get as much done as anticipated on Sunday due to my college finals (yes, ended up going back to school last year, taking up a lot of spare time these days) and a flat on the trailer when I pulled her from storage but I am picking up the beauty plates tomorrow and the modified tail pipes. I was also able to located a local tint professional for the glass pieces but the weather was crap this week here in Maryland.

I did finish the rear air ride and I shortened the frame 6” on my golf cart build though so that was an accomplishment. Here she is all aired out and chopped.

More progress to come on the boat this weekend, stay tuned - and warm!









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Old 12-17-2020, 04:20 PM
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I think those Lightnings are looking pretty good there my friend! These Gil pipes just seem a little weird to me.
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Old 12-17-2020, 04:29 PM
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Looking good josh! Gonna make it sound not so distant!!!
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Old 12-18-2020, 04:36 AM
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Josh, what do you anticipate you will be running for speed when you’re finished. Seems like Ole “Distant Thunder “ will be rolling out pretty good. Can’t wait to see it finished.

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Old 12-19-2020, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by badmonkey View Post
Josh, what do you anticipate you will be running for speed when you’re finished. Seems like Ole “Distant Thunder “ will be rolling out pretty good. Can’t wait to see it finished.

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Happy Saturday Chris! I am hoping to hit the 70 MPH mark, I would be happy with that, it feels like that should be attainable.
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Old 12-19-2020, 04:28 PM
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I think those Lightnings are looking pretty good there my friend! These Gil pipes just seem a little weird to me.
Yes Tom, definitely odd. Like we were talking about yesterday, the inner and outer pipes meet at the end of the tail so the mad scientist and I are trying to figure out how to correct that with me having to replace the whole exhaust system.

I think I figured it out last night while laying in bed, I just need to draw it up, I am thinking of tug welding the inner and outer pipes where they meet at the end of the tail, then welding in a stainless 4” to 3.5” reducer piece and a length of 3.5” pipe to get the inner pipe of the tail to the transom. Then I would slide a 4” piece of stainless tubing over that until it contacts the should of the 4” reducer then welding that seam. I would then plug the three factory water holes and weld a saddle bung to both outer pipe sections to connect the water via a small section of hose. This would give me dry exhaust to the thru hull tips and dump the water prior to exit around the inner circumference.



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Old 12-30-2020, 12:53 PM
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