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Old 03-13-2008, 10:29 PM
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If the boat is in a colder climate my guess is that water was left int he box and froze. The water freezing expands at 3000psi or there abouts and will easily blow things apart like that. I would with out a doubt get a quality survey.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:51 PM
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That silent thunder is not from a 311 era boat, it's from a fastech. Weird problem I've never seen/heard of before, I'd certainly take that off to see what's behind it, but I'd be more concerned the rest of the boat was severly neglected if they let that happen (however it happened).

Looks more like heat than freeze.....could the boat have been converted to dry exhaust which would have "burnt" the fiberglass after exiting the exhaust pipes.
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I have seen that on a 38 that backfired. It blows the middle right out of the pan. Usually happens while being run on land on a hose.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:17 AM
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I have seen that on a 38 that backfired. It blows the middle right out of the pan. Usually happens while being run on land on a hose.
That would make sense......Carb'ed motors. (I've always had EFI and didn't think of that)
Blowing raw fuel into that compartment then having it ignite..... Although only for a second, it could do that damage.
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From what i am reading that is not a big deal, but i would really check the rest of the boat......As far as the owner or broker i would make them think it was catastrophic and extremly exspensive to fix....
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Where are the pictures showing the rest of the boat?
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:11 AM
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This is cuz this "genius" silent thunder system dont works with bigger power. Prob this one was runned dry too. I did some glass job last year on a 357SR1 with 540's. It looked pretty much like this. I'll try to find some pics from that glass job.


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I'd rather have your Cig Mystique!!
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when it comes to this boat whatever magicfloat and cozzi say take VERY serious... They know
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My buddy is looking at the boat. I am a Cigarette guy that could never be converted. Not to mention what would I do with my Cigarette shirts, coats, watch, keychain, leatherman, flags, stickers, license plate, bags, and etc?
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