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Old 11-22-2021, 08:43 PM
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Aloha All,

I’ve joined recently and wanted to introduce myself. I bought a boat a few years back. Been around water my whole life but time to get a good size boat and go deep sea fishing. My buddies got me hooked out here on their 17’ alii Kai we go 15-20 miles out. They can’t wait for me to get mine done.

I bought a 73 Seacraft Seafari 25 turned out the deeper I dug the worse it got. Did a full restoration, I’m almost done. Transom, bulkheads, paint, wiring… surprisingly the stringers were ok.
I’m currently building a LS for it. and rebuilding a Bravo 3 for it.
when I got it somebody diy’ed a bracket out of 2x10’s and put a suzuki 200 2stroke on it. It’s doa. I’m going back to more of a factory setup.

im a serious woodworker (trying to start a side business), mechanic, and electrician. I also worked in trucking for a number of years.

thanks and noticed lots of knowledgeable people on here. Looking forward to learning as much as I can from you guys.
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Old 11-23-2021, 01:17 AM
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Welcome to OSO!!!!! Sounds like quite the project.
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Thanks griff. It was a surprise for sure. Wish I could post pics…

it’s a labor of love now.
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Welcome, and you should be able to post pics now. Have to have 10 post and your at 12
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Old 11-23-2021, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Xcomunic8d View Post
Thanks griff. It was a surprise for sure. Wish I could post picsÖ

itís a labor of love now.
You have more than 10 posts now, so you can post pics.
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Before work began. Note the 2x4 and plywood top

Pretty sure thatís not the way to do that.



Termites

Mush


Just a couple of coats of paint. It was really rough all over




















Moms kidding decks. This part is irrelevant now that Iím going I/O



Made some teak grates to raise the seating area

Son doing his first set of lifters.




The Ls is almost ready to be fired up. Just some wiring, fuel system, and cooling to be installed
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Lots of work has been going on. Looks good
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Wow...talk about perseverance!!
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Welcome! I have been working on my boat all year. Seemed like a lot of work until I see what a project you've been working on! Looks good! Looks like it was setup for twin engines. Are you just using a single?
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