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Old 03-23-2005, 09:09 PM
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I do everything..I've never had to rebuild an engine but if the need arises I'll try it at least once.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:19 PM
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I do ever' damn thing on my boat and mostly wish I had one that didn't require as much work. I couldn't own it if If I had to pay someone...

I actually enjoy working on them, just wish the season was longer. Having a boat laid up for two weeks (In the Great White North) is a premium.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:23 PM
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Everthing Myself. I Know Its Done Right
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:25 PM
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I do it all from the motors to the drives and the paint

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Old 03-24-2005, 12:26 AM
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[QUOTE] Can't afford to pay some one else to do it, so I do it all myself.
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I hear ya, Waterfoul. I do most everything myself also and most of the time enjoy doing it....... as long as it does not eat into the actual boating time.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:49 AM
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I think I have a new Life Goal:

Become rich enough to NOT have to work on my own boats.












Yeah, like that's ever gonna happen...
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:52 AM
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Used to do it ALL myself and spent many a miserable hour trying to save a buck on the older boats. Now with the new boat's I would still do as much as I can before the level of knowledge on the new EFI's drops off technical-wise, then I would call in the maintenance paratrooper to jump in and fix it. But I'd give it a hell of a try as I do with everything I own house; cars; etc. I've even got the shop manual for the motors, so I'd give it a good peak before throwing in the towel. But so far I haven't had any problems with the Sunsations I've owned...
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:56 AM
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it keeps growing too,but i think i'll test my gas tank speed. should help thin the herd some. now they have to completely clear the side of the boat.is bouncing off an extension box a bad thing.

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Extension boxes do make nice steps though
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:42 AM
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I've done it all in the past but am having the new mills built by a pro....Wesco!
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dyno: are you doing big big power?
bring on spring!
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