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Old 05-01-2011, 06:49 PM
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32' Midnight restoration project

Restoring 1982 32' Midnight express from twin arneson drives to triple outboard. I have been working on the project for 1 1/2 years so far. I have the bracket installed, Just finished rigging all the gauges & installing control boxes. Working on the steering system & putting the engines togethor . Will have pictures downloaded this week.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:44 PM
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Restoring 1982 32' Midnight express from twin arneson drives to triple outboard. I have been working on the project for 1 1/2 years so far. I have the bracket installed, Just finished rigging all the gauges & installing control boxes. Working on the steering system & putting the engines togethor . Will have pictures downloaded this week.
any pics yet??
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:41 PM
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Arneson drives are they gone
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:29 PM
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Here's a video to inspire you. Look at the 34 seconds mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqsrH..._order&list=UL
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:04 PM
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Pictures finally starting to be posted. first pics of the transom being filled for bracket. some of the other pics are of boat being rigged with outside engines mounted & floating in the water. more pics to come soon.

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Old 06-15-2011, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by lowblue320 View Post
Here's a video to inspire you. Look at the 34 seconds mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqsrH..._order&list=UL
thank you for the video, I am very inspired . My project is slowly getting back on track. I tried to findout out some info on the Marine Machine boat but received no response. I hope someday to meet up with Bing to talk to him person. I sure hope he will give me some insight on setups. more pics soon.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:15 PM
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These are pics of the boat floating with twin engines light on fuel. I was checking on floating heights. I also took boat for ride with twin engine set up , prop set up was al wrong. I made a special tie bar to run it. It was a very sweet running boat. I haven't got a third motor yet. I got some new props to try out. as soon as we get some more water in my lake to float boat again, I am going to test it out again. I have some more interior pics coming.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:39 PM
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Pictures of the boat being put togethor. The engines that I put on the boat were 25" motors & I had to convert them to 20" shafts. The old engine room just has a floor in it right now, not sure on how I am going to put a seating arrangement in it. more pics coming soon.
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more pictures, progress is coming along very well. I hope to have more pictures tomorrow.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:10 PM
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Found an old picture of the boat when it had the arneson drives on it. I would like any other pictures of the boat if anyone can contribute. Thank you. Craig
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