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Old 12-19-2005, 11:11 AM
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Hi Guys:
I should be done with most of this stuff, but popping my drive and replacing it moved a few other projects to the back burner.
I just got my 30" B1 back from Throtlle Up and it looks fantastic, as does everything I've had them do for me. Looking foward to testing this one next spring with and without the 1" spacer we recently installed. I'll let you know how it goes, and vs the 5 blade.
I removed the Bennett tabs. I had a local fiberglass shop fill all 38 transom holes and regelcoat the transom. Turned out great. After several phone calls to Eddie Marine, I finally got all the parts to begin installation of the new billet tabs. Like everything we do on these boats, it's always more work than anticipated. Because of the already tight transom, I went with a single ram (at least it's metal) system. I also moved the tabs out 1' towards the chine as you can see in the pics below. I ran into a problem clearing the swim platform supports at the side of the transom, and had to machine the transom hinge plates to clear them.
Since I went through the powdercoating when I reworked them, they are off to a local powdercoat shop to have them recoated black. I'll post more pics when when I'm done.
Best Regards and Happy Holidays to All,
Steve
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:12 PM
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Looks good, let us know how it works out. I have been to busy snowmobiling to even think about my boat. OPPS I lied I guess I am on here.

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Old 12-26-2005, 04:14 PM
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Guys:
The powdercoating looks great, and the transom installation is done. The pump is mounted. Just finished/adapted the Bennett wiring harness to the Trimmaster wiring. Found out the color codes are completely different.
I'll order my new trim indicaters from Fred/Trick Marine. I'm leaning towards a larger version of the one slot Gaffrig/Livorsi on the dash now, a "thin" 3 slot version. One of my friends says go with the Stainless Marine "pecker" style.
What do you guys think?
check them out at www.trickmarine.net Mech. Trim Indicator
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PS these pictures suck, better ones soon.............
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:58 AM
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Steve, after meeting you at the Lake Cumberland Poker Run, thought your winter project would be buying my 35 or ordering a new one?

Just kidding!

Have two new 28's and a 25' coming in next month, taking them to the Louisville show. Hope to see ya there.

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Go with the heads up indicators.
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Steve, after meeting you at the Lake Cumberland Poker Run, thought your winter project would be buying my 35 or ordering a new one?

Just kidding!

Have two new 28's and a 25' coming in next month, taking them to the Louisville show. Hope to see ya there.

Happy New Year!

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Gary,
I really like your boat, so ya' never know..........of course I really like my Heat too !
What date is the Louisville Show? I'm sure we'll get some of our club (MCPA) members together for a road trip.
See you there.
Happy New Year!
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Except for the indicators, which I'm ordering from Fred this afternoon, I'm done.
I'm really pleased with how this turned out. Compare the old Bennett tabs, and their positioning on the transom, with the billet Eddie's. This doesn't guarantee that the boat will be any faster, or handle better, but it couldn't hurt, and I think it looks a lot better.
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PS Check out the extra rear air intake in the center of the sunlounge. I made it the same size as the 2 corner factory intakes for continuity. I added that last winter when I rebuilt the rear hatch to clear the intercooler. It is a "dedicated" intake to feed the throttle bodies. Since it opens to the rear, I don't get water in the motor when I get caught in the rain. I now have a total of 5 to feed the motor some fresh air.
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Guys,
Just got off the horn with Fred. What a great, honest parts guy to deal with. We had the Stainless Marine conversation, and even at Fred's good pricing, we both agree that their system is just too expensive vs the competition.
I was able to order a 3 slot (tab/drive/tab) Livorsi Gauge, 2 Morse cables, 2 through hull fittings, actuators, and freight, for less than 1/2 the price of the Stainless Marine heads up indicator(s) ONLY.
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Looks great, I agree from the pics the end product looks great!!! By the way I wish the business end of my heat looked like that.
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Looks great, I agree from the pics the end product looks great!!! By the way I wish the business end of my heat looked like that.
Thanks Magic. I'm still waiting on the Livorsi gauge (HELLO LIVORSI ). All done with the tabs and indicators otherwise.
I installed one of the Tempo vent line anti-overflow valves to prevent gas from running out of the vent and all over the hullsides when the tank is full.
I was able to get to the vent line on the starboard side through the dash access and fuse access panels. The port side looks like it's going to require pulling the side uphoulstery panel to install that valve. I've done it before and it's no day at the beach , so I think I'll see how effective the one
on the starboard side is.
I'll get some pics next time I'm under the dash.
Who's going to the Louisville show? I'll be there on Saturday 1-28.
Hope to see some of you guys at the show !
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