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Sunrocket24 06-20-2013 08:11 PM

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I finished the re-finishing of the Gil Manifolds and got them installed today! That was a big project but I think it came out great! And the boat sounds SO GOOD! I think the engine is now breathing properly and will make the HP it did on the dyno!

I want to give a big thank you to Wayne272 and Sick Stinger for giving me a great deal on the parts! I'm just a poor Enlisted Military Man and without their help on parts I would not be able to afford this exhaust. I can't find money all the time but I can find the time to re-finish some manifolds!


wayne272 06-20-2013 08:38 PM

Jason, glad everything worked out good. Looks great and by the way, thank you for your service to this country. Be safe and have a great season.

Sunrocket24 06-20-2013 08:53 PM

Originally Posted by wayne272 (Post 3946419)
Jason, glad everything worked out good. Looks great and by the way, thank you for your service to this country. Be safe and have a great season.

Thanks again Wayne! I appreciate the great deal you gave me so much! I wish I had a picture of my ear to ear grin when I fired the boat up today! It sounds soooooooooo goooood!

Sunrocket24 10-19-2013 04:52 PM

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Well its time for another tear down and a re-rig! I have a transducer leak and the steering pin is worn. The boat is 23 years old and needs a lot of other things done to it, tab pump, carpet, side panels, dash is breaking apart again, etc,etc,etc. Here are some pics before I started to take it apart today. Got a lot of rot in the side panels and the sun pad, I should have done those when I did the seats 2 years ago.[ATTACH=CONFIG]510323[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]510324[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]510325[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]510326[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]510327[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]510328[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]510329[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]510330[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]510331[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]510332[/ATTACH]

Sunrocket24 10-19-2013 04:53 PM

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Sunrocket24 10-19-2013 04:54 PM

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The guy I got the boat from had the sun pad redone the year before I bought the boat, about 5 years ago. As you can see the wood was not sealed and only 4 of the blind nuts were still holding the sun pad on. The screws are stainless but you can see the blinds nuts are not and rusty.

Sunrocket24 10-20-2013 06:38 PM

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Tear down is going good! I put the Gils on about 10 hours. The brand new turbulators are already getting very rusty, they have about 4 hours of fresh water use and about 6 hours of salt water use, and I flush the boat for 15 min after salt water use!


Sunrocket24 10-23-2013 04:39 PM

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Painted the original Merc cover, can you guess what color the engine is going to be this time? And some pics of my $100 8x8 paint booth. It works great! II used the blower motor from the boat and run it out the side door of the garage. I painted some furniture for the wife and will be painting all the boat parts in it.


Sunrocket24 10-24-2013 08:51 PM

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I got the engine out today. I expected some soft core around the transducer leak and I knew from the last time the engine was out that the blocks for the bilge pump were wet. I did at least 30 test drills in the transom and stringers and they are dry!!! So I only need to cut open and replace about a 8x12 inch section in the bottom of the bilge! Very Happy!!! I did also find that the ply behind the gas tank is wet, but that was just tabbed in. So I will be cutting that out also and putting in a new properly sealed piece there.


Sunrocket24 10-29-2013 05:17 PM

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Almost completely torn down now! Just got to remove the switch/radio panel, rest of the harness and the cabin interior! I think I will be cutting glass tomorrow after work! Need to get the glass work done before it gets cold!


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