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Old 01-11-2014, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Borgie View Post
Awesome progress! I keep finding things to change lol. But weather here is deginitely better. High of 72 today. Keep it going!
Thank you! I also keep finding things to change!! LOL! I bet the AZ weather is sweet right now! This VA weather is crazy but I am not going to complain! I have done more this winter then I did in a whole winter in MI. In MI I would have to take anything out of the boat I wanted to work on over the winter before it was shrink wrapped and then couldn't do anything else until spring. I am enjoying the mild VA winter since I can work on the boat allot more!

How is your project doing?
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Borgie View Post
Yeah I need to dedicate some solid days, but my 2 year old keeps me pretty busy right now. Just happy the transom is removed, and now time to cut out the engine stringers. Haven't done much the last week or so, but I think I'm gonna go EFI. Been talking with Alex Haxby, and the Holley HP EFI seems like a no brainer. Are you sticking with a carb?
Wow a 2 year old! I could not keep up with that! LOL! The wife and I just have dogs no real kids LOL!. I built my current engine 3 years ago and it runs great so I just did new paint on it, new gaskets, new water pump, new oil cooler, and I will be doing a new intake on it and closed cooling since I'm now in salt water. I don't have any problems running the carb, I had the engine broken in and dyno tuned by Orlandi Performance (brian41) when I built it so I'm not going to mess with it.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:23 PM
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I got the engine hatch painted today. I got a new water pump and it was sitting on the work bench awaiting install and it was so humid yesterday that it flash rusted! I got pics of some of the goodies I have been collecting, Garmin 640 which will be in dash mounted, new depth sounder, and the GoPro my in laws got me for Christmas!

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Old 02-09-2014, 04:32 PM
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Got some updates! Was out own town for work for almost 2 weeks but still making progress. I am not going to use the rear seat/sub panel I made a few years ago anymore. Just made a new basic panel since I want to move the battery's under the rear seat. I am also going to add more speakers and a new grab handle in the next few weeks. I also made the new bottom trim panel for it.

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Old 02-09-2014, 04:34 PM
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And all my new wood I put 2 coats of resin on them so I hope they last longer.

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Old 02-09-2014, 04:35 PM
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Got both the big and small side panels done.

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Old 02-09-2014, 04:36 PM
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And got the carpet for the sides of the cockpit cut and a few more items bolted to the engine.

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Old 02-19-2014, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Borgie View Post
Any updates?
Yep! I started the cabin! I thought my cabin floor was solid because it felt strong when walking on it.... WRONG! I pulled up the carpet and somebody previously pulled the carpet and then just set a piece of wood down on the rotted wood then put the original carpet back. So I had to cut out the rotted wood and fix it correctly.

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Old 02-19-2014, 06:08 PM
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So then I got all the new cabin carpet cut and panels recovered.

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Old 02-19-2014, 06:12 PM
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And then I got rid of the useless sink in the cabin. Storage is tight in a 24/7 and I always had a problem finding a place for the anchor. So I made a custom anchor holder where the sink was, still need to find a good way to strap/lock it down to my new holder. And I made a panel to cover where the sink was and I used a piece from the original side panels in the cockpit.

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