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Old 01-27-2014, 10:37 AM
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Any updates??? Pic??? It's winter we need something to look at!!!
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:10 PM
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Will be starting hull prep in the next 2 weeks (removing loose clear and featherin rough spots). Have been waiting on misc parts to service engines and drives. Other difficulty is -20 !!!! (sooo cold) cant seem to get anything done. Definitely have the ball rolling. All drive line should be service / repaired in the next 2 weeks and ready to go. Body will take about 2 weeks to prep then the wrap will start mid march.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:57 AM
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Little behind on updates and working on the boast due to work and 5000 ft of snow. Almost done the drives. Have replaced 1 gimble ,couple lift rams (seized) rebuilt steering rams, tune up kits and tons of little parts, (cables, solenoids etc).. Internal portions of the drives all look good, otors fire right up and are running great!!!! Well.....sort of. Decided to complete a leak down on the motors. All of them checked out excellent (better then excellent in my opinion) except when I got to the LAST Cylinder. As I was hand turning the motor I heard a sort of knock/crack. Leak tested the cylinder and nothing. I removed the valve cover and saw a broken push rod (see pics)!!!! (did I do this??) Things are moving well other then that!!! excited for summer.





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Old 03-02-2014, 12:32 PM
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is it just a reflection or is there something with that valve keeper?
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Working on the exterior.





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Old 03-13-2014, 02:27 PM
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You might have a collapsed lifter. Common if the engines sat without being rotated for a while. Put a new push rod in and compare the exposed threads on rocker stud to others. Make sure you are on the non-lobe portion of the cam.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:52 PM
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Really interested to see how this comes out I was real close to purchasing this boat!!!
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:21 PM
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I looked at this also. Was at least considering it. Id love to see the outcome and top speeds!
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I'm excited that things are moving and so far so good and reasonably on budget as well. Our plans are to wrap whole boat as paint at this time is too expensive(finishing sanding and prep this weekend) and redo the cockpit. we are trying to update the look of the boat a little. any ideas/advice is always welcome as this is my first boat.
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Should be a fun project,

Make sure to post pictures every step of the way!


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