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Old 04-25-2016, 11:36 AM
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I'll be keeping and eye on this, I love these type of threads.
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Lots of work, should be fun.
Atleast you and your support crew know what your in for.


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Old 04-25-2016, 10:37 PM
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The cradle is too wide to push much further forward. It could stand to go forward about 4-5 more feet to be balanced better. We made it that wide so we could go further back with it later when we get the engines and drives in. Also the hull will be lighter in the front when we pull the deck off as most of the deck weight is out front. Hopefully it will balance better then. So to answer your question its further back than the center of gravity would like at this time.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:34 AM
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After all the talking back & forth I'm glad you ended you with & are going to do something with I didn't want to have to crush I can't wait to see the out come
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KV stands for KAAMA version the KV was years before the TV show that's Betty Cook's KAAMA race boat. And that's from the Man who built the brand.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:47 PM
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Hi Dan. My prior post about KV was short for I did know anything more than what it stood for from Craig many years ago at your shop. Thanks for the info. If I remember right didn't they manufacture Kaama in you building? So many people thought it stood for Kevlar version. As I get older I have become much more interested in history and the boats you are redoing. Brownie bites on Powerboat nation are so cool. Did you sell the 26? Take care Les
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Did not know anything more lol
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:38 PM
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KV stands for KAAMA version the KV was years before the TV show that's Betty Cook's KAAMA race boat. And that's from the Man who built the brand.
Thanks for the info. On the out side of the gunnels the boat has the KAAMA name as well as "special edition". Do you have any insight as to what this means?
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Originally Posted by hblair View Post

Points of interest on the outside...


This is where the external steering bolted up. From what Jay said about the valve cover stickers, this boat had the 475 HP twin turbo engines with SSM II drives which also had external hydraulic steering.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:03 AM
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That looks like the old Merc. external steering bracket mount the big problem we them was the were made of alum. If you want to go back to the number II speedmasters I have a pair one needs some work, the special edition badge was on all of the KV boats from what I remember.
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