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Old 09-15-2020, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiki Joe View Post
any color on the hull yet?
Not yet, I’ve been trying to get the colors closer. For example, I thought I had the teal color close and found a better match from a reliable source that blows my card out of the water. Look how far off my card is compared to the trailer crossmember we painted today.

Also been fitting the engines to the boat. Had to have driveline spacers made to keep my driveline from bottoming out on the arneson drives.

Also put my k planes together. Hopefully it’s going to cooling down in Alabama soon and I can start back up...












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What about painting the bilge the color of the distributor cap?
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:26 AM
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Very very nice work! and very serius hardware. I like a lot! And it's trully "handmade"! Congratulations!!!!
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This is great, it's looking awesome. How you guys match and blend colors so good is way beyond my comprehension
cooler weather be here before you know it. Cant wait to see it painted buddy keep it up.

Was going to ask what your using for rear mounts then i seen how it goes together, nice and clean.
did/does it solve alignment or make it easier when the trans mounting bosses attach to the transom assembly like that?
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Is this wood sealed??!!
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I guess you could say itís pretty easy but nothing beats the ease of the Merctrans II setup you can drop a motor in by yourself with ease. This is really easier with two guys. One inside lining up the trans bolts and the other guy on the forklift or hoist.
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:02 AM
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Is this wood sealed??!!
No Iím still fitting and grinding on it. Iíll seal it up with epoxy when Iím done. The boats been indoors the whole time Iíve had it. It wonít see moisture until itís ready for it.
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In and out, repeat! The fun of custom work
Looks fantastic, thanks for the update
I hung a chain-fall from the forklift so I could do the removal/install by myself
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