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10-18-2012, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Prater

2011 Clearwater Pics

Really did not know where to post this, I took some Pics in Clearwater back in 2011. It is just a hobby and I had nearly 5000 pics from that trip to go through. I just uploaded all the team pics on...
08-20-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,826
Posted By Prater

Thanks for the input, I was just curious. The...

Thanks for the input, I was just curious. The exceleration on the Shotover River jet boats back in New Zealand were an awesome experience.
08-16-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,826
Posted By Prater

Any Jet Drives?

Just curious why jet drives are not used on the larger offshore boats. I was watching some show on the Navy swift boats and their Jet Drive use...
Forum: Nor-Tech
08-14-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 703
Posted By Prater

Awesome SPORT

Last Friday I passed a Nor-Tech Sport on my way to Orlando from Cocoa Beach. Man that was a beautiful boat in person. I can only dream about spending time on such a magnificent boat.
Forum: Swap Shop
08-14-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By Prater

Pelican Coolers

My buddy Jeff is selling the new Pelican Ice Chests on special right now. He is in Savannah, Ga and will ship.

35Qt $165.95
45Qt $191.95
65Qt $229.95

Jeff 912-233-1451

I have a Yeti...
01-08-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,271
Posted By Prater

not yet, i decided to wait and pull them off the...

not yet, i decided to wait and pull them off the boat when i pull the drives. I will just drop them off at my machine shop and have them remove the pins.
12-29-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By Prater

Why not take a class at Vo-Tech? That way you...

Why not take a class at Vo-Tech? That way you are building an engine in their shop and gaining some good knowledge. I took auto mechanics in high school and it has served me well through life. ...
12-15-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,198
Posted By Prater

Tjer is a place on oklahoma city called Trumans...

Tjer is a place on oklahoma city called Trumans appolstry. Thats were we buy it. May be cheaper than mcmaster...
12-13-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,390
Posted By Prater

Electric over hydraulic will be the best with...

Electric over hydraulic will be the best with Kodiaks on each axle. I have been rebuilding my tripple in stages. You might look at my thread on here.
12-12-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,473
Posted By Prater

Its an old pic, I blasted and repainted them...

Its an old pic, I blasted and repainted them sometime ago.

I have a 1964 804 Wheelhorse put away for a restore one of these days...
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12-12-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,473
Posted By Prater

I plan to use my Wheelhorse garden tractor to...

I plan to use my Wheelhorse garden tractor to pull my Formula out to the street once the trailer is done...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/slpcomputer/Tractor/IMG_1591.jpg
12-10-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Prater

I am rebuilding my I-beam trailer. Its not as...

I am rebuilding my I-beam trailer. Its not as narrow but i plan to add some running boards down the side to at least the beam of my formula to help keep the boat from hitting anything. Most of the...
12-02-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Prater

Here is my $93 box. Just a couple small dings...

Here is my $93 box. Just a couple small dings and a few scratches. Just getting an idea for mounting it to the frame.
...
12-01-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Prater

I just ordered 6 from trailerpart.com Pretty...

I just ordered 6 from trailerpart.com Pretty much was the same price as everywhere else after the discount on 6 brakes. What is important is to find out what spindle is on those axles. I am not...
12-01-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Prater

I was looking for a deal on Amazon when I came...

I was looking for a deal on Amazon when I came across a deal at the outlet store for this Top Mount box. Not really my top opening box but for $93 shipped I could not pass it up. I will mount it...
12-01-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Prater

Thanks for the info. I will start checking the...

Thanks for the info. I will start checking the clearance areas for a storage box. Got to stay on budget...
11-30-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Prater

Thats why I am leaning towards top opening boxes...

Thats why I am leaning towards top opening boxes instead of body boxes. Just in case I have to go a bit deeper on a launch the boxes will be sealed unless the top is submerged, if that happens I am...
11-30-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By Prater

Trailer Boxes

I am planning to add a couple of boxes to the trailer for some storage. Just curious what you have done with your trailer. I like the look of underbody boxes, but think that a standard truck tool...
11-27-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,271
Posted By Prater

What slide hammer are you using to pull the pin? ...

What slide hammer are you using to pull the pin? I am soaking the pins every day with PB Blaster.
11-25-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,674
Posted By Prater

Sorry about the delete on your reply... I had an...

Sorry about the delete on your reply... I had an old thread where i had asked and it had a few debates i did not want to relive. I am sticking with EZ Lube and may add the airtights later on.
11-25-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,674
Posted By Prater

Now the axles are aligned and centered...

Now the axles are aligned and centered properly...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/slpcomputer/Boating/Formula/Trailer/IMG_0445.jpg
11-24-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,271
Posted By Prater

Removing K-Plane

I am removing the K-Plane 280's from my formula to get them cleaned up and new paint. The pin that holds the tab to the transom assembly will not budge. Any tricks or tips? The tab itself pivots...
11-23-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,674
Posted By Prater

I now have the correct front equalizers. If you...

I now have the correct front equalizers. If you have an older bolt together triple, may want to check that the center axle is hung with this part...
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11-20-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,674
Posted By Prater

Yeah, i was matching what was on the trailer when...

Yeah, i was matching what was on the trailer when i took it apart. It needs the front equalizer shown in that kit. I will pick them up this week from a local trailer supply shop.
11-20-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,674
Posted By Prater

I just looked at my axle spec sheet from Dexter. ...

I just looked at my axle spec sheet from Dexter. I think the issue with the center axle is the way I hung it from the front equalizer. The spec sheet shows no shackles on front side of the spring. ...
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