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04-22-2019, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Rippem

3 weeks or less actual build time was my...

3 weeks or less actual build time was my understanding going in. Can't go by my posting when I got the pics as they weren't necessarily accurate for timeline. Lotsa folks ask for "follow my build...
04-22-2019, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Rippem

my buddy has a mid 90's Grady 225 with 250HP on a...

my buddy has a mid 90's Grady 225 with 250HP on a bracket. That is an amazing little boat! boats on the Lake exclusively and we've had that thing out in some pretty big eastern end crap and it just a...
04-22-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 172
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Posted By Rippem

I liked the lines myself obviously including the...

I liked the lines myself obviously including the bustle drop, shapes and angles.
in this segment egress from one side of the platform to the other is not universal.
it's getting a lil more common...
04-21-2019, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Rippem

Cary, Peter, ...

Cary, Peter,
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/640x480/262_build_16_01c04d4fa60a2e343779dcf954c86b77d570d6ac.jpg...
04-12-2019, 02:08 PM
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Views: 995
Posted By Rippem

heat exchanger grommet(s) been there done that ...

heat exchanger grommet(s) been there done that
don't even need to change it if all is well otherwise
they just shrink in the cold and loose seal.
grow back in the spring and seal fine
don't...
04-11-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,679
Posted By Rippem

Any boat guy will enjoy these. Interesting stuff...

Any boat guy will enjoy these. Interesting stuff regardless of brand.
MGB/Cobia is active on the net/forums and is quite transparent.
I emailed big cheese there today and I had an email back in 15...
04-11-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,679
Posted By Rippem

just got pics from Kent. Outta 'da molds ...

just got pics from Kent.
Outta 'da molds

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/640x480/262_build_7_42c17c3727bee77ffadd45bf62891c560f9dee44.jpg...
04-11-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,679
Posted By Rippem

:boat::party-smiley-048: he told me it runs...

:boat::party-smiley-048:

he told me it runs 29?

how long till Dave finds this?
certainly he can see this thread from the plane?
3 dimensions implies he "sees all"
04-11-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,679
Posted By Rippem

yes, being in the right place at the right time...

yes, being in the right place at the right time is a skill of mine...:D
and with Cary waiting patiently on power for who knows how long, and you taking a couple seasons off to change those couplers,...
04-10-2019, 05:51 PM
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Views: 26,679
Posted By Rippem

I believe Cary said 300R's?

I believe Cary said 300R's?
04-09-2019, 11:41 AM
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Views: 26,679
Posted By Rippem

That's why I posted that... Lines, shapes,...

That's why I posted that...

Lines, shapes, red/white colors, tasteful graphics and decals...just epitomizes clean classic hot rod race boat in every single way possible.
04-09-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,679
Posted By Rippem

back to the classics. Apologize for the...

back to the classics. Apologize for the interlope. :D

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/1423x929/bertram_38_30eb45faf3177a7f6bac9041dd78d769478acd77.jpg
04-09-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,679
Posted By Rippem

hopefully Cary, I won't be shunned for going this...

hopefully Cary, I won't be shunned for going this route :picard1:

I had no interest in the typical "busy", "sit on the floor", "only one way forward" day boat.
I wanted to sit high from the...
04-09-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,679
Posted By Rippem

Hey Cary, all is well! and yes a CC. looking...

Hey Cary, all is well! and yes a CC.
looking ahead..."retirement boat" lol

low fuss, low maintenance, easy to get around on, keep, and efficient.
no more stooping, crawling, jumping, climbing,...
04-08-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,679
Posted By Rippem

Cary, your passion for these classics, the...

Cary, your passion for these classics, the history behind them, as well as the work you do with them never fails to impress.

I want to know about this Bertram? Is there a thread on it?

Pete,...
02-15-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rippem

Who's not a speed junkie? I spent a couple hours...

Who's not a speed junkie? I spent a couple hours yesterday afternoon right out back here making 100mph passes on one of my sleds,
The Challenger, under sheets and blankets for the winter, when I do...
02-14-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rippem

The Cobia's certainly not a "performance" center...

The Cobia's certainly not a "performance" center console as Ing speaks of, but that depends on how you define performance, and what kind of $ you want to spend on one.
I thought about it but went...
02-14-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rippem

The 262 update of the 261 is debuting at the...

The 262 update of the 261 is debuting at the Miami show

Was originally shopping everybody's 24'ers and eliminated them one-by-one for any and all reasons from layout, rigging, quality of...
02-14-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rippem

Cobia

Cobia
02-13-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,023
Posted By Rippem

I'm going CC because after 27 years in...

I'm going CC because after 27 years in performance boats I'm just done with the compromises and fuss.

I'm a big guy, now in my mid-fifties.
I'm done with climbing, crawling, jumping, stooping, no...
01-07-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,035
Posted By Rippem

and only one of the two tastes like chicken...

and only one of the two tastes like chicken...
Forum: Formula
06-02-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By Rippem

There was never anything but a dry line and a...

There was never anything but a dry line and a spider or two in that anchor locker.
08-18-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,058
Posted By Rippem

I have never had any issue whatsoever with the WS...

I have never had any issue whatsoever with the WS on my 353. Solid as a rock.
I do check the frame top screws every now and then over 14 years and have seldom gotten anything on them
Though the...
08-17-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Rippem

the raw SS tips are screwed on and bedded in 5200...

the raw SS tips are screwed on and bedded in 5200
Have fun!

Been there done that!

there is a very thin line of heat that will soften the 5200 and not scorch the surrounding gel.
I tried the...
08-15-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,058
Posted By Rippem

certainly not the windshield's fault! If you plan...

certainly not the windshield's fault! If you plan on regularly taking ~1000 lbs. of effective impact on your windscreen, I'd have to say glass just isn't for you!

if you replace it with glass,...
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