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Old 10-25-2020, 01:47 PM
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Thanks guys for the help. Sounds more involved and labor intensive
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:19 PM
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If you would like an extremely educated "SWAG" give Dave Wesseldyk a call @ Wesco Racing engines. He rigged and still owns "JAWS" and runs her every couple of years.
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Old 10-27-2020, 06:29 AM
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As Spiecher lane stated I am almost positive the windshield alone would be more than 20k from Lee Aerospace. Find an open cockpit race boat and go from there. I toyed with doing the same thing to a older Doug Wright. The cost if you can do it yourself is sobering. Don Gardner aka Maritime Marine on here bought the DW I referenced and cut the lid off and redid the interior. There are photos on here of the process. The guy is a craftsman and the work himself. Best of luck and let us know what you purchase. Boating is a great disease.
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:41 AM
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I would do the glass work myself and maybe the dash. A windshield really costs $20,000?
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Originally Posted by thirdchildhood View Post
I would do the glass work myself and maybe the dash. A windshield really costs $20,000?
knot-right on here with the 46 skater bought one that someone never picked up or had a blemish or something I forget the exact reason he was given a deal on it but anyway, “the Smoking deal” was over $8,000
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:58 AM
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^^^^ then add the receiver, graft in the receiver and paint.... Money flies out as fast as the boat runs.

Beautiful project when done - look at Freedom after the Wrap Around was added.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:20 AM
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No disrespect OP but its crazy how the thread went from $20K to as high as possibly $100K in 4 posts. Thats nuts...
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Keith Atlanta View Post
No disrespect OP but its crazy how the thread went from $20K to as high as possibly $100K in 4 posts. Thats nuts...
I've seen engine rebuild threads do the same thing on here.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:55 PM
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If you want to repaint the whole boat while you're at it,it will be well over 100k
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:38 PM
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If I remember right the Outerlimits Gold Digger cost 45k to cut the top of the canopy off and finish it as an open cockpit boat.
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