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Old 01-19-2023, 04:08 PM
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Default The 85 Stepp 22 is almost finished.

After finding many more problem than what we expected. It has taken longer than originally planned, but the project is finally nearing it's completion. I am very happy with the end result. The boat itself will be making the trip down to the Cincinnati Convention center for the Travel, Sports and boat show that will take place Jan. 19-29. BES is nearing completion of the 385 inch Stroker and it is scheduled to go on the dyno next week some time. The boat will be down at the show until the end of this month and then it will return to be finished up. I can't wait for spring. Here are a few photos of the project.


















The cleat has not been attached in this photo as the boat was getting ready to have the final buff done to it. This is why the cleat is crooked.



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Looks sweet Nice work
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Congrats!! Lookin good
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Gorgeous!

Love the classic lines and colors.

Well done sir!

Bonus points for being in the Cinci Boat Show!
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Very nice! Congrats.

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Coming along nicely. On a whole other level.
BTW, what is the deal regarding the insurance in one of those picture captions?
Did the previous owner make a claim against that rot and then claimed it was fixed correctly?
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Coming along nicely. On a whole other level.
BTW, what is the deal regarding the insurance in one of those picture captions?
Did the previous owner make a claim against that rot and then claimed it was fixed correctly?
The previous owner claimed that his kid had hit a log and turned in a $12,000 claim for damage done by this accident. From the receipts he gave me and what I found when the boat was disassembled. What he turned in to his insurance company and what we found and what was on the explanation of the repair done to the boat. I believe the previous owner committed insurance fraud to the tune of $12,000. It appeared that what was actually done was nothing more than hiding the rot that was in the boat so it could be sold without a bunch of questions or suspicions. One would figure with $12,000 worth of damage from hitting a log. There would be damage to the hull. There was none. To the transom. There was none. And one would figure for a 12,000 claim. A drive better than a SEI 116 Aplha would have been used. Plus the fact that there were 1/2 inch scabs glassed in to the inside of the stringers to the point of a 30 gallon tank replaced the original 50 gallon tank because the original tank would not fit with the shoddy repair. As stated this is just my opinion which I believe to be the case on this boat. A 12,000 claim without any hull or transom damage. Why else would an entire floor be replace when ever single gusset in the boat was hollow, why wouldn't that damage been address while the floor was out of the boat? and then for the former owner to paint the entire engine compartment black to try to hide everything that had been done. That wasn't visible until a dry ice sandblasting was done to the engine compartment to remove all of the prior paint on the boat. It sure looks to be what I have called it, and that's the way I see it.

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The previous owner claimed that his kid had hit a log and turned in a $12,000 claim. From the receipts he gave me and what I found when the boat was disassembled. What he turned in to his insurance company and what we found and what was on the explanation of the repair done to the boat. I believe the previous owner committed insurance fraud to the tune of $12,000. It appeared that what was actually done was nothing more than hiding the rot that was in the boat so it could be sold without a bunch of questions or suspicions. One would figure with $12,000 worth of damage from hitting a log. There would be damage to the hull. There was none. To the transom. There was none. And one would figure for a 12,000 claim. A drive better than a SEI Aplha would have been used. Plus the fact that there were 1/2 inch scabs glass in to the inside of the stringer to the point of a 30 gallon tank replaced the original 50 gallon tank because the original tank would not fit with the shoddy repair.
You sure the shop didnít scam him ?
Accusing someone of insurance fraud is a tall order.
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