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    Re: Almost There finally.

    I made it out today! It ran just like the day I put it away. I was in the water by 6:30 and finished my rounds by 9:30. A great day on the river, I needed it.
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    Re: Almost There finally.

    Now that made me laugh. The two or three strikes in that video were all there was. I don't fix my dents like that. I put the boat on the garage floor and put a bottle jack on the dent then a 4x4 up...
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    Re: Almost There finally.

    You're doing just fine on your own. Like I said in the post, it's a 40 footer, it looks good from 40 foot away. I just wanted to get some paint on it for the season. I'm going tear it down this...
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    Re: Almost There finally.

    Got a couple coats of new paint on to get me through the season. Shes a 40 footer.
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    Re: Sheet Metal Break

    I've been wanting to do a brake for a few years now. I've youtubed it a good many times but never started. I always want to wait for that perfect build. So far I like the ones that use fabbed heavy...
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    Re: Another Project to Play With Part 2

    I'll be watching to see how all this works Bart. You have way more patience than I.
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    Almost There finally.

    After a few years of no river time I think I have the honeydo list down to a scream. I got the boat out and started getting it ready for the river.
    It hadnt been started in a few years so it took...
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    Re: Rudder stick travel adjustment

    At 45 degrees the boat will circle in place at idle. I've never really looked or paid attention to how far I pull the stick when I need to slide the boat out in an emergency stop.
  9. Thread: I've been busy

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    Re: I've been busy

    It's all done under the hood. The booster is ok. I replaced the master cyl, proportioning valve, all new brake lines in the front. Radiator overflow, a bunch of vaccum hoses including the check...
  10. Thread: I've been busy

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    Re: I've been busy

    Yes unusual for sure but I'm pretty sure of it. The battery had no load on it when I disconnected it. All it took to restart it was two short fuel lines at the fuel rail.

    It's a 95 4.0 HO 4:10 5sp...
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    Re: I've been busy

    Pics didnt post
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    I've been busy

    A few weeks ago my jeep caught fire while I was welding on it. Bad ground, ground wires in the engine bay loom hot hot and burned. I tried to start it and drive it out of the garage. Oops, this put...
  13. Thread: Well

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    Well

    She looks a little rough but it looks like she's ready for some water time. I have the prop off putting a coat of poly on it now. If she treats me right I may even give her a coat of paint. This will...
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    Sticky: Saturn Surplus update

    I just talked to Mark. Although they are closing you can still call the 717-692-9500 number to order. Keep in mind they are not there a normal schedule and may not answer so keep trying. The website...
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    Re: more mag troubles

    That's the same problem I had with my original mag. It worked fine when cold but once it got warm it would shut down. It was a fairbanks, I have a slick mag now on for 10 years.
  16. Re: Mini pro 116 got yamaha apex motor going in it thoughts ?

    The prop should work. I don't know about back pressure. All I know is the guy had trouble getting it to run right with an altered exhaust. He put a stock exhaust on it and it ran fine.
  17. Re: Mini pro 116 got yamaha apex motor going in it thoughts ?

    It will be fine. Of course you'll need to match the reduction as mentioned. The biggest problem I've seen was altering the exhaust for airboat use. If the exhaust isn't tuned correct the engine won't...
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    Re: Project The Tank II

    This boat is now for sale due to his health. I'll be bringing it home shortly for a repaint. it's pretty much the same other than my intake and a VW CARB. He also put on an auto anchor winch. PM for...
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    Re: Awesome site !!!!

    Welcome to the site!

    The pods in that instance is for extra flotation due to the heavy motor hanging off the back. Yes,it does help with planning because of the extra flotation and planing area....
  20. Thread: Turbo 084

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    Re: Turbo 084

    This is why I went with the smaller turbo hoping it would spool faster. In my mind the exhaust pressure has to be as high as possible by using a smaller diameter pipe without restricting the system....
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    Re: Happy Birthday Papee !!!

    Thanks guys, I haven't been doing so well lately but getting better.
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    Re: Turbo 084

    Most turbo are set up to spool at about 2500-3000 rpms. I got a smaller turbo hoping it would spool faster. I also wanted to eliminate any lag.
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    Re: Summer is coming to the Susquehanna....

    Do you remember the year the river was all Orange? We were at camp and I looked out on the river to see some orange balls floating down the the river. Shortly after it was full of orange, pumpkins.
  24. Thread: App64s Build

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    Re: App64s Build

    Finally got myself upright and able to do some work. I started doing a little body work on my jeep and it turned into a big project. Finally got it done.

    I started putting Tonys boat back...
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    Re: Turbo 084

    Ah good to see this! I'm one project away from starting mine. I finally got the jeep done and started putting tonys boat back together. I need to get mine out and run it to make sure it's running...
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