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Old 08 February 2007, 06:56   #21
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What's with the pic of the hard boat with the twin Verados? Is that the "discount" engine supply joint?
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Old 08 February 2007, 08:12   #22
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i fink yew mite gett morr thann tenn pirsent slipp wiv dat propp

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Old 08 February 2007, 10:40   #23
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The boat with the 2 verados is a 40' tunnel hul speed boat. It was brought in to paint. Personal after looking at how big the boat was I think it is a bit under powerd.
Also that is not my pro in the pic. It is a new jet drive Im going to try out. LOL

To Dctucker. I have the splashwell ready if you ever want to try to get togetehr and make a copy. fell free to just let me know
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Old 08 February 2007, 12:03   #24
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Nice job, LTF.

Looking forward to more in-process pics when you decide on amenities.

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Old 10 February 2007, 14:49   #25
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Boat is finished painting and back at my house. I will be installing the motor again this weekend and then start thinking about what I am going to do for a seat and a frame.. I still have to install the keel guard when It gets warm again. Didnt get to do it when the boat was upside down. too bad..
I hope these pics can help someone out. Feel free to ask me any questions you have. as I finish up the boat I will post more pics.

Looks like a very good finish, what paint did you use?
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Old 11 February 2007, 00:39   #26
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Sorry about these pics being late, I would like to try to get them back in the right place for this project. They are the building up around the dumphole and many little patches . They should have been before the final paint job.
Im going to be working on my seat and also figure out if I can mount a small kicker I have. a 5hp merc. I dont think I have the room on the transom to keep itmounted all the time so I may incorperate some kind of mount into the back of my seat to hold the motor when needed. shouldnt be too hard since I am starting from scratch.
As for what type of paint I used Ill have to get back to you later on. I just know it cost me about $350 in paint, thinner, sandpaper and other supplies. I used 2 quarts of paint and a bunck of thinner. I unfortunately wasnt there when painted, I would have liked to seen how it was done. I had 2 coats of primmer and 3 coats of paint.
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Old 11 February 2007, 09:48   #27
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Man I would never leave my boat untarped over the winter like that, brutal on the interior and everything else... referring to the go fast with the mercs..
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Old 12 February 2007, 16:26   #28
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To Dctucker. I have the splashwell ready if you ever want to try to get togetehr and make a copy. fell free to just let me know
Great job! the boat looks great, I'm jealous... As happy as I am with my boat, I'd love to find the time to spruce it up like that. It's sitting in a garage in FL until I get to use it again the end of March.

I'm pretty torn as to whether or not to bother with the splashwell. I put in an auto electric bilge pump, and that handled the issue adequately. I do need to find a decent weatherproof switch for the pump though. The el cheapo West Marine one crapped out in <2 weeks of exposure. Ah well, it was worth trying...

I'm not sure I really want that big ol chunk of fiberglass taking up space in the back of the RIB. Right now I'm leaning against it. Don't wait on me to put it back in the boat, if I take too long and miss the opportunity, that'll make my decision for me. That being said, when do you think you may be putting it back on the boat? For the cost of a quart of polyester resin and a couple of yards of glass, it's probably worth doing. Maybe the weekend of March 3-4? Should only take 1/2 hour or so to lay up, but will take 4 hours to cure.
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dctucker any time

Dctucker, I have the splashwell on the boat now but only held on by 2 bolts now, I havent calked it or anything. I still have to take it off to put the braces back on. Until I am done with everything I will not mount the well completely in case I have to take it off again. Anything you need feel free to ask me. That weekend should be fine, no rush though, make sure you want one before you make it though, You can always make it and not put it on right away also.
looking forward to getting together for a ride this summer...
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have done enough work to post some more pics, these are the pics of the bow locker I made using plywood covered in west system epoxy. The seat base was also made the same way. I made the seat in the back from a couple of hinges and cut out a backing from the same piece of plywood as the seat base and bow locker. cost me $25 in wood. To make the bow locker I made a template from cardboard, then transfered it to a piece of wood and after a lot of alterations I got my 2 pieces sized. Made up a bit of epoxy and after prepping the surface was able to bond the 2 panels into something that looked like I knew what I was doing. Cut out the hole and mounted the hatch cover.
The back seat was framed from some pt and a seat cushion I had around. I found a couple of hinges and after cutting out a piece of wood for the back it fit preety good. This back seat will be used for a year or so until I have the money to have one custom made. I will be able to get imput from what I have and use that when I have one made, such as Is it mounted too high, too low, should the seat back be so high. Right now when I lay the back down on the cushion it is nice and flat and I can use it as a table if needed.
I have the new cusions made for my bow locker and the front of my console and the back of the bench seat. I put the first coat of paint on these today and will have piucs of the finished product soon.
I have fitted a racor fuel seperater and have 2 12 gal tanks. One under the driveres seat and one under the back bench seat. I have fitted the keel guard as I hoped and did a pretty ok job with it. . The boat is just about done and will send some more pics in the next coupole of days
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