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Old 23 May 2006, 17:24   #41
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as opposed to your....no i wont go there!

Pathalla, your boat looks superb!
Thank you Gray for the compliment, It has been a labor of love, I love boating and it is the vessel of course!
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Old 24 May 2006, 22:28   #42
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batten down the hatches... and tubeset

Some pictures of Mark and me hard at work bolting down the sponsons, first paint the rails then inflate and deflate the tubes then reinflate the chambers one at a time bow to stern, still a bitch to get the holes lined up, but eventually success! Thank god for air ratchets! Hands get filthy from the black hypalon and all the pulling on it. Hoping for some Saturday launch pictures but it is up in the air as I need some minor parts for the motor's tie bar. The weather is heating up!
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Old 30 May 2006, 23:36   #43
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necessity is the mother of invention...

Well, Memorial Day weekend here in the states was upon us, the boat wasn't and isn't quite finished and the required parts for the tiebar had not arrived from Teleflex, so what did I do? Put it off yet another weekend and finish the few things I had left to do? Hell No! First picture is of the "bail wired" part I made to connect the two motors, not the prettiest thing but it worked and should last until I get the pieces I need. I took the arch off the back of the boat as I want to repaint it and will put it back on in a couple of weeks.
A few pictures of War Machine dockside after a great day on Lake Erie, girl in the one picture is Carol, a British lass living here in the States, and a group shot of the Germans John, Ray and Tim with Carol.
One shot of Ray running War Machine as I am taking, or attempting to take the picture from the bow. the gentleman with his arm on the bow post in the group shot is the welding wunderkind Tim Hout, thanks for all the help Tim, without the Hout Bros War Machine would not be! Many others helped contribute to the finishing of this fine boat and will be pictured on this thread as summer goes along. Weather here in the Great Lakes was in the high eighties and low nineties over Saturday, Sunday and Monday, hope it was as good for all the ribnetters out there as well, By for now, Pathalla
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Old 31 May 2006, 00:07   #44
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Who's this guy???

One tired yet happy dude who got up at 6:20 am on Saturday to get his boat in running order so they could finally get out on the boat, after months of work. See that smile? success is sweet indeed, now it is time to play!!
God how I love Lake Erie! Just so all you Ribnetters know, the reason the five lakes are referred to as the "Great Lakes" is not really due to their size, but simply because... They are!!! Hope yours is as good as ours, enjoy the waves, Pathalla
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Nice to finally see War Machine on the water. Any issues with the outboard installation or was it all plain sailing? Looks as though you all had a good time out on the Lake.
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Old 31 May 2006, 09:31   #46
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Incredibly throughout this whole conversion from inboard to outboard there were very few problems. Usually some design flaw or installation obstacle occurs which really sets you back, as neither myself or my acquaintances are boat builders or riggers for that matter. No, amazingly everything went fairly smoothly from start to finish. A good starting plan and careful installation along the way, along with some luck as there are things you just plain overlook, I am sure the builders out there know what I am talking about.
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Really awesome looking boat - what sort of performance figures?
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Great project - and good to see you out on the water. Have a great summer with it.
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Old 31 May 2006, 22:21   #49
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Thanks for the compliments Mike and Cod, It has been rewarding putting life back into what basically was scrap aluminum and rubber at the time I bought it. Cod, I will get some numbers on speed and fuel consumption somewhere down the road and post it up here. For right now I am just going to use it and enjoy it, need to smell the roses for a while...
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Old 02 October 2006, 21:18   #50
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Done for the year...

Haven't posted on this thread all Summer so some updates for the Ribnetters out there, War Machine is finished for the year as we have had problems with the fuel pumps on the port side motor, the engine gradually stopped running and lo and behold, two of the three low pressure fuel pumps had holes in the diaphrams! I believe this was caused by ethanol blended gasoline (petrol). This was easy to fix but the engine still is not running quite right so the boat will eventually go in for overall checkup with a Yamaha dealer. The aft portside chamber has let go at the seam below the waterline, the tube is still holding air but the repair has to be done. This tube set has internal bladders and a outside skin, this is one thing I do not care to attempt to fix so the tube set will be coming off and it will be going back to Demaree for the repair. Pics to follow...
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