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Old 23 June 2016, 15:22   #1
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Thundercat built thread!

Thought I'd start a build thread to show the build of my thundercat so I can see the progress and for all of you also!

Started off buying this...
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2014 Aquarius thundercat
1 of only 5 built to this spec.
Carbon fibre nose cone & floor boards.
Made out of Hypalon rather than PVC.

Secondly I bought a double jet ski trailer which I rebuilt to make fit.

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Raised the bunks and extended the drawbar as it was too short.

Planning on fitting a bow snub and big wide high speed tyres next.
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Old 23 June 2016, 15:24   #2
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Just bought this boat to take the engine and will sell on the hull and trailer. Click image for larger version

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Engine is more or less stock.
Just needs a good service and will be good to go and ready for tuning!
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Old 24 June 2016, 10:22   #3
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Doing the impeller earlier to discover this mess!!

The pump was completely filled with salt.

The impeller itself had cracked and has left melted marks in the liner. The bottom housing is also so corroded that bits of metal have worn away!!

Will replace the whole lot with brand new fittings.

Shows why you should always flush your engine after use.

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Knew you would have one again. Looking forward to this build!!
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Old 24 June 2016, 12:39   #5
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Managed to get the engine off the zapcat today.

Just need to finish respraying the transom and I can fit it

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Old 24 June 2016, 19:10   #6
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I love those little cats. I wish I could get a used one over here in the USA.


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You building the engine stock just now? May be worth getting a D1 exhaust on if it's apart anyway
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Planning on fitting a bow snub and big wide high speed tyres next.
Coz the 60MPH speed limit on the motorway is there to be broken?
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Coz the 60MPH speed limit on the motorway is there to be broken?

No, because larger wheels will cope better on longer journeys and increase the life of the bearings
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Just bought this boat to take the engine and will sell on the hull and trailer. Attachment 114017Attachment 114018

Engine is more or less stock.
Just needs a good service and will be good to go and ready for tuning!
that was on ebay was it not at what looked a very good price
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