The bilge had some stress lines in it and we decided to pull the boat apart to repair those concerns. While we were in there he decided he would like to revamp the floors throughout the entire boat. We figured it was now time to remove the fuel tanks and add bulkheads to the boat as well. The tanks were then powder coated white to match the hull. The decision on the floors was to continue the original idea of the balsa wood into the cockpit area and stripe it with matching colors of the boat. Rick at Islander performed all the work and
When we received the boat back from Islander it was time for us to put a few prime pieces into the boat. We decide that we would start with the engine so along with Gordon Jennings from Paul Pfaff, we removed the 2.3 Whipple and installed a polished quad-rotor Whipple onto the engine. This package would offer another 100-150 horsepower to the boat and since the customer was already comfortable with the previous engine he decided to go ahead and up the power a bit as long as it would keep the reliability. Gordon finished the engine, dyno tested it and to our surprise it made closer to 200 more horsepower on only 8 lbs. o
The customer wanted a stock appearing hatch and Rick was happy to oblige. I insisted that from the front, the hatch needed to look stock and the only modifications that could be performed would need to be done to the inside and at the rear. He and his guys did a great job and created a perfect piece and gave us exactly what we wanted. Now that the puzzle was coming together it was time to get
This project was a great upgrade to an already beautiful boat and we appreciate the customer
allowing us the opportunity to help him achieve a new look. The boat tested well and now runs in the
mid 90?s. There are a few more props I would like to test with but for now the customer is happy with the outcome. There are few ideas in the works for a couple changes down the road. Maybe some Prime "race style" cavitation plates? We?ll just have to wait and see. .
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