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Finished the wiring board today. I'm not good at electrical whatsoever so hopefully this works. Missing black heat shrink for the negatives. Waiting on some more materials in order to go forward.
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Augie over at Cutting edge propellers finished my prop. Told him I wanted an all around prop so he came up with this. Starting at 28p for now. He got 30 and 32 available. He basically made this from scratch. Pretty cool!
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Augi is a great guy, we get all our v-drive props from him. Quick turn around when you need a change or get a dinger too. Great build you have going, thanks for sharing!
 

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Augi is a great guy, we get all our v-drive props from him. Quick turn around when you need a change or get a dinger too. Great build you have going, thanks for sharing!
Thank you!
 

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Impressive work. Keep it up!


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Dropping it off tomorrow at the third upholstery place. Last two kept bullshiting. This next one said they will have it done end of the month. If not I'm throwing some lawn chairs in it.😆

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Brought the boat up to Burbank for upholstery. Went over designs and time frame. Left only the seat frames and side panels. I still need to work on the boat at the shop so I can't leave it.

Let's see how it goes in the next couple weeks. Better progress with this dude than the last two.

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Brought the boat up to Burbank for upholstery. Went over designs and time frame. Left only the seat frames and side panels. I still need to work on the boat at the shop so I can't leave it.

Let's see how it goes in the next couple weeks. Better progress with this dude than the last two.

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I feel your pain on upholstery. The few places that are really nice and have a good rep are really pricing and really backed up. My frames were junk, but I didn't so much mind the covering as it matched the boat and was in decent shape. I rebuilt the frames like you did and saved everything else. With some new foam we stapled everything back together and it came out nice. I would love to have a new Eliminator interior, I just don't think I can justify the cost is all.
 

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I feel your pain on upholstery. The few places that are really nice and have a good rep are really pricing and really backed up. My frames were junk, but I didn't so much mind the covering as it matched the boat and was in decent shape. I rebuilt the frames like you did and saved everything else. With some new foam we stapled everything back together and it came out nice. I would love to have a new Eliminator interior, I just don't think I can justify the cost is all.


Couple shops quoted me 10k to build the seats and wrap. This boat is kinda a whatever boat so I didn't want to spend a grip on it. My racer is my main focus so kinda half ass this whole build.
 

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Couple shops quoted me 10k to build the seats and wrap. This boat is kinda a whatever boat so I didn't want to spend a grip on it. My racer is my main focus so kinda half ass this whole build.
Exactly the price I got. I LOVE my 21, but that is a steep number..
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I like my old school 90's look..=)

Is your 300 good to go?
 

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Should start this weekend if I can get to it. Got a customer that needs to make a race so hectic over here.
 

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Mounting the motor. Took couple hrs to measure and mark the drilling points. This boat ain't very symmetrical at all. Really drove me nuts. Cut out a template on card board and then center punched it onto the hull. Then made a drill fixture to make sure the drill bit goes in straight. This is important because I'm fabbing up a transom brace inside so the holes need to line up.

Don't mind me using the car. Forklift ran out of gas and it was a Sunday. Had to make something work.
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Drilling holes would have been nerve wracking.
 

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Turning out great!!


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Interior is suppose to be done this weekend. I have a trip next week so hopefully it all goes well.

Stainless rub rail is coming tomorrow and installing it on Friday. Rush rush rush! haha

Right on!! Looking forward to some update pictures whenever you get the chance! 👍
 

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Just wondering why you need 2 batteries?

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Went down to Hoffman motorsports this morning to have Chris check TPS and engine vitals. Everything is good and ready to go.

On the way home, upholstery guy texted me finished pics. Super happy! Going to be a busy couple days.
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Man that's turning out NICE!!!! That upholstery looks fantastic! Love the front seats! 👍
 

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Interior looks super sano. Enjoying following along, keep the updates coming.
 

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Sound system and engine. Just incase if one dies. Don't wanna call tow.

Later down the line I'll get the antigravity batteries to save 70lbs.
You may want to check the ionic batteries. They have the ability to Bluetooth so you can see state of charge, amp draw, and number of cycle's, pretty cool batteries.
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Dig the light grey for sure.

I'm in the planning stages of redoing my 230 Eagle interior and am really thinking of going a lt grey instead of white also.

Who ended up doing yours if you don't mind me asking?
 

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I have his card at home. I'll send a pic of it later. Great pricing and no bullshit.


Dig the light grey for sure.

I'm in the planning stages of redoing my 230 Eagle interior and am really thinking of going a lt grey instead of white also.

Who ended up doing yours if you don't mind me asking?
 

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Damn looks good and you covered the whole color spectrum between white and black!! Haha have fun on your trip!
 
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