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So my Russian neighbor has me come over to show me his boat he built from scratch. Like from Home Depot scratch. 100% hand made. I noticed he was making a boat and had a real old jet ski he bought but never realized he was actually making a real boat. Pretty crazy. It’s all registered and everything. Just a putter. Put the jet ski motor in it. He also shows me an old pickup he almost has done that has an iPad in the dash and miles of wiring in it and is almost done with. Such a nice guy.
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Very nice, the houses look like Simi Larwin style, you in Simi?

So my Russian neighbor has me come over to show me his boat he built from scratch. Like from Home Depot scratch. 100% hand made. I noticed he was making a boat and had a real old jet ski he bought but never realized he was actually making a real boat. Pretty crazy. It’s all registered and everything. Just a putter. Put the jet ski motor in it. He also shows me an old pickup he almost has done that has an iPad in the dash and miles of wiring in it and is almost done with. Such a nice guy.
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Being a jet and all I wonder if it will hit triple digits?
The reverse bucket is really special. I also like the wood block for the hatch hold down.
 

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That boat is Sweet!!!

Is that old Studebaker truck his tow vehicle?
 

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That boat is Sweet!!!

Is that old Studebaker truck his tow vehicle?
No just a work project. He put a Chevy engine in it. He opened the passenger door and where the passenger seat would be there is miles of wires and circuit boards that connect to an iPad recessed in the dash and controlled by an app on his phone to open the doors, start the truck etc. Pretty crazy
 

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How from scratch did he build it?

On my phone so hard time seeing the pics but it looks cool! Does he have a mold (is it glass?) is the wood deck real or wood applied to a fiberglass deck or faux wood look?

Edit: it looks like a plywood build? Maybe GenL ??

Neat little cruiser for sunset cocktail cruises !
 
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That's some really nice work. Making something like that from scratch takes real skill. The Studebaker Lark convertible is a fairly rare piece, I'd like to see photos of it too.

The pickup is also cool. I owned a '52 when I was in high school, it had a 170 CI flathead and a three speed transmission. I paid $200 for it. One night I was at my dad's shop messing around with a friend. We formed some ¾" EMT and brazed it to the rear fender openings, slathered on some bondo, and shot a cover of grey primer over it. The result was some pretty good looking fender flares.

I just happened to have a set of 10" M&H Racemaster slicks mounted on 9" steel wheels. The bolt pattern matched the Stude's, and by midnight I had the truck parked at the local hangout and drawing a few spectators. @playdeep probably remembers my faux hot rod.

I had them convinced there was a 396 under the hood until I started it to go home. The flattie didn't quite sound like a V-8.

😁
 
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Just Marine Plywood. No fiberglass. Just resin I think. No mold. He used to have a 47’ 3 deck he built from a hull up in Long Beach. Took him 2 years he said
 
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I’ll go up the street later and get some more pics of his stuff. He’s currently working on a 3D printer and CNC he’s building
 

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That's some really nice work. Making something like that from scratch takes real skill. The Studebaker Lark convertible is a fairly rare piece, I'd like to see photos of it too.

The pickup is also cool. I owned a '52 when I was in high school, it had a 170 CI flathead and a three speed transmission. I paid $200 for it. One night I was at my dad's shop messing around with a friend. We formed some ¾" EMT and brazed it to the rear fender openings, slathered on some bondo, and shot a cover of grey primer over it. The result was some pretty good looking fender flares.

I just happened to have a set of 10" M&H Racemaster slicks mounted on 9" steel Chevy wheels. The bolt pattern matched the Stude's, and by midnight I had the truck parked at the local hangout and drawing a few spectators. @playdeep probably remembers my faux hot rod.

I had them convinced there was a 396 under the hood until I started it to go home. The flattie didn't quite sound like a V-8.

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I do remember that ...
Skaggs parking lot across the street from Eldorado's McDonald's.
That ol' Stude was bitchin.
There was always some cool iron sitting there on Friday&Saturday nights.
Didja ever take it out to South Eubank?
 

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I do remember that ...
Skaggs parking lot across the street from Eldorado's McDonald's.
That ol' Stude was bitchin.
There was always some cool iron sitting there on Friday&Saturday nights.
Didja ever take it out to South Eubank?
Naw. It could barely get out of its own way. 😁

I did find out that when I hit a puddle in the street or it was raining, the slicks produced some interesting moments. 😁
 

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That is bad ass! I wish I had skills like that!
 
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