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wash11

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Son of a.................

Great pics but would love detail of the build and changes etc too!
 

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Like Wash11 said, you lump it all together like that and you really get to see how much work these damn things are, how long, and twisty the journey can be.

On top of that, you have a range of skills (and tools) that aren't often seen around here.

So a couple of questions:

How close to done is it?

If I recall correctly you are up here in NorCal, did you find someone locally to do your polishing and where are you getting the anodizing done? Or are you doing that stuff yourself as well?
 

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Like Wash11 said, you lump it all together like that and you really get to see how much work these damn things are, how long, and twisty the journey can be.

On top of that, you have a range of skills (and tools) that aren't often seen around here.

So a couple of questions:

How close to done is it?

If I recall correctly you are up here in NorCal, did you find someone locally to do your polishing and where are you getting the anodizing done? Or are you doing that stuff yourself as well?
Yes I’m in NorCal. Polishing is being done at cantwells in SSF. And anodizing is done by Deans anodizing in Redwood City!!

didn’t mean to jam it all together but figured U could see the whole thing inthe other section and didn’t want to write a description for the thing all over again !!!! I could abandon the other page?? But don’t want to either !!!!

this is basically where it sits now have to make some interior changes before the motor goes back in !! And I traded my old blower set up for a gentry twin turbo setup but not running it on this boat so figuring a new blower set up ??
 

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Looking good.

Was your rudder originally offset to port? or did you move it over to clear the prop shaft?
 

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groeper was asking what I used gel with a gloss additive and a gravity pressure cup spray gun!
 

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Are you using the Morse Command II? I have that in my Spectra and an extra helm but cannot fine new cables, would like to have a spare set... did you find new cables if you are running that helm. Thanks
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Are you using the Morse Command II? I have that in my Spectra and an extra helm but cannot fine new cables, would like to have a spare set... did you find new cables if you are running that helm. Thanks
I'll be going through my storage soon and have some extra cables mostly all brand new. Send me a message with your lengths needed and Ill let you know what I have.
 

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Everything looks awesome. Just my two cents...get rid of that tiller arm! They are junk. the constant push/pull will eventually cause the bolts to oval out the holes and that is no bueno. I think Bergeron has the one you want that will sandwich the swivel connectors with material on both sides and a through bolt.
 

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Everything looks awesome. Just my two cents...get rid of that tiller arm! They are junk. the constant push/pull will eventually cause the bolts to oval out the holes and that is no bueno. I think Bergeron has the one you want that will sandwich the swivel connectors with material on both sides and a through bolt.
Correct! Single shear is generally not the best when you can run a double, esp when we’re talking steering.
 

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Hey Aaron, I love your boat. Especially after seeing some loose hardware in the bilge. You ain’t v driving if you don’t have some hardware down there after a weekend.


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Hey Aaron, I love your boat. Especially after seeing some loose hardware in the bilge. You ain’t v driving if you don’t have some hardware down there after a weekend.


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So kind of like my old shovel head? If I can make it back home with 90% of my hardware attached I’m stoked. I started wire tying everything that would fall off.
 

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So kind of like my old shovel head? If I can make it back home with 90% of my hardware attached I’m stoked. I started wire tying everything that would fall off.
Every single time I run my boat it seems like there will be one small washer, or nut. Like under a quarter inch. It’s a v drive thing.


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superchatger back from polisher for jus a smooth metal finish no polish !! Gettin the decks surfaced and off to Texas for some coatings!!!
 
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