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74stars
06-30-2011, 10:38 AM
Here are some pics of the progress on my S&S. Very long story short, I unfortunately abandoned repairs on the hull of my previous 74 a few years ago- our new baby changed things drastically and sadly the boat repairs kept getting pushed further down the list. FFWD to a couple of weeks ago when I found another 74 on craig's list, which had a good hull and bad (missing) running gear (we got it for far less than it would have cost to finish the other hull repairs). I am taking the good parts from the "old" boat and putting them in the "new" hull. Last night we dropped the rudder in and buttoned up the back end. Major thanks to my Dad who has come over to help me every night for a week to get it this far- I could not have done it with out him!

GT500 MC
06-30-2011, 10:39 AM
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74stars
06-30-2011, 10:40 AM
Trying to get pics to work

74stars
06-30-2011, 10:43 AM
"New" hull as it was when we purchased it on CL:

74stars
06-30-2011, 10:45 AM
New running gear installed: Prop, prop shaft and rudder- and lettering

74stars
07-05-2011, 09:34 AM
Here she is with new stars and lettering.

74stars
07-05-2011, 09:39 AM
The engine that came with this hull has an internal leak somewhere and was intermixing water to oil badly. Saturday we re-powered with the engine and trans from the other boat. Huge thanks to my friends who helped me swap it over and his expert use of the loader!

74stars
07-05-2011, 09:41 AM
Replacement with the Good engine! The hardest part was adjusting the motor and trans mounts to line it up with the prop shaft.

74stars
07-05-2011, 09:49 AM
The best news was that we were back on the water Sunday night and my 4 year old got to take his first ride. We were so excited we forgot the camera- but he LOVED it!

oxberger
07-05-2011, 04:15 PM
74, that's awesome to hear! And you just started your 4 year old on an addiction, congrats!

03geetee
07-05-2011, 05:52 PM
Great work on a classic for sure! Another one saved.

JTR