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Old 07-02-2011, 02:52 PM
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You could just go to a boat supply distributor....
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:24 PM
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I ordered my T-bolt clamps from Mcmaster-Carr...

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/117/259/=d25tzf

I used part # 5462K67 for the exhaust, except for the two that went over the manifold header, which i used the next size up, part #5462K88 (4-3/4# - 5-1/8") as the headers expand the hose a bit more than the 4-3/8" to 4-3/4" variety allow. Note for others reading this down the road, this boat has 4" (ID) exhaust due to the 454-HO... standard 351 powered engines will have a smaller exhaust methinks.

These things are awesome - they are basically an inch wide, and they have a 3/8" (head) bolt you can drive with a ratchet or box-end wrench. Can be torqued to 166 in-lbs, which is way more than the standard clamps. We had to really crank them down to eliminate all the water leaks on the new exhaust hose. I am very pleased with the results. I still put on a pair of clamps on each fitting, as it is recommended for safety (if one of those clamps were to break, you'd be in a boatload of trouble, quite literally)

I also got my vinyl from Jim Jackson at Viper Customs today... been waiting quite a while for that. Took it right down to the upholstery shop (I'm using Visions Custom Upholstery of Green Bay, WI) and we worked through all the pieces. Going to take about a week to get that work done (upholsterer is on vacation this week) - but I should be in the water by next friday. Woot!
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:03 PM
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:44 PM
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Finally got the skins in and upholstered professionally ($700 for installation, $1000 for the skins from Viper Customs) - turned out really sharp - had to restitch one of the back seats, it was about an inch short, but it doesnt show, which is good.

Haven't taken any vanity shots of the boat, but here's a few from last weekend's camp getaway.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:26 PM
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trim.

Where did you get the bumper trim around the boat? Is it hard to replace? I've done some work to my 88 prostar. I'll post some pics later.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:36 PM
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Great looking jconover! Can't wait to see the vanity shots!
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:42 PM
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Sun is out and winds are calm, so I pulled her out to get ready for some runs tonight.

Re: the rub rail, that's taco marine - please search back through this thread, I posted the SKU and website. One note - the wind pushed the boat into the dock on monday, and took a gouge out of that flexible vinyl rub rail. To say i was frustrated with my junior shipmate/driver would be an understatement. We have a lot of current in the river this year, so dock maneuvers can be a bit tricky, but still, it underscores the fact that a flex-vinyl rubrail is pretty weak when it comes to strength/resilience.

Oh well, it's a good project for next winter or when I sell the boat.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:26 PM
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:52 PM
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Loookin Good!

Didnt realize you were a wisconsin resident till now....GB?

Heading up north of Wausau this weekend.

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Old 07-31-2011, 09:50 PM
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That boat looks sexy! Great job bro!

Another WI boater sounding off!

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