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Old 06-02-2011, 01:47 PM
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:46 AM
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I am as well looking forward to seeing final result. Great Job!
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:44 AM
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:26 AM
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Oh happy day. Got my boat back. Recap: after stripping old paint from boat, found some bubbles in gelcoat, and a few repairs in that area (some sort of body filler). ground out all that stuff and took it to a professional for those repairs. Ended up that most of the starboard rear end had gelcoat damage. Ground out all the damage, regelled, painted the upper stripe (too expensive to regel the whole "top of the shoebox").

Boat is back in the garage. Put the carpet in today. For reference, if you buy an 8x25 roll of carpet, you can cut it at 19 feet (i cut it at 19' 6"), and then slit the 19' long piece down the middle. This will give you enough material to carpet the whole boat from bow to stern with just two pieces, and the remaining 6 foot section is sufficient to cover the two bilge hatches and the remaining pieces that need carpet in the boat. Here's a few pics of the boat with new carpet. Still need to do the bilge covers, gas tank panel, side panels, and i should have enough scraps left over to cover my amp board. I also cut a 13 foot long by 8 inch wide piece from the right hand side to wrap the lower part of the motor box.

Still got a lot of work to do to put her all back together, but I'm getting there. Also have a box full of VERY pretty power coated metal bits which need to be reinstalled on the hull. I will take pictures of those in the morning before i start installing.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:41 AM
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Some pretty pics of the newly powder coated, and new installed, pieces.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:01 AM
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:06 PM
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User rjracin240 PM'd me a request for some shots of the fuel tank innards, since I had it pulled out.

First picture is the OEM fuel pickup - it is a rubber pickup with a brass screen on the end.

Second picture is the customer fuel pickup that was in the boat when I bought it. It is a copper tube attached to a piece of galvanized pipe, which is welded to the fuel fitting. This contraption does not fit through the fuel pickup hole, so he cut a hole in the tank and installed it from the inside.

Third picture is a photo of the OEM fuel float. Seems to be a wooden float attached to a hinge arm.

Some fuel system questions for the community:
1. The OEM tank fuel fitting has a check ball. Opinions on this? My (modified) tank did not have this ball. I also have issues with fuel supply when pulling wakeboarders (when the boat is on a fairly steep incline, it "putts" like it is missing) - could gravity be working against the mechanical fuel pump?

2. The OEM pickup tube flops around in the bottom of the tank. Any point in trying to orient it in a specific direction? Prior to the rebuild, I'd run out of gas even with a gallon or two sitting in the bottom of the tank - not just slosh, I just dont think the pickup was sitting at the bottom of the tank.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:30 PM
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More pictures as requested -

Where I mounted my blower motor (someone tell me if I got it in even remotely the right spot...).

Where it connects to (not currently connected)

Where my bilge pump is mounted
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:48 PM
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In my 87 the blower motor is actually mounted above the gas tank and just the bottom vent hose runs up to the engine. I have seen other ones in pictures on this site mounted like you have. I think that mine is the stock location for 87, it seems to blow the fumes out the back vents farly well. I have owned since 93.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:19 PM
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Dude you got some serious b@!!$ to tackle that! Looks awesome.

Hope your not missing too much of the good boating weather.

What will you do when you get her wet? It will take you 3 hours to dry her off.

Enjoying your tread.
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