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Old 04-05-2013, 11:51 AM
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'03 judging by the board racks
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:36 PM
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looks good, so what did you use the toilet cleaner for?
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:47 PM
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looks good, so what did you use the toilet cleaner for?
I'm guessing the stains on the hull from sitting in the water all the time.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:00 PM
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Great story and looks like the boat has a great new owner and home.

Nice house. Thats who owned it? Explain the Owner vs Caretaker.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:22 PM
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Great job. Mine was in very similar shape. Labors of love
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:25 PM
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The owner of the B&B. Nice Guy. The boat is straight and no dings on the side and the hull has a few scratch but nothing serious.
The thru hull on the bottom is not bent, just the angle of the photo.
The bowl cleaner took the muck off the bottom with relative ease and a little getting shiznit on ya. Someone in another thread don't use anything with bleach or something like that. Not sure the reason. If you look at the fins you can see the difference.
So got the steering cable swapped out. I tied a rope to after I pulled the engine cover and back hatch over the drive shaft. Raked my knuckles pretty good but its beats a $125 an hour at the dealer plus their $180 for the cable. I paid $115 to my door step. So the new one looks exactly the same but no goo. I used black tape and taped the whole end very well so that Didn't nick the shaft that moves in and out the the cable, the fiberglass is good at nicking and scratching so be careful!!Once I had in tape I had the cable stretched the length of the boat. I didn't what to kink or force this though. It went though very easily except at the beginning where it needed to drop through the hole next to the ski locker but with a little finesse it went through. Only a couple hour to do the whole process. Then once I got it through everything got greased and new bolts. The old bolts had a lot of wear from not being tight. they were very sloppy. Also added a bushing in the read on the rudder where the cable attaches to the weird connector. Sorry no pics. If you do a DIY inspect that. I am positive their should be much play and should turn smoothly. After install, I can turn my wheel with one finger.
This is an '03 X-9
Next this is fixing the wire ends on the speedo. I see the wires are rotted out. not sure if and cut and splice or try and replace connectors. Don't know if they are used with Perfect Pass which I don't have.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:15 AM
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Interesting PVC shutoff valve. Not to criticize that installation but I would take a second look at that. Someone correctly me if I'm wrong but I doubt that is MC stock and would be concerned that it could split, crack, or break. It if does let loose you're sunk, literally. I would expect a through hull to be bronze or at a minimum to be nylon. Then again this could be stock and I could be completely wrong.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:36 AM
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Interesting PVC shutoff valve... Someone correctly me if I'm wrong but I doubt that is MC stock...
Our former '02 X10 had PVC shutoff stock from MC. When I did my own install, I went metal up to shutoff (also metal) and then PVC from there.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:17 AM
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Cool story...good luck with the restoration.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:51 AM
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Great boat- I have an 05 X9- Some TLC and you'll have it looking great in no time
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