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Old 09-19-2013, 12:39 PM
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:41 PM
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Why do you say avoid michigan motorz - curious- sounds like they are taking the motors directly from Indmar and testing and shipping. Not sure, just asking. Thanks

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Old 09-19-2013, 12:58 PM
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Polishing update

While I debate the engine decision and the fate of whether the tranny is salvageable, decided to get on the outside. So started with a myriad of suggestions from web sites as to the best way to restore this babies Gel coat. Sanding, polishing, this sander, that sander, this compound, that pad. Whew man, i'm sure all of them work but had a friend who is a professional boat detailer come over and he did in 10 minutes what I had worked on for an hour. So here is what is working for me. Rotary buffer with wool two sided bonnet, Adjustable speed buffer, 3M high gloss polishing compound, (West Marine - some expensive stuff) put it on with a paintbrush evenly and slowly work back and forth on small section. If there are some sections or places that are so badly oxided that it doesn't look even, the 1000 grit wet dry sandpaper with water and tiny bit of soap, circular patterns then redo the polishing compound. Finish with 3M Finese-it ( more expensive stuff) then wax with some tougher than crap UV wax and buff. So far it is turning out well. The top side is next and lots of nooks and crannies- Although it is cooling off up North (i'm told) its still a furnace in Mid florida so can only hit is for couple of hours before I'm toast. Thanks to everyone for your comments on the reclamation project. Its fun but its more fun to share it with Enthusiasts like those of you here. Till next post.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:21 PM
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Looks good. I went to a auto paint supplier to get buffing compound. They had marine specific stuff for about 1/2 price of West or other marine suppliers.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:25 PM
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Looking great. When finished, are you going to operating your boat in freshwater or saltwater?
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:34 PM
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Looking good Dave.

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Old 09-19-2013, 05:55 PM
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More than likely will operate in a mixture of both- However I am a fanatic about boat care. i live on an island so nearest lake is some 30 miles away.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:02 PM
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Amazing transformation, great work!
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:13 PM
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Engine Help

Anyone- The block was cracked, heads and internals trashed beyond redo stage.Really sad how someone can let this happen. looking for options- Anyone got an mid time engine you're upgrading and wanna sell? New turnkey is ridiculous but thats where I am. Help.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:32 PM
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Be patient Dave, you have a very desirable boat there. Something will come up. If you decide to go the long block route I have a set of used manifolds & risers that have a few good years left in them, just pay the shipping.

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