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Five O
02-05-2011, 10:29 AM
Glad to be the first to post in the V drive sect. This is one of the resto's Im in the middle of. This was a Craigslist find like no other, well to me anyway. In July of 09 I was taking my family out of town for a week. We planned on staying most of the time in Polson Montana, on the Flathead lake. Like any good man, I started scanning Craigslist before we left looking to see what boats are awaiting. I found an add for a Revenge with very little info and no pic. I sent a message and didnt hear anything back before I left. Well to make a long story short, while shopping with the wife, four year old boy, and four week old boy in Whitefish the guy called back. I asked a few questions, he didnt seem to know much about his boat, in fact, not even enough to convince me it was a Revenge. I asked the wife if she was into cutting the shopping short, Real Short, and head another 250 miles to Great Falls to look at a boat. Well I married a true princes, and she said sure sounds good, havnt been there before. So as the story goes, I stole this thing, and to make matters better, Much Better, the Hin has its original racing number and name.....K28 EPIDEMIC. Turns out this was a spare built for the Revenge owner builder and racer, Bob Goettel, several time world record holder K boat driver/owner. They made 5 of these with the number in the HIN. I have found Two others for sure, unknown of the rest. I will be painting it soon with plans of re-creating the sceme I have attached, if I can get some better shots of the deck.

After I took the engine out and cleaned it up. Couple days after getting home.
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/monaandror/1.jpg
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/monaandror/5.jpg
Bulkhead removed
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/monaandror/P6111203.jpg
HIN
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/monaandror/IMAG0203.jpg
Guages filled, new bulkhead
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/monaandror/IMAG0215.jpg
In prime
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/monaandror/IMAG0238.jpg

Lots more to come.

77GT
02-05-2011, 10:39 AM
I'm looking forward to watching your restoration.

Welcome aboard.

David
02-05-2011, 11:31 AM
Very very nice Five O!!!
Looking forward to seeing this all the way thru!!!
And thanks for being #1 in the new section!!!

78_Tahiti
02-05-2011, 04:31 PM
very kool find!!

Five O
02-05-2011, 09:33 PM
Thanks fella's. This has been a bit slow for the first year, lots of other things going on. Its moving pretty fast now. Ill keep em comming, in the mean time here are a couple more pics. Tomorrow Ill post some more, as well as my other project. Im a bit heavy on projects, and I still have a turn key deal, Yes I have a sickness.

This is this boat I found in a Old Hot Boat mag. I was looking for another boat for someone else, and stumbled across my boat on the opposing page.
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/monaandror/P7290069.jpg
This is the paint scheme Ill be shooting for..... As long as I can find enough photos to work with.
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/monaandror/K28.jpg
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/monaandror/k28transom.jpg
Really crappy photo, on the way home in Polson MT.
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/monaandror/P8051092.jpg

"THE ADVOCATE"
02-05-2011, 09:43 PM
BITCHIN!!!!!!

David
02-05-2011, 09:47 PM
This is going to be fun to watch!!! Keep 'em coming!!!

jrork
02-13-2011, 10:14 AM
Fantastic Ror. Good to see you post this up here. This boat is truly a find of a lifetime and I'm glad it ended up with Ror who'll do it right.

For those that ever have a chance to talk to Bob Goettel, enjoy ever minute of it and make sure you have a pencil and paper cuz the stories are incredible.

78_Tahiti
02-13-2011, 11:58 PM
Another Boat from my childhood around Hot Rod Boats! I just wish my Dad was a Racer or Mechanic instead of just a big fan! But it sure is kool seeing these old girls come back to life! :happy2: