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    Re: They really made that?

    That looks hard to steer
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    Re: Caption Time

    Time to increase rates
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    Re: 1980 Sleekcraft project

    I donít know Panthers but Berks are glued in pretty damn well. It took a lot of cutting (Fein or dremel multi tool helps) and prying. Then some more cutting and prying. Eventually something...
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    Re: Caption Time

    Just ordered my wife a pair of these.

    I’ve always knew she kept me anchored.
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    Re: Subfloor Rot :-(

    Chad’s progress is about to get an infusion of good old fashioned MN “get this shit done” motivation. Can hardly wait to meet up with a fellow enthusiast.
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    Re: Berkeley Jet Pump... model?

    I did a total rebuild of mine. Look at the shaft condition in the packing area. Check out the bearing and ask when it was replaced. The tail bushings and seals should also be checked. I am also...
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    Re: Berkeley Jet Pump... model?

    Sure looks identical to my 12JC.
  8. Thread: 19 5.8 molokai

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    Re: 19 5.8 molokai

    I can’t help you with any specifics. What I do know is you’ll generate a lot more enthusiasm with some pictures. The more, the better. We love a little boat porn.
    Welcome to the madness
  9. Thread: Winter blues

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    Re: Winter blues

    Just trying to not freeze to the ground. -25f here this morning. Mostly working on new power (LS1 conversion) for the house boat. Only so much I can do until it warms up a bit. Wish I knew why I...
  10. Re: You'll notice that leveling up seems so simple

    David emailed me that he had banned the guy. That was a couple days ago.
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    Re: LS1 reversion question

    I’d trust you over most of the so called “experts” any day. Thanks for your response.
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    LS1 reversion question

    A quick question for some of you more experienced engine guruís. I have a recently acquired all aluminum LS1. Iíd really like to swap it in place of my
    305/5.0mpi power plant/ Mercury Bravo that...
  13. Thread: Christmas 2018

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    Re: Christmas 2018

    Merry Christmas all.
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    Re: Twisted words

    Pin it to win it!!!!
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    Re: They Had Me Before Private Lake Access

    2 weeks on a good year :4_12_2:
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    Re: They Had Me Before Private Lake Access

    All the cool s**t is in Minnesota :drv:
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    Re: Twisted words

    Warm that baby up!!!
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    Re: Sleekcraft aristocrat

    A belt sander can be used but typically isn’t as helpful as you’d think. Be careful to not burn (instead of sand) the glass. At least on any surface that will be bonded too.
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    Re: Sleekcraft aristocrat

    Clear typically means no knots so go with that.
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    Re: Sleekcraft aristocrat

    Cut it to shape as is. Good rounded edges help a lot when laying the glass down. Coat with laminating resin before your first layer of glass to ensure a good bond. Otherwise the wood will pull the...
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    Re: I could spend $100K or,,,

    Yes Sir, loving every minute of it. They’ll run that thing all day like that and then toss a nice rooster tail on the way to the beach. Check out how they start.
    19891
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    Re: I could spend $100K or,,,

    Don’t let my wife hear you say that!
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    I could spend $100K or,,,

    Or I could convince the kids that a VJB can do just as good as a much more expensive Wake boat.


    https://youtu.be/5RkCHyPa-No


    The best part is seeing the look on the face of those that chose...
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    Re: Sleekcraft aristocrat

    Yep, a good course sanded finish everywhere you want fresh glass to stick. Clean well with Acetone before fresh glass. If you find you have a few areas that you can’t get sanded well, like corners. ...
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    Re: Happy 4th of July!!!

    The 4th was hard on the BBO. Had a Valve seat drop due to an intake gasket breach. Lesson learned, hot and cold don’t mix well.


    https://youtu.be/gu8QeNn5Bjs
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