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    Re: Happy 4th of July

    No thanks, I stay as far away from the water as possible on holiday weekends. I'm content to hear the stories second hand....
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    Re: Happy 4th of July

    You guys wanna talk rookies? Spend the 4th at Lake Havasu sometime. We have a launch ramp on the lake called site 6 that is free to use -on holidays the locals like to line up beach chairs and watch...
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    Sticky: Re: Background of the Month...

    I keep telling her she's a trophy wife and she won't believe me! Thanks guys, the boat definitely looks better in pictures than real life but she's still a hoot!
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    Re: Finally!!!

    I have just decided - we are going again today!
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    Re: Finally!!!

    95 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, light wind. Perfect.
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    Re: sexiest VJB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Southwind or Placecraft tunnel. Sexy!
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    Finally!!!

    I live less than a mile from the water - and today I put the boat in the water for the first time this year. What the heck? It was beautiful though, and the ol' Cheetah ran like a champ!...
  8. Re: What Do You Pull Your VJB With ??????????

    http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/gerdiggy/2001%20Dakota%20RT/DSCN0829.jpg

    2001 Dodge Dakota R/T Lotsa power in a little package!
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    Re: Family Tragedy

    David, I am so sorry to hear about what your family is going through. My prayers are with you all, may the knowledge that he is with the Lord comfort you all.
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    Re: Happy Easter everyone!

    He has risen indeed!!!
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    Amen Brother David.
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    Amen!!!!
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    Re: 1971 Southwind

    Oh, I'll keep posting updates and pics, but there probably won't be many during the summer! Those pics will all be of the lake..
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    Re: 1971 Southwind

    Wellll,
    Transom is cut, floor, bulkheads and stringers are cut - next is glassing them in.

    I have decided not to try to rush this project and had to admit that there is no way it will be...
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    Re: 1971 Southwind

    I am lucky enough to be friends with Nordic's gelcoat guy. He's gonna shoot it and since I've seen the results he gets I'm not gonna make ANY suggestions! I do hear that Prestec works very well,...
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    Re: 1971 Southwind

    Thanks David! My old Dodge wears it proudly.
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    Re: Lets try the caption contest again

    Damn! No matter what I do I can't get this thing outta the water! Maybe a ride plate too.. set the pump back... hmmmmm
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    Re: 1971 Southwind

    Thanks Advocate! No, but if I did my wife would be my first customer... she's gonna be getting antsy for that boat soon, it's already getting warm here.
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    The new bottom is in!

    Well, after a lot of cutting and grinding (and waiting for a free weekend) I finally got the new layer into the bottom of the Southwind. Here are the pics!...
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    Re: 1971 Southwind

    Thanks Wolfe, I'll look them up!
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    Re: A piece of history

    Maybe you could work it off, ya know - clean cars, wash windows....
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    A piece of history

    Came across this on Orange County Craigslist http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/boa/2232425465.html . I remember watching this boat as a kid at Long Beach Marine Stadium. 1960 Patterson 23'10" with a...
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    Re: Newly purchased 77 Hallett

    Welcome! I am in process of building a boat with a 460 - not sure if I'm gonna use the ski tow or not. I'll keep you in mind and get in touch with you once I decide.
    You found a good place to hang...
  22. Poll: Re: Which do you guys like better? Vote here please...

    I like the word 'vintage' - a 'rod' has always signified a car to me (Hot Rod - Streed Rod etc). There used to be a mag called Hot Boat (maybe it's still around?) that catered to the small...
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    Re: 1971 Southwind

    Did so much grinding today I burned up my grinder....
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    Re: Place divertor-Jetovator

    Maybe the experts will correct me here, but in my experience a diverter will not cause overreving or extra high rpms. It seems to me that would be a result of impeller cut - pump loading issues.
    The...
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    Re: Place divertor-Jetovator

    Jetovator is a Berkeley product - Place diverter is made by Place (obviously!). I've been told the Berkeley Jetovator dooes not have as much range (up/down) as the Place Diverter, but I don't know...
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