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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Yeah, a few more years and it might get done! Kidding! Gonna go as quick as I can once the holidays are done.
    A jet boat project is like dating a hot chick who doesn't put out.
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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Gorgeous!
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    as long as you look good doing it.

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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona Kandi View Post
    Gorgeous!
    Thanks! There are some flaws but hopefully no once notices as I fly by going 65+ :)
    A jet boat project is like dating a hot chick who doesn't put out.
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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Hi Chad,
    Man, that float is looking GOOOOD!! I really like that interior paint too. Finishes it off very nicely.
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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Hey everyone, it's update time! Had a few other projects to knock off the list before I could spend much on on the ol Tahiti. Just knocking small things off the list and making steady progress. As this is a bare hull and I've never built a boat before, figuring things out and making them look like there's some semblance of organization takes longer than it probably should.

    The motor is together for the most part. Its a stock bottom 2-bolt 454 with closed chamber oval ports, mild roller cam and RPM intake. It won't set the bay on fire but ought to be fun for now.
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    I'm pretty happy with how the cooling lines cam out. They're 8AN push-lock and are SO EASY to make . I don't know if I'll ever do braided stainless ever again.
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    I have interior progress to post as well... coming right up...
    A jet boat project is like dating a hot chick who doesn't put out.
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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    I was trying to figure out where to mount a fuel filter after the mechanical pump. One neat little trick I made was this "bushing" so to speak. It's a short 7/16 bolt I drilled and tapped with 1/4 coarse threads. I'll let the pics explain. NOTE: This was all done by hand and makes me miss access to a lathe

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    Damn you sideways pics... don't know why it does that :(
    A jet boat project is like dating a hot chick who doesn't put out.
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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    The tanks went in 1st. These were custom made by a buddy of mine a while back. I added a few layers of rust inhibitor on the parts you cant see then bolted them. There are 4 bolts holding each tank to brackets we glassed into the hull. I can have them out in 5 minutes or so if it's ever needed.

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    Tanks are in!
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    One thing I wanted to add was a tank vent to each side. I drilled and tapped a 1/8 NPT hole in the filler neck to which I'll add a hose barb. I can loop the hose up under the gunnels and route fumes to vents near the transom. I don't know if this will work or if it's needed... I can always screw plugs into the holes to eliminate them if I have to.
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    A jet boat project is like dating a hot chick who doesn't put out.
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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    Another cool tip I figured out is that these braided oil dipstick tubes can be taken apart and cut to a nice length! How did I not know that before?

    This looks 100x nicer than it did with a big curve in it, and the dipstick slides in and out without getting hung up. The dipstick can be removed from the handle and trimmed to proper length as well.

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    A jet boat project is like dating a hot chick who doesn't put out.
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    Re: Because the old project was too much of a project, project

    How she sits now waiting for me to make more time. I'm "lucky" that I'm still working during this whole Corona thing, but the time off would be nice too!

    The BEAUTIFUL billet Water separator / filter mount went in 1st, then the lines from the tank, The battery box is in too.

    There's always a lot of anxiety when drilling into fresh stringers and transom! I used Life Caulk to seal everything up.

    I really need to figure out why these are upside-down. Maybe it's how I held the phone.


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    A jet boat project is like dating a hot chick who doesn't put out.
    Alaska Hawaii, Shipping Here Is Terrible!" (AH, $hit Club)

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    Looking good, nice to see some progress. Keep up the great work and maybe she’ll be done by the next time I visit.

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