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    Re: 77 GT Boats Resurrection

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    We have added a new vehicle to the stable.

    The WASP Hauler.

    I'm actualy going to be able to get the boat wet this weekend.

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    Re: 77 GT Boats Resurrection

    Very cool!
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    Re: 77 GT Boats Resurrection

    I have to say after spending over an hour reading all 30+ pages of this thread that I am truly impressed at the progress of resurecting your boat. It has truly inspired me more than I already was. (which according to my friends was already borderline annoying with my boat plans). While reading through the 3 year history of this thread, I was able to talk with Old Rigger who was one of the guys building my brand of boats back in the early 70s. As I start to tear into my boat in late October/early November, i will try to do as good of a job on the process as you did here since I'm doing everything, new transom, new paint, interior, pump upgrades, engine swap, and then trailer. Awesome job and congrats on being able to enjoy the boat. love the matching tow rig.

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    We got the boat wet this weekend.

    We towed our Boy Scouts around the lake on an Airhead Tube, 5+ hours of hard running.

    The boys, and me, had a blast.


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    I finally got some photos from the shore.

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    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Now for the rest of the story.

    We left Friday morning headed to the lake, a 4 hour trip.

    It took us 10 hours.

    Just outside of town, a trucker signaled us that I had a flat on the trailer.

    Sure enough, one of the four tires was flat.

    I called around and found a tire shop not far from us that had my tires in stock.

    These tires had been on the trailer since 1997.

    Turned out that all four had signs of rot even though it has been stored inside.

    We bit the bullet and replaced all four of them.

    The wheels were mounted with tapered washers and nuts.

    It took 3 hours to get the wheels off and new tires mounted.

    I ended up visiting with the owners while waiting talking about Scouting and where we were headed.

    No extra charges for all of the work they did, wished us Gods Blessing and only charged for the four tires.

    We definately were blessed when the tire failed and we were not stranded in the middle of no where.



    After the photo passes, we headed back to the marina to pull out for the day.

    About 50 ft from the dock, I heard a knock from the engine.

    I shut it down and we drifted in.

    Once out of the water, I verified that the noise is from the engine, not the u-joints or pump.

    This engine has had a long, hard life so its time for a "laying of hands" to revive her.

    A great weekend in my book.

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    Re: 77 GT Boats Resurrection

    WOW!!! UP AND OUT OF THE WATER!!!
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    Definitely running pretty dry. Looks good. Love the matching tow vehicle. Jill loves those FJ's. Might just have to get rid of the hot rod and buy a tow vehicle for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tahoemedic View Post
    I have to say after spending over an hour reading all 30+ pages of this thread that I am truly impressed at the progress of resurecting your boat. It has truly inspired me more than I already was. (which according to my friends was already borderline annoying with my boat plans). While reading through the 3 year history of this thread, I was able to talk with Old Rigger who was one of the guys building my brand of boats back in the early 70s. As I start to tear into my boat in late October/early November, i will try to do as good of a job on the process as you did here since I'm doing everything, new transom, new paint, interior, pump upgrades, engine swap, and then trailer. Awesome job and congrats on being able to enjoy the boat. love the matching tow rig.
    Thanks.

    I learned alot from reading other peoples build threads and thought I would share what I learned.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your build progress.
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  12. #318

    Re: 77 GT Boats Resurrection

    I'm back and am now in Texas. Looks like I may be repowering this old gal. How about something different.

    Wait for it







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    Thats right, AMG E-55, I totaled my AMG E-55 and will take the salvage for $900. 120K and it was perfect, except for the fact that I totaled it. The WASP developed a knock when I last reported and as typical, life got in the way so the boat went into dry dock. Stay tuned.


    TTFN

    Thats what TIGGER would say
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    Welcome back!
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