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Old 03-05-2011, 03:51 AM   #1
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I got a good deal on the boat and trailer package so I dicided to go ahead and buy it and rebuild it and keep it on the water . This boat is going to be for me only . No water sking,tubing or anything like that . Just for me to get out and tear up the lake . My trimate will be my ski boat ....











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I have most of my parts . Still looking for a 15 ft Mercury ride guide cable . I have my gauges etc. Im going to hang a 150hp Merc Inline six on the back too . That will be getting sent out here to Wayne in s.c. for him to rebuild for me. Everything for the transom to the floor and stringer to sanding and repainting . Its getting it all .







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Was able to save the bucket seats too and a big plus . Not really sure if I am going to re-install the rear seat bench or not . might just have a cover made for the back to close off the bilge area . That will free up a little more weight and give me a little more speed . Every ounce counts lol .









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Now I just have to wait for some warmer weather so I can head up to the lake and get to the boat . Cant wait to get started . Would like to have it finished this year
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Picked up a few Mercury chopper props . A 24 p Chopper and a 26 p Chopper . Cant wait to try them both out and see what prop is better .Its gunna be a fun Summer



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My New 15ft Mercury Ride guide cable came today Along with a few other things Like New set of Moly piston rings . I also have new plugs on the way and brand new upper and lower motor mounts . There are still just a few little things I still need but other than that I have most my parts .
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Its been quite some time since I have posted but I do have some up dates . I have the motor and boat finally home and gunna start working on her here soon .
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Here are a few pictures of the motor and the engine stand . Had my uncle make a plate for me to hang the outboard on a car engine stand ...





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Also picked up a new external wire harnes that goes from the control box to the motor . The old one is a real piece of junk And today was the last time it will be used ...

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