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    Default Hallett mini cruiser redo/rebuild

    So after seeing the hull style and the performance of the mini cruisers I wanted one, I finally came across one and made a ok deal traded my v-drive hallett cruiser (I was partners in it) for a jet mini cruiser. Ran it for a year as a stocker finally put a diverter on and with a stockerish bbf it ran 64 mph with 2 adults and my nephew in it and a bimini up and half tanks of fuel. The only problem was the floor had a soft spot by the ski locker edges and I started having carb issues because of the fiberglass tanks. Long story short after the enduro my dad says he'd like to drive in the parker 300 if I built a boat for it after seeing the other father and son team. So this is what happened nextClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	172614did a set back and was able to move it 4 1/2" back and still have a complete transom, then floor removal and tank removalClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	172616. I was gonna put the New stock upholstery back in but didnt like setting so high up and had to have a through stringer bolted seat per apba rules, so i decided with the help of multiple calls to Todd (TRG) I did a floor between the stringersClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	172618. Also had to glass in mini stringer supports for the seats since the boat is so wide. Since this boat will do the enduro and a few occasional NJ races (my wife, dad, buddrick driving) I decided to install a fin, so since I had a mandatory inlaw visit I took the boat to My father inlaws shop, and he helped me set the intake and fin Thank you jim at Cyclone speed and marineClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	172627. The intake and machining was done by B1 and all my powder coating has been done by Joey at D'Cucci boats. I installed my steering helm and cable and been installing parts as I get them/come in, Got a few things to install but the boat goes to D'Cucci for the stringers, transom, bilge area get gel coated Friday then all final installation happens.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	172631. I'll update further after this weekend when I start installing parts
    Its a FORD thing chevy's arent quick enough to understand

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    power for the boat will be a all iron 514 with a claysmith cam and TT bassett headers
    Its a FORD thing chevy's arent quick enough to understand

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    looks good! Sounds like some fun is coming your way.

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    Any body have good idea or better way than using garden hand shovel to dig the foam from the bow
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78CoLeBBF View Post
    Any body have good idea or better way than using garden hand shovel to dig the foam from the bow
    It may sounds wierd... but a gas powered pressure washer with it adjusted to a very sharp spray. Should cut it like a knife through butter.

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    I had good luck removing bow foam with a wide flat wood bit in a drill. Reversed the oses on my shop vac and blew it it to the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isanger View Post
    It may sounds wierd... but a gas powered pressure washer with it adjusted to a very sharp spray. Should cut it like a knife through butter.
    X2 on the pressure washer. It makes one hell of a soggy mess, but it gets shit done in a hurry.
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    78' just curious but is the intake drilled so you can "through-bolt" the loader? Prolly is but the one pic of it installed looks otherwise. Just something to consider.
    Looks like you do nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71rcb View Post
    78' just curious but is the intake drilled so you can "through-bolt" the loader? Prolly is but the one pic of it installed looks otherwise. Just something to consider.
    Looks like you do nice work!

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    Min the pics no it wasn't but it is now enlarged and drill through and tapped to a 5/16
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    use a electric knife from the kitchen

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    Sawzall with a 12 inch blade and a lot of trash bags. I removed the foam in the bow of my hallett Bubbledeck a while ago. wish I would have used a sawzall. I used a shovel, flat bar, and a drywall hand saw. Whata mess. Made a thread about it over on Scjb. "bow foam removal"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Brock View Post
    use a electric knife from the kitchen
    Ill have my wife do it then since its kitchen tools
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    my wife and daughter in the cruiser on thanksgiving idling in Jack Smith Marina, my daughter like steering it already at 11months old
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