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    Default Been a long while.........

    Hi Guys!

    It has been a long while, bout a year+ since I have posted. Had to put the boat on the back burner for a bit. Mostly because the kids got married, had grand kids (and I thought the boat was expensive!), and I blew up the engine in one of my "hot rod" daily drivers. So now that I'm back on track.............

    Got back into it, and going from the ground up at this point. Stringers, transom, under the bow, basically everything (Lots of de-lamination and rot, I'm in this deep!) No biggie, have plenty of time. Have most of the new wood ready to go, waiting for the fiberglass supplies to install. Just thought I would share some pics, and would welcome any advice! Glad to be back!

    Thanks guys!
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    all i have to say is, you all that start from such an extreme beginning of a total resto are nuts...lol , i would love to see pics of this build, i have always loved boats/boating but never dreamed of building one back up from that extent, the project i bought, ive redone -glassed the floor, some interior bases, carpet n pulling the jet and thats been a good experience pullin the top half off and starting from scratch ....well you have my attention, good luck cant wait to see all the work you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roostertail777 View Post
    all i have to say is, you all that start from such an extreme beginning of a total resto are nuts...lol , i would love to see pics of this build, i have always loved boats/boating but never dreamed of building one back up from that extent, the project i bought, ive redone -glassed the floor, some interior bases, carpet n pulling the jet and thats been a good experience pullin the top half off and starting from scratch ....well you have my attention, good luck cant wait to see all the work you do.
    you have my attention as well, I'm kinda new at the jet boat scene. I've always loved these boats but never had the inclination to attempt anything like what your doing. so far I've overhauled my engine. I definitely cant wait to see how a complete restore is done.
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    Thanks for the comments guys-

    I know I'm embarking on a HUGE project, got all the time in the world, will be awesome when it's done. Will also give me time with my nephew and grandson as to what has to be done in building it, what it takes and what a boat is about. All they know is you buy one, you put gas in it, you play with it and it will always work. Need to show them what it takes to stay floating and not "just" a matter of changing oil and putting gas in it, like I used to think! LOL!

    Thanks, I'll keep up on posts with progress.........

    Cheers :beer:
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    Fabreezai -- my hat's off to ya bro! That IS a big project you've got going ... but with perseverance (sp?) you'll be very proud of it when done. I recently sold a '71 Rogers that I did a big resto on over a period of 5 years ... did not have the hull separated like you but was just a step away. In some ways it was hard to let it go, but after the new owner thanked me for building a 'rad boat' a week later it was worthwhile.

    Hang in there ... and remember it's an addiction but in the end it still makes you

    Cheers
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