So you may have seen me post pics with my friend Rod's red old school flatbottom jet 16foot 2seater. It looked like an old Vdrive with polished trim tabs and all.
Well it met an unfortunate demise. Rod likes to drive hard and beat the shit out of the boat and well, the boat just did not like that.
After a run at Alder Lake one day, I told him about the importance of checking his loader bolts. He went home that day and climbed under the boat to notice that the hull had two BIG rips in it. It looked as if the engine was sinking in the stringers and letting the pan sit on the pump intake housing.
So he set out to get to the bottom of this mystery. He tore the engine out and it was still solid and NOT touching the pump at all.
Turns out he beat the boat enough that he was pushing the bottom of the hull away from the pump. Not good. Years ago someone had glassed in another floor layer over the old bottom without prepping it and it had pulled loose. So we deemed the boat too much work to save. The floor was so thick that it was level with the edge of the intake lip/flange.
So it got gutted of its aluminum headed SBC and new pump and it took a ride to the dump.
Bye Bye old red boat.