Hey All. I just recently bought a 1999 California Performance 19. This boat was an outboard. I am cutting out the floor in the engine area now.
My plans are to build it into a nice lake/river boat. Its standard layup with the double thick transom. Engine horsepower currently will be 575-600 Aluminum headed BBC.
I am going to take it and have the intake and pump opening cutout. Have the intake set. I will also have a BBC Rail kit installed.
1. Can someone get me their engine bay opening size from the transom forward? I am going to rough cut it open. I will finish it off when i get it back.
2. Intake location. Most people recommend a standard location for the intake since the gullwing creates a lot of lift. Any thoughts?
3. Recommendations for Powder Coating and Gel Coating work in the San Diego area. Have a few holes need to fill in the transom and transom top area. Its a dark blue fade.
Any advice is appreciated.