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    Well..... here she is, 77 Brendella Bubble Deck. I will be building this boat from the ground up and will be posting updates an pics as the build progresses. Here are some pics of when I drug it home



    The boat came with a jacuzzi wj. We (Propless and Myself )removed the jacuzzi intake and opened up the hole just a bit so that the Berk intake would slip in its place


    I Got the berk intake sittin in the hole with the pump bolted to it( just for mock up). I am not going to set the intake just yet, I have to machine it for a shoe and rideplate.

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    Well Saturday I got the rails and the backing plates made







    Here is a pic of the template that was used to make the cutouts in the backing plates. Just used a router with some WD to make the cut outs



    Here is the finished product with everything cleaned up and rounded off

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    Here are a couple of pics with the rails installed.







    That is all the progress that was made this weekend. Just need to gather up a few more parts so I can get the motor sittin in it to fab up the motor plates. I am hoping to have some more pics soon

    Thanks to propless(jeff) for the extra hand

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    Billy ,That is some awesome work! I love the figure 8 windows.
    Are You making the rails full stringer length. What shape are the stringers in,not replacing them?
    I love that magnetic base drill press.My Dad has one that will be mine some day. I have been doing all of My drilling with a p.o.s. bench top drill press and it is a pain in the ass.
    I have been wanting to try My big portercable router on some alluminum.What type of bit are You useing?
    Make sure to post lots os pics. I really dig those Bredella's....Hal

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    Quote Originally Posted by holorinhal View Post
    Billy ,That is some awesome work! I love the figure 8 windows.
    Are You making the rails full stringer length. What shape are the stringers in,not replacing them?
    I love that magnetic base drill press.My Dad has one that will be mine some day. I have been doing all of My drilling with a p.o.s. bench top drill press and it is a pain in the ass.
    I have been wanting to try My big portercable router on some alluminum.What type of bit are You useing?
    Make sure to post lots os pics. I really dig those Bredella's....Hal
    Thanks Hal, Yes the rails are 8' in length and should end up under the front seats witch will provide a sturdy base for seat mounting. The Porto mag base drill is the shiat, that thing F'n rocks best small power tool I think i've bought. As far as routing aluminum, I just used cheap ass carbide bits for wood with lots of wd-40 cuts through aluminum like butter and I was not being nice to the router bits at all. I decided to do all of the fabrication in the garage with standard tools that most people have access to. I have a mill and lathe at the shop and a good friend of mine has a cnc shop and has offered to machine stuff for me for free but I am trying to show that you do not need all of the high dollar equipment to make some nice parts. Lets face it most of us boaters are broke and can't afford to pay shops to make this kind of stuff plus I would rather have the satasfaction of saying that I made it myself or built it myself. To me building it is the fun part.

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    Great Job ironman. There is some serious talent on this board. I have followed Hal's thread and will subscribe to this one as well. Post lots of pics. I have a lot of inspiration for my SleekCraft this winter.

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    Thanks LM hopfully I will have some more pics fabing up the motorplates and the pump brace in a couple of weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    Great Job ironman. There is some serious talent on this board. I have followed Hal's thread and will subscribe to this one as well. Post lots of pics. I have a lot of inspiration for my SleekCraft this winter.

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    I dont know what type of bell housing your going to use but if its the cast pg type I have templates for that as well as a front plate .They are for BBC. I live in Caruthers work in Fresno. Might help you out some.

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    whats up billy good to see you got ahold of a sweet one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flat screwd View Post
    I dont know what type of bell housing your going to use but if its the cast pg type I have templates for that as well as a front plate .They are for BBC. I live in Caruthers work in Fresno. Might help you out some.
    LOL, Just so you know, Billy has templates for everything . He's like a pack rat. If he had a BBC crank / PTO / or a driveline, that would be big help though.

    Now get back to work Billy !! It should be ready by next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propless View Post
    LOL, Just so you know, Billy has templates for everything . He's like a pack rat. If he had a BBC crank / PTO / or a driveline, that would be big help though.

    Now get back to work Billy !! It should be ready by next weekend.
    Thanks Flat Screwd for the offer, but as propless has stated I have templates for just about every motor. I do need a 10qt pan, flex plate, pto for a gen IV 454, and a drive line

    Next weekend Proppy so we takin my boat and the daytona out. sweeeet

    Sup SUPA SANGER, next time your out slummin in clovis cruz by the pad. pm me your new ph# and I will call ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironman View Post

    Next weekend Proppy so we takin my boat and the daytona out. sweeeet

    Ironman
    I'll be ready

    BTW, I call BS on that first pic, " Here are some pics of when I drug it home". We washed that thing as soon as you got it home. Where did that dirt come from, and dont try to blame the dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propless View Post
    I'll be ready

    BTW, I call BS on that first pic, " Here are some pics of when I drug it home". We washed that thing as soon as you got it home. Where did that dirt come from, and dont try to blame the dog.
    That dog makes more dust than a stampeding herd of cattle LOL, I had some other pics that I took the day after we washed it on the wifes puter, but as you know it crashed so I lost everything on that puter. BTW don't you have 2 or 3 boats that you need to be workin on Let me know when you will be ready to cover the seats in the 21 and i'll get ahold of Rob for ya

    Later

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    I had a Centurion that looks identical, I really liked the way the thing would take a set...... it was quick with a stock 468, it just would not turn well

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