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    I'm under my boat locating center to reset the intake. I'm pulling measurements from all strakes, the chines, etc. Now this is my first time doing this type of deal. Looking at the back of the boat, from the left chine to the first strake is 6.5" and the next strake is 15.5 from the chine. On the right side of the boat it is 6.75" and 15.25" is there a reason it's not symetrical? Also could this be why left turns make the boat feel like it wants to barrel roll?for locating the intake, do I want to pull off the outside chine?

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    I don't know why it's not symetrical. But intake should be installed dead center between the 2 inboard lifting strakes and square with the transom. I wouldn't put it any other way.

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    I have 2 strakes that terminate right next to the intake fins, do you mean those strakes or the inner full length ones that run all the way to the transom

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    What kind of boat do you have.There is a saying in the boat business/ You can't look at both sides of the boat at the same time. It sounds like you have one of these boats. All of the plugs are hand built so it is no surprise the your boat is not symetical.

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    It's a 1969 schiada. Who ever set this intake needs to go to ruler school and then graduate to tape measure and level school. I've been grinding a little at a time, and I've got it sitting square now. Only problem I have now is it looks like I'll need to redrill all new holes

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeggo View Post
    It's a 1969 schiada. Who ever set this intake needs to go to ruler school and then graduate to tape measure and level school. I've been grinding a little at a time, and I've got it sitting square now. Only problem I have now is it looks like I'll need to redrill all new holes
    Drill away!!!!!!

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    The original Shelby Cobras were made in a way that no two bodies were the same and the cars were not the same from side to side. If you have ever built anything in small production even if you built it perfectly (not using a mill) and then measured it you would probably find that it was out. I would be willing to bet that most car frames over 15 years old aren't even close to symmetrical. Not a single room in your house is square with in 2".

    All I am saying is that you can find surprising things when you break out a tape.

    You probably change the waterline more when you are sitting in the drivers seat.

    Fix it as best you can. Don't worry about it. Put it back in the water where it belongs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    What kind of boat do you have.There is a saying in the boat business/ You can't look at both sides of the boat at the same time.
    Except in an overhead photo. lol. Just have GS Marine reset your intake and I will cut you some engine turned gold With black shadow to match your boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneysucker View Post
    Except in an overhead photo. lol. Just have GS Marine reset your intake and I will cut you some engine turned gold With black shadow to match your boat.
    i cant afford to have anyone reset anything... gotta do it all myself. now if i had a vinyl cutter id be cuttin my own letters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Performance Boats View Post
    Drill away!!!!!!
    gotta wait for the mat and resin to cure where i filled the old holes this evening

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeggo View Post
    i cant afford to have anyone reset anything... gotta do it all myself. now if i had a vinyl cutter id be cuttin my own letters
    That is what I thought too when I bought mine to save money on graphics. I couldn't figure out how to work it for the first year and spent nearly $1000 on vinyl graphics from other places. lol. Of course, just the 2 colors you need for your graphics the rolls of vinyl cost more than the cost of your decals.

    I know where you are coming from though. I have been forced to do the majority of my boat building by poverty as well. Of course if I won the lottery, I would still do most of my own work. it will just be on more expensive boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneysucker View Post
    Of course if I won the lottery, I would still do most of my own work. it will just be on more expensive boats.

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    i dont know if i would be laying under the boat with a belt sander, grinder, and DA, if i won the lottery. Im still itchin

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeggo View Post
    i dont know if i would be laying under the boat with a belt sander, grinder, and DA, if i won the lottery. Im still itchin
    I'd turn the boat over first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Performance Boats View Post
    I'd turn the boat over first!
    That's what I was thinking. It'd be really hard to keep a sander flat while laying on your back, much less lay glass and/or do a mini-blueprint (if you have to).

    Seems like it would be worth it in the long run. Even if the motor was still in it, it would be worth the effort to pull it and do the flip.

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