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    Default How long have you had your boat and how much work have you done

    So i just got my first boat a few months back and shes a bit rough around the edges. I tend to think of her as a work in progress.

    How long have you had your boat and what did she look like when you brought it home?

    How much work have you dont to get it looking the way it does now and how long did it take.

    I ask cause alot of you have some nice ass jets and it makes mine look BAD in comparison. I need some inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    So i just got my first boat a few months back and shes a bit rough around the edges. I tend to think of her as a work in progress.

    How long have you had your boat and what did she look like when you brought it home?

    How much work have you dont to get it looking the way it does now and how long did it take.

    I ask cause alot of you have some nice ass jets and it makes mine look BAD in comparison. I need some inspiration.
    Pictures people, Pictures, i hate when a guy gets a new boat, talks bout it, even lets a buddy on the boards here take it for a test spin, but dosent post a damn picture.......what the hell...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzEliminator View Post
    Pictures people, Pictures, i hate when a guy gets a new boat, talks bout it, even lets a buddy on the boards here take it for a test spin, but dosent post a damn picture.......what the hell...............

    My bad.. this is mine..




    The entire albulm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    My bad.. this is mine..




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    i was meanig me, watch im gunna get ripped on here for this posting............

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    bought my tx-19 condor in sept 06 for 7500.00 and have put another 15k in it at least since then and that's me doin all the work, i do my pumps, motors, etc.

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    Here's my hole in the water. And this is after spending a whole day in it with a shop vac. Center stringer is completely rotted out and the floor is missing. The interior was shot, some of it is laying in the floor in the first pic. Bought it with a friend for $500, so I only paid $250. And it came with lots of other shit that I don't have pictures posted anywhere of, and the pump in the boat is a performance pump with about $2000 put into it alone, all for $500. And I made $1800 just by selling the extra stuff that I didn't need. Doing all my own work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    Here's my hole in the water. And this is after spending a whole day in it with a shop vac. Center stringer is completely rotted out and the floor is missing. The interior was shot, some of it is laying in the floor in the first pic.
    jets are like old muscle cars..........all it takes is time and money........

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    Default After a Year

    Here it is back in October of 07' (except the last one, that is 3/21/08) these are the lastest pics of it together that I have because it all had to come back apart after learning that the motor had some issues and the intake wasn't completely sealed anymore. Last pic is of the boat with the intake removed. And ready for reseal. It has taken over a year because I have been collecting money for it as I go along so there were a lot of 2 month dry spells where I did no significant work to it at all, just collected parts when I could.

    But I got the intake resealed a couple of days ago. And the motor just got dropped in last night. No pictures yet, gonna take some of that tonight.

    If you want to see everything that happened in between the Before and After posts, go to my profile, I have the entire build posted there.
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    I got my Nodic for 1800.00. Just a hull, beat pump, trailer and shot interior with no motor but motor plates for a Ford. It took me 4 years and I have an Excel spread sheet of monies I spent. I am up to 20K total where I did all my own work as well except the block machine work.
    See link for pics and build up.
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    I paid $3500 for it almost 8 years ago. Since then, its seen new interior, helm, gate cable, wires, oil cooler and plumbing, 2 sets of carpet, stereo install, stereo removal, gauges, 3 Olds motors, new Bassetts, then a BBC blower motor, all braided lines, AN fittings, Don's Last Blueprinted Pump ever. Everything except for the gel and rubrail has been replaced, and it shows. To date...maybe $20,000 into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    How long have you had your boat and what did she look like when you brought it home?

    How much work have you dont to get it looking the way it does now and how long did it take.
    Since February 28th. Below is a link to the post of where it started out and where I am now. Unfortunately I'm sick as a dog (for the past two weeks) and progress has slowed. Going to hit it hard this weekend and hope to get back on track.

    The motor for it is coming out of my other boat (see avatar).

    Oh yeah, paid $4800 without a motor. I have about $6150 into it now. Still have some things to buy, but hopefully (if I stay on budget) total cash outlay will be about $7000.

    Pages 3-6 are the progress ones. The first 3 pages are leading up to the purchase.

    My new ride
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    I bought mine almost 2 years ago. It came without a engine so I built one for it. Blew that engine up, bad gas I think.?. So basically I've spent $8,300 on it and it's exactly what I towed home the day I bought it for $1500. But I've got the second engine's parts pile almost completed so I'll be able to blow another engine up this year.

    1st pic is when I bought it, 2nd and 3rd pics are the 1st engine, last pic is a small part of the parts pile for the 2nd engine. Live and learn!
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    Hey Shawn Nice scoop where can i get one ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Hey Shawn Nice scoop where can i get one ??

    I see you already have one.. where did you get that bad ass scoop man!!!!

    Well thanks for sharing guys. Minus shipping i got mine for Free with working pump and engine (I think the pump works) so my investment so far is minimal.. But new projects all over the place..

    As mentioned above that a boat is like a classic car and all it needs is time and money.. you forgot a understanding spouce. I dont know too many women who would put up with this kind of "Hobby"

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