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    Lets see some rides of the average joe. don't matter as long as it cruises. I know alot of people out there have just an average boat.Ijust want to see it.Don't have to be fancy or high powered. just. your dream or want as a kid that you can now aford or not, but just love it.
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    No matter how good she looks , someone is tired of her shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAJA JA View Post
    Lets see some rides of the average joe. don't matter as long as it cruises. I know alot of people out there have just an average boat.Ijust want to see it.Don't have to be fancy or high powered. just. your dream or want as a kid that you can now aford or not, but just love it.
    Maybe I should of used your approach. I will try to post some pictures of my boat I'm not really computer friendly. It Is important to be friendly on this site see my post HOLY S--T.

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    started as a pile:





    ripped out the bad floor, glassed in new 1/2" floor with supports underneath





    new carpet



    put engine back together. new hoses, new everything. rebuild carb, cleaned everything up



    pulled motor out and plated the stringers with 3/8" plate



    all new wiring



    new gauges (and fixed the crack)

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    "new seats"



    building bases and new seat frames




    and cleaned it up:




    just finishing up the seat frames, then off to the upholstery shop and literally *EVERYTHING* in this boat will be new. it wont blow doors off or anything but its a run of the mill, mildish 454'ed panthered tahiti that should last me a couple years (or weeks if i get bored) before i have to tear anything apart. got everything else. ropes, bumpers, anchor, life jackets, type Iv float/throw device, etc. im ready to go in the water once the seats are done.

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    avatar boat-78 southwind/bbf/berk/owned since 82
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0tyk View Post
    "new seats"

    building bases and new seat frames





    just finishing up the seat frames, then off to the upholstery shop and literally *EVERYTHING* in this boat will be new. it wont blow doors off or anything but its a run of the mill, mildish 454'ed panthered tahiti that should last me a couple years (or weeks if i get bored) before i have to tear anything apart. got everything else. ropes, bumpers, anchor, life jackets, type Iv float/throw device, etc. im ready to go in the water once the seats are done.
    Nice job on the cleanup. I re-did my seat frames and bases last year myself, too. One piece of advice though, is if you plan on keeping her for a couple of years you may want to put some resin or at least a water sealer on those basis/frames, to protect against rot.

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    I bought this 1975 souhwind this summer and i love it. 460 ford with a mild cam and berkeley jet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWiekamp View Post
    Nice job on the cleanup. I re-did my seat frames and bases last year myself, too. One piece of advice though, is if you plan on keeping her for a couple of years you may want to put some resin or at least a water sealer on those basis/frames, to protect against rot.
    way ahead of you. that pic was just from measuring and building em... since a boat isnt exactly "symetrical"...

    ive boxed up those frames, fiberglassed the corners for strength, and resined the whole thing. put in more supports along with some plates with threads so when i put the seats on top of em ill be bolting them in rather than screwing them in. nothing will come loose. the seats themselves will also be resin'ed, fiberglassed on the corners, and holes drilled for drainage.
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    I hear this one is regular

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    I hear this one is regular


    looks to be about a 99 or 2000 model eh?
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    not sure .....its my daddys boat
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    That made me laugh. Good one guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    looks to be about a 99 or 2000 model eh?
    Are you mad that it regularly attracts more attention than yours. Thanks for the post. And they say you can't get cheap labor.

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