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    Talking Oh No....not another NEWBIE!!!! '75 Makai

    Hello fellas....just another boring newbie intro here....
    I'm Josh....just yer typical working stiff...trying to pay the bills, keep the kids clothed and fed, and have a few bucks left over to play with my toys.
    I'm an equipment mechanic by day, and hotrodder, custom painter/pinstriper, and general go-fast maniac in my spare time. Tinker with anything with an engine, from nitro R/C cars/boats to drag cars and now boats...
    I was a member over on the Hotboat forums for awhile, but didn't have a boat. But do now. This is my first boat.
    Just drug this home this weekend. 1975 19' Makai. Fresh built 455,, however the boat (and trailer) have issues. Soft floor in spots, damage to hull sides due to loose saddle tanks, and the overall finish of the boat needs redone.
    She's in the garage now, so this winter, with the help of the forum, I hope to have 'er "up to snuff" by spring.....








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    How much did you fork out for it?

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    Welcome josh !

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    welcome and looks like a great start with some good parts already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet View Post
    How much did you fork out for it?
    Oh yeah....it was $0.
    My uncle got it in trade from a freind. He had no real use for it and when I showed interest in it, he said come and get it. It was an 8 hr drive each direction to South Central Oregon to drag 'er back....and even with the issues that the trailer has, I think it was an OK deal???

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    Welcome Josh- I too am a newbie to the forums, I can tell you, first hand, there are great peeps here and a WEALTH of knowledge! congrats on your boat!


    2x on what Sleek said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotRodJosh View Post
    Oh yeah....it was $0.
    My uncle got it in trade from a freind. He had no real use for it and when I showed interest in it, he said come and get it. It was an 8 hr drive each direction to South Central Oregon to drag 'er back....and even with the issues that the trailer has, I think it was an OK deal???
    Cool project........Lots of good peeps here.......

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    Welcome from Fresno

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    Can't beat a free boat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet View Post
    Can't beat a free boat!
    He will soon learn, There is NO such thing as a Free boat!
    So many projects, so little time

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    Thanks fellas...

    Quote Originally Posted by snoc653 View Post
    He will soon learn, There is NO such thing as a Free boat!

    Yeah, the floor is really soft in spots...so I've already started striping interior....

    And "I" never said it was free......haha
    Last edited by HotRodJosh; 11-14-2010 at 07:14 PM.

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    Welcome to the boards. Nice striping.
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    Welcome. People here are awesome and very knowledgeable.

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