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    2 chrome ellis fenders
    3 blow outs
    2 stop lights
    1 prop
    1 fuel pump
    1 head gasket
    1 water pump

    Damn, it was a great year!!

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    2 blowouts
    1 tail light, replaced both with led.
    6 new speakers
    1 head unit
    Tow rope and anchor line replaced
    And just got a new boat cover to the tune of $1350



    Sent from somewhere in the middle of nowhere...

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    None, just not enough time out on the boat!
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    Sheppie forgot his boat,his bilge pump and his teeth. That's a lot of woes!!!
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    Where to start!!
    1 powerhead
    2 props
    1 GMC truck (being fixed)
    Losing to the marble lake guys
    Daylight savings time
    Poison ivy
    Never took the race boat out
    Only ran 100 mph 4 times
    Missing out on the meets
    The list goes on and on.

    Highlights!!
    Got back powerhead and it's 9 mph faster on less compression
    Can't wait for marble lake next year
    Turbo outboard
    Turned the non race motor to 11,000 rpm 5 times and it lived

    Waiting for next year!! I have 3 powerheads running and I'm not done boating yet!

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    Got rid of the jet, now its time to go fast with a V-drive...

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    No spring
    I don't know how many hours into a pretty much one off hand built powerhead, good deal of girlfriend aggro.
    Boat put on hold due to a totally insane 4th of July month.
    Two holes wore in my feet that still have'nt totally healed.
    2 detonated pistons thank you Merc for your electronics.
    Stick a piston because I was too stubborn (stupid) to put EFI on in the first place,
    Repeat above again.
    Boat runs like shit at last meet, change out coils in a Holiday Inn @ Chattanooga parking lot the next morning. Never made it Jasper due to exhaustion.
    New boat order on hold due to events beyond my control.
    Angry Allison transmisson in Toledo on the way home.

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    Too much rain!
    Too little income!
    Too little time on the water!



    Quote Originally Posted by harley222 View Post
    Got rid of the jet, now its time to go fast with a V-drive...
    It better be fast, there is nothing worse than a slow v-drive
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    Turbo oil feed line leaked, turbo drain line leaked, oil pan flange leaked, puke tank lines leaked.
    It was pretty much a slimy mess all season.
    Wastegate tube broke next to the weld.
    Fuel tank pickup tube broke off inside the tank (1/2" stainless tube)
    And I finished up with the top to #6 piston melted and the copper head gasket leaking between the cylinders.
    That was the popping sound.

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    lol i agree chuck..



    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Too much rain!
    Too little income!
    Too little time on the water!





    It better be fast, there is nothing worse than a slow v-drive

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    I still say my gyro gear was a little loose ,more to come BUT I MADE IT THRU THE YEAR....wait for it...

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    Wamplers well I thought it was same as always just in the tune uh I got back to the launch,ON 4 cylinders and it sounded good when I rapped it ,just pulled the motor only 4 friggin cylinders..lifters out of the bores,broken lifters ,bent pushrods,But I made it thru the year without a tow -this motor fought me all year long-and Scot and Harv went for a ride ....HMMMM.....?All year it was a barkin poppin snortin great year loved every minute of it!!!!And then the sun got in my eyes and I couldnt see ...Wait for it I got 2 new gizmos for next year....But I didnt have to Bail my boat..and
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    I see a wacker! 18 ft baja?

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    Audited by the Feds and the State


    Oh, and one bent prop.
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