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  • 02-04-2011, 07:49 AM
    oldmudwiser
    Quote Originally Posted by krusn56 View Post
    Gut the damaged hull and save or sell parts then take it to the dump(or sink it). Build the tahiti with minamal cash and enjoy it for summer. Keep the dual axle trailer. You can make a couple bucks on the intake for someone wanting to switch over to berk....If the tahiti has rotten stringers....sink it to and find a full stringer.

    i dont think the stringers are rotten. but it has car like engine mounts is that going to work ok. the trashed boat had plates.
  • 02-03-2011, 05:13 PM
    krusn56
    Gut the damaged hull and save or sell parts then take it to the dump(or sink it). Build the tahiti with minamal cash and enjoy it for summer. Keep the dual axle trailer. You can make a couple bucks on the intake for someone wanting to switch over to berk....If the tahiti has rotten stringers....sink it to and find a full stringer.
  • 02-03-2011, 04:01 PM
    oldmudwiser
    Quote Originally Posted by HEMETDRAGRACER View Post
    I TOTALLY AGREE! $1500 would probably get you a WAY better hull to start with...

    who would want to buy a trashed boat and that beat up tahiti?
  • 02-03-2011, 11:01 AM
    HEMETDRAGRACER
    Quote Originally Posted by Quickjet View Post
    What about selling both and buying a nicer, more efficient hull?
    I TOTALLY AGREE! $1500 would probably get you a WAY better hull to start with...
  • 02-03-2011, 08:19 AM
    oldmudwiser
    ok so ill keep the tahiti, swap pumps. i dont think id get much for both boats if i sold them so ill just build the tahiti. who redoes props in the high desert if any and how much am i looking at?
  • 01-31-2011, 08:02 PM
    PonyFiveO
    Quote Originally Posted by blender over View Post
    Just the fact your old fantasy boat had a bow gas tank and the new boat has side tanks is enough to switch to the new tahiti.
    x2 and make sure to keep your old trailer!
  • 01-31-2011, 11:00 AM
    blender over
    Just the fact your old fantasy boat had a bow gas tank and the new boat has side tanks is enough to switch to the new tahiti.
  • 01-30-2011, 07:30 PM
    Quickjet
    What about selling both and buying a nicer, more efficient hull?
  • 01-30-2011, 12:56 PM
    ka0tyk
    +1 for tahiti only cuz i own one. plus that other boat is trashed. even if you did grind out the damage, glass it up perfect, etc... you'd have to strip the whole thing, paint it, put it all back together, etc. summer is comin up soon. get back into the water!
  • 01-30-2011, 09:52 AM
    Sleek Freak
    inspect your intake and the area of glass around it. if everything looks good structurely and free of any cracks that may leak, then leave it alone. now would be the time to remove the intake to machine it for a shoe or ride plate if thats the way you want to go.
  • 01-30-2011, 08:19 AM
    bubbledeck55
    pull the tahiti off the single place trailer and put it on the tandem, and you can swap pumps out without pulling the intake as long as it is the same pump... its not to much of a chore, just make sure to get all the gaskets... good luck
  • 01-30-2011, 08:17 AM
    Blowncat 509
    yes-gravy job-pull the transom plate, unbolt the pump from the intake, and remove!
    couldn't get any easier
  • 01-30-2011, 08:08 AM
    oldmudwiser
    so can i just swap the pump and not the loader? i would rather not deal with seting the loader if i can help it.
  • 01-30-2011, 02:06 AM
    snoc653
    The Fantasy looks to have had a bow tank. If the Tahiti has standard side tanks it should handle better. I think the Tahiti would make an excellent substitute for the damaged boat and that your friend went so far as to find it for you is a really good thing. Most would have told you to file it on your insurance as it was an accident. Yes I know most of us don't have insurance on our boats.

    Building the Tahiti should be one of the moments that 40 yrs from now you and your friend still talk about. There is more to boating than just the boat itself.
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