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So I started a thread a while back showing all the work I have done to my boat as I was doing it but the pictures were being hosted on a company server which has since been password protected. I wanted to share some pictures of what the boat started like and some of the few things I have done to make it my own.

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Heres the boat the first day I brought it back to the shop a few years back...picked it up for 5k. Its a 89 Carrera Eclipse with a stock Hardine Marine 454 BBC Turning a Berk JG-A.

 

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The seats were a little dated so I decided to make my own because my mom does upholstery and I figured this would be a good way to update the boat a bit
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I didnt want to buy a GPS speedo for a million dollars so I made a mount for my Garmin Nuvi and fabbed up a little acrylic cover and used velcro to secure it without having to drill into my dash.
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I have since slapped on some Bassett twisties, new vavle covers, Optima Battery, Stereo system (which Im regretting now:)), New intake manifold (RPM airgap), New eddie marine stereo billet stereo cover (really nice piece of work), New gauges wtih new bezels (three of five I hooked up right:)), New Dana switch panel with white Carling switches, New Steering wheel, New throttle and all new cables. Heres where I am now:
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looks sweet!


thanks for the idea with the garmin... i never though to use that as a speedo before. time to go steal it out of the gf's mini cooper and slap it into the boat. haha.
Yeah it works great...until it doesnt hold a charge anymore like mine...My GF has one too so no need to buy another one for myself:)
 

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How could you forget the upgrades like the custom bud light exhaust, and the electrical tape drive assist we installed on the water?!?
 

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Did you ever GPS this boat yet?
I would like to know what it ran, i have a buddy going to look at one this week for sale.
Thanks.
 

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I got it up to 62 with two dudes and two chicks and half a tank. Not bad for a mostly stock BBC
 

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I got it up to 62 with two dudes and two chicks and half a tank. Not bad for a mostly stock BBC
My buddy ended up buying one last week, i was pretty impressed with it, stock 502 with log headers, AT309 pump, rideplate and tapered shoe, aluminum A, it felt like it was right around 65 or so.
 

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My buddy ended up buying one last week, i was pretty impressed with it, stock 502 with log headers, AT309 pump, rideplate and tapered shoe, aluminum A, it felt like it was right around 65 or so.
Sounds like a better set up then mine. You got any pics?...I've always like Eclipses
 
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