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    Default possible restoration boat

    Idk what the status of this boat is or who owns it but it is a tunnel hull looks like it used to have an outboard on it but not sure anyways let me know what kind of hull it is if anyone knows?? it is parked next to one of our fields and has been there for as long as i can remember so im guessing the owners would be willing to part ways with it not sure though??
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    Looks like a Sleekcraft tunnel, '84 by the HIN. Seen a few as jets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    Looks like a Sleekcraft tunnel, '84 by the HIN. Seen a few as jets.
    here in a few days ill swing by and talk to the guy maybe he will want to get rid of it since abviously it hasnt moved

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    Interesting project.
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    This is a mid eighties Sleekcraft SST. LOA should be around 20'. I had the jet version of this very same hull. It's classified as a tunnel hull and can attest that it's a sneeky little thing. While it's sitting in the water, it's hard to tell it's what I call a "modified tunnel" design. From the factory with BBC, the motor was set back just a bit too far (a 3 point mount) which caused heavy cavitation from idle. I corrected this problem by fabricating a rail kit, moving the motor forward 3", installing a "stuffer", droop and manual place diverter. This hull rides great but is VERY SENS_O_TIVE when it comes to playing around with the place diverter. If you dont believe me, I will give you the number to the guy that bought it from me as he is still scraping crap out of his favorite shorts. He went WIDE OPEN, grabbed a handfull of positve nossle (UP) and the hull reacted so quickly, it pitched him overboard when she started blowing over. Luckily it landed with the fun side up minus a driver, his cooler and one VERY pissed off X-GIRLFRIEND!!!! He was warned.

    Last thing I can tell you is that while classified as a tunnel, it's doesn't ride or act like "real" tunnel such as a Daytona, Liberator ETC. I knew a few guys with outboards on these hulls that love them. I personally am obsolutely obnoxious when it comes to loud boats and bikes so the outboards don't do much for me. No disrespect intended to the outboarders that might read this. This looks like a solid project and while it's this far down, would tell ya to slap a crate 502 in it and have some fun with it. Take a look at the stringers as well as the subfloor to be sure it's still solid.

    Hope it helps.

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    That Would Be A Good Project. I Love Mine NEVER HAD ANY CRAZY REACTION FROM MY DIVERTER EITHER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Lee View Post
    This is a mid eighties Sleekcraft SST. LOA should be around 20'. I had the jet version of this very same hull. It's classified as a tunnel hull and can attest that it's a sneeky little thing. While it's sitting in the water, it's hard to tell it's what I call a "modified tunnel" design. From the factory with BBC, the motor was set back just a bit too far (a 3 point mount) which caused heavy cavitation from idle. I corrected this problem by fabricating a rail kit, moving the motor forward 3", installing a "stuffer", droop and manual place diverter. This hull rides great but is VERY SENS_O_TIVE when it comes to playing around with the place diverter. If you dont believe me, I will give you the number to the guy that bought it from me as he is still scraping crap out of his favorite shorts. He went WIDE OPEN, grabbed a handfull of positve nossle (UP) and the hull reacted so quickly, it pitched him overboard when she started blowing over. Luckily it landed with the fun side up minus a driver, his cooler and one VERY pissed off X-GIRLFRIEND!!!! He was warned.

    Last thing I can tell you is that while classified as a tunnel, it's doesn't ride or act like "real" tunnel such as a Daytona, Liberator ETC. I knew a few guys with outboards on these hulls that love them. I personally am obsolutely obnoxious when it comes to loud boats and bikes so the outboards don't do much for me. No disrespect intended to the outboarders that might read this. This looks like a solid project and while it's this far down, would tell ya to slap a crate 502 in it and have some fun with it. Take a look at the stringers as well as the subfloor to be sure it's still solid.

    Hope it helps.
    any pics of back and bottom looking to make improvements

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