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    Default Newbie the winger Life TX-19 Project.

    Hey all. Im new to the site and new to wingers. I picked up 1986 TX-19 and have been in the process of bringing it back from the graveyard. Its nice to see some semi local wingers. I live in South East Kansas. In my home town we have a several wingers in the small town i live in. Last me and my buddie counted was 7.

    Well about my boat. I picked it up about a month and half ago down in Tulsa Ok. I was lucky enoughto be the first caller and the guy let me have it. The deal took about 5 days which had me worried i was going to lose it. The boat was in total disrepair. The transom was trash along with half of the stringers. Paint was gone. Trailer is in bad shape and the rubber terrrible. Pump was in fairly good shape but needed pulled and sealed up. I put a new Transom in, 2/3 of the stringers, new gunel supports, few coats of primer, glassed the tanks back in, ect ect ect. This has been a fun exsperinence building it. Just about everything in this thing is new.Gauges, Feul fills, wiring, seals, and diverter. Picked my motor up last friday and its coming along. I should be ready for a test run this weekend if not next week and hope to be on the lake Memerial Day at my local lake with my fellow wingers.
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    This sure looks like mine when I brought it home! Good luck with your project and post the progress! WT


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    sweet we all like build pics, so lets have em, u sure made short work of that restoration, mine took me about 6 months, great job!

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    welcome to the WFL! Post pics so we can cheer you on! Rebuilding these old birds can be a pain stakin process! I spent 2 years building mine! Good luck! TINT

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    Thanks for the warm welcome. The boat wont be 100% for the summer but im wanting to get on the water. Im leaving it primer then a complete paint job this Click image for larger version. 

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    Awesome!, another winger rescued! Welcome to the forum. Gotta question, why did you not choose to replace the entire stringer? I am not much of a fiberglass repair man, but it seems like it would make a weak point. Cuz I know you are gonna love this boat, and wanna add mo' powa later! Just wondering. Keep the pics comin!
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    Welcome
    Looks like your doing a great job

    X2 need to replace with full stringers
    That is the backbone of the boat and you wouldn't want that to come apart
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    I have been asked that many times. Me and my fellow jet boaters came to the conclusion this would work. The existing 1/3 are rock solid. Where they meet is where the seats will be and the plan is to attach them with 1/4'' angle to the stringers. This will in effect act as a fish plate in addition to the xtra glass in the area should hopefully be strong enough. This boat will never see over 450 HP while i own it. I wanted a reliable and fuel friendly motor. My 455 OLDSMOPILE will do a good job of sucking its fair share. The $300 a weekend fuel bill is not for this guy. I hope it holds together or ill have some more work to do i geuss.

    Got a little done last night. Fuel lines in, carpet on false floor(which i hate. to much Glue), gate valve with PRV in, RACK in. This where i ran into problems and need some advice. The steering shaft wont line up with my diverter. I have a clevis and still cant make it work. any help would be apreciated. A few more pics and a pic of my buddies TX. 454 with blower and dual 850s.
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    One of the ways that should work for your steering situation is to take the aluminum steering tube, and reverse it so that the long end is facing the inside of the hull, this should shorten the cable up enough for u to attach the clevis to the PD and still have full turnin radius.
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    I see that you boat on Elk City lake. Several years ago I sold my TX-19 to a guy up there. I don't recall his name now but I am trying to locate my old boat. You mentioned that there were several wingers there. My old boat was brown in color with Dramamine across the deck and numbers X707 on the sides. Hoping someone might recall the boat. Cruiser 78

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    Cool

    Man I feel your pain...took me 3 yrs. to do my cp.
    Looking back now it was fun...and frustrating at the same time
    took it out for maiden run last week...now that it done can I hang-out with you guys?
    Enjoy your work..you'll love your new boat!!

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    last weekend i had a bad case bad luck with the ole girl. Friday i was lifting the motor up to start to set in the boat when the dam bolt pulled out of the intake. Yup motor went to swinging and tapped the side of the lift denting the oil pan. Luckily i had an extra Oldsmopile at the shop. Needless to say i went and got some grade 8 bolts and bolted my chain to the heads with back up bolts incase one gave way again i had insurance. Saturday i got the old pan off and inspected the pick up, all good. Got the new gasket on and the new/old pan on. Well what i didnt notice was the gasket sticks out just enough the my front mount cant get the bottom bolts started. What my buddie do. Grabs a rubber mallet and trys to massage into submission. Yup picture belows shows that aftermath. So here i am truing to figure out what the hell im going to do. Not like you can just head down to Wally world and pick one up right. Well the TX came with 454 mounts. Idea came to mind. It was wide enough to make some get me by plates and bolt together. Walla well after 8 hours of non stop set backs things were slooking up. Well on sunday i go out to the garage and start to get things ready for the trip to OKC to finish next week and hopefully get on the water for the holliday. I look down and say i need to get the starter wire on. I wrench the nut off and place the wire and nut back on. I snug it up and give it a good turn to make sure its tight. The thing just falls apart. At this point im ready to put it on CL and jsut get it outa here!!!! Well after a cool down period i decided to haul it down to work and get he wiring , seats, and pluming done. Plan on putiing the stater in on friday and i should be ready to go. Its only 8 bolts to yank the motor and lift it about 5'' so the starer bolts will clear the bottom of the hull. There is no room under there. My 4 Point about didnt work. Well anyway heres a few pics of the carnage.
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    The only boat that remotely resembles that discripton is the Shady Lady and i belive its been around for a decade. There are a bunch of these birds up here. A guy in Neodashea just bought a brand new one and is headed to AR to buy another for a donar motor. From what i here the hull is going to be for sale after this weekend. If he doesnt want an arm and leg i may try and pick it up. hes paying 8500 for the boat. Has a blower so im thinking the motor is worth 6 and may see if he will sell the hull for 2500. Never hurts to ask!!

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    Yeah, buddys and hammers don't mix well and after a few cool ones it can get worse! LOL! Looks good and you will make your goal it just takes time!


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