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Title: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on February 29, 2016, 06:39:31 PM
Hello all. Thought I would start what will end up being a long thread of my project. My Dad ordered our boat brand new from Roger Weiman personally in 1978. This is the boat I grew up in and the boat that caused me to dedicate part of my soul to the river.

My Dad passed away in 95' and a couple years after, I reluctantly sold this boat to my aunt and uncle. It was "pristine" when I sold it; garaged 100% of its life and taken care of like a baby. Over the next 8 years it was not taken care of so well... I got a hankering to have it back and did so-it was thrashed. I took it out one time and was so frustrated I brought it home and stripped it. Fast forward to about 6 months ago...

Hooked up with Tom Petersen out of Lake Havasu to start the project by pulling my pump and rebuilding it. Original equipment on the boat is a Berk 12JG and 460 Ford; yes I'm a Ford guy. Tom knocked out the pump and we shipped the boat around the corner to Scott Kornowski's shop for the fiberglass and gel coat. This was the point of no return. Lol. The boat, trailer and motor are all getting done up.

Anyway, a couple pics attached and I'll keep updates coming as they happen. Really appreciate feedback here on the forum and thanks for checking it out.


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Flusher on February 29, 2016, 06:51:54 PM
Looking forward to watching this come together
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: TrollerDave on February 29, 2016, 08:28:50 PM
Looking forward to watching this come together

X2 . I have a very similar story. My dad bought our Tahiti new and after he passed we sold it to my uncle. After a few years I got it back, not necessarily thrashed, but needing some work. I've read a lot of threads about guys trying to find the boat they grew up on.
Great starting point with the Rogers, Ford and JG. And with Peterson and Kornowski doing your work  :thumbup:

Good luck with the build.
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: 76 Bonneville on February 29, 2016, 08:43:47 PM
Great project and a good looking Super Cyclone.
My Uncles 1972 Super Cyclone is in Minnesota.
I need to go get it. First jet boat I ever drove.
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: seapat on February 29, 2016, 09:03:12 PM
Looking forward to seeing the progress. Always wonder what the original scoops looked like. I have seen people talk about the Weiman style aluminum mailbox style scoops. Not the original fiberglass. One of this days were going to have a Rogers reggatta. Looking forward to meeting you and seeing the boat someday.
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on February 29, 2016, 09:51:17 PM

X2 . I have a very similar story. My dad bought our Tahiti new and after he passed we sold it to my uncle. After a few years I got it back, not necessarily thrashed, but needing some work. I've read a lot of threads about guys trying to find the boat they grew up on.
Great starting point with the Rogers, Ford and JG. And with Peterson and Kornowski doing your work  :thumbup:

Good luck with the build.


Very cool. When I look back on growing up, going to the river were some of my fondest memories. Glad to finally be doing this.

And thanks guys, for the comments. Looking forward to having it at some events.


Steve-O
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Oliver1421 on February 29, 2016, 10:14:19 PM
This is awesome! Hope to keep seeing progress pics. 🍻


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: RiverRat474 on March 01, 2016, 03:43:09 AM
Sorry to hear about your dad. I lost my dad Dec 6 1994, think about him almost daily. My uncle also got his boat. Which I got back in very poor condition. Hoping to start my resurrection soon. Good luck with your project and I will be following your build. Keep us posted. We love pics.
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: WhyNot76 on March 01, 2016, 07:28:33 AM
Great build! I wish I could track down my dads old Nordic to do the same👍🏼👍🏼I have pics of my mom in it when she was pregnant with me. Lost her almost 2 years ago..


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: steves86ta on March 01, 2016, 07:48:46 AM
Great story, looking forward to the build!
Title: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on March 01, 2016, 10:07:13 AM
Hey guys, awesome feedback. People that don't know the river or boats don't understand how deep it runs in our blood. Really cool to hear everyone's stories.

And those pics from 76 Bonneville and WhyNot, wow. Keep those coming too!

All this really helps justify the investment 😳. Lol


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Flusher on March 01, 2016, 10:10:31 AM
Hey guys, awesome feedback. People that don't know the river or boats don't understand how deep it runs in our blood. Really cool to hear everyone's stories.

And it really helps justify the investment 😳. Lol


Steve-O

There’s nothing––absolutely nothing––half so much worth doing as messing about in boats.

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind In The Willows
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: GT Jets on March 01, 2016, 10:25:43 AM
There’s nothing––absolutely nothing––half so much worth doing as messing about in boats.

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind In The Willows

OMG.

I think of this all the time.


"Simply messing...about in boats -- or with boats... In or out of 'em it doesn't matter. Nothing seems to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."
"Look here! If you've really nothing else on hand this morning, supposing we drop down the river together and have a long day of it.?"

This was written on a painting I had in my shop office.

My favorite ride at Disneyland when I was a kid was Mr.Toads Wild Ride.

Thanks for the smile my friend.

I needed that today.

98% of the population will never understand,  and for that, I am truly sad.

GT

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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: RiverRat474 on March 01, 2016, 11:15:23 AM
OMG.

I think of this all the time.


"Simply messing...about in boats -- or with boats... In or out of 'em it doesn't matter. Nothing seems to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."
"Look here! If you've really nothing else on hand this morning, supposing we drop down the river together and have a long day of it.?"

This was written on a painting I had in my shop office.

My favorite ride at Disneyland when I was a kid was Mr.Toads Wild Ride.

Thanks for the smile my friend.

I needed that today.

98% of the population will never understand,  and for that, I am truly sad.

GT

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Thanks GT and Flusher very cool. I will be saving this one.
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Flusher on March 01, 2016, 01:17:34 PM

This was written on a painting I had in my shop office.

GT

What was the painting of?  Or was it just text?  Still have it?
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: GT Jets on March 01, 2016, 01:24:45 PM
What was the painting of?  Or was it just text?  Still have it?

I think I still have it somewhere.

It is a picture of a river/stream with the mole and the toad next to a small rowboat.

My grandmother found it at a flea market probably 35 years ago, she's 97 now. Always thought it was cool. In a fond childhood memory sort of way.

I'll see if I can scare it up.

GT

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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: GT Jets on March 01, 2016, 01:33:47 PM
Well shit the bed.

Quick Google search and bam!

Looks very similar to this.

It's an actual water color (or colored pencil) that someone did though,  not a print.

The writing is across the entire painting, like the pages in the book would be.

GT

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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: MPKardell on March 01, 2016, 03:09:51 PM
"98% of the population will never understand,  and for that, I am truly sad."

Actually, I look at it the other way:  I'm happy about it.  Just think how crowded those rivers and lakes would be if everyone thought this was the greatest thing in the world.   :)
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: GT Jets on March 01, 2016, 03:25:10 PM


Actually, I look at it the other way:  I'm happy about it.  Just think how crowded those rivers and lakes would be if everyone thought this was the greatest thing in the world.   :)

You're kind of taking a literal approach pertaining to boats in particular.

Read The Wind in The Willows. That is if you haven't already.  Basically to paraphrase,  to have a passion that makes you feel excited,  calm and important,  doesn't matter what that passion is (in the story it covers "motorcars, boats,  spending time with friends, being by yourself at the river) it is a necessary part of life that makes you complete.

I believe the story was first published in the very early 1900's.

I have always,  even as a little kid loved boats and I think that's why the story means so much to me.

A little cheesy,  but read the story. It was intended for children,  but I think the message is quite mature.

And I do agree,  the less people have the "illness" the better. Lol.

GT
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on March 01, 2016, 04:11:30 PM

You're kind of taking a literal approach pertaining to boats in particular.

Read The Wind in The Willows. That is if you haven't already.  Basically to paraphrase,  to have a passion that makes you feel excited,  calm and important,  doesn't matter what that passion is (in the story it covers "motorcars, boats,  spending time with friends, being by yourself at the river) it is a necessary part of life that makes you complete.

I believe the story was first published in the very early 1900's.

I have always,  even as a little kid loved boats and I think that's why the story means so much to me.

A little cheesy,  but read the story. It was intended for children,  but I think the message is quite mature.

And I do agree,  the less people have the "illness" the better. Lol.

GT

Thanks for sharing this GT. Food for the soul.


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: GlassCutter on March 01, 2016, 09:34:50 PM
I got Motor Fever around age 11.  Started with street bikes stripped down for the dirt because nobody really made dirt bikes back then.  That carried over into muscle cars and jet boats.  After having owned over 20 big block Mopars of all kinds, I have kind of gotten over fast cars.  Fast boats have transitioned into slower boats with more room for the ladies to work on eliminating those pesky tan lines. 

However, my love of all things Dirt Bike remains as strong as ever.  I'm racing a 37 year old Husqvarna at Glen Helen Sat. and in 29 Palms in the beginning of April.  At the end of April me and a buddy are going to Marysville for the CZ World Championships.  Over 2 dozen National and International champs will be joining us to celebrate all things CZ.  I am giddy like a school girl just thinking about it every time I go out into the garage.  Dirt bikes and boats just seem to have a way of becoming a lifestyle.   Braaaaap!
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: GT Jets on March 01, 2016, 09:59:51 PM
I got Motor Fever around age 11.  Started with street bikes stripped down for the dirt because nobody really made dirt bikes back then.  That carried over into muscle cars and jet boats.  After having owned over 20 big block Mopars of all kinds, I have kind of gotten over fast cars.  Fast boats have transitioned into slower boats with more room for the ladies to work on eliminating those pesky tan lines. 

However, my love of all things Dirt Bike remains as strong as ever.  I'm racing a 37 year old Husqvarna at Glen Helen Sat. and in 29 Palms in the beginning of April.  At the end of April me and a buddy are going to Marysville for the CZ World Championships.  Over 2 dozen National and International champs will be joining us to celebrate all things CZ.  I am giddy like a school girl just thinking about it every time I go out into the garage.  Dirt bikes and boats just seem to have a way of becoming a lifestyle.   Braaaaap!

My uncle Butch is only 13 years older than I am (my mom's little brother) and I grew up around flat trackers, CZ's Triumphs, BSA's, Bultaco's, to name a few, my first real motorcycle was a Hodaka Combat Wombat.

Just in our family we played with motorcycles,  go carts, hydroplanes, whitewater marathon jets, 410 winged Sprint cars, Winged (aka Super) Modifieds, Pull trucks and built variations of every flavor of the day.

I'm not that old (yet) and still want to race.
Once it's there, it never fades.

Good luck at Glen Helen!

GT

Some recent shots of my uncle.
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: GT Jets on March 01, 2016, 10:05:37 PM
And sorry for jacking the crap out of your thread.  lol

GT
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on March 02, 2016, 09:55:26 AM
Those bikes are killer. That's what it's about, having a passion for this stuff. Somewhere along the line something clicks inside and just resonates with certain things.

GT, no thread jacking going on here. The original message was based on an inspiration and followed up with a little action. I like hearing everyone's input. I will in fact have some technical questions but I'll start another thread for that...


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on January 27, 2018, 01:06:49 PM
Thought I’d give a long overdue update on my Rogers project. Forgive me for being a off and on participant on the site; mostly enjoy reading the posts.

So the hull is complete minus the name. I’m really happy with it and feel it’s over and above what I anticipated.

Currently the interior is being built, motor being built and me figuring out how to pay for it all. Rigging is in progress as well.


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Roadrunner on January 27, 2018, 02:54:10 PM
Well done. Beautiful job. Omg stunning!


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: riverjunkie44 on January 27, 2018, 04:26:04 PM
Wow. That looks amazing. Great work!
Love all the old stories as well, glad this thread got going again

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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: 77-eliminator on January 27, 2018, 05:33:41 PM
Very nice. Almost to pretty to put a 👍😉motor in it

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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Reed2017 on January 27, 2018, 09:15:01 PM
Amazing story and a beautiful boat!!  Can hardly wait to see it finished!!


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: FordLover on January 27, 2018, 10:18:43 PM
Beautiful boat! Great story! Love me some Ford! 👍

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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: 08chevyguy on January 27, 2018, 10:56:22 PM
  gorgeous!!!
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on January 27, 2018, 11:47:18 PM
Thanks guys, it’s been a slow ride up to this point. It’ll be more of a show piece than I anticipated but I’ll still drive the hell out of it.


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: JordanDangerfield on January 28, 2018, 08:26:40 AM
The stringers and floors are gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see the level of rigging to go along with the what’s been done already. Why did he separate the hull from the deck?


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on January 28, 2018, 01:16:24 PM
The stringers and floors are gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see the level of rigging to go along with the what’s been done already. Why did he separate the hull from the deck?


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Thanks... It was easier to strip/clean the inside of the hull. Every piece of wood is brand new-stringers, bulkhead, dash and transom. He ground the whole inside clean all the way up to the bow then did the woodwork.


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: If Looks Could Kill on January 28, 2018, 03:43:37 PM
Very Nice!
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: lets dance on January 29, 2018, 05:29:43 AM
Awesome

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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: 5150whiteboy on January 29, 2018, 06:20:00 AM
Amazing job ... Looks great

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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Stinkydog on January 30, 2018, 03:26:07 AM
👍bad ass ..

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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: bobjthomson on January 30, 2018, 09:53:25 AM
Tom Peterson is the “guy” , can’t wait to see u run that sled


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Bugginout on May 08, 2018, 03:51:35 PM
Holy shit bro that looks awesome!
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on May 12, 2018, 11:03:36 AM
Thank you gentlemen. It’s been coming along nice with Tom’s hard work.


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Reed2017 on May 12, 2018, 03:41:03 PM
Any new pictures?


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on May 13, 2018, 06:04:05 PM
Hey, yes just a couple. It’s in getting fuel tanks made now and then a list of new goods.


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: BBF-ER on May 13, 2018, 06:45:45 PM
Wow, that thing looks better then show room condition.
My dinning room table that we eat off of is clean,  but not that clean.
Nice labor of love.
Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: 08chevyguy on May 13, 2018, 07:03:16 PM
Jesus on ice skates that is gorgeous

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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on May 13, 2018, 07:20:49 PM
Thanks for that. This thing’s turned into a way bigger build than I originally planned, but stoked on the outcome. Hopefully my sons don’t mind skipping college. Lol


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: The_Dean_85 on May 15, 2018, 09:15:25 AM
Looks amazing love those hulls


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: K-034 on May 16, 2018, 07:23:33 AM
I was over at Toms last week and saw your boat, definitely one of the cleanest Rogers out there, Tom is one of the best in the business, nice job


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: Steve-O on May 17, 2018, 08:52:11 AM
I was over at Toms last week and saw your boat, definitely one of the cleanest Rogers out there, Tom is one of the best in the business, nice job


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Thanks for that. Agreed, Tom is one of the few people in this world with a super keen eye for detail.


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Title: Re: My 78' Rogers complete resto
Post by: J-bonz on May 17, 2018, 07:18:35 PM
Thanks for that. Agreed, Tom is one of the few people in this world with a super keen eye for detail.


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Just love that dude’s work!!! Hands down awesome!



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