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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: Everything must go.....455 Olds
« on: June 19, 2013, 09:51:00 AM »
What size carburetor?

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: Engine and volt problem?
« on: June 14, 2013, 11:58:52 PM »
Sounds like a wiring/gauge problem. Bet it'll be an easy fix with a fresh take on it in the morning.

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Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: Blue Bimini Top
« on: June 06, 2013, 04:34:58 PM »
Have someone picking it up on Sunday.

If that falls through, Throttle311 will be next.

I'll keep everyone updated.


Random Boat Parts For Sale / Blue Bimini Top
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:10:04 AM »
Bought this Bimini from Don (Your Mom) here on the boards a couple days ago, nothing wrong with it, just too much blue given my boat is blue as well  :screwy:

This is all copied from the original ad since I never got around to taking any pictures.
"Its a 67-72 wide an bout 38 tall when open. Pacific blue sunbrella aluminum 7/8 tube with all mounting hardware and boot( two sets of mounts for up or in tow). The front and middle bars were modified for when I had a tower to fit years ago( curves in ). Works great...."

Selling it for what I paid - $50.00
Located in Murrieta/Temecula. Call/Text 951-219-7406

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: how many mpg do u guys get?
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:59:23 AM »
Keeping the boat on a nice plane I can go around Elsinore 4 laps (Approx 8 miles a lap) on 10-11 gallons of gas. If my right foot is heavy, can blow through a full tank in about 2-3 laps.

Random Boat Parts For Sale / Re: Bimini 4 Sale
« on: June 03, 2013, 01:32:34 PM »
Where at in San Diego?

Videos ( / Re: Something new - GoPro Pole cam
« on: May 31, 2013, 08:56:31 AM »
lol, was waiting for someone to say something...

That's the nice thing about a private launch, a weekday, and being the only boat on the water.  :thumbup:

And that was diet cokes you saw  ;)

Videos ( / Re: Something new - GoPro Pole cam
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:16:37 PM »
HAHA thats awesome!  is that just a long piece of PVC pipe?

Picked up a extending pole from Home Depot. Works awesome and can throw it in the boat when not in use. Can't wait to try out some other ideas floating around in my head  :screwy:

Videos ( / Re: Something new - GoPro Pole cam
« on: May 30, 2013, 03:52:53 PM »

Videos ( / Something new - GoPro Pole cam
« on: May 30, 2013, 03:47:29 PM »
Headed out yesterday after work to let my buddy drive the boat around and try my pole cam. Had the entire lake to ourselves  :thumbup:

1974 Tahiti 455 Olds Weekday Testing Part 2

The No Wake Zone / Re: Memorial Weekend Pictures
« on: May 29, 2013, 10:25:38 AM »
Stayed local for the holiday weekend. Having a good friend that lives on the water and a 15 minute drive and I'm floatin' is hard to pass up.

Highlight was evening cruise. Had the whole lake to ourselves.

Cove was packed

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: D@mn 455
« on: May 29, 2013, 09:17:50 AM »
Forgot to mention using 10W40 Rotella with a bottle of Lucas zinc additive.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Re: D@mn 455
« on: May 29, 2013, 09:07:10 AM »
The 455 in my Tahiti takes about 5.5 to 6 quarts.

Can let it sit in the lake and idle all day and oil pressure will be around 40-50 psi, but once it has a good long run on it it'll drop down to about 30.

SoCal Lakes / Re: Lake Elsinore
« on: May 22, 2013, 08:33:07 AM »
We'll be out there all weekend.

Suggestions / Support / Re: Newbie section
« on: May 16, 2013, 06:15:43 PM »
Just picked. Her up Monday.

Wow!  Another tahiti tiger with a hatch! Welcome to the club!

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SoCal Lakes / Re: Elsinore
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:20:52 AM »
First trip out with the boat and awesome weekend on the lake

Projects / Re: 1974 Tahiti - First boat project
« on: May 05, 2013, 08:55:52 PM »
Not bad for 3 weeks worth of work. Always fun reviving the dead  :screwy:

As of today. First run should be next weekend. Hopefully remember to put the plug in  :beer:

Step dads ride. Original owner, built BBC, fresh jet, been a awesome boat. Wish mine had the motor cover like his.

Projects / Re: 1974 Tahiti - First boat project
« on: May 05, 2013, 08:51:25 PM »
Liked the red eyes and lips, so sticking with it.

Have everything to paint the trailer black with new wiring and LED's. Going to ditch all the extra lights.

Had some friends come over to help with the carpeting. Nice to have people who know the ins and outs.

Boom! Looks tits for a 74'! Spending the $$$ on the good marine carpet was so worth it. Feels awesome on the toes.

Getting there.

Girlfriend ripping out all the rotton wood. Needs all new upholstry, but going to rig it up with some new wood and throw towels over it until my bank account recovers lol.

Can almost feel the water...

Back seat in.

Projects / Re: 1974 Tahiti - First boat project
« on: May 05, 2013, 08:45:23 PM »
Ripped out all the old wiring and plumbing.

Got it wired and plumbed enough to start for the first time. Fired right up. Nothing like starting fresh with wiring, rebuild carb, starter, alternator, etc. Dealing with other peoples mess is for the birds.

Wet sanded the entire thing to get rid of the exessive metal flake and bring 1970's sexy back.

Tore out the old false floor. All fresh.

Projects / 1974 Tahiti - First boat project
« on: May 05, 2013, 08:40:07 PM »
First post on SCJB, been lurking for a while and finally have enough progress to start a thread.

Little bit of back story, grew up in Elsinore and have always been on the water there. Countless summers skiing, boating, hanging out at the cove, camping on the beach and drinking those refreshing ice cold beers. My step dad has a 75 Tahiti and for as long as I can remember, we'd be out there tearing it up having a blast. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, my parents were over at their neighbors house and my step dad noticed a boat sitting in the back yard. Checked it out and it's the EXACT same boat that he has. Kind of a rare Tahiti from the sounds of it. It was sitting outside for about 8 years since the last time it was used and was the condition was hurting on it. Knowing that I've been wanting a boat for years, asked if he wanted to sell it and he wasn't interested in selling, but would rather trade for a XR50 that I had sitting around. DEAL! Had a boat fund going, so having money ready to dump into it has made it a fun project. Really bitchin' to have the same boat that I grew up in as my first boat.

As it sat in the guys backyard

Day it made it across the street to it's new home

Has a fresh Olds in it, was rebuilt not very long before it sat. Took the valve covers off and while replacing the fuel pump could see the timing chain, looks almost BRAND NEW inside. No water or condensation. Oil was nice and clean.

Time to start the "restoration"

Had to shim up the deck to get the gas tank out.

Things always look better when cleaned and shinny

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