Horsepower Fest 2019 Raffle Boat Build

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« on: October 09, 2019, 09:33:26 AM »
This is the raffle boat build thread for the Horsepower Fest 2019 Grand Prize!

Horsepower Fest 2019 is benefiting the Semper Fi Fund, a program that helps wounded veterans of all branches of the US Military that have been wounded in post 9/11 battles. Last year Horsepower Fest raised and donated $10,000 to the Semper Fi Fund.

This is a 1979 Bahner Flat Deck. It was purchased as a complete boat minus motor. It will be completely restored from the ground up and by the time this boat is complete, it will be a brand new boat inside and out including the following:

Bostick Racing Engines Built 396/402 Big Block Chevy (Motor Build Thread Here: http://www.socaljetboats.com/index.php?topic=31761.0)
Freshly rebuilt pump by Place Diverter and Controls including droop, ride plate, and a hydraulic Place Diverter
Brand new Stringers installed by James Rankin
Freshly done Cap Job (Capping thread here: http://www.socaljetboats.com/index.php?topic=31869.0)
Brand new paint job by Khaos Kustom Paints (Mike Buschman and James Rankin) using donated Tamco Paint materials
Brand new Interior - two fiberglass buckets and a fiberglass bench
New cables, driveline/PTO, battery box, fuel fills, gauges, and steering wheel donated by CP Performance.
Battery donated by Battery Connection Inc
Restored trailer done by EBlast Dustless Sandblasting
Custom headers donated by Chad's Customs
Fiberglass Bench and Buckets donated by Twisted Liquid Marin

Check back to this thread for continued updates on this build.

This boat is being raffled off at the 2019 Horsepower Fest on November 16th, 2019 at the Avi Resort and Casino in Laughlin, NV. Tickets can only be purchased the day of the raffle at the raffle booth at Horsepower Fest. Winner must be physically present to win. For more information about the Horsepower Fest 2019 Raffle, please visit https://www.horsepowerfest.com/raffles/
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 09:38:39 AM »
One of the biggest setbacks was that when we purchased this boat back in June, it had carpeted stringers and the rear 1/4 was boxed in with aluminum angle rails. Once we removed these boxed in rails and the carpet underneith it, we discovered that the stringers were broken straight through to the floor and also split down the length of the boat where the front motor mounts were. Initially we were going to scrap this boat and start over once we discovered this, but James Rankin volenteered to replace the stringers. The boat will be going to him next week to bang out this job on an emergency basis as we are very limited on time.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 10:55:02 AM »
Damn! Good luck! Tough job on short time.

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 01:52:06 AM »
Any pictures of the new stringers install?

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 10:48:58 AM »
Any pictures of the new stringers install?

The new stringer install hasnt begun yet. That will be taking place this week/weekend.
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 12:27:52 PM »
Got the headers from Chad Hundley over the weekend from Chad's Customs! They turned out amazing!

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 03:08:19 PM »
Beautiful headers!! 


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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 07:22:12 PM »
Got the headers from Chad Hundley over the weekend from Chad's Customs! They turned out amazing!

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Them are some sexy headers!

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2019, 09:16:47 AM »
Got the seats donated by Geoff at Twisted Liquid Marine in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Check then out!

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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2019, 09:07:08 AM »
Quick update......James Rankin and Mike Buschman have been busting their ass. They got the boat flipped over and fixed some troubled areas including the cracked strakes.....the hit it with some filler primer then shot it with polyurethane single stage white and then clear. They are going to let it bake in the sun today then it will be ready to be flipped over and start on replacing the stringers and prepping the top for paint.

The trailer is over at e-blast dustless sandblasting in Menifee, CA....trailer has been blasted, they gotta weld up a few cracks, then they are going to primer it today.

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2019, 10:04:56 AM »
What parts are still missing/needed?
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2019, 02:27:18 PM »
Damn, you guys donít mess around, it looks bitchen


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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2019, 06:17:25 PM »
Damn! Looks great!!!

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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2019, 07:46:15 PM »
What parts are still missing/needed?

I am looking for water inlets and the outlet on the manifold. If anyone has these items and willing to donate, please PM me. Thank you!
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2019, 06:45:41 AM »
I have but not New if you want

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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2019, 07:36:32 AM »
I am looking for water inlets and the outlet on the manifold. If anyone has these items and willing to donate, please PM me. Thank you!

I might have a waterneck, I'll check this evening.
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2019, 08:03:48 AM »
I might have both if Grimpala doesnít have them


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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2019, 07:49:20 PM »
All pump parts have been stripped sanded and ready be mocked up and then the color then final assembly and new impeller and hardware


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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2019, 07:26:44 AM »
I might have both if Grimpala doesnít have them


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Crap, got busy with kids and forgot to check my stash.  Just set myself a reminder to check when I get home.
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2019, 07:29:11 PM »
Pump is done , just waiting on the boat lol eh brad hehehehehehhehehehe


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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2019, 07:34:52 PM »
Still waiting on the paint n stringers to be done. I wish I could get it to you guys sooner, but I cant rush Buschman and Rankin anymore than I have or else they will give up on me lol

edit: pump looks great by the way! Thanks!
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2019, 07:37:55 PM »
Crap, got busy with kids and forgot to check my stash.  Just set myself a reminder to check when I get home.

I got a set of inlets and thermostat from Mike V. Thanks!

I am looking for a working basset T if anyone has one! Thanks!
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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2019, 08:56:28 AM »
I asked you what else you needed I have like three of those

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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2019, 12:25:37 PM »
Still waiting on the paint n stringers to be done. I wish I could get it to you guys sooner, but I cant rush Buschman and Rankin anymore than I have or else they will give up on me lol

edit: pump looks great by the way! Thanks!
Lol just bustin yer balls brad lol , we will get it done when we get the boat .


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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2019, 05:55:44 PM »
I got a set of inlets and thermostat from Mike V. Thanks!

I am looking for a working basset T if anyone has one! Thanks!


I have a Bassett T


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