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K-034

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2018, 01:00:26 PM »
It's pretty,, It's soooo pretty !

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Itís the prettiest thing on this tub, boat hauled ass still needs a little more set up, prop has a lot of lift so the nose is flighty, it does take a set as long as my foot is on the down pedal, it is a blast to drive, nice to be back in a flatty again


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New to me boat
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2019, 05:03:53 AM »
After another year of beating the hell out of this thing, itís time to give it some love,  especially after the v-drive pucked all the oil out of it. Rebuilding the v-drive getting the cases sand blasted, re-glassing the bulkhead back to the deck, fixing the broken tank straps, and whatever else I can find so I can beat the hell out of it next year


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« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 07:05:54 AM by K-034 »
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08chevyguy

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2019, 02:41:36 PM »
Damn man...your a little rough on  shit ain't ya lol didnt ya just get her all dialed in or real close to it only about a year ago? Bummer ya gotta tear it all down already but I guess atleast it will.be done and good to go and you wont have to worry about anything once it's done...

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2019, 05:03:33 AM »
Damn man...your a little rough on  shit ain't ya lol didnt ya just get her all dialed in or real close to it only about a year ago? Bummer ya gotta tear it all down already but I guess atleast it will.be done and good to go and you wont have to worry about anything once it's done...

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Thatís just the joys and f having a flatty.Between my dad, me and my son, we beat the hell out of this thing, and it was on the water from March until 2 weeks ago, and almost 2 times a week. I said I would be happy if it ran in the 90ís well side by side with my cousin in a 21 Daytona on GPS it went 94mph. A few pics from 2 weeks ago with it. With 3 generation driving it

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2019, 05:20:02 AM »



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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2019, 05:31:01 AM »
Damn. That's fuckin awesome man!!! And 2 times a week....I'm fuckin jealous 🤟

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2019, 10:58:16 AM »
Badass pics and video.

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K-034

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2019, 06:14:44 PM »
Definitely not taking this one to horsepower fest. Since itís upside down to glass the bulkhead decided to straighten the bottom and speed coat it too.


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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2019, 05:14:29 PM »
Definitely not taking this one to horsepower fest. Since itís upside down to glass the bulkhead decided to straighten the bottom and speed coat it too.


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Cant wait to see it looks great already

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2019, 05:30:34 PM »
Cant wait to see it looks great already

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Thanks, itís far from good, good from far


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« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2019, 05:34:05 PM »
Drop through strut is waisted, Iím putting a heavy duty bolt up strut, but unfortunately I have to fill the hole in the boat. This became a lot more work then planned


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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2019, 09:02:07 AM »
This became a lot more work then planned


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It usually does. Good luck


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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2019, 04:02:07 PM »
Not as productive as those guys on the raffle boat, but we did sand on this bottom all day long and got the new strut set in place.


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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2019, 05:40:10 AM »
Moving right along...looks good man! Loving all these build threads

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2019, 05:54:10 PM »
Strut is mounted, bottom is straightened and speed coated, and after playing around at HP fest this weekend got it flipped back over.


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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2019, 03:55:21 AM »
Got the new strut supports made


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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2019, 05:57:03 AM »
Got the new strut supports made


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I like how you tied into the motor plate.  Are you ever concerned about torque forces between the engine and strut causing problems?  I wanted to do something like this with a pump brace, but was talked out of it because we didn't want to risk cracking the epoxy.

Do you epoxy the strut support to the hull?
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K-034

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2019, 04:02:28 AM »
I like how you tied into the motor plate.  Are you ever concerned about torque forces between the engine and strut causing problems?  I wanted to do something like this with a pump brace, but was talked out of it because we didn't want to risk cracking the epoxy.

Do you epoxy the strut support to the hull?


Because it was so close to the engine mount it wouldnít really matter if I tied it into the the rails or the engine plate. If I would have made a plate going to the rails it would have been pretty much right under the engine plate anyways, it made it look a little cleaner, and with the bell housing on, it kind of hides it. This is a stout old circle boat, so keeping everything tied together isnít a bad thing. My K-boat had solid rails from the v-drive to the transom with a solid driveline, and the strut tied into it. The strut is epoxied in but more to help me align it not so much for strength. A pump also has a lot bigger mounting surface then a strut  so it has more room to crack around it if that makes any since



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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2019, 05:37:31 AM »
I will never forget reading an article about the team who built the first first Dodge Viper to compete in La Mans in the early '90s.  The engineer said that if every part on the car is not performing at least three functions, it is not doing its job (and is adding too much weight).  For example, the rear bulkhead firewall is also the front wall of the fuel cell and the back upright of the seats.  This has driven all of my design philosophies ever since.

I like what you did.  It effectively ties in the engine in three planes.  Also integrating the engine block as a structural component.

On a jet boat, the hole cut for the intake substantially weakens the hull.  You can see and feel it moving before the intake is set.  This is worse with a full setback.  The few V-drives i have worked on had massively thick hulls compared to jets.

Always enjoy your work.

Cheers,
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K-034

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2019, 03:57:50 AM »
I will never forget reading an article about the team who built the first first Dodge Viper to compete in La Mans in the early '90s.  The engineer said that if every part on the car is not performing at least three functions, it is not doing its job (and is adding too much weight).  For example, the rear bulkhead firewall is also the front wall of the fuel cell and the back upright of the seats.  This has driven all of my design philosophies ever since.

I like what you did.  It effectively ties in the engine in three planes.  Also integrating the engine block as a structural component.

On a jet boat, the hole cut for the intake substantially weakens the hull.  You can see and feel it moving before the intake is set.  This is worse with a full setback.  The few V-drives i have worked on had massively thick hulls compared to jets.

Always enjoy your work.

Cheers,



Thanks. Ya the bottom of this boat if about 3/4 of an inch thick, itís a heavy circle boat hull. As bad as we beat on this thing I have to make it stout


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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2019, 03:57:48 AM »
Got the engine and all the parts cleaned up, I can finally start bolting the family boat back together this weekend


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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2019, 09:52:33 AM »
Nice! Get her back together and go beat on her some more 🤟

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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2019, 08:36:42 AM »
Got the brake pedal and go pedal in, also got a new steering wheel for it


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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2019, 03:56:18 AM »
Almost done, v-drive is freshly rebuilt and put back in the boat, engine is also back in. Just waiting on the tank straps then it will be done


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Re: New to me boat
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2019, 01:29:29 PM »
Sweet build , glad to see another V-Drive here lol


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