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Projects / “Pay Dirt”, 1973 Hondo Restoration.
« on: November 06, 2019, 06:37:49 pm »
So i have been building this  boat, a 1973 Hondo, affectionately named “Pay Dirt”, for Seth Moore.
So i decided that i would do a build thread, to show the work that has been done.

The Hondo in the original configuration and gel scheme.

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Events / 2017 October, Big Bend, season closer, pic thread
« on: October 13, 2017, 10:29:42 am »
Post up all your pics from the October Big Bend trip.
Let’s see all the great pictures.

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Events / 2017 Augusts One Hot Summer Weekend - Pic Thread
« on: September 07, 2017, 05:05:35 am »
Ok people, let's post our pics of the Weekend, on the site too and not just on Facebook!
Let's see whatchy'all got!

Hulls / Rub Rail
« on: January 26, 2016, 02:26:07 pm »
I am trying to find some rub rail for an 18' Advantage bubble deck (18' Rogers Bonneville). It is the 5/8" wide with the flat back(no lip) and the rubber insert.
 Does any one know of a source for this type of rub rail?

I would like to hear what options there are, for increasing bearing clearances.
 In particularly, clearances on a turned down crank!
 After going thru a long block that i recently picked up and just checking the main and rod clearances with some plastigauge, looks like the they are a little tight.
 The crank is a 10/20, freshly ground, with new bearings. I verified that the bearings are Clevite P series ,010 and .020 undersize bearings.
 With pastigauge, the mains came in at, #1 .002, #2 .002+/-, #3 .002, #4 .002+/-. I say #2 & #4, +/-, because it didnt appear to be dead nuts on the 2 thousandth gauge width.
 Rods 1-8 appeared to be .0015, as best as i could tell.
 I have #1 piston out, so for curiosity, i miced the #1 rod journal and it measured 2.1790. If a standard rod journal is 2.1990, that 1.020 under size, right?
I zeroed a bore gauge to the mic and compared the rod bore, with bearing, torqued to spec, measured 90* from parting line, and found a
 .0015 differance. Kinda backs up the plastigauge, if i did it right?
 This is not a big Hp motor, but it is pretty much an Ls6 454, with i think a smaller cam profile.
 I need to get the clearances figured out, so i can get on with putting this back together.
So what are the options for increasing cleasances, in a situation like this?

Projects / 81 Spectra 20 Face lift Project.
« on: June 14, 2014, 10:04:44 am »
I know its not a jet, but thought i would share what i have been up to lately. Besides, Im bored and need something to do!
 My Spectra makeover project. Provided, i can figure out how to post pictures from my computer!
81 Spectra 20, 260 Merc IO I have had and used this boat for a few years, but has been appart and sitting asside, while I was building other boats and finnaly getting back to it.

The No Wake Zone / Lower river and prop boats
« on: March 27, 2014, 07:53:23 pm »
I know there are a lot of prop boats that run on the river, but is there any one on here that can give some insight to running the props on the lower river areas?
I have a 20 Spectra with an IO.
I am intrested in the areas of laughlin, Needles, Parker, Big River and Aha Quin to Blythe.

I/O's / BBC mercruiser centerrise exhaust spacing.
« on: March 21, 2014, 04:59:39 pm »
Any one know what the exhaust centerline spacing is for a BBC mercruiser centerrise exhaust.
I know I have seen diagrams with dimentions, before, but for some reason cant seem to find them
I need the centerline dimentions, from the crankshaft centerline, or drive centerline, to the center of the exhaust tips.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Questions about Gen5 454 BBC
« on: February 15, 2014, 11:12:29 am »
I am looking at a complete, supposedly running gen 5 454, casting# 10114182, which is a 4 bolt block, with ,i am sure, cast internals. The engine is complete from throtle body to pan and fan to flex plate, including wireing harness and computer.
I am looking at this engine, to hopefully put in the boat, just to get back on the water for this season. The guy is wanting $480 and i am sure i can get it for $400. I was looking at the same engine, at my local junk yard, for $800+ tax.They are wanting $1000+ tax for a mark iv, at the junk yard!
 I have a few questions about the difference between the mark IV and the gen5 engines.
 I know the gen 5 has no fuel pump boss and i would have to run an electric fuel pump.
My main concerns are the oil pan and intake manifold/ carberator.
 Would it be safe to run the stock oil pan or is it imperative to run a bigger oil pan.
Is there a difrence in intake manifold fitment, between mark iv and gen 5?
 If not, how would a tunnel ram w/ two 600cfms work on a bone stock 454 truck engine? If not so good what might a good intake and carb be for a stock 454?

Are the front and rear bolt patterns the same between the mark iv and gen5? would my mark iv engine plates, fit the gen5?
Any thing else I need think about to just stick the engine in the boat and run it?

The No Wake Zone / J&S Machine/ John Keller Racing Engines, Las Vegas
« on: January 01, 2014, 01:54:32 pm »
Has any of you Vegas folks, heard of John Keller and J&S machine shop, or John Keller racing engines?
 I visited their shop today, to look at a crank, and check out their shop to possibly do work on my block.
They look like a respectable shop, just have never heard of them before.

Random Boat Parts For Sale / Anodized Rub Rail
« on: July 18, 2013, 05:32:23 pm »
I have a blue anodized rub rail. It is fitted for a 73 Kona or Tahiti. It is free to any body that could use it. the two straight sticks are 12 ft long. I also have the rubber insert.
I will not ship it. so if you are local, to Vegas or can arrange pickup, its yours. Get it before I set it to the curb for the scrap metal man. I got Divorced and cant take it with me.

Boat Showcase / 86 Advantage
« on: May 28, 2013, 08:30:51 pm »
Got the Advantage finished. Goal was to finnish for the avi deal. Finally got some on water pics this weekend.

I/O's / Converting from logs to center rise exhaust
« on: August 26, 2012, 09:33:23 pm »
I have a 81 Spectra 20 With a 260 Mercruiser. I am going to convert the exhaust, from the log style to center rise and thru hull exhaust. I will be getting rid of the Y pipe and installing a block off plate.
 Do I have to buy a different Tstat housing, or can I use my existing housing?
 Is there any thing else that won't work with the conversion, like accessory brackets and such? thanks........Hal

Lake Mead / Awesome day at Lake Mead
« on: August 06, 2012, 06:29:44 am »
Had an awesome day at lake mead last weekend. Aquapooza was going on in the cove around the corner.

Projects / 73 KONA RESTO
« on: September 02, 2011, 08:38:17 pm »
Here is a link to My build for My 73 Kona.....Hal

Boat Showcase / 73 KONA Resto done
« on: September 02, 2011, 07:31:38 pm »
Well although it was short lived. I will post up The Kona finally finnished. If any one is intrested, here is a link to the build.

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