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Lanhamnk

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1977 Manta
« on: October 05, 2008, 06:45:32 pm »
We just started a new boat build project. It's a 1977 Manta hull with a tandem trailer, and FULL STRINGER! We got it for 500 bucks (including trailer). We re-did the trailer with new lights, rims, tires, hitch, and carpeted the treated bunks. We finished the trailer, all that is left  to do is paint it. Waiting to do paint so boat and trailer can be painted at the same time. On the boat we put a new berk pump (thinking about polishing it out!!!).  I removed about 50 lbs (seemed like 100) of 1970's water saturated foam out of the bow, and am still picking the foam shards out of my skin and hair.  We acquired 2 front bucket seats and a back bench seat for $300, and am planning on dying the vinyl to match the hull. Currently I am waiting on a few Beede gauges that are in the mail to finish out the panel, and a new low profile oil pan for the Ford 460 engine that I am eagerly waiting to mount!  Anyone know where I can find a tricked out Skull knob for the shifter???  Just kidding, I am sure this close to Mexico I can stumble upon one on my own.  Just a few little touches till it is ready for its maiden voyage.  Need to carpet the interior, build a box for forward bow storage, and put some new, more durable (lighter) foam in front 3' of the bow.  Will add pics soon as I figure out how to upload onto this site (it isn't cooperating with me).
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Lanhamnk

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 09:13:41 pm »
Here come the pics I promised....

« Last Edit: October 28, 2008, 10:24:04 pm by Lanhamnk »
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more pics
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 09:15:21 pm »

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« Last Edit: October 28, 2008, 10:09:25 pm by Lanhamnk »
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 10:02:01 pm »

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« Last Edit: October 28, 2008, 10:05:38 pm by Lanhamnk »
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 10:11:02 pm »

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 10:11:50 pm »

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2008, 10:12:45 pm »

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008, 10:13:41 pm »

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Why all the French bread?  ;D

Nice shop!, Now thats how you git'er done!

GT
  • Boat #1: 1992 Carrera 20.5 Elite (I/O bitches)
  • Boat #2: 19' Bubble deck Jet BBC Berkeley
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2008, 10:14:23 pm »

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2008, 10:15:54 pm »

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2008, 10:17:11 pm »

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2008, 10:18:52 pm »

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So you think I had fun with French Bread...last pic was nothing!   ;)
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2008, 10:19:40 pm »

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2008, 10:20:35 pm »

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...and the foam keeps going and going........
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2008, 10:22:49 pm »

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Pic is upside down, but you get the point.  It looks like I have reached the end of my journey with foam, but looks are deceiving!  I still had another 3 feet to go, and it wasn't easy!!  My hands hate me, good thing I had the K-bar by my side!
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2008, 10:26:50 pm »
Damn, thats a lot of flotation foam...People think I'm full of it, but I use a weed wacker to get that crap out of tight spaces, fire off the shop vac and let her rip, that boats gonna be cool 8)

GT
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
Ray

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2008, 10:33:17 pm »
Thanks man, looking forward to getting it out on the water!
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2008, 11:47:02 pm »
That hull looks familiar!  Are manta's a splash of tahiti hulls?
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HEY!?  You'e from the BATFE!?  I use all your fine products!

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2008, 12:45:43 am »
That hull looks familiar!  Are manta's a splash of tahiti hulls?
I'm not sure. I have looked all over for more information on this boat, and cant find anything. Im sure there are some guys on the site that could chime in on this. Lord knows i need all the help that i can get...
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2008, 02:37:40 am »
 Looks ve
That hull looks familiar!  Are manta's a splash of tahiti hulls?

 Looks very similar to the Tahitis http://www.socaljetboats.com/index.php?topic=462.0  , except for the angled gauges.  I remember Old Rigger saying something about those angled gauges, but cant remember what he said.  I want to say it had something to do with Hawaiian boats  ???

 Nice looking boat,  Got to love that foam  ::) ::)
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Welcome to the club of broken boats :o  Pay here$ bend over and move along.

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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2008, 06:03:56 am »
It might need a bigger steering wheel  >:D           J/K   Seriously, it looks great.  You are gonna love it!
  • Boat #1: 1973  Wriedt Montara 23
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2008, 09:54:54 am »
I think Mantra splashed several different boats.  Mine is a Sleekcraft splash and even says Sleekcraft on the title.  HIN clearly proves it is a Mantra.  Mine was also laid up very lite and had no foam under the deck.  Had no support either so has a crack where someone stepped on it.  Just more to fix.   ::)  Mine is also a 77 and does not have the angled guages nor are the stringers as heavy as yours.  Yours must have been rigged for a different purpose at the factory as mine also had a Jacuzzi pump.  What is your HIN?   
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2008, 05:31:36 pm »
I think Mantra splashed several different boats.  Mine is a Sleekcraft splash and even says Sleekcraft on the title.  HIN clearly proves it is a Mantra.  Mine was also laid up very lite and had no foam under the deck.  Had no support either so has a crack where someone stepped on it.  Just more to fix.   ::)  Mine is also a 77 and does not have the angled guages nor are the stringers as heavy as yours.  Yours must have been rigged for a different purpose at the factory as mine also had a Jacuzzi pump.  What is your HIN?   

Mine is MRJF
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2008, 07:26:10 pm »
MRJ is Marquis Boats out of Arkansas (out of business) my mantra is MBE (mantra boats out of Monticello, KY also out of business)  Not sure what they splashed but you can bet it is a splash
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Re: 1977 Manta
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2008, 07:38:51 pm »
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