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Old 01-10-2018, 11:55 AM   #46
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Only thing is to be antique registered it has to be powered by original style engine and year engine as boat.
Well as of right now she is original. They asked if I was going to re-power it and I told them I was putting outboards on it.

Frankly, it's not much of a savings anyway as it is still based on the model year of the vessel. She will always be a 1965.
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:52 AM   #47
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Just curious how the project is going.

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Old 04-28-2018, 08:01 PM   #48
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It's going. Over the winter I built my kids a treehouse and so I mixed in a few days working on the boat, but really wanted to get the treehouse project done first. Of course now the problem is I'm diving every weekend. Lol

I pulled the hardtop, pulled the engines and outdrives, pulled the fuel tanks, started stripping hardware, blasted the bottom paint off and at this moment the transom is being rebuilt out of coosa. Should be done in a couple weeks.

I'm trying to close the deal on a pair of 2015 Mercury 150 four strokes. Next will likely be rebuilding the cabin and deck and getting new fuel tanks in.

I'm hoping to splash by the end of summer.

Here's some pics and an updated illustration.








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Old 04-28-2018, 10:04 PM   #49
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Thats an awesome treehouse. Sounds like you got a lot done on the boat as well.

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Old 05-01-2018, 07:16 PM   #50
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She's getting a new ass...

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Old 05-01-2018, 09:09 PM   #51
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Lol thats awesome. Its gonna look good.

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Old 05-01-2018, 11:30 PM   #52
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Damn! you got some balls! I'd love to go with you - on your second trip offshore - that is.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:00 AM   #53
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Damn! you got some balls! I'd love to go with you - on your second trip offshore - that is.
Jim, you most definitely will get an invite.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:37 AM   #54
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Jim, you most definitely will get an invite.
I think we'll buddy boat the first time out, James - LOL
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:33 AM   #55
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There's a whole lot to like about this project. Should be a great purpose built spearing machine. Love those stringers! I'm a fan of those 150 Merc's too! Looks like solid progress, and keep the pics coming.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:44 AM   #56
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NICE! Love it.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:56 PM   #57
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I agree. Keep the pics coming!

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Inside of the transom is done...



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Old 05-14-2018, 09:59 AM   #59
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Damn that looks great......
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Damn that looks great......
Thanks, Dan. I appreciate you talking me into doing it this way rather than just plugging holes and bracing. A 50 year old transom needs new bones. Not to mention she's going to look tens times better with a flat stern.

I feel confident in hanging just about anything off of it now.
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