A little crazy?

Corrosion, Paint, Through Hulls, etc.
TinLizzy
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Re: A little crazy?

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These photos are 6 to 12 months old, more to come, your suggestions will be addressed in future pics.
Rodney
1975 28 Express-Twin 350 Chevy's, SOLD
1990 32 Express--Twin Mercruiser 454 with Bravo I outdrives
Portage Canal Waterway-Upper Peninsula,Lake Superior
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Re: A little crazy?

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laminating transom.jpg
Laminating plywood and epoxy for transom assemblies
Rodney
1975 28 Express-Twin 350 Chevy's, SOLD
1990 32 Express--Twin Mercruiser 454 with Bravo I outdrives
Portage Canal Waterway-Upper Peninsula,Lake Superior
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Re: A little crazy?

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complete lamination.jpg
completed lamination
Rodney
1975 28 Express-Twin 350 Chevy's, SOLD
1990 32 Express--Twin Mercruiser 454 with Bravo I outdrives
Portage Canal Waterway-Upper Peninsula,Lake Superior
TinLizzy
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Re: A little crazy?

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tansom assemblies.jpg
Transom assemblies installed
Rodney
1975 28 Express-Twin 350 Chevy's, SOLD
1990 32 Express--Twin Mercruiser 454 with Bravo I outdrives
Portage Canal Waterway-Upper Peninsula,Lake Superior
TinLizzy
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Re: A little crazy?

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mocking up motor mounts.jpg
Mocking up engine fitment for motor mounts.
Rodney
1975 28 Express-Twin 350 Chevy's, SOLD
1990 32 Express--Twin Mercruiser 454 with Bravo I outdrives
Portage Canal Waterway-Upper Peninsula,Lake Superior
TinLizzy
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Re: A little crazy?

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both engine fit test 2.jpg
Both engine test fit.
Rodney
1975 28 Express-Twin 350 Chevy's, SOLD
1990 32 Express--Twin Mercruiser 454 with Bravo I outdrives
Portage Canal Waterway-Upper Peninsula,Lake Superior
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Re: A little crazy?

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Appears to be a beautiful, professional install. Question (too late, of course, but): may it be aft-heavy? How are you balancing it?
-joel-
former owner 1988 '32 FB Sedan
Chesapeake Bay
twin 318 / 240 hp
Potomac MD
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Re: A little crazy?

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Joel, the fuel tanks went right up to the forward bulkhead, parallel to it. This helped a little, also I didn't replace the old 12 gallon water heater at this point. Replaced old rotten holding tank wit a smaller plastic one, mounted as far forward as I could.
Rodney
1975 28 Express-Twin 350 Chevy's, SOLD
1990 32 Express--Twin Mercruiser 454 with Bravo I outdrives
Portage Canal Waterway-Upper Peninsula,Lake Superior
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Re: A little crazy?

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gusseting.jpg
gusseting 2.jpg
Gusseting fitment before final engine install. They will be anchored with multiple 1/2" grade 8 bolts, only a few are showing during mock up.
Rodney
1975 28 Express-Twin 350 Chevy's, SOLD
1990 32 Express--Twin Mercruiser 454 with Bravo I outdrives
Portage Canal Waterway-Upper Peninsula,Lake Superior
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Re: A little crazy?

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Understand. One last question based on last set of pix. Bottom detail isn't clear... did you provide for weep holes between the little compartments that will be on the floor under the engines?
-joel-
former owner 1988 '32 FB Sedan
Chesapeake Bay
twin 318 / 240 hp
Potomac MD
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