A little crazy?

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

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There was a few factory triangles cut in a few of the original webbing stringers, and we also added a few. Water does drain to the keel, although slow at times.
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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Fascinating project!

Sure wish I lived nearby so I could give you a helping hand.

Jeff
"We live at the bottom of an ocean of air, not at the top." General Marvage Slatington
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Thanks Jeff!
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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boat lift.jpg
boat hanging.jpg
Swapped trailers under boat. Borrowed a buddies trailer for it to sit on after the engines go in. Old trailer was too short and did not support the stern at all. We used a fork lift, loader and a couple tow straps to and it for the swap.
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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better trailer.jpg
Sitting on better trailer until I can lengthen the old one.
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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ext transom assembly.jpg
Transom assemblies installed for the last time I hope!
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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stern drive install.jpg
Engines mounted, transom assemblies installed, engines aligned, outdrives installed. Slapped some primer on the bare metal.
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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Have you tried the Fastjeff jump on the cavitation plate to see if it moves test?

Jeff
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Re: A little crazy?

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Jeff, the transom has passed the jump method, and the full throttle method. Both passed with flying colors. The welder and a couple engineers that looked it over were quite confident in the end product.
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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bad paint job.jpg
Paint job is quite bad, I had run out of time to get a decent color match. So I just slapped some paint on it before the launching to cover up the primer. Next spring I plan on repainting the whole boat from the rub rail down to the bottom paint.
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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