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complete remodel!

Postby Plastertech2518 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:18 pm

So I recently bought a boat off of here (SouthernAirBoat) and pretty much got it for a steal. Paid $6500 which led ft me room for upgrades. Its a 16ft freedom craft with stainless rigging SBC 350 alum heads Franklin belt box swinging 3 blade 78 inch sensnich. So I didn't even take it out for its maiden voyage before pulling the engine for complete overhaul. Motor is gonna be complete roller motor 385 stroker. Chromed out everything.also took belt box, rutters and other misc parts to be powder coated a candy blue. I will post more pics as the build comes along. Thanks to the guys here in Jacksonville that have been answering all my questions as they accumulate. Also I will still take you up on your help to put back together. Lol. Ready to meet up for some riding.
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby Plastertech2518 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:19 pm

Motor tore down
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby dodobird » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:22 pm

don't think that h or k blade is gonna cut it :florida:
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby Plastertech2518 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:24 pm

I didn't think so! Paddles look pretty small. What's a good prop. Should be around 450hp with the ch2 belt box
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby dodobird » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:26 pm

well u got a sensenich hub go with Rs
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby Plastertech2518 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:27 pm

Same length?
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby dodobird » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:28 pm

did u check to see if ur rudders were foam filled b4 sending to power coat they might check for u tho :florida:
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Postby Plastertech2518 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:30 pm

Yes I checked but thanks for the heads up!
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby dodobird » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:30 pm

yeah 76" and up should be good im sure u could sell them blades u got to put toward the new blades :florida:
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby Plastertech2518 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:35 pm

Awesome man thanks for all the info. Will keep you guys updated on my progress
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby dodobird » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:38 pm

:salute: :florida:
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby TheElevatorGuy » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:43 pm

I just went through the same mission, new engine, prop, paint, gauge panel, completely decked over my sled, shorten up the grass rake..........what a mission........15 months out of the water

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Re: complete remodel!

Postby dodobird » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:52 pm

TheElevatorGuy wrote:I just went through the same mission, new engine, prop, paint, gauge panel, completely decked over my sled, shorten up the grass rake..........what a mission........15 months out of the water



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Re: complete remodel!

Postby Plastertech2518 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:34 pm

Ouch! I'm going on a month. As soon as I finish all the stuff on the top side I'm going to drop it a on a new hull. I was thinking 14x8 jimmy white wide track. Any recommendations? BTW how's your boat running?
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby dodobird » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:39 pm

Plastertech2518 wrote:Ouch! I'm going on a month. As soon as I finish all the stuff on the top side I'm going to drop it a on a new hull. I was thinking 14x8 jimmy white wide track. Any recommendations? BTW how's your boat running?


its probably a good thing u didn't take it out because u would be itchin to go ride right bout now ahhahahahaha :florida:
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Postby dodobird » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:41 pm

that's what I want a jimmy white 14ft think they are around $215 a foot :florida:
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby FLA BOY » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:19 pm

Congrats on the boat! That does seem like a good buy. Especially w/ an aluminum trailer. What is wrong w/ the hull that you want to replace it? That should be a good boat for running the St. Johns up there. Look up Terry on here- PTR34. He can get you going in the right direction on the prop.
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby Plastertech2518 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:51 pm

Hull is in decent shape just a little big and looking to purchase a brand new hull to go along with the rebuild of everything else. Motor has been completely tore down and being put back together with all performance parts. I will post pics of the motor soon it should be ready by the middle of next week some time. By the way how do I put what type of boat/motor I have at the bottom of my replys like everyone else has. And a pic
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Re: complete remodel!

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Re: complete remodel!

Postby aherr520 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:31 am

Plastertech2518 wrote:So I recently bought a boat off of here (SouthernAirBoat) and pretty much got it for a steal. Paid $6500 which led ft me room for upgrades. Its a 16ft freedom craft with stainless rigging SBC 350 alum heads Franklin belt box swinging 3 blade 78 inch sensnich. So I didn't even take it out for its maiden voyage before pulling the engine for complete overhaul. Motor is gonna be complete roller motor 385 stroker. Chromed out everything.also took belt box, rutters and other misc parts to be powder coated a candy blue. I will post more pics as the build comes along. Thanks to the guys here in Jacksonville that have been answering all my questions as they accumulate. Also I will still take you up on your help to put back together. Lol. Ready to meet up for some riding.

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Re: complete remodel!

Postby dodobird » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:09 am

think hes in Jacksonville :florida:
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby Plastertech2518 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:11 pm

Yes I'm I'm Jacksonville Florida
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby dodobird » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:13 pm

can u figure out the Edit signature how I posted it? :florida:
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Re: complete remodel!

Postby spivey2a » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:44 pm

If you like the way this boat rides and handles I can build you this same set up in a 14 footer, I personally like them but I guess you could say I could be considered biased LOL
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