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complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:18 pm
by Plastertech2518
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.

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:19 pm
by Plastertech2518
Motor tore down

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:22 pm
by dodobird
don't think that h or k blade is gonna cut it :florida:

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:24 pm
by Plastertech2518
I didn't think so! Paddles look pretty small. What's a good prop. Should be around 450hp with the ch2 belt box

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:26 pm
by dodobird
well u got a sensenich hub go with Rs
:florida:

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:27 pm
by Plastertech2518
Same length?

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Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:28 pm
by dodobird
did u check to see if ur rudders were foam filled b4 sending to power coat they might check for u tho :florida:

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:30 pm
by Plastertech2518
Yes I checked but thanks for the heads up!

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:30 pm
by dodobird
yeah 76" and up should be good im sure u could sell them blades u got to put toward the new blades :florida:

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:35 pm
by Plastertech2518
Awesome man thanks for all the info. Will keep you guys updated on my progress

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:38 pm
by dodobird
:salute: :florida:

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:43 pm
by TheElevatorGuy
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

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:52 pm
by dodobird
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


yikes :florida:

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:34 pm
by Plastertech2518
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?

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:39 pm
by dodobird
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:

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:41 pm
by dodobird
that's what I want a jimmy white 14ft think they are around $215 a foot :florida:

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:19 pm
by FLA BOY
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.

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:51 pm
by Plastertech2518
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

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:07 pm
by dodobird
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Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:07 pm
by dodobird
Edit signature <------------------this one :florida:

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Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:31 am
by aherr520
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.
where are you located?

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:09 am
by dodobird
think hes in Jacksonville :florida:

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:11 pm
by Plastertech2518
Yes I'm I'm Jacksonville Florida

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:13 pm
by dodobird
can u figure out the Edit signature how I posted it? :florida:

Re: complete remodel!

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:44 pm
by spivey2a
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