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The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Fri May 29, 2015 11:09 pm

I have had my new Alumitech 13'6" x8 hull for a few months now. I have almost completed my engine stand and have started on my rigging now . Engine is at a friends being freshened up so hopefully will have it together in a few months as budget and time allows . As soon as I figure out how to add pics to a post i will add some of my progress.
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Re: The New Wife

Postby zrackers » Fri May 29, 2015 11:14 pm

What power plant. I'm fixing to buy a 14x8 and put a caddy on it.

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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Fri May 29, 2015 11:24 pm

For now it will be a 454 bbc direct drive.
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Re: The New Wife

Postby zrackers » Sat May 30, 2015 11:52 am

When you get it together is be really interested to hear how it performs. Will give me some idea what to expect with my caddy.

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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Sat May 30, 2015 9:57 pm

From what others have posted its not the best choice for DD , but the motor was the right price. A freshen up and low end cam with the timing advanced and a distributor kit and time will tell !
Got a JD Square bender mounted and starting on the rigging now .
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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Sat May 30, 2015 10:05 pm

Couple of photos if they will load
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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Sat May 30, 2015 10:08 pm

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Re: The New Wife

Postby pipedog » Sun May 31, 2015 8:35 pm

Heres my DD454, I'm not going to tell you it runs anywhere I want but I have rode all over the state of Florida with it.
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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Sun May 31, 2015 11:30 pm

:thumbleft: I am anxious to see how it does ! Should be decent on fuel I hope.
Just got to get busy and get it finished. Gonna be some late nights again. Good thing I'm divorced this time . :lol:
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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:16 pm

Well after 9 weeks and having 3900 kids and around 2000 adults summer has ended, time to get back on the boat. Thought I was gonna work on it at night but that hasn't happened. Sleep always seemed to take priority. Sucks when work interferes with hobbies!
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Re: The New Wife

Postby akblackdawg » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:30 pm

nice looking boat pipedog
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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:06 pm

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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:04 am

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Re: The New Wife

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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:52 pm

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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:47 pm

Progress has been at a snails pace lately but Im almost done with freshening up my motor. Decked heads, Rv cam, and new intake. Hope to pick up my headers from Alumitech this week. Ready to here it running!
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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:42 pm

Ran motor on stand and broke in . now to test fit everything and build a cage .
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Re: The New Wife

Postby timmmyy » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:58 pm

looking good
Olways on the furst date

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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:25 pm

Every trip back to Alumitech , I end up feeling like a kid in a candy store. Walk out smiling but my wallet is empty ! Lol.
Got my headers and rudders so getting closer !
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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:46 pm

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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:54 pm

Started cage
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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:22 pm

A little progress.
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Re: The New Wife

Postby Lwells » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:55 pm

I would like to know something, I'm going to have a hull built this fall and I only live 5 miles from Triple W Airboat company so I thought I might get them to build my hull but I never hear anything about them on here, why is that.

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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:37 pm

Cage coming along. I have to give credit to all of you that work with the stainless everyday. Man does this stuff pull and twist if you get it to hot! Definitely not as easy as mild steel
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Re: The New Wife

Postby Shippee123 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:38 pm

:old_glory:
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