Finally-I'm building my boat

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Getting close!!! fuel system is done...walbro pump down low feed from a sump so I don't need to use a lift pump. 100 micron filter before the pump then a 10 micron filter/water sep. after the pump. After the fuel rails I have a aeromotive bypass regulator to return fuel to the top of the tank
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Alright, brother! Lookin good. You got about 10 1/2 months to get it together for the ride next year. See ya then!

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This is a really cool build. Will definitely be a great running boat. So what upgrades did you do to the LS? What are the cam specs? Did you stroke it?
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the motor is a 6.0 with LS 3 heads stock crank and rods with forged pistons 5 thousands over 10.8 compression. roller cam with .560 lift and don't remember the rest of cam spec's, but have paper work somewhere. New lifters pushrods and rockers, it's a mild set-up hopefully around 500 HP. After riding a DD carmotor for years I will be happy even if it is 400 HP... :lol:
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Sounds like a really nice motor. You need to hurry up and finish the boat so you can change your signature. 8)
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she is on the trailer!!
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:thumbleft: :cheers:
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Looks great Kyle, pretty soon you will be able to go scratch it up. You know the fun stuff. I know Lady pipe dog is ready.

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Love the color, Kyle. Really pops. I'll bet you guys can't wait for it to hit the water! What are you going to do when a willow branch reaches out and scratches it? ;)
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Thanks guys, my wife said no more f#*king around you got to get this boat in the water...LOL
As far as scratches go I already got the first one out of the way :violent1:
Next step is the wiring
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Let us know when your going to splash it.

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Will do Gary :salute:
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Chevrolet!!
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Buttraxx are very nice....still got to drill and rivet the snaps to snug them down tight
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I decided not to do the wiring a good buddy of mine is way better at it and probably QUICKER...LOL
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:rebel: Pipe Dog you have yourself a jewel there very nice job SIR beautiful boat. :rebel:

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Thanks Scotty!
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Getting close, no more fabricating just bolting parts on!
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Looking good I'll bet money that motor has more than 400hp if not you better throw it the trash
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Pretty good! I wanna to get my airboat made by myself.
by the way, do you have any drawing of the hull ?

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sanshandaobojue wrote:Pretty good! I wanna to get my airboat made by myself.
by the way, do you have any drawing of the hull ?
No drawings, some templets and a old mans knowledge. Do your research and check out boats in your area!
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trying to post a video, but not having any luck :dontknow:
It's a video of my boat doing a full pull after the break-in
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