The Epiphany

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Roberta
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Re: The Epiphany

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NICE!!!!

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Thanks for the kind words.
My two oldest twin grandson's (soon to be fifteen!) have informed me it should be in the will!!!
She will get a real shakedown this week with all five boys.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC
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Re: The Epiphany

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Sensational :D :D :D :D :D :D

How does she ride, just like the Century before, or somewhat differently? Also, it looks as though you took a walkthru windshield and possibly had the center recut in order to fit the windshield to the crested deck. Is this what you did, if so, how much trouble was it? BTW, I'll gladly look at as many pictures and as much info as you post, do you have a website with more pictures and info?

I look forward to hearing about the shakedown.

Great Job!

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very impressive looks fantastic post more photos

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What a July 4th!
She performed better than expected. Rides high and dry at all speeds (up to 50mph gps), Hands off she tracks straight as an arrow. Sounds great but sucks gas.
The handling is way better than the original Century, probably due to a 250 lb weight reduction in the engine and a 1" wider beam.
The only downer was the loss off a trailer wheel on the ride home. We made it in on three thanks to the torsion axles. REPACK ALL BEARINGS!!!!
Happy 4th.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC
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Re: The Epiphany

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Re: The windshield.
Many thanks to Dave Lott for his generosity!
I cut down the center section and had a new piece of solex glass cut for it.
It was originally made for the CC Lancer 22'.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC
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Nice job Bob. I love the lines and hope to see her up close some day.

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Wow. Simply wow! A beautiful boat and much nicer than I had envisioned when you started your build.

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Isn't great to bump these old threads from time to time?1

Bob, I was just wondering what the chances are that we would see this boat at the Gathering this year.
Isn't it amazing!! The person that never has the fortitude to pursue his own dreams, will be the first to try and discourage you from pursuing yours.

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Dave

As far as I know, Bob plans to be there with BBQ! And, His boat!

Bill
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We'll be there. The boat is running fine and raring to tackle the river.
Pig is getting fattened-up!
Bob Smith
Chester, SC

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I'm already salivating over the BBQ Pig. Bob, I love the windshield on your boat. I tried to find one like that for the Torpedo. Settled on the Riviera brackets.

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Back in the thread somewhere I tell about the windshield. Two were originally acquired by Bill Yonescu from Ameri Tex Technologies. ( I think they were acquired by Atwood). They were made for the CC Lancer 22. Bill used one on his Yon-e 22 (a highly modified Tahoe w/stern drive) and the other was acquired by Dave Lott who GENEROUSLY gave it to me for the shipping cost. Talk about a serendipity!
I haven't checked to see if you could buy one from the factory but who knows, maybe they would sell one.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC

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Thanks, Bob!!

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