Tunnel King Build

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SJC
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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby SJC » Sat May 30, 2015 6:46 am

I had to stop work on the boat in order to build the trailer. I should be able to make some good progress on that this weekend. Spring time here is all about mowing and weedeating :x

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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby SJC » Sun May 31, 2015 6:59 pm

Got a bit more metal work done on the trailer today.

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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby SJC » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:51 pm

I finally got to mount the old Gato.

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temporarily placed axle ready for bunks.

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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby pgh » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:11 am

Great job on the trailer and the boat!!

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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby SJC » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:58 pm

Just a teaser before the final clear coat this weekend.
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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby LSaupe » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:55 pm

Trailer looks as nice as the boat!

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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby SJC » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:48 pm

Lots of work done today.

I got the final clear coat on the topside.
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I painted the bottom with the supper slick epoxy Wearlon. Reduced drag for more speed 8)
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Bow eye installed.
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And THE BOAT IS ON THE TRAILER!!!!!

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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:36 am

SJC

Looks Great! Is that Racing Hound?

Bill
Mini -Tug, KH Tahoe 19 & Bartender 24 - There can be no miracle recoveries without first screwing up.
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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby mrintense » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:11 am

Looks fantastic. Really really cool.
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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby Roberta » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:13 am

Sharp looking build and trailer.

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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby SJC » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:44 am

The dog in the photo is Walter. I told him to demonstrate his water skiing form :wink:

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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby SJC » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:17 pm

here is a never before seen perspective on the boat.
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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby jdh » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:40 pm

I haven't been here lately. Looking Great! Have you made the steering bar Yet? Wasn't sure if you were using the cable system or a rack steering. working on getting mine in the water soon. ?liked your fuel cell so much i retroed mine with one. did you opt for bilge pumps as ididnt see drain plugs. Time to mount the merc!

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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby SJC » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:10 am

jdh
It is about time to mount the engine so that I can locate the axle on the trailer. For now it is only held on with c clamps.
I am getting the rest of the interior stuff done first because the only easy way into the boat is over the transom :lol: Once that engine is on I will have to climb a ladder and the over the oh so delicate side decks (1/8" plywood).

I do have twin bilge pumps installed, no plumbing yet.
Steering for the Merc 1500 will be a cable system, actually I am using dyneema rather wire. Steering bar is cut out, I just need to detail it...lightening holes, polish.

This is all enjoyable work

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Re: Tunnel King Build

Postby SJC » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:47 pm

I finished the fab and welding on the bow stop on the trailer.
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