Part out a ski boat

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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby Roberta » Thu May 25, 2017 1:57 pm

I think you did Great!!! That trailer will adapt nicely to the Barrel Back and a lot of meat on those bones to transfer over to the new boat. When I think how I spent 17K on a motor and transmission and another 8K on a trailer, you are MILES ahead of the game. BRAVO.

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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu May 25, 2017 2:22 pm

Thanks Roberta, I hope it works out. It's really, really going to hurt butchering up this nice ski boat. I don't think I could do it right now, the New has to wear off some.

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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby kens » Thu May 25, 2017 4:03 pm

BTW,
Is this your first straight inboard ??
If it is, you could use it to 'get really used to' the docking antics of a inboard.
Crash the dock, run aground, bang into other boats, smack pilings, etc., etc. :lol:
Run it around and look like 'Captain Ron' on the Curt Russell movie !!!
Have a royal ball with it, then get rid of the evidence.
:D :) :lol:
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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby hoodman » Thu May 25, 2017 4:46 pm

I love "Captain Ron"

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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby hoodman » Thu May 25, 2017 4:47 pm

That motor will look way better in the Barrell back too.

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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby Rich Coey » Thu May 25, 2017 5:24 pm

Good way to go.
I bought a 1967 Century Resorter fibersport. Had a rebuilt engine & trans, wiring, shaft, strut, rudder, prop, new trailer. And because it was an older boat, lots of extras I could use- lifting eyes and brackets, step pads, old style steering column and steering box, bow light etc. Sold things I didn't need - swim platform and hardware, bimini top and more. Saved thousands.
Check with landfills for disposing of old hull. I was able to take the old hull in one piece, dumped it off and before we got out of there a guy in a front loader had it busted up and pushed into the pile. I think he had a good time doing it. With that boat I did not feel bad about scrapping it, not much original on it and once I started pulling it apart found out the keel was rotting.

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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby garrech » Thu May 25, 2017 8:52 pm

kens wrote:BTW,
Is this your first straight inboard ??
If it is, you could use it to 'get really used to' the docking antics of a inboard.
Crash the dock, run aground, bang into other boats, smack pilings, etc., etc. :lol:
Run it around and look like 'Captain Ron' on the Curt Russell movie !!!
Have a royal ball with it, then get rid of the evidence.
:D :) :lol:


Great idea! They do take some getting used to!

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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri May 26, 2017 6:32 am

Ken is right. Some practice before you bang up your boat is a good idea!

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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby gap998 » Fri May 26, 2017 7:13 am

Free those components from their plastic prison! :lol:
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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby BayouBengal » Fri May 26, 2017 10:00 am

It's been a busy week for me. Malahini hit the water for the first time and bought a ski boat with the intention of tearing it apart.

That does it, you've already got my vote for 2017 Glen-L builder of the year.

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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby mrintense » Sat May 27, 2017 11:23 am

This is too cool Matt. So many boats. I would love to just have one I could use. I'm trying to get mine to a usable point but it will be at least another year if not two. I too am considering going the route you took with the donor boat. Use it as a practice boat for a year and then strip it for parts. Mostly though I am after a usable dual axle trailer. A usable boat and even better, a usable outboard will be bonuses for me if I can find them.
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Re: Part out a ski boat

Postby Hercdrvr » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:14 pm

Here it is, $5800 for a Ford 351, transmission, inboard trailer, and maybe the strut, rudder and prop can be used too. It runs like a gut shot ape. Nothing jumps on plane like a tournament ski boat.

Now to delicately remove it without butchering up the wiring, plumbing and control cables. It's wonderfully old school under the hood, no computer electronic gizmos to drive me crazy. I'm perfectly happy with a carbureted engine that burps and spits on a cold start up.

Hope I made the right choice using a doner boat
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