Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by boisebrit » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:56 am

Thanks Matt, I ended up about an inch higher on boat than the plan suggested (boat right side up) and have a slight curve as you get towards bow. This way I kept the boot stripe as flat as possible at the sharp change in angle from side to underside at the bow.

If I wanted the boot stripe on the side plane all the way round I would have had to have been over 2 inches higher which was way too high. And only myself and now the forum know the boot stipe has a slight uptick. - Bryan

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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by PeterG » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:11 am

Looks fantastic, shiny copper bronze bottom and great boot stripe. Well done!
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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by boisebrit » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:51 am

Flip has happened, lots of help and many hands did make quick and light work of the problem.

And thanks to Mick for the Glen-L Superman shirt that unexpectedly arrived in the mail a few days ago.
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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by Hercdrvr » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:03 am

Very nice flip sir, looks like 10 sets of hands handles the load easily. I’ll be attempting the flip this week solo.
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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by hoodman » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:37 pm

Awesome, congratulations!
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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by boisebrit » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:00 pm

New question for the group.

Locally there is a Chriscraft 283F motor/transmission for sale, looks like it may be a better bet than the scary donor motor I already have, in size weight etc and the price is good.

Any thoughts on using one in a 20ft Key Largo, as new they were 184HP.

Thanks

Bryan

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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:48 pm

Bryan

Depending on gearing it should push you near 40 mph!

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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by PeterG » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:50 pm

I think that is about perfect for a 20' Key Largo. It will have great get up and go with the V8 sound, without the higher cost and excessive power of the modern V8 packages. It meets the maximum recommended engine for the design.
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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by boisebrit » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:13 pm

Thanks for the feedback, managed to pick up the motor with transmission for $400, last owner never used it, sitting around for quite a few years as you can see was cut out of the original single prop boat, the boat is still attached!. Does hand turn but will need a complete strip down. Has a new gear reduction starter on it as well.

My daughter calls everything George - bugs, spiders, squirrels etc, so the motor is now also named George.

Will keep you all posted as I peel away the layers.
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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by Hercdrvr » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:15 pm

Very cool, I love the extraction method of cutting the boat out around the motor. GM made the 283 for 40 years, 1957-1997. Very short stroke engine, only 3.00”, they purr like a kitten.
Great engine to power your boat.
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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by billy c » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:13 am

Bryan-
Congratulations on the flip! The hull looks beautiful!
I like your choice of power too. Should be reliable power once you do the rebuild.
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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by Andy Garrett » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:47 pm

Great looking boat!
Just noticed that we are neighbors.
I'm just over in Nampa.
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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by Andy Garrett » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:08 pm

I wanted to thank Bryan for inviting me over to see his beautiful Key Largo earlier this week. The work work is fantastic, the finish is amazing, but the size...
After living with my Zip for a fer years, that 20' mahogany beast is just luxuriously big! I was jealous!

Bryan, gonna have to do the two-toy driveway shot nose to nose with that sweet green Austin-Healey in the picture. (That'll make the boat even bigger!)

Thanks again buddy! You're a great host! Don't hesitate to call me over for help with the big stuff still ahead.
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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:53 pm

Healey! I had a green '67 3000 back in the early '80s. It could have killed me. I loved the car. Make sure the u-bolts on the rear axle are good and tight! The axle slipped and it flipped! I had added seat belts! The other problem was the Prince of Darkness electrical system (Lucus)… I didn't leave home without phone money.

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Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Post by boisebrit » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:09 pm

Thanks Andy for the visit nice to meet someone that has finished one of these projects in person. After a break since the flip I have started in earnest again, getting carlins, deck clamps hard back and next week the sheer fillers ready for the cover boards.

Bill yes everything is nice and locked down on the Healey, luckily here in Idaho no humidity and a new wiring loom when she was restored 16 years ago. Pretty good will start after the third crank even after a couple months off for the for the winter season, not bad for nearly sixty years old.

If any of you do have a British car I recommend this essential Lucas part see the photo.

Have a great weekend.

Bryan
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