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Skack
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Spring is not far around the corner. What do you guys have going on?

This is my current project. 1985 Correct Craft Ski Nautique. Hull, stringers, engine, and running gear are all in great shape. Gutted the interior today.





That's a Ford 351W sitting in the middle of the boat. She sounds great and has tons of power for a 19.5' boat. These "2001" hulls are the original wake monsters. They'll make a huge wake when weighted down.

[Edited on February 15, 2010 at 11:37 PM. Reason : l]

2/15/2010 11:29:04 PM

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probably selling my GP1300R. i'll be in qatar/afghanistan through most of the spring and all of the summer, so no more boats for me until I get back.

i want some sort of badass speedboat, though...not a lake/river rocket, but something that will handle some chop. doesn't necessarily have to be a full-blown offshore boat, but that may be what i end up with.

2/15/2010 11:50:08 PM

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mine:


my old man's:


[Edited on February 16, 2010 at 8:22 AM. Reason : adsf]

2/16/2010 8:22:27 AM

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I need to reupholster the seats the Moomba Outback and I need to replace all of the wiring in the Mako (20ft shallow V CC). The covers still have snow on them so I can't get motivated yet. I need to replace the valve on the boat lift too. It snapped off in the closed position when one of my buddies turned it the wrong way. Thankfully it was up for the winter. I'm thinking this is gonna be the summer of the new dock. I need to rebuild a lot of it was thinking about building a bar on one section. I won't get to that though until this spring for sure.

2/16/2010 10:09:53 AM

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Nice boat skack. Ballpark, what did you give for it? PM me if you'd prefer.
I want to pick something like that up, maybe next year....

2/16/2010 10:49:15 AM

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2/16/2010 9:07:19 PM

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2/16/2010 10:29:41 PM

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I have a boat. It floats and runs, sometimes catches fish. I almost certainly will have others as time goes by. But I will never have a project boat

[Edited on February 17, 2010 at 12:23 PM. Reason : ,]

2/17/2010 12:22:02 PM

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This is my other boat. I did pretty much everything to it that I'm doing to the 85, so I have a pretty good idea of what to budget for cash and time. The 85 has one little section of bad wood in the floor that I've got to replace though. Hopefully it won't be too much of a bitch.

2/17/2010 12:27:38 PM

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Hooked my GPS up to my VHF (DSC) in the snow a couple weekends ago, getting an EPIRB hopefully in the next week and installing it, installed an input cable for an IPOD to my CD player, and possibly looking to get t-top outrigger bases instead of the gunnel mount i have now. All this in addition to blowing my wad on a bent butt rod and an 80w as soon as i find a good deal!

2/19/2010 11:56:12 AM

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Heres my Yahama YZ2000... its 9 years old and has one rebuilt motor now, twin 135hp. Its fun as hell to drive, and can pull anything, just doesn't throw off the best wake.


This is 2 summers ago.. pretty bad that we've had the boat since 2001 and have zero good pictures



This is what it actually looks like

2/19/2010 1:21:37 PM

Skack
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Cut out the one rotten section of floor today, made a replacement piece of wood along with some steel bracing that will sit on top of the stringers for the new wood to sit on. Prepped the area around it for fiberglass, but ran out of daylight.

Hoping to patch the floor, glass it, and carpet the whole boat tomorrow. Then it's refinishing the teak swim platform, getting the seat upholstery re-stitched, putting the interior back in, and it'll be ready for the lake.

2/20/2010 6:41:57 PM

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^^i had one of those a few years ago.. damn things handle like a jet ski. were stupid fun but i almost threw people off of it a few times

2/20/2010 6:52:39 PM

Skack
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^ Surprisingly, I've never had a chance to ride in one of those "jet ski inspired" jet boats. When I was a kid I knew some guys who had an 80's 454 powered jet boat that was insanely fast, but those Sea Doo and Yamaha boats are a night and day difference on handling by comparison as far as I can tell. I feel like that would be my dd if I could live on a waterway though.

3/1/2010 12:43:33 AM

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it'd be cool to have a CC skiff with a jet drive to run the river

3/1/2010 8:58:48 AM

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What's available in between the go-fast lake boats (Allison, STV, Hydrostream) and the go-fast offshore boats (Scarab, Donzi, Fountain, Cigarette..."cigarette boats" in general)?

I want something that I could take out to the outer banks as long as it isn't super rough, run on the intracoastal, etc...but I don't necessarily need to be able to run balls-out in 3-4' seas.


Only things I can think of offhand are some Velocity boats (and maybe Checkmate might make something?)

3/1/2010 9:20:15 AM

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i don't see why one of those lake boats wouldn't work

folks run all over the ICW and sounds and even out the inlets on calm days in 18' skiffs that aren't nearly as smooth and stable as one of those v-hulls

[Edited on March 1, 2010 at 9:35 AM. Reason : ads]

[Edited on March 1, 2010 at 9:36 AM. Reason : we used to on an 18' polar skiff]

3/1/2010 9:33:47 AM

MattJM321
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I'd like to have a 18 or 22ft Donzi classic for going to the lake bars at the south end of Lake Norman. That'd probably work for you?

18


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3/1/2010 10:05:32 AM

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i have a 92 ski nautique with a Boss tower on it. Second owner of the boat..

You guys know a good place to get vinyl work done around here?

OP's boat looks in great shape!

3/1/2010 11:11:12 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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i know a guy in goldsboro who does great work for a good price if you're headed east anytime soon. he moved his stuff behind his house. he recovered the cushions in that hydrasport up there.

3/1/2010 11:16:22 AM

Skack
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Someone in Chapel Hill has been posting about doing upholstery work in the boats section of Craigslist. Let me know if you find something good around here. I know a guy in Rocky Mount who has done good work for me in the past, but the last two pieces I got from him were not up to par. I'm not going to give him another chance.

3/1/2010 11:21:24 AM

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i'm looking to buy a 10-15hp motor. anyone got anything, or know where i could pick one up for a good price?

4/9/2010 11:57:45 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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i replied to your classifieds thread

4/9/2010 12:38:05 PM

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"I'd like to have a 18 or 22ft Donzi classic for going to the lake bars at the south end of Lake Norman. That'd probably work for you?"


yeah, the 22' might do it, if I could find one all ate up with motor (I want an 80 mph boat, or very close to it).

I want to be able to take it places like out to the OBX, out around the hook at Cape Lookout, anywhere in the intracoastal, Pensacola and Mobile bays, etc. I do not need to be able to take it 30 miles out in the open ocean and maintain 40-50 knots the whole way.

A cuddy with at least minimal berthing is something that I won't say I refuse to buy a boat without, but it would definitely be a BIG plus.

Basically, I want something stupid silly fast, that isn't ridiculously expensive, that is practical enough to overnight on at least occasionally and be driven in "real-world" conditions (i.e., not just glassy lakes and rivers), that can be used to waterski, etc.

I don't need to smuggle cocaine across the Caribbean or compete in any offshore races, but a Hydrostream (God bless them) ain't gonna cut it.

5/15/2010 8:59:58 AM

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5/15/2010 11:18:32 AM

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Pre-center rigger, now it looks like we have a telephone pole on top

[Edited on May 15, 2010 at 1:07 PM. Reason : ...]

5/15/2010 1:06:59 PM

Skack
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That's a sweet boat.

5/15/2010 4:09:37 PM

theDuke866
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^^^ you laugh, but the way I got turned on to offshore speedboats was by stumbling upon some that were actually affordable while looking for open-header hot-rods similar to that.

5/18/2010 3:17:02 PM

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so seriously, what kind of boats can I get for $10-15k, give or take, that have a cuddy, will run ~80 mph, and handle rough enough water to go out to Cape Hattaras or across the Mobile Bay? I've seen a few, but I think there's probably other stuff out there that I'm just not finding because I'm not looking for it.

[Edited on May 18, 2010 at 3:48 PM. Reason : ]

5/18/2010 3:48:12 PM

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you don't want to take anything that fits all of those catagories offshore very far i promise

closest boat i would even try is a 23' stingray but you really need a longer boat (but then that would cost more if it was in decent shape and if its not in decent shape you shouldn't even try it) and its only gonna run 75 on a single 454.

5/18/2010 4:13:39 PM

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5/18/2010 4:18:21 PM

theDuke866
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^^ yeah, I don't need for it to go far offshore into the open ocean. I don't fish, and it's the wrong kind of boat for that, anyway.

I just want to be able to, say, cross the Pamlico Sound out to the OBX, or cross the Pensacola or Mobile Bays, or go pretty much anywhere in the intracoastal during any reasonably normal conditions, or take it around the hook to the ocean side of Cape Lookout.

I didn't know Stingray made any hot stuff...I just looked a little on eBay and Craigslist...didn't really seen anything. Happen to know which particularly model(s) are what I want?


Something like this would probably do the trick, don't you think (depending on how hot of a 454 it has)?

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/boa/1700930784.html

5/18/2010 4:50:02 PM

Skack
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I don't see any single 454 powered boat doing 75MPH unless it's built more like the one I posted than the big power boats you're looking at.

Something like that would probably do the trick, but I bet it's closer to a 50 MPH boat. No way I'd drive to FL for a 20+ year old $8500 boat though. Too much that could be wrong with it for me to be ok with the idea of driving that far and returning empty handed.

[Edited on May 18, 2010 at 4:59 PM. Reason : s]

5/18/2010 4:58:27 PM

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^^^gas tank under the console = fail

5/18/2010 6:02:51 PM

wdprice3
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I'm not a fan either.... but it works

5/18/2010 6:15:08 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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kills valuable storage space, won't hold as much as a floor tank, requires you to get in the boat to gas up. all around suckage

but a boat with a CC tank is better than no boat

[Edited on May 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM. Reason : at least it's really easy to see how much you have left ]

5/18/2010 6:30:24 PM

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lol yeh. and on the skiffs, you can only get the larger tank under the console. they put the smaller tanks below the deck.... weird.

5/18/2010 6:33:57 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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word i guess it's b/c the space between the floor and the hull is so shallow

5/18/2010 10:18:14 PM

MattJM321
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Skiffs crack me up. I want one don't get me wrong. I bet that boat can legally hold 15+ people.

5/19/2010 11:44:34 AM

wdprice3
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I think that one is rated for 14. it's the 21' version. I think the 25' is up to 18 people. ridiculous!

5/19/2010 3:07:29 PM

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albert haynesworth on his boat. dude is into some power boats.

5/19/2010 4:34:28 PM

Jeepman
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made some platforms to go between the bench seats for the jon boat tonight. fishing tomorrow to try em out

5/19/2010 11:41:10 PM

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this TP 52 is my ride for the newport-bermuda race and onion patch races in june


doing a boat delivery on a tried and true Nay 44 in july


and finishing the summer off in martha's vineyard and long island onboard a custom Reichel Pugh 66


and hopefully filling in the gaps instructing at j-world onboard J-80's

5/20/2010 12:47:02 AM

Skack
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"made some platforms to go between the bench seats for the jon boat tonight. fishing tomorrow to try em out "


So that's what you were doing at Home Depot last night...
I was parked two spots down from your Jeep, but I never saw you in the store.

[Edited on May 20, 2010 at 10:55 AM. Reason : l]

5/20/2010 10:55:21 AM

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http://www.stingrayboats.com/products/reviews/hb3-97.html

72.3 gps... the one i've been on read 78mph on the gauge but 72 sounds reasonable.
keep in mind stingray still holds the patent on the z-hull which is the fastest hull per hp on the market.
and honestly on smith mountain lake in VA it beat the crap out of a donzi 22 with a blown alki 502 just cause the chop was so bad he couldn't keep the thing straight while in the throttle.

5/20/2010 1:58:43 PM

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I guess that explains why Stingray boats always have the best MPG in their class too.

That is the exception to the rule, but a good find nonetheless. A quick CL scan shows some of the mid-to-late 90's models in the $15k range that theduke mentioned.

5/20/2010 2:15:41 PM

MattJM321
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I never knew that. I do remember one time though when a stingray kept up with my buddy's bass boat (the water camaro) in the morning.

5/20/2010 3:53:50 PM

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"So that's what you were doing at Home Depot last night...
I was parked two spots down from your Jeep, but I never saw you in the store."


yessir. carpet and wood turned out great and was quite helpful out on the lake today!

5/20/2010 10:13:58 PM

kcon
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great one of the motors in my boat is blown again... told my dad not to use some mobile mechanic to fix it... Yamaha dealership whats close to 4k to rebuilt the damn thing. Looks like we are going to be getting rid of the boat as is

its a Yamaha LS2000...


has anyone ever rode a stand-up jetski?

[Edited on June 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM. Reason : ..]

6/21/2010 4:50:29 PM

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and hopefully filling in the gaps instructing at j-world onboard J-80's"


That is my current ride, until the J105 arrives in Charleston, at which time I'll be splitting between the two.

6/21/2010 4:57:18 PM

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