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  1. americanskierJim
    07-11-2011 05:55 PM
    Hi OX, I just got your message on my profile. Sorry I took so long to get back to you. I have been very busy. If you still have your project to do feel free to use mine anytime. Glad to hear all is well for you and the family. We are all doing wonderful up north. Now the boating season is under way we have been putting some hours on the boat. I will have some pics to post this comming up weekend. It was good to hear from you. Keep intouch and good luck on your project. AMSJim
  2. americanskierJim
    12-04-2010 10:06 PM
    How has my old buddy Ox been doing? I know it has been a long summer. Now that winter is setting in I have some free time on my hands. How the boat comming along?
  3. rmasterson
    05-21-2010 10:04 AM
    Any suggestions on which electrical ignition system to use?
  4. rmasterson
    05-21-2010 09:27 AM
    I am going to replace the carpet, but the trailer is new. The floor and the stringers are in good shape from what i can tell so far. The biggest thing i have to do is get the new engine in for now and then worry about the cosmetic things once the mechanical issues are finished. My kids are really wanting to get on the lake.

    I see that you work in Quality.... what do you do? I manage the quality for my company's North American division. Murfreesboro is not too far.

  5. rmasterson
    05-20-2010 04:18 PM
    Hello. Seems we have a similar project going on! I am in Dayton Tn. Where are you in TN? I have an photo album started on my 1981 Stars and Stripes restore if you want to take a peek. By the way, mine has an aluminum gas tank....
  6. oxberger
    05-20-2010 08:27 AM
    The buddy request is cool. I accepted. I really hope my project can come together like yours did. I'm at a stand still right now. Almost had the cash this week to buy the sand paper to wet sand by hand, but my fiance ended up needing to go to the doctor so... hello co pay good bye paper. I refuse to spend money I don't have. She recently lost her job and we're trying to get out of debt. At least we were smart enough when we bought the house, to buy based on one income and reasonable fixed mortgage.
  7. americanskierJim
    05-19-2010 08:53 PM
    Oxberger, Thanks for all the kind words. I am glad I can help you guys out anytime or if you need info feel free to ask. Hope you dont mind I sent ya a buddy request.
  8. oxberger
    05-18-2010 08:11 AM
    Thanks! The engine and tranny are in good shape. I'll need to go through the carb and fuel system and change all the fluids and filters. I know she runs very well. I had a bunch of engine work done to it 2 years back. The problem I had with it stem from who I got it from. I never realized when I got it, the boat sat for 3 years with untreated gas and turned to varnish in the tank. I kept having problems with it. We'd go out, it would start up no problem, we'd run a little bit, then it would start to miss, then it would cut out completely. If we sat for an hour or so it would start right back up, but only run about 100 yards or so then cut out again. 90% of the time we'd have to be towed back to the dock (thank God for understanding friends). Long story short, after having a fuel water separator put on, the carb rebuilt, all fuel lines replaced, the water jackets replaced, new alternator, electronic ignition, we pulled the gas tank and realized that was the culprit. I've been trying to find a replacement or someone to clean it for two years. Since it's a plastic tank, no radiator shop will touch it. I tried getting a replacement form the MC factory, but the said I had to go through my dealer. I went through Performance Marine in Nashville, but that turned out bad. I finally found someone that was willing to try and clean it out and the tank is there now. It's a friend of a friend that does concrete cleaning. Hopefully he can get it clean. At this point it'll either clean it or destroy it and I'll have to fab a new tank somehow. My biggest problem with this project is funds. My fiance just lost her job at the end of March so cash is tight. At least if I can get it running I can use it and do things one at a time. I'm going to start with the oxidation on it, but things keep coming up when I want to go and get the sand paper and stuff to do it. I'll put up more pics as I get things done. I've seen a lot of the resto projects on here and they really inspire me.
  9. 83SuperSlot
    05-17-2010 07:29 PM
    That's a really good project boat.. depending on the conditions of the motor and tranny you could have that out pretty quick. Good luck, keep the pics coming!

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