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Offline V153

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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2017, 06:07:28 PM »
Got the 'billage' pump glued down:
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2017, 07:36:40 PM »
First coat of plasti-dip on the wheel. Figger what the hell, works on murder vans and Nova's ...
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2017, 08:08:45 PM »
2nd coat. Better'n rusty chrome I reckon ...
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Offline David CVX-16

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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2017, 09:44:07 PM »
You are creating a first class racing boat. Nice work.
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2017, 03:57:14 PM »
Eh, mebbe mediocre class David, but thanks.

Kinda diggin the plasti dip spray. Like it so much I decided to do the fuel tank. Grey matches the stripe(s) on the boat.
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2017, 04:46:40 PM »
Dash done 'cept for bilge pump switch. Need to find one with an extra long "barrel"(?). Dash there is too thick to use the one's I'm finding. Note I got my trusty Etrex mount attatched. Tach is wired and working.

Figgered out why the trim switch quit. Go up but not down. We suspect the broken wire had something to do with it. Not repairable, naturally.

Two sides of tank done. Three to go. Falling in love with plasti-dip.
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2017, 06:14:12 PM »
Does this tank make my boat look fat? ...
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2017, 09:28:22 AM »
Now you know Doug, I would cut that thing open and solder new wires on it, but thatís just me


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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2017, 05:16:54 PM »
Now you know Doug, I would cut that thing open and solder new wires on it, but thatís just me
Who luvs ya Joe ...  It'll have to do til I can afford one'a them fancy turn signal styles. Now if I could only find my soldering iron ...

Speaking of soldering irons. Did I ever tell you Carl Weller was a customer before he passed away? Quite the character. Always dressed in rags. Worn out pants and a tattered flannel shirt. At first glance ya wouldn't think he had two nickels to rub together.
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2017, 05:20:49 PM »
Tank almost done. I hereby officially declare my love for Plasti-Dip ...
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2017, 08:47:31 PM »
Who luvs ya Joe ...  It'll have to do til I can afford one'a them fancy turn signal styles. Now if I could only find my soldering iron ...

Speaking of soldering irons. Did I ever tell you Carl Weller was a customer before he passed away? Quite the character. Always dressed in rags. Worn out pants and a tattered flannel shirt. At first glance ya wouldn't think he had two nickels to rub together.
No soldering iron?  Torch and a nail has worked for me a few times.

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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2017, 04:39:45 PM »
Two coats on top of tank. Almost done. WooHoo!
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2017, 05:27:01 PM »
Ramp bound and down tomorrow. Stay tuned.
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2017, 07:00:34 PM »
Looks great Doug, be safe out there!
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2017, 08:00:13 PM »
Best of luck on her first splash !
What's the 131 number on back ?
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2017, 08:38:29 PM »
Top speed 131mph?  Can hold 131 people?  Dock or slip number? Boat number for marine Motorsports?
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #56 on: December 23, 2017, 09:06:51 PM »
Read on Facebook ...

The "131" is in honor of her drag racing days. That and I promised Weiler I'd put the number back on ...
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #57 on: December 24, 2017, 01:16:15 PM »
Ran 65.5 but gonna need a lot more seat time before I can really air it out.
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #58 on: December 24, 2017, 01:47:59 PM »
Good to see you back on the water.  What does "I need more seat" mean?  Suspension?
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Re: Not a Glastron. But ...
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2017, 03:10:38 PM »
Good to see you back on the water.  What does "I need more seat" mean?  Suspension?
Oops! Fixed.
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