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Offline makinwaves

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Hello all!
« on: April 04, 2011, 10:37:49 PM »
Wow.  It's been a year since I've checked in.  Tim here, from Omaha.  Some of you hopefully remember me.  For newer members and to update ole friends, here's what I've got going on:

1978 GT-150 in the process of a restoration.  Transom and stringers replaced.  Almost ready for the floor to go in.  The flake and finish are shot so I'm going to paint it orange and white like the "Bond Boat".  I'm going to continue the Bond theme inside with some nice electronics and gadgets.

1978 CVX-16 for sale sans motor.  It was in line to be the next project but I bought:

1980 CVX-16SS in beautiful shape.  I hope to get it on the water this weekend for the first time.  I haven't even seen it in the daylight yet!
1978 GT-150 "BOND BOAT" Mercury 115 T.O.P.
1978 CV-23 460/ JET

Offline Rich_V174SS

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 10:42:55 PM »
Hey Tim, glad you're back. Was wondering where you went off to.
1967 V174 Crestflite SuperSport Modified
1987 Mercruiser 190 3.7LX/Alpha One

1970 V176 Swinger
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Offline Hyperacme

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 10:49:55 PM »
Welcome back Tim !
Lookin forward to pic's and info on your restro ...
The GT has MN. regs on it ...
Gregg
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Offline makinwaves

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 11:06:32 PM »
Hello Rich.  Did you get your boat resto finished between your crazy winters?  Did you add another boat to your stable?

Hello Gregg.  I'll get more pics up soon.  I bought the GT from a guy here in town that brought it from MN.
1978 GT-150 "BOND BOAT" Mercury 115 T.O.P.
1978 CV-23 460/ JET

Offline Hotwired

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 11:12:41 PM »
Good to hear from you Tim!!
.. it is what it is ... and that is how it should be!
Miss Mayberry - 1964 Saberflite
The Ship - 1979 CV-27
Canon Ball Eyes - 1976 CV-16ssV8
Da ProJect Bote - 1977 CV-23
It Is What It Is...... CVX20

Offline Rich_V174SS

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 11:16:15 PM »
Tim,
I did finish the '67 V174 Crestflite a year ago but I think it will always be a work in progress. I installed the same engine you had in your Hammond, the Mercruiser 3.7 four cylinder complete with an alternator conversion, power steering, electronic ignition, and a 4 barrel carb. I also upgraded the transom and drive section to Alpha One. I've gotten a momentary top speed of 52 mph with it but plan to do a little work on the engine to improve on that. I haven't added any new boats to the stable, still have the same two that I've had for some time. Haven't used the '70 V176 Swinger in a few years, it needs a total rebuild as the transom is shot and the floor has soft spots.



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1967 V174 Crestflite SuperSport Modified
1987 Mercruiser 190 3.7LX/Alpha One

1970 V176 Swinger
1983 Mercury 115

Offline Glastron_GT160

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 06:13:42 AM »
Hey Tim... good to hear from you.  Happy to see you still have a fleet of boats.

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 09:52:12 PM »
Thanks fella's.  It's good to be back.  Looking good Rich.
1978 GT-150 "BOND BOAT" Mercury 115 T.O.P.
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 10:15:47 PM »
Here's the CVX's  My buddy bought the '78 CVX-16.  Also shown is the pinstripes on the '80 CVX-16SS I asked about removing.
1978 GT-150 "BOND BOAT" Mercury 115 T.O.P.
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 12:07:50 AM »
Nice!!  ::) try a little MEK on a rag or maybe a bit of acetone. I used that to finally remove the painted on name on the Ship .. my CV-27
.. it is what it is ... and that is how it should be!
Miss Mayberry - 1964 Saberflite
The Ship - 1979 CV-27
Canon Ball Eyes - 1976 CV-16ssV8
Da ProJect Bote - 1977 CV-23
It Is What It Is...... CVX20