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Old 07-28-2012, 06:45 PM   #301
 
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and ill leave this here for when you want to go faster lol

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lets get this back on topic
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the only one i have. still flames on top of the deck, i'll get rid of those on my own this week though. I personally spent about 16hrs removing these +5hrs with three other guys helping.

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and ill leave this here for when you want to go faster lol

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im wellllll aware of raylar. That kit is probablu $10k, plus the hydraulic steering i dont have, plus some tabs to keep this thing straight, its easliy 15k to do it correctly. maybe a big nasty cam at some point and thats about all.
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I didnt know you dont have tabs that should be your first mod, it will save you alot on fuel when your just cruzing around and makes the boat ride better all around, they dont do anything but slow you down when your going fast tho
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it looks alot better without the flames, i still have my eye on that other 26 they have but im being drawn to the 24 pantera right now i want something older that i can restore this winter
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your boat kicks ass dude !
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on the lake right now 67mph on the dreamometer. made it to the Baha'i temple in glenview in 15min from burnham harbor
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I just finished running a new fuel line on my boat, I have to work tonight but tomorrow I'm hitting the river as soon as i wake up
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is the river still really low? last i was there i had to back almost off the cement ramp and into the river just to get my jet ski to float.
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yup it is still down pretty far, there is no current at all lol last week i shut the motor off in the channel and the wind was blowing me up stream
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Back home in one piece. The boat performed flawlessly. Definitely had the prop out of the water at least three times, each one causing me to nearly poop my pants. I only had two of my bro's out today, not wanting to deal with extra people if there were any issues with the boat. Water was real smooth when we got out, maybe a foot of chop. The wind picked up later in the day and that foot turned into somewhere around 3'

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Boat looks great flame-less!

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on the lake right now 67mph on the dreamometer. made it to the Baha'i temple in glenview in 15min from burnham harbor
Actually that is Wilmette. Just north of Evanston.

Saw Jared and the new boad in the play pen. Looks good man.
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thanks mike!
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On my boat right now fueling issue was a collapsing fuel line,runs better than it ever has, celebrating with a lime-a-rita at the beach right now
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Back home in one piece. The boat performed flawlessly. Definitely had the prop out of the water at least three times, each one causing me to nearly poop my pants. I only had two of my bro's out today, not wanting to deal with extra people if there were any issues with the boat. Water was real smooth when we got out, maybe a foot of chop. The wind picked up later in the day and that foot turned into somewhere around 3'

Not a bad sunday
That's sweet. My friend always tell me that you need good chop to go fast.

You should get a GPS speedometer, so you accurately know how fast you are going.
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I think his boat already has one gps is mainly just for bragging anyway, some boats need chop some don't I think his pad bottom would do Better with less chop
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That's sweet. My friend always tell me that you need good chop to go fast.

You should get a GPS speedometer, so you accurately know how fast you are going.
i was thinking about it, but i could spend $400+ on something a lot more enjoyable for the boat. I'll grab someones car GPS one day and check it. People are claiming 68-72 stock, i cant imagine the regular speedo being off by much more than 3-4mph, and my inexperience with driving the boat.

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I think his boat already has one gps is mainly just for bragging anyway, some boats need chop some don't I think his pad bottom would do Better with less chop
id say it was just a hair too rough yesterday, it felt like it spent just a bit too much time in the air to really get a chance to stretch its legs. Im learning to drive the boat still of course too.
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i was thinking about it, but i could spend $400+ on something a lot more enjoyable for the boat. I'll grab someones car GPS one day and check it. People are claiming 68-72 stock, i cant imagine the regular speedo being off by much more than 3-4mph, and my inexperience with driving the boat.
I've got a handheld Garmin if you'd like to borrow one day. Boat speedos are pretty accurate. Mine said 72mph and it read 64.X on the GPS>
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Your phone doesn't have GPS?
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Your phone doesn't have GPS?
it does, but doesnt seem to react fast enough to anything.
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