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Tow that beast down to the bay on the 27th. My ship will be pulling into the Midway Pier and could use a Datsun escort! :lol:

Id love to if i have time. Will you be allowed to leave the ship?

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Id love to if i have time. Will you be allowed to leave the ship?

 

 

Yes I will be able to get away. We have been at sea for 3 weeks!

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Kool.if anything maybe you can make your way to my house for a visit / lunch. I dont want to put the boat in saltwater ;)

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Hey ! ! ! That things on MY lawn ! ! ! ! (Smokie Drinkie) biggrin.gif

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Is there a cover for the motor?

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Gotta make tie offs outa bed hooks fer it!

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Steroid- "almost" on "her" lawn :rolleyes:

Steve- the cover is missing. Ill be building one soon.

Pumpkin- it has cleats already but i like your hook idea. I may use that on another part of the boat.

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pac, use the 720 tie downs for cleats, you can never have enough tie downs on a boat :D

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pac, use the 720 tie downs for cleats, you can never have enough tie downs on a boat :D

Next time were at the yard i'll be looking for those :cool:

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HEY ! ! ! ! ! That's MY idea ! ! ! ! :blink:

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Hooked the boat to the 720 today to see how the hitch will work out. No issues at all ! I may remove the wheel for an extra few inches of clearence. The 720 pulled it just fine w/ plenty of pulling power...

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Looks good! When is the ratsun meet at the lake!?

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random boat question: do you run a radiator, or does it cycle water from beneath the boat? just curious... :)

 

looks like fun!!

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Javin- you guys are invited to the river anytime.

Ben- No radiator & your correct. It sucks water up through the intake then shoots it back out of the boat through a big hose... thats what kools the motor. It runs about 125 degrees according to Daniel [PO].

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Well as some of you guys know my family moved to AZ. I had a [so called] friend tow the Sundance 16 behind his truck. About 2 hours into a 6 hour trip the boat decides to come off the ball & slam into the reciever thus bending the tounge & making it untowable. I had to leave it on the side of the road in Brawley CA & go back the next day w/ help from my new boss & winch it onto his wide trailer. The plans are to make a new trailer using the existing axle & leafs. Heres the rescue team..Tony Steroid & Rich...

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That was a good trade for both of you guys. You just moved to BHC so that's the good part for you.

 

Daniel now has a goon so he might finally be cool enough to park next to my goon. :lol:

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HOLY CRAP!!! The trailer came unhitched? Is everyone ok? Is the boat ok? Wow. I towed that thing all the way to Laughlin and back without any issue.

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John yeah we both like our ends of the deal & i know Daniel will enjoy the wagon as i will the boat.

 

 

 

HOLY CRAP!!! The trailer came unhitched? Is everyone ok? Is the boat ok? Wow. I towed that thing all the way to Laughlin and back without any issue.

Yeah nobody was harmed except i had a mini heart attack. Ill get a pic of the tounge..shes warped bad.

Theres a crossbeam that broke which caused the trailer to flex & come unhitched.

We hoisted it off the new trailer onto a rolling cart. At my new job we'll build a NEW trailerusing just the axle & fenders. & while its on the rack i decided to prep it for a new paint job...details & pix soon...

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John yeah we both like our ends of the deal & i know Daniel will enjoy the wagon as i will the boat.

 

 

 

 

Yeah nobody was harmed except i had a mini heart attack. Ill get a pic of the tounge..shes warped bad.

Theres a crossbeam that broke which caused the trailer to flex & come unhitched.

We hoisted it off the new trailer onto a rolling cart. At my new job we'll build a NEW trailerusing just the axle & fenders. & while its on the rack i decided to prep it for a new paint job...details & pix soon...

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It looks to me like Mark in the right place. Your going to have a blast out there.

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AHOY ! ! ! !

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Thanks John cant wait to drop her in the water. You'll have to come out for some river fun & a bbq soon while it's still just 105 :pirate:

Ahoy indeed my friend !

ok heres how the tounge looks now..

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& the busted crossbeam...

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we have a jet ski trailer that we'll modify to fit the Sundance for the summer here soon.

& i stayed late @ work & shot some color / flakes....white base w/ abalone flake over that buried under 2 coats of clear...

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it has 4 different colors in it...

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What are you doing at your new job? Maybe give them a plug here on ratsun if it is vehicle related :) You never know what some of us could need.

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What are you doing at your new job? Maybe give them a plug here on ratsun if it is vehicle related :) You never know what some of us could need.

Bodywork,,painting,,welding. Ill start a new thread re; my new job :cool:

Today we started fabbing a new throttle bracket so the linkage will cycle fully. It's alluminum....

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& i want to run my small Grant 500 wheel so using the center section of the old wheel my boss welded a round part to it & we'll drill & tap the 3 holes for the 10mm bolts...

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& an out in the sun shot...

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