First Rebuild Start

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WALDO
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Re: First Rebuild Start

#16 Post by WALDO » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:28 am

All you guys were right , it was worth all the sweating here in south Louisiana, my friend just picked his new boat up friday a whopping $52,000 im glad i have no "NOTE"

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Re: First Rebuild Start

#17 Post by Luke » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:10 pm

I've been considering upgrading to a 200 hp motor from my Mercury 115 on my 24 footer. How much gas do you normally go through in a day on the water with the 200?

Also could you post pics of your transom? My boat has a pretty beefy transom but I'm thinking Ill have to get it reinforced more before going bigger.

What is your top speed?

WALDO
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Re: First Rebuild Start

#18 Post by WALDO » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:30 am

Will get your pics this weekend 0f the transom, did check the speed yet before the restore was around 41 Mph will get that too for ya as soon as back into the water

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Re: First Rebuild Start

#19 Post by kcdaniels » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:08 pm

What a difference ! Came out great.....are you still happy with the route you took on the deck using the "restore 10X ?
Thinking of going that route with my deck....
1990 20' Sweetwater
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Re: First Rebuild Start

#20 Post by BuggyBabe » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:21 pm

Holy WOW ! My husband and I have discussed getting a waterglide for our 88 Bass Buggy but have not found any way to figure out cost of one of these besides submitting a form into waterglide itself. I see that you got yours used! Can you maybe ballpark me a figure? If it really does boost speed and gas efficiency like it advertises that it does - maybe getting one for our boat would convince my husband that we could do a rebuild on ours as well. :prayer
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WALDO
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Re: First Rebuild Start

#21 Post by WALDO » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:41 am

Yes i got mine used for i think $300 or a little less its been awhile and wow yes a big difference i can get on top at 1/4 throttle, and the fuel went down a lot also , and i did check the speed 1/4 was going 20 MPH , and WOT got 36 MPH thats with 4 adults and 25 gallons fuel and tops up so i rather just cruise at 1/4 and enjoy the ride

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Re: First Rebuild Start

#22 Post by HarryO » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:25 pm

Very pretty and excellent work..Hope you enjoy it often
Crusing on the Delaware River and fishing the Delaware Bay

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Re: First Rebuild Start

#23 Post by photonfanatic » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:47 am

Beautiful boat...

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Re: First Rebuild Start

#24 Post by LadyGT » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:16 am

Looks awesom! I was wondering if it was less expensive to rebuild vs buying a new boat? A new 22' Bentley with no motor is a little less than $13k.
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WALDO
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Re: First Rebuild Start

#25 Post by WALDO » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:06 am

Well that a little more than i have in my Boat total and i bought a brand new galvanized double axle trailer with 14" wheels

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photonfanatic
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Re: First Rebuild Start

#26 Post by photonfanatic » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:30 pm

What is that thing you put underneath the boat, in the middle?

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Re: First Rebuild Start

#27 Post by Trollin79 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:34 pm

photonfanatic wrote:What is that thing you put underneath the boat, in the middle?
Its a waterglide.

http://www.pontoonwaterglide.com/index.asp

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Re: First Rebuild Start

#28 Post by rancherlee » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:34 am

nice build, that's the joy of the Water glide or straked center tube, your old WOT sucking gas speed becomes your new fuel sipping cruising speed. Twin tube configuration mine used 6.5 gallons an hour at 22mph WOT with my old 70hp, triple tube with the 140 now uses 4gph at 22mph while turning a nice 1/3 throttle 3800rpm.
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