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#41 Pacific coast Datsun

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:08 PM

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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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:18 PM

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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Posted 14 May 2011 - 06:10 PM

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:

I came here today to chew some bubblegum and kick some ass. Right now I'm all out of bubblegum. 

 

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 06:45 PM

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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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:47 PM

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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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:55 AM

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.

I came here today to chew some bubblegum and kick some ass. Right now I'm all out of bubblegum. 

 

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:31 AM

AHOY ! ! ! !
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

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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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:01 AM

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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Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:20 PM

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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Posted 20 May 2011 - 06:58 AM

I knew you would paint this like that! i had a feelling right when i saw the post that candy paint would be layed down. Looks great.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 07:59 PM

TY Charlie. Still working on the throttle cable so that the linkage will cycle completely. & I'll be modifying a Jet ski trailer to fit the hull in a few days.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:49 PM

Ok took the boat out yesterday for it's 1st time on the water since the re-do. She ran great & has plenty of power. Needs a new bilge pump & some seats made for the bow &....i have an idea for a new console ;)
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:59 PM

glad she ran good for you. did you polish out the pump?

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:39 PM

Thx Daniel. I wire brushed it & painted it silver. I may take her back out memorial weekend :cool:

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:02 PM

SWDP boating weekend begins tomorrow!!! Greg should be here too. AHOY ! ! ! :cool:
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:48 AM

Steroid, his family, G-man & myself took the boats out yesterday on the river. Gots lots of "what the hell is that" kind of looks :blink: & it was a perfect day weather wise to be on the water.
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:51 PM

INDEED ! ! ! !
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 09:14 AM

Man that looks like fun. :cool:

It won't stop raining up here :(

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 09:26 AM

Boating in the rain is fun as well :) :rolleyes: