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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Battery box, starter and alternator completed too.


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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Flipped her over today, noticed that when I layed her in the grass to get her on the trailer that she was sliding all over the place with the steel flex 2000. I put her on the trailer with a little push, all I have left to paint is the cage.


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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:03 am 
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Wow. Its coming together man. Sweet dude. Have you ordered your prop yet???

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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:38 am 
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Wow. Its coming together man. Sweet dude. Have you ordered your prop yet???



Thank you Sergio. I have not decided yet Sergio, because if this engine does apeal to me I will be in search for a 0540 and do not want to end up buying another prop.

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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:57 pm 
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One step closer today, I spread steel flex in the cage area and on the center hatches. I will sand the deck down on Friday to then paint it on Saturday along with the cage.


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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:38 am 
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I have a sick name and design for your boat. Give me a call. Ill try to text you pics. It goes with the all black theme.

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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:32 pm 
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The heavy rain this weekend did not allow me to paint the deck. However, I was able finally paint the cage, stripped it down to the metal.


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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Well I finally got my prop today, 72' Warp Drive.


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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:32 pm 
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Installed the bilge pumps, deck covers and dumps. Filled the boat with water, and no leaks!


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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
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Looking good :thumbleft: :thumbleft:

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 Post subject: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:01 pm 
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So why the change of heart on prop choice? Warp drive? Wanna go fast huh? Lol...
Hell you might have the boat done for this weeks poker run on north side. I'll rude with you. Lol...

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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:28 pm 
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So why the change of heart on prop choice? Warp drive? Wanna go fast huh? Lol...
Hell you might have the boat done for this weeks poker run on north side. I'll rude with you. Lol...

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Sergio if I move up to a 0540 this is the prop I want. I road in my buddies sled in Ft. Myers Sunday and fell in love with his performance with his 5 blade 72' WD, 220 gpu with dual mags set a 8 degrees. It is fast and I liked how the motor revs up and the prop snaps like a bat out of hell. So, when I got home I searched in the prop section and saw one that Schimdt had just listed, I made sure that I would call him first thing in the morning. When I called him he said he had nine calls and two people wanting to buy it, I told him that I would be there right away to buy it. Glad I did because the prop was his personal prop and it looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:57 pm 
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Looking good and moving right along. You'll be sliding on her real soon.
That is gonna be one slick sled.
Thanks for the progress pics.

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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:50 pm 
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glades cat wrote:
Looking good and moving right along. You'll be sliding on her real soon.
That is gonna be one slick sled.
Thanks for the progress pics.



Thank you, can't wait!
Just installed the Hayden 1260 oil cooler with 3/4 push on Aeroquip hoses.


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 Post subject: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 3:33 pm 
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Sweet man. Almost there.


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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 9:21 pm 
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I am finished with all the sanding, welding, fabricating, painting and steel flexing. Just completed getting the deck done! In two days I can start putting her back together...... :D


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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
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Might want to scuff that deck up some.... Stepping on there barefoot after getting your feet wet at the swimming hole would probably get your butt acquainted with the deck awful fast...


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Might want to scuff that deck up some.... Stepping on there barefoot after getting your feet wet at the swimming hole would probably get your butt acquainted with the deck awful fast...



Exactly, I am putting some deck strips.

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 Post subject: Re: My Sled Project
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:24 pm 
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The hull is ready for the cage and rigging. Laid her on the ground to work on the trailer.


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Did some work to the trailer too. Going to weld two new wheel fenders.


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Man you are doing a good job. Yes it is very labor intensive but u said it right earlier you will apprecieate and respect the boat a lot more after you are done. I hate dirtbag a$$ people that screw people over like you. You will enjoy that boat,I have a 11'x7'.6" wardaddy with a 520 conversion on it. And man I love it, it is the best boat I have owned.

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CONTINENTAL CRACKER wrote:
Man you are doing a good job. Yes it is very labor intensive but u said it right earlier you will apprecieate and respect the boat a lot more after you are done. I hate dirtbag a$$ people that screw people over like you. You will enjoy that boat,I have a 11'x7'.6" wardaddy with a 520 conversion on it. And man I love it, it is the best boat I have owned.



Thank you for the kind words. It has been a lot of work indeed, and I have done it all by myself, which makes it even better. You have a great looking ride indeed, I have seen it in the pictures. I bet it rides great with that power and that hull. Again thank you

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