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    • Michigan boarder


      I was nervous about working on my boat a few years ago, but after the engine went I had no other choice (without spending $$$$$$) and it was on me to get it out of the boat and to a guy on this site, and also on me to re-install it.  After that project, I'd have no problem digging into any part of my boat, from fiberglass to windshield to engine again.

      Do you have a garage where you can perform this yourself?  The engine will be a pretty simple removal, and the exhaust, and the interior is really easy to get out.  Once that's out the gas tank easy to pull as well.  The carpet will be a bit of a fight, but once it's out all your have left is to cut the floor and patch in your stringers.  Hopefully you have enough wood left for a good template.  If not there are some threads on this site where people have done it.  The best thing is that here in Michigan you have a solid 5 months to go before the water is soft again.  What's the worst that happens?  Maybe if it wasn't perfect, your repair job only last 15 years instead of 35?  I say go for it.  Join as a paying member, post tons of pics, and you'll have the full attention from step one (how do I remove the side panels?) thru step 100 (how do I check engine alignment?) and tons of input by some incredibly smart and experienced people (some that are engineers by trade) on this site.  This could be an epic winter project.

    • carguy79ta


      19 hours ago, dalt1 said:

      Weigh it for yourself than report back please.


      That is what my dealer told me. We were discussing its weight. He had one. He said the boat weighed about 7200. Actually dont remember for sure if it was with fuel or not., if that's what you are referring to.  No trailer wt.

    • The Hulk


      so were at 5-6" less between walls and a whopping 8" less between seat cushions for leg-room floor space... cmon folks thats a HUGE reduction... 

    • 1 hour ago, 2020LSV23 said:

      Here is better pics of graphite on tuscan gold




      That does look pretty good. I may have to rethink my choice. 

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    • The Hulk


      2 hours ago, TallRedRider said:

      Why are we worried about floor space?  Do you have a disco ball you hang from the tower and then breakdance in there?  :biggrin:

      hey how did you know we throw evening dance parties with the kids?

      Night dance party.jpg

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