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Postby PWELD » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:10 pm

Thought we'd share a some repair jobs we've done recently.

This boat needed a bit more space - from Kodiak 3 stage to a 241 turbo! Big jet for big power in this sleeper Alumaweld. This customer built blue oval motor has like 640 hp of dyno sheet proven power and massive torque to go with.

The boat had seen some good times on the swim step and was suffering a bit in leakage department. We ended up cutting off all the bad, filling the holes and put back a ton of strength with doubler plates, a transom box, and a new swimstep. Also, had to switch up the engine to a new 4 point mount.

Not a lot of space but we made it all work and it came out real good. This old boat will be terrorizing the waterways for many more years to come! :Drink:


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Customer loved it so now we got more work to do, high deck and high rails in the next couple weeks.
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Re: Upgrades and Repair Projects

Postby Eagle1 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:05 pm

Nice job. It's a 22 with a 241 now?

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Re: Upgrades and Repair Projects

Postby whee » Sat May 02, 2020 10:46 am

That boat is going to be awesome with all that power and pump.

Question: It looks like the pump stick out past the new swim deck. Why was the deck not built to protect the pump?
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Re: Upgrades and Repair Projects

Postby PWELD » Sat May 02, 2020 12:34 pm

Whee,

The boat gets a pretty hefty kicker and the swim step is all ready huge! Hence the swim step comes out to just about the bucket up position. With that much of a moment arm hanging off the back we wanted to put as much strength into the swim step as possible. The 45 degree legs really help with that. The customer wanted to mount the kicker really low and the further the farther back the swim step goes the more potential to drag the kicker, which we didn't want.

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Re: Upgrades and Repair Projects

Postby PWELD » Sat May 02, 2020 12:35 pm

Eagle1 wrote:Nice job. It's a 22 with a 241 now?

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Eagle 1 - Its' a big boat, it's actually 26'. It was a former fire boat.
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Re: Upgrades and Repair Projects

Postby whee » Sat May 02, 2020 2:51 pm

Thanks for the reply Adam. Makes sense.

I’m putting a different pump in my boat; had to cut off my swim deck and box out the transom. New swim deck would have to be 36” long to cover the pump and I’m not sure I want to go that big but I want to protect the pump.
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Re: Upgrades and Repair Projects

Postby Eagle1 » Sat May 02, 2020 4:00 pm

That is a rare 26 footer. It has a 460 now ?
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Re: Upgrades and Repair Projects

Postby PWELD » Sat May 02, 2020 4:16 pm

Eagle1 wrote:That is a rare 26 footer. It has a 460 now ?


My understanding is they only built (1) - and yes it has a 460 now.
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