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geage
04-03-2013, 06:34 PM
Hi guys my name is Greg ,Ive been lurking on here for a while now ,this is my first post ,I live on cape cod,and early two winters ago I picked up a 1972 18 fixer upper off craigs list ,with the help from a lot threads on here ive been resurrecting it to its former glory, things like using al's plating in ohio,the correct 23 solas prop ,the right taco rub rail ,finding grab rail ends.and making engine hatch lift .and ford exhaust manifolds all came from here .the latest thing ive done was the interior ,my brother owns cape canvas and rigging and with his knowledge help and equipment ,we banged out our version of a classic interior,the right color for the boat should of been black due to its past black stripe,but I went with yellow and black disco pearl swirl marine vinyl that really pops in the sun,if I was bombing around the lake back in the 70s with a gold medallion around my neck ,long hair blowing in the wind with a goatee,listening to the BEE GEEs ,this is the interior I would of wanted,but instead Ill be bombing around with sun screen on my bald spots and my beer belly jiggling in the breeze singging at the top of my lungs .ahh ahh ahh ahh staying alive staying alive

Greg Guimond
04-03-2013, 07:48 PM
It looks like your time spent lurking has yielded some impressive results! Looking good and different ......:band:

badbird
04-03-2013, 09:07 PM
Welcome ....looks real nice....:party:

CHACHI
04-04-2013, 06:07 AM
Welcome ....looks real nice....:party:

+1

Where on the Cape are you?

Ken

Capevettes
04-04-2013, 06:30 AM
Hi Greg and welcome aboard. I'm also on the Cape and live on Mashpee/Wakeby. If you ever get over this way stop by and say hello. Your boat looks great. Colors are perfect for the 70's era. Nothing wrong with the Bee Gees.

Just Say N20
04-04-2013, 10:02 AM
Welcome to the Board Greg, and thanks for posting the pictures! Nicely done! The boat looks great.

I love the engine hatch with the scoop.

One question, why the Thunderbird logo above the passenger’s grab rail?

maddad
04-04-2013, 10:07 AM
Welcome to the Board Greg, and thanks for posting the pictures! Nicely done! The boat looks great.

I love the engine hatch with the scoop.

One question, why the Thunderbird logo above the passengerís grab rail?

Looks like Holman and Moody's competition proven sticker.

SanDogDewey
04-04-2013, 10:39 AM
75332
Looks like Holman and Moody's competition proven sticker.

Just Say N20
04-04-2013, 11:08 AM
Got it! Thanks. I couldnít quite make it out, and I have not had any experience with Holman-Moody/Ford engines/

From my limited experience, it looked like an old Thunderbird/Formula emblem, which is why I wondered about it.

Bobby D
04-04-2013, 11:32 AM
Very nice job and thanks for posting pictures do you have any before pictures to see what it looked like before you did all the work?
Holman and Moody's sticker from my old ski sporter.

jl1962
04-04-2013, 11:37 AM
Nice boat, great colors!
Looks like your brother does very nice work.

Not sure about the Bee-Gees, but Zeppelin oughta sound pretty good!

Conquistador_del_mar
04-04-2013, 01:15 PM
Greg,
I think it looks great! I saw the blue rear seat in one picture - did it used to be blue and white? What did you do for the engine? Bill

MOP
04-04-2013, 02:46 PM
Welcome to the board! The boat in a word! Bitchen

geage
04-04-2013, 03:04 PM
+1

Where on the Cape are you?

Ken

thanks alot everyone Im in marstons mills

geage
04-04-2013, 03:14 PM
Hi Greg and welcome aboard. I'm also on the Cape and live on Mashpee/Wakeby. If you ever get over this way stop by and say hello. Your boat looks great. Colors are perfect for the 70's era. Nothing wrong with the Bee Gees.

{ WHATS HAPPENING CHIEF } I watch the sun set from my boat all the time out by your dock,its the best area on the pond to see it from, I think Im one of the guys your sound sensitive neighbors complain about.

geage
04-04-2013, 03:31 PM
Welcome to the Board Greg, and thanks for posting the pictures! Nicely done! The boat looks great.

I love the engine hatch with the scoop.

One question, why the Thunderbird logo above the passengerís grab rail?

thanks the scoop is a 1974 trans am shaker scoop that I molded to it, and the sticker is the comp proven holman moody the boat has the hm package w/the nose cone on the out drive

geage
04-04-2013, 03:39 PM
Very nice job and thanks for posting pictures do you have any before pictures to see what it looked like before you did all the work?
Holman and Moody's sticker from my old ski sporter.

I do have early pics of it on a phone ,I will dig them up, Im kind of a computer moron so it might take me a while,

geage
04-04-2013, 04:00 PM
Greg,
I think it looks great! I saw the blue rear seat in one picture - did it used to be blue and white? What did you do for the engine? Bill

the blue seat I borrowed from a buddy its an original 1967 built rite ,we used it to make a pattern from ,the one that came in the boat was a real bad recover job that wasnt worth copying, the engine that it had was a 351 reman w/holman moddy cam,when I got the boat it had been left out and not run for at leased 7 years I got the thing for a song,,,,,not a bee gees song,,,, so I didnt intend for it to run ,but it did and it sounded real nice, it had obvious past over heating issues and on the 3rd time out the engine let go, in dramatic fashion, **** flew every where right out of the block,it was my first real blown engine ,it was me ,my buddy and my son ,and for some strange reason I had just put oars in the boat, and boy were they used that day,so I had a usable 351 block ,had it bored and stroked to 393, crane roller cam ,forged mahle pistons ,dart heads w/ultra pro comp roller rockers,, the thing purrs

Capevettes
04-05-2013, 07:26 AM
{ WHATS HAPPENING CHIEF } I watch the sun set from my boat all the time out by your dock,its the best area on the pond to see it from, I think Im one of the guys your sound sensitive neighbors complain about.

The sunsets never get old here. They may complain about the "music" these boats make but their late night parties are legendary. My sunrise cruises kind of even things out a bit :wink:

Ed Donnelly
04-05-2013, 01:49 PM
I wonder what Barry Gibb listened to when he was bombing around in his Donzi? ..Ed

Ghost
04-05-2013, 03:31 PM
Boat looks awesome, welcome to the board.




I wonder what Barry Gibb listened to when he was bombing around in his Donzi? ..Ed

http://www.amazon.com/Pornosonic-Unreleased-70s-Porn-Music/dp/B004H419HS (Gotta love the Tull influence in #9, btw. Surprised it's not named 'Aquahung.'

<insert Songs from the Wood/Thick as a Brick/Bungle in the Jungle joke of your choice here>)

http://spicksspecks-archiv.blogspot.com/2012/01/barry-gibb-interviewed-by-live.html

geage
04-05-2013, 07:24 PM
this is it when I picked it up note the rear wheels on the trailer ,there pumped up but buried in the drive way from sitting so long 75359

geage
04-05-2013, 07:28 PM
this is it early last summer on the lake75360

Greg Guimond
04-05-2013, 08:48 PM
Seeing those trailer wheels "sunk down" is a classic! That baby had not been moved in years, not months :eek:

geage
04-06-2013, 06:31 AM
The sunsets never get old here. They may complain about the "music" these boats make but their late night parties are legendary. My sunrise cruises kind of even things out a bit :wink:

this was last summer by your place75364

Capevettes
04-06-2013, 07:13 AM
this was last summer by your place75364

Nice. That looks very familiar :D

joseph m. hahnl
04-06-2013, 08:02 AM
I wonder what Barry Gibb listened to when he was bombing around in his Donzi? ..Ed


:biggrin: Most Likely


http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/l/leif_garrett-leif_garrett.jpg



Boat looks Nice :nuke:

LeadSledMerc
04-07-2013, 06:09 AM
Hi Greg,
Welcome aboard...the seats came out awesome!!!
I'll see you at the lake soon...not soon enough, but soon!

geage
04-07-2013, 09:39 AM
Hi Greg,
Welcome aboard...the seats came out awesome!!!
I'll see you at the lake soon...not soon enough, but soon!

hows it going Keith ,I saw your truck pics on facebook, [ its vicious !!!] you could launch that thing to the moon and back safely,,, real nice job!

LeadSledMerc
04-08-2013, 11:57 AM
hows it going Keith ,I saw your truck pics on facebook, [ its vicious !!!] you could launch that thing to the moon and back safely,,, real nice job!

Thanks, Greg. Yep it should be a lot of fun...I can't wait! I got the rollcage NHRA certified a couple of weeks ago, so that's all set. Now it's the final build.
So what else did you get done on your boat over the winter?
Between moving recently, not having a decent shop yet, and building that p/u, I don't think I'll have time to do anything with mine except the usual maintenance...oh well, at least I'll be out there.
I sure hope the man doesn't pick up where he left off with us last year!

geage
04-08-2013, 03:00 PM
Thanks, Greg. Yep it should be a lot of fun...I can't wait! I got the rollcage NHRA certified a couple of weeks ago, so that's all set. Now it's the final build.
So what else did you get done on your boat over the winter?
Between moving recently, not having a decent shop yet, and building that p/u, I don't think I'll have time to do anything with mine except the usual maintenance...oh well, at least I'll be out there.
I sure hope the man doesn't pick up where he left off with us last year!
Ive been doing little clean up stuff like fixing some spider web cracks in the fiber glass,and new rub rail,I went to west marine like you said for it ,it looks way better than that black plastic crap that was on there,,,,,we rented a house for a week this summer on lake winnisquam in the ......['' live free or die'',,as long as you have quiet exhaust, !!!] state,,,, so Ive been monkeying around fabbing up a set of turn downs ,,Im not sure how there gonna work .I put 3'' butterfly flappers inside them,they come on and off real quick w,2 alan bolts ,the last thing I want is to be up there,and have Sargent Stadanko chewing me out,,,,,,,Dave and Jill were over the other nite ,we were drinking a buddys home made moonshine around the camp fire,,,,man Dave can DRINK!!!!75384753857538675387

johnnywhale
04-08-2013, 03:20 PM
Sgt. Stedanko says "Shoot the moon!"

joseph m. hahnl
04-08-2013, 04:43 PM
A set of Gibson Clamp on muffler tips would put your year boat in compliance.



75388 (http://www.gibsonmarine.com/powertip1.html)

The Gibson Power Tip Marine Silencers have proven to reduce decibel ranges within and to surpass the 88db limits


Ive been doing little clean up stuff like fixing some spider web cracks in the fiber glass,and new rub rail,I went to west marine like you said for it ,it looks way better than that black plastic crap that was on there,,,,,we rented a house for a week this summer on lake winnisquam in the ......['' live free or die'',,as long as you have quiet exhaust, !!!] state,,,, so Ive been monkeying around fabbing up a set of turn downs ,,Im not sure how there gonna work .I put 3'' butterfly flappers inside them,they come on and off real quick w,2 alan bolts ,the last thing I want is to be up there,and have Sargent Stadanko chewing me out,,,,,,,Dave and Jill were over the other nite ,we were drinking a buddys home made moonshine around the camp fire,,,,man Dave can DRINK!!!!75384753857538675387

1996Z15
04-08-2013, 05:05 PM
Man that new rubrail makes a HUGE difference.

BUIZILLA
04-08-2013, 06:46 PM
those short exhaust turndowns are interesting..

LeadSledMerc
04-08-2013, 07:44 PM
Man that new rubrail makes a HUGE difference.
X2...that looks a lot better!
I'll be curious to see how you make out with the turndowns. Trying them out in Mashpee first, or goin for it?

jl1962
04-09-2013, 07:29 AM
Parnell has/had turndowns on his amazing 16.

When he showed up at a Dust-off on Lake George a few years ago, the boat got a ton of attention - but NO unwanted attention!

mike o
04-09-2013, 07:31 AM
Let me know if you want to run around. I live on Squam Lake just up the road, easy in - out. Ill give you a guided tour of Golden Pond :yes:. Or, we can run on Big Winni with Woodsy. :cool!: A friend owns a waterfront store on Winnisquam, if you need ice for the shine.......:kingme: Just in case the fridge Chits the bed in the rental........:kingme:

geage
04-09-2013, 09:44 AM
Let me know if you want to run around. I live on Squam Lake just up the road, easy in - out. Ill give you a guided tour of Golden Pond :yes:. Or, we can run on Big Winni with Woodsy. :cool!: A friend owns a waterfront store on Winnisquam, if you need ice for the shine.......:kingme: Just in case the fridge Chits the bed in the rental........:kingme:

......[NICE]!!!!! that sounds like a plan ,Im heading up in july , cant wait! Ill be in touch.

geage
04-09-2013, 09:49 AM
X2...that looks a lot better!
I'll be curious to see how you make out with the turndowns. Trying them out in Mashpee first, or goin for it?

Ill test them in mashpee, not sure about reversion issues , but they aint staying on,, thoses fairies can bite me!

mike o
04-09-2013, 10:03 AM
......[NICE]!!!!! that sounds like a plan ,Im heading up in july , cant wait! Ill be in touch.Great, Winni Donzi Poker Run is ALWAYS the last Saturday (on the calendar) in July. So, it will be on 7/27/13.

geage
07-23-2013, 08:44 AM
I've been running the turn downs for the last couple weeks,took it slow at first because I was unsure if I was going to have any issues ,but Ive been tearing it up and I'm kinda digging them ,real quiet at idle and slow speeds,then a pretty bitchin bark when Im on it.76709

Capevettes
07-23-2013, 09:00 AM
Well my sunrise runs may be over. Harbormaster came by yesterday and said they have had complaints of noise from my early runs. Can't say as I blame them. I will now delay my runs or go out quietly on quiet mode through the prop instead of through the pipes. I can hear it bark later in the day I guess :banghead:

geage
07-23-2013, 09:39 AM
WOW!!!!!! no kidding !! like my grand mother always told me (""honey thats what they made the middle finger for"") we've quieted our boats a bit ,daves 427 jet boat has baffles and shot guns ,scott sold the red baja,that went up to new york,rick sold the 67 donzi that went to conn, come to the beach once in a while ,safety in numbers,none of this divide and conquer crap,just try to stay close ,to far to the left or to the right and you'll need an interpreter

mike o
07-23-2013, 10:30 AM
Well my sunrise runs may be over. Harbormaster came by yesterday and said they have had complaints of noise from my early runs. Can't say as I blame them. I will now delay my runs or go out quietly on quiet mode through the prop instead of through the pipes. I can hear it bark later in the day I guess :banghead:Bring it to the Winni Poker run this Saturday, + smile for the helicopter taking pic's of the run. Starts 10 AM + ends @ the Naswa Beach bar :smileybo: :kingme:

Capevettes
07-23-2013, 03:28 PM
WOW!!!!!! no kidding !! like my grand mother always told me (""honey thats what they made the middle finger for"") we've quieted our boats a bit ,daves 427 jet boat has baffles and shot guns ,scott sold the red baja,that went up to new york,rick sold the 67 donzi that went to conn, come to the beach once in a while ,safety in numbers,none of this divide and conquer crap,just try to stay close ,to far to the left or to the right and you'll need an interpreter

I heard Dave's 427 go by the other day. Sounded great. Nice to see it back out here. I will probably join you guys over there now that I will be going out later. I just love the early mornings. Smooth water, no wakes and no idiots that aren't looking where they are going.

Capevettes
07-23-2013, 03:30 PM
Bring it to the Winni Poker run this Saturday, + smile for the helicopter taking pic's of the run. Starts 10 AM + ends @ the Naswa Beach bar :smileybo: :kingme:

I love Winni. The wife and I rented a place up there on the water in Guilford in May. Can't get up there this weekend though. Have fun.

Wet Vette
07-23-2013, 04:50 PM
Congratulations, the boat looks great.

I too have just completed a restoration of a 1972 18. it went in the water last week after a year and a half of restoration. I've had the boat since new and it doesn't feel like summer without it.

I did stringer and transom replacement so I had to let go of my Volvo drive and went with a Bravo sportmaster shortie. the engine did 417 on the dyno. i'm not sure what prop I should use. what drive do you have and would you mind telling me what style and size prop you used.

I know what you mean about the bald spot and beer belly. when I bought mine in 72 I didn't have those problems. My wife asked me if I was going to do a restoration on my self now that my Jeep CJ and Donzi have been restored.

geage
07-23-2013, 07:32 PM
Congratulations, the boat looks great.

I too have just completed a restoration of a 1972 18. it went in the water last week after a year and a half of restoration. I've had the boat since new and it doesn't feel like summer without it.

I did stringer and transom replacement so I had to let go of my Volvo drive and went with a Bravo sportmaster shortie. the engine did 417 on the dyno. i'm not sure what prop I should use. what drive do you have and would you mind telling me what style and size prop you used.

I know what you mean about the bald spot and beer belly. when I bought mine in 72 I didn't have those problems. My wife asked me if I was going to do a restoration on my self now that my Jeep CJ and Donzi have been restored.

thanks, your boat sounds cool, got any pictures of it ? I still have the volvo w/a solas 23 prop

geage
07-23-2013, 07:45 PM
Bring it to the Winni Poker run this Saturday, + smile for the helicopter taking pic's of the run. Starts 10 AM + ends @ the Naswa Beach bar :smileybo: :kingme:

Mike ,I got the info ,thanks ,if for some reason the ramp and park dont work out ,I got your# ,the golden pond tour sounds good ,I stayed on little squam years ago in the cottage near the covered bridge ,wicked nice area,

mike o
07-23-2013, 08:30 PM
Ok. you can come to Squam on a week nite, easy in +out. But you should try to make the run. It might be the last yr for the helicopter :propeller: for a while. Maybe every 3 yrs. Pretty cool having it 75 feet above.......:yes: