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JParanee
11-25-2015, 10:07 PM
My first real post here and I'd like to say thanks to the forum

I have been lurking for awhile trying to learn what I could

I just picked up a Donzi Classic 22 and here is my back story

I'm 47

I grew up as a kid working my dads small marina in southern NJ in the summers

Ive been around boats since I can remember and have worked as a dock hand ,boat boy, mate all the way up to running my old mans 40 footers off shore

I've been boating and fishing my whole life

I'm not a stranger to performance boats and have spent time on scarabs , formulas and various ski boats

My dad had one of the faster off shore rigs 35 + years ago

In my youth I would always see those dam Donzis buzzing around the back bays at that magic glassy time at the end of the day

I learned to know the sound of a certain sweet 16 that has hanging on a lift a few coves down

I would hear him coming and just smile as I watched him rip by ....... The boat sounded incredible

The Brooders of MAB Paint fame had another yellow sweet 16 with a Berkley jet drive that would roost by with a rooster tail that seemed like it went forever

Point is as a kid I lusted after a Donzi but it never seemed to happen

My boats always seemed to be the more fishing type

Robala center consoles , Ranger Bass boats for a time when I was into that and even an airboat which I still have for chasing small mouth on the Susquehanna and Delaware

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/DDE656E3-6D3D-407F-91E7-3F527B0EC21A.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/DDE656E3-6D3D-407F-91E7-3F527B0EC21A.jpg.html)

I also had a 31 Contender for the last 12 or so years that I used up and down the North East coast chasing Marlin ,Tuna and Striper

I loved tournament fishing and running to the canyons etc.

The last few years the Contender has sat in a warehouse gathering dust

I just had no time and it was alway easier to jump in a car with a rod and jump on one of my buddies boats that were sitting in the water in different ports up and down the coast

With three daughters that have no real interest in fishing slowly my dreams of chasing Marlin and Tuna with them started to fade

Well two or three years went by not using the Contender except for a shake down run on a local lake a year or so ago and along came a good guy that made me an offer I couldn't refuse on my pristine Contender

There was only one condition to the sale I had to find a replacement boat. I've always had at least two boats around

Something to take my kids and wife out on

The wife has family along the coast in Delaware and they are always bugging me to come down but floating around on a pontoon boat just doesn't agree with me :)

The Contender was just to big to haul around and pull tubes with and the airboat does not work for pulling anything :)

So I first turned down the guys offer on the Contender and as I drove away I thought of what boat I would like to take the kids and wife on to explore the back bays pull tubes and do some exploring upstate in The Thousand Islands were I used to fish. I can stick a rod or two up under the bow and when I'm done doing the family thing I can jam out to the rips or rocks and try for a Striper or two :)

The found memories of my youth watching those Donzis rip around came flooding back and I started to search the Internet and the web looking for a Donzi that would suit my needs

First growing up as a boat boy I am rather picky so I knew it would have to be clean. I wanted something a little hypo in the engine department and being that I wanted to do some exploring on it I wanted a 22 footer.

I wanted a boat from the hand laid hull days

I also wanted a fresh water boat

Growing up in the salt I know how hard on things it is

I stumbled on the boat I bought. It was only listed a few days when I found it

It is a 96 hull

it has a fresh Mercury Blue Motor and was owned and built by Precision Marine Performance in upstate NY

I called the owner who had built the boat for his son. From the impression I got from him it might of turned out a bit to fast and he was concerned :)

We made a deal. In that deal I asked him what else would he do to the boat. He said that he would add dual ram steering. A quick call to Mayfair and the kit was on its way to him for an install before I picked up the boat

With the the boat there was two props. A Labbed left hand drive 25 pitch prop and a right hand drive 4 blade 26 pitch prop what ch has been sent out already for a lab finish

I called the guy that wanted the Contender and agreed to sell it

Well this all took place recently and I just got the Donzi home and I'm pleased

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so a video has got be a bunch more

I like making videos so I made a mini documentary on the experience


http://youtu.be/iT8shYmxkUw



I'm going to miss the Contender but it's time to turn the page and this little classic has made it easier

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Fishing/null_zps483bf6b4.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Fishing/null_zps483bf6b4.jpg.html)

Please tell me what you think of the boat etc

thanks

txtaz
11-26-2015, 07:49 AM
Congratulations!!!!

Welcome to the Donzi disease. I am sorry to inform you, you will not want another boat. Unless, you have some Poodle in you, then you will want every fast boat made.

We have very similar backgrounds as I grew up with my parents owning a marina as well. My family is also from Sunbury, PA. I've been skiing on the Susquehanna and have fond memories of spending time there. Especially when the pheasant hunting was good.

It looks like the boat is in very good hands and will be well taken care of. Keep an eye out for events and gatherings and try to make a few. It's a great way to meet our fellow boaters.

Best regards,
Taz

JParanee
11-26-2015, 08:42 AM
Congratulations!!!!

Welcome to the Donzi disease. I am sorry to inform you, you will not want another boat. Unless, you have some Poodle in you, then you will want every fast boat made.

We have very similar backgrounds as I grew up with my parents owning a marina as well. My family is also from Sunbury, PA. I've been skiing on the Susquehanna and have fond memories of spending time there. Especially when the pheasant hunting was good.

It looks like the boat is in very good hands and will be well taken care of. Keep an eye out for events and gatherings and try to make a few. It's a great way to meet our fellow boaters.

Best regards,
Taz

i will Taz thank you

after years of leaving the family at home to go fishing I'm trying to drag them along on my boating excursions so this is my idea of a family boat :)

thanks again

Capevettes
11-26-2015, 09:14 AM
Congratulations on your new 22. Looks and sounds great. Enjoy it.

jl1962
11-26-2015, 09:31 AM
Nice first post.

Congrats on the boat and welcome to the Board!

JParanee
11-26-2015, 10:10 AM
Thanks to all

I've been a Donzi fan for over 40 years ...... It just took me awhile to get one :)

joseph m. hahnl
11-26-2015, 07:18 PM
Great story :kingme: Looks and sounds like big smiles await you:biggrin.:

JParanee
11-28-2015, 02:37 PM
Great story :kingme: Looks and sounds like big smiles await you:biggrin.:


Thx

here are some pics from the video

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_12.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_12.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_15.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_15.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_5.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_5.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_3.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_3.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_20.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_20.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_22.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_22.jpeg.html)

JParanee
11-28-2015, 02:49 PM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_10.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_10.jpeg.html)

Morgan's Cloud
11-28-2015, 04:37 PM
Is it just me . or is the L/H prop a little curious ?

JParanee
11-28-2015, 09:05 PM
Is it just me . or is the L/H prop a little curious ?


Good eye

this boat came with two props

the one that is on a left hand 25 pitch that has been lab finished and is what the boat broke 80 miles an hour wth 3 guys and a full tank

it it also came with a 4 blade right hand 26 pitch that is out getting lab finished as we speak

Bravo I drives can be reversed by switching the cable in the throttle commander

I will switch it back to a right hand drive when I get the 4 blade back and probable run that prop most of the time for more all around performance

a left hand drive is supposed to work a bit better for solo high speed runs

I don't know if that is true I'm just quoting what I was told by the guy that built the engine

TBroccoli
11-30-2015, 12:24 PM
JP,

Welcome to the Donzi world. I too have a 1996 22 Classic. I love it. I take it out on the Sassafras River most summer weekends. The whole family likes to go out on it (wife and 3 boys).

JParanee
12-01-2015, 12:49 AM
JP,

Welcome to the Donzi world. I too have a 1996 22 Classic. I love it. I take it out on the Sassafras River most summer weekends. The whole family likes to go out on it (wife and 3 boys).


Sounds awesome

I envy you guys that get a lot of fresh water running

i would love to see pics

smokediver
12-01-2015, 01:15 AM
Nice looking boat ! If you are going to be running a lot in salt water , I highly recommend a closed cooling system. Half systems are reasonably priced

JParanee
12-11-2015, 12:37 AM
Plugging away

waiting on cables but the new Hardin control is mounted

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/03BCD644-E4CF-4AC3-9EF9-939F15242AC7.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/03BCD644-E4CF-4AC3-9EF9-939F15242AC7.jpg.html)

Gauges are starting to come in

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/4B9D8812-C5C2-407F-ABAB-06D63B0AA123.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/4B9D8812-C5C2-407F-ABAB-06D63B0AA123.jpg.html)


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/E6E06F23-E6C9-48AC-91E9-B0A973AC2AA7.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/E6E06F23-E6C9-48AC-91E9-B0A973AC2AA7.jpg.html)

Change out a lot of deck hardware and all snaps

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/180FEB96-CB3F-413B-97FB-A8C6E49FDADF.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/180FEB96-CB3F-413B-97FB-A8C6E49FDADF.jpg.html)

seats are back from upholstery shop

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/123C933E-910C-467F-86A4-9FECB0005DE2.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/123C933E-910C-467F-86A4-9FECB0005DE2.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/99A7F47E-CAD7-4C42-901A-D6719594C0C6.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/99A7F47E-CAD7-4C42-901A-D6719594C0C6.jpg.html)

Added a roller and replaced keel protectors

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/54E145A7-30E3-4957-AB18-830CCFE449EE_1.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/54E145A7-30E3-4957-AB18-830CCFE449EE_1.jpg.html)

CHACHI
12-11-2015, 07:53 AM
JP, what was the issue with the seats?

The boat is coming along great.

Ken

JParanee
12-11-2015, 08:20 AM
JP, what was the issue with the seats?

The boat is coming along great.

Ken


The bottoms of the main seat cushions were a tad ratty so the netting was replaced etc

the staples were pulled and the vinyl had pulled up so everything was restretched and stapled

on on the rear seat cushions some snap needed redone and there was some reinforcing that needed done on some spots

finally just a good scrubbing and vinyl treatment

the netting was mildewed and stained etc

lastly the bases were steel wooled and everything was greased and lubed

all in all the boat was very sound for its age, it just needed attention here and there and lots of little details

besides a thorough cleaning and replacing weathered parts the big bits were adding the hydraulic steering new gauges , throttle commander and cables

the rest is just cleaning up and rewiring etc

JParanee
12-12-2015, 03:35 PM
It came with a new carpet but it was poorly done

but I just snagged a brand new very well done carpet here on one of the forums :)

love it when things come togeter :)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_33.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_33.jpeg.html)

Pat McPherson
12-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Would you mind posting a couple pics of your swim platform?
My wife would love if I added one but I've been reluctant thinking it may spoil the classic look.

John C in PA
12-14-2015, 12:24 PM
Would you mind posting a couple pics of your swim platform?
My wife would love if I added one but I've been reluctant thinking it may spoil the classic look.

Patrick, are you looking for something for her to sit on? Or a way to get back into your boat? If its the latter, and agreeing with not changing the look of your Donzi, the hidden ladder that Hornet Marine installs is a clean solution.

John C

Pat McPherson
12-14-2015, 12:59 PM
Patrick, are you looking for something for her to sit on? Or a way to get back into your boat? If its the latter, and agreeing with not changing the look of your Donzi, the hidden ladder that Hornet Marine installs is a clean solution.

John C

Don't want to cut a hole for the hidden latter. I have thought about the removable dive latters that hook to a bracket. I had added swim platforms to my 24' Pantera and 24' Superboat in the past.

JParanee
12-14-2015, 03:08 PM
Would you mind posting a couple pics of your swim platform?
My wife would love if I added one but I've been reluctant thinking it may spoil the classic look.


Not it at all

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_3.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_3.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_4.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_4.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_9.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_9.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_10.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_10.jpeg.html)

this boat had this on it but I'm very pleased

it is well done

well engineered and there are no stress cracks where it is mounted

this is my attempt at a family boat :) so it's a must for my kids and wife

I run labbed props and they are sharp so a platform and a prop cover will save me headaches and hurt kids

JParanee
12-14-2015, 11:32 PM
Finished the gauges

before

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/AB3F5E37-75D6-411D-977A-EEEF03287A63.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/AB3F5E37-75D6-411D-977A-EEEF03287A63.jpg.html)

after

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/59B6AD48-D498-4997-8AF7-DAF3B3650014_1.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/59B6AD48-D498-4997-8AF7-DAF3B3650014_1.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/01A7C614-03DF-438C-8283-7FA585A46D5E_1.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/01A7C614-03DF-438C-8283-7FA585A46D5E_1.jpg.html)


I think they stand out nicely


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/099CB94E-D5B1-4AC5-BF1A-D20A019F11AB.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/099CB94E-D5B1-4AC5-BF1A-D20A019F11AB.jpg.html)

TBroccoli
12-15-2015, 02:59 PM
Get yourself a blue steering wheel.

Just Say N20
12-15-2015, 03:57 PM
Your improvements/upgrades really look great and enhance the visual appeal of the boat. Nicely done!

JParanee
12-15-2015, 09:36 PM
Get yourself a blue steering wheel.


I just got the white one :)

I did just install a blue billet fire extinguisher holder though :)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/0401C1E9-7C4A-4C11-921C-4174FCF187D8.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/0401C1E9-7C4A-4C11-921C-4174FCF187D8.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/25A2EFB0-0517-447D-B94F-8E88BEBF6187_8.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/25A2EFB0-0517-447D-B94F-8E88BEBF6187_8.jpg.html)

my exhaust tips/flappers came in and fit very well

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/E9976B3E-5A1C-4215-B688-D2354F76F336_6.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/E9976B3E-5A1C-4215-B688-D2354F76F336_6.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/2D052B81-0A29-4048-A025-621846E53EF5_10.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/2D052B81-0A29-4048-A025-621846E53EF5_10.jpg.html)

JParanee
12-15-2015, 09:37 PM
Your improvements/upgrades really look great and enhance the visual appeal of the boat. Nicely done!


Thank you I am very pleased with how everything is coming out

Pat McPherson
12-16-2015, 10:22 AM
Thanks for posting the picks. Do you know the manufacturer?
I also like those tips you installed!
The upgraded you are making are spot on...:yes:

mattyboy
12-16-2015, 10:39 AM
very nice!!

love the shade of blue looks very much like the original christina blue from the golden days

JParanee
12-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Thanks for posting the picks. Do you know the manufacturer?
I also like those tips you installed!
The upgraded you are making are spot on...:yes:


All of of this stuff is coming from CP Performance so I would assume most of it is made by Hardin Marine

i also ordered this this closed cooling system

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_34.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_34.jpeg.html)

thank you for the kind words

my cables just came so hopefully I can get the new controller rigged ASAP

JParanee
12-16-2015, 11:07 AM
very nice!!

love the shade of blue looks very much like the original christina blue from the golden days


I really like it also

the whole boat looks like icing on a cake :)

Magnum Ralph
12-16-2015, 01:37 PM
Where are you located? Suggest you bring it to AOTH.

JParanee
12-17-2015, 12:30 AM
Where are you located? Suggest you bring it to AOTH.


Im in Pa

were and what is AOTH ?

Mounted up the controller tonight

someone was asking about height

I'm pleased

Waiting for more vinyl snap covers

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/7DCE99EF-7CA2-42F0-8057-4D1BBB4B50F9.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/7DCE99EF-7CA2-42F0-8057-4D1BBB4B50F9.jpg.html)

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Ghost
12-17-2015, 12:53 AM
It's an annual Donzi event at Lake Cumberland, KY. The Awakening of the Horses. Usually mid-late May.

http://www.mwdonziclub.com/awakening.html (last year's info)

Recommend going if you can.

txtaz
12-17-2015, 07:54 AM
JP,

That looks great!!! I was the one asking about the height and it looks perfect.
Now, do I change my color combination? Decisions, decisions...I really do like red.

JParanee
12-17-2015, 08:11 AM
It's an annual Donzi event at Lake Cumberland, KY. The Awakening of the Horses. Usually mid-late May.

http://www.mwdonziclub.com/awakening.html (last year's info)

Recommend going if you can.


I would love love to try and go

thx for the heads up

JParanee
12-17-2015, 08:12 AM
JP,

That looks great!!! I was the one asking about the height and it looks perfect.
Now, do I change my color combination? Decisions, decisions...I really do like red.


I can can see were resting your arm on the bolster will be very easy with this control

red would look great :)

JParanee
12-26-2015, 06:20 PM
Well I got back to the boat today

still waiting on different closed cooling options but had time to install the billet aluminum battery tray

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_37.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_37.jpeg.html)

replaced a lot of the engine hardware with ARP Stainless Fasteners and started running all new stainless fuel lines

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_36.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_36.jpeg.html)

new fire extinguisher came in and finished installing 33 c cables on Hardin Control .....it's almost to smooth :)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_39.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_39.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_38.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_38.jpeg.html)

the new carpet I picked up from the forums also came in and it is very well made and a perfect match

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_35.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_35.jpeg.html)

bertsboat
12-26-2015, 06:48 PM
Donzi looks great. Did the Chinese symbols come with it or did you add them? Where did the bolt on flappers come from? They are nice. Thanks


I just got the white one :)

I did just install a blue billet fire extinguisher holder though :)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/0401C1E9-7C4A-4C11-921C-4174FCF187D8.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/0401C1E9-7C4A-4C11-921C-4174FCF187D8.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/25A2EFB0-0517-447D-B94F-8E88BEBF6187_8.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/25A2EFB0-0517-447D-B94F-8E88BEBF6187_8.jpg.html)

my exhaust tips/flappers came in and fit very well

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/E9976B3E-5A1C-4215-B688-D2354F76F336_6.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/E9976B3E-5A1C-4215-B688-D2354F76F336_6.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/2D052B81-0A29-4048-A025-621846E53EF5_10.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/2D052B81-0A29-4048-A025-621846E53EF5_10.jpg.html)

JParanee
12-26-2015, 08:47 PM
The symbols are the name of the boat and I added them. The Kanji stands for the name RONIN

The flappers are made by Hardin And I got them from CP Performance

bertsboat
12-27-2015, 08:58 AM
Now now you and I know what it means



The symbols are the name of the boat and I added them. The Kanji stands for the name RONIN

The flappers are made by Hardin And I got them from CP Performance

Fishermanjm
12-27-2015, 11:46 AM
I like the throttle controls. I'm just not sure about having the seperate throttle an gear control. Very cool look. Are the flappers seperate from the tips? It looks like they slip on over somethin??? I wish I had a work shop to park my Donzi in an work on her like u guyz do

JParanee
12-27-2015, 03:10 PM
I like the throttle controls. I'm just not sure about having the seperate throttle an gear control. Very cool look. Are the flappers seperate from the tips? It looks like they slip on over somethin??? I wish I had a work shop to park my Donzi in an work on her like u guyz do


It it might take some time getting used to

I grew up driving boats with separate gear and throttle controls so I think I will be okay

the 33 C cables and the new controller are very smooth ......maybe to smooth :)

i won't know till I run it and get it fine tuned

the tips are a one piece slip on

the flapper is contained

it's great to have it inside to work on but now my tucks outside were the boat goes normally :)

gcarter
12-27-2015, 08:14 PM
I think the biggest potential issue w/separate controls on a Bravo is
the cone clutch doesn't hold up well when shifted into gear above
idle speed. Of course the typical single control doesn't allow for that
mistake to be made.

JParanee
12-27-2015, 09:13 PM
I think the biggest potential issue w/separate controls on a Bravo is
the cone clutch doesn't hold up well when shifted into gear above
idle speed. Of course the typical single control doesn't allow for that
mistake to be made.


George I can see where that would be an issue

gonna have to be careful

gonna reach out to you hopefully this week to talk about the closed cooling system

thx

Ghost
12-28-2015, 12:11 AM
I loved my dual-lever single-action, but just swapped it out anyway. I'll pile on to George's comment with the safety side of the single-lever dual-action argument. With two sticks, the time you grab the wrong one will be when you are most distracted. And even if you never make a mistake, the twin-lever style is daunting for many guest-drivers. FWIW

txtaz
12-28-2015, 08:15 AM
...
finished installing 33 c cables on Hardin Control .....it's almost to smooth :)

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I ordered one in red. When I ordered the cables, there was only one option 3300C. Is this the same as the 33C?
And I did not have a color option on the cable ends.
Maybe I should give them a call.

JParanee
12-28-2015, 09:48 AM
I ordered one in red. When I ordered the cables, there was only one option 3300C. Is this the same as the 33C?
And I did not have a color option on the cable ends.
Maybe I should give them a call.

Yes the 3300C and 33C are the same

you can also run gen II cables with this control by just removing the threaded female brass ends that come on the controller and hooking your gen II cables up

if you do the 3300c cables you will need the adapters for the engine side

I do. It think that there is a color option on cables the Hardin 3300c cables are red

JayZ
12-28-2015, 10:29 AM
I loved my dual-lever single-action, but just swapped it out anyway. I'll pile on to George's comment with the safety side of the single-lever dual-action argument. With two sticks, the time you grab the wrong one will be when you are most distracted. And even if you never make a mistake, the twin-lever style is daunting for many guest-drivers. FWIW


I really like my dual controls (A LOT) but I'll admit it makes me nervous to let the wife take the boat or other "guest drivers" knowing they might make a mi$take.

BTW: Very nice 22!

JParanee
12-28-2015, 08:14 PM
I really like my dual controls (A LOT) but I'll admit it makes me nervous to let the wife take the boat or other "guest drivers" knowing they might make a mi$take.

BTW: Very nice 22!


Thank you

i guess we will see how it goes :)

txtaz
12-29-2015, 11:25 AM
I talked to CP and there are no color options for the cable ends.

They have already shipped my order. Great service and they are very friendly to talk with.

"Guest drivers"??? Definitely a rare exception.

JParanee
12-29-2015, 07:06 PM
I talked to CP and there are no color options for the cable ends.

They have already shipped my order. Great service and they are very friendly to talk with.

"Guest drivers"??? Definitely a rare exception.


I didnt think so on the colors

did you pick Gen 2 cables or did you go 3300C ?

Congrats on on the new controller

txtaz
12-29-2015, 10:59 PM
I went with the 3300C/33C Maxflex. There is a choice on color for the cables...Red or black.

I had to call around the world to get a 12' but found one direct from Hardin. CP had the 13'.

I'm getting anxious for spring already.

JParanee
12-30-2015, 12:08 AM
You are going to be amazed at how smooth they are

JParanee
01-08-2016, 07:50 PM
Well a bunch of parts came in and We are starting up again

Mark did all the trailer bearings &

Changed out the out drive trim pump bracket with a nice stainless piece from Hardin

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Next is new gear drive resevoir

finish up switches

closed cooling system and drive shower

JParanee
01-09-2016, 05:11 PM
Got the lower unit gear oil unit installed and everything pumped back up

really nice tank

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Also got the new after pump mounted up while we wait on the cooling system

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also got the new fuel line pulled

JParanee
01-12-2016, 08:20 PM
The kit from Monitor arrived and I'm very impressed with Georges recommendation

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A lot of copper

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We are emulating to a certain extent George's bracket work using 4 X 4 X .375 structural aluminum angle and a 2 X 2 X .25 aluminum T-Bar as a cross brace


Hull numbers in Donzi script came in also

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had to pull the boat out of garage to get snow plow hooked up

very pleased with how everything is shaping up

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txtaz
01-13-2016, 06:47 AM
The boat is looking awesome JP.
I received my Hardin side shifter (in red). One note: did you check the neutral starter interlock switch? The one on the gear shift which prevents starting in gear. Mine seems to have a very narrow range where it is engaged. I'd rather not wiggle the level to get it to start.
But, the thing is built with amazing precision and when it is installed may be right on the money.
Have you tested yours?

Also, anyone know what the button switch is for about the kill switch?

JParanee
01-13-2016, 07:56 AM
The boat is looking awesome JP.
I received my Hardin side shifter (in red). One note: did you check the neutral starter interlock switch? The one on the gear shift which prevents starting in gear. Mine seems to have a very narrow range where it is engaged. I'd rather not wiggle the level to get it to start.
But, the thing is built with amazing precision and when it is installed may be right on the money.
Have you tested yours?

Also, anyone know what the button switch is for about the kill switch?

Thx Taz

I have not run the motor yet to final adjust linkage etc so no I have not tested it yet

as soon as I get the closed cooling setup done we will run it and dial things in

the button above the kill is your up tilt for bringing the drive all the way up

txtaz
01-13-2016, 04:13 PM
Cool. Let me know what you find.
I guess that switch is for separate trim and tilt rams. Cool.

JParanee
01-13-2016, 09:18 PM
Cool. Let me know what you find.
I guess that switch is for separate trim and tilt rams. Cool.


Yea

you know what I mean

your engine trim only goes so far with the button on the throttle the other button takes it all the way up

txtaz
01-14-2016, 06:52 AM
Yea

you know what I mean

your engine trim only goes so far with the button on the throttle the other button takes it all the way up

All of my outboards worked that way, kindof. They had two set of rams. One for trim and one for tilt. My out drive doesn't. One set of rams and I trim all the way out and up with the same switch.

JParanee
01-14-2016, 07:10 AM
All of my outboards worked that way, kindof. They had two set of rams. One for trim and one for tilt. My out drive doesn't. One set of rams and I trim all the way out and up with the same switch.


Gotcha ya

gcarter
01-14-2016, 11:04 AM
the other button takes it all the way up

That's why it's called a trailer switch! LOL :)

JParanee
01-14-2016, 09:08 PM
I'm just glad that it worked when I pressed the button :)

well George all parts are in and we will get started on the cooling system this weekend

thanks for all your help

JParanee
01-15-2016, 08:23 PM
Switches done ....... And they work 😊


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Continued on with the blue theme

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JParanee
01-16-2016, 11:47 AM
Drive shower done

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started fabricating the brackets so we opened up above the stringer and started digging out foam ro get ready to mount brackets

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The wood looks good

damp on the surface but solid

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starting to fab brackets

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mirroring the brackets

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gcarter
01-16-2016, 12:12 PM
Y'all are doing nice work!
Looks good!

JParanee
01-16-2016, 02:40 PM
Y'all are doing nice work!
Looks good!


George if it were not for guys like you doing threads on projects we would not have had near the good start we have

seeing what you did and your kindness over the phone answering questions has been so very valuable

thank you so much

I am very pleased with the install so far and if it not for one of my daughters Basketball games we would still be going

my buddy Mark took the brackets home to radius them and we are all set to bolt everything in next time we have a few hours

we had to modify their bracket to mount to are aluminum angle but it should be way beefier and we took a lot from what you did

just glad all the wood looks good

thanks again !

JParanee
01-16-2016, 06:13 PM
Mark milling the bracket

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Ghost
01-16-2016, 06:14 PM
Looks awesome!

tylogans 22
01-16-2016, 06:32 PM
Nice job. :worthy::worthy:

JParanee
01-16-2016, 09:44 PM
Thanks

My buddy Mark is a very talented fabricator and wrench

over the years he has never ceased to amaze me with his attention to detail and ability

it is all coming together nicely ...... It's all the little details that make it turn out well

JParanee
01-21-2016, 05:50 PM
Brackets are done

Mark did a great job in rounding everything out so that there are no sharp edges


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Next with some shims everything was bolted in and sealed with silicon

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Next the brakets that came with the system had to be altered so that they would mount flush to our aluminum braces

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Next a cross brace was bolted in

it didn't really need it but George did it :)

it it really is rock solid

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The tank was than strapped in place

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very solid install

Mark did a great job fabricating the brakets

plumbing up next

gcarter
01-21-2016, 08:37 PM
Yes, the cross brace comes into effect when your running hard and the bottom and stringers are moving in every direction!
They do, you know!
Anyway, any transverse stress is taken by the cross brace, and not the heat exchanger
and its mounts.

Joe, tell Mark he does really nice work!
Well done!

JParanee
01-21-2016, 09:03 PM
Yes, the cross brace comes into effect when your running hard and the bottom and stringers are moving in every direction!
They do, you know!
Anyway, any transverse stress is taken by the cross brace, and not the heat exchanger
and its mounts.

Joe, tell Mark he does really nice work!
Well done!


George ..... He said the same about you 😄

We took a lot from your install and seeing how you did yours was instrumental in the things we decided to do

we are expecting a big snow storm this weekend so we will be plowing instead of working on the boat but we are closing in on the end

thanks again

JParanee
01-30-2016, 06:07 PM
We got the engine pretty much plumbed today

really coming together nicely

we need a few more hoses and clamps to finish but the bulk is done

I really like the bracket Mark Fab'ed up for the expansion tank

I really didn't want to mount it to the Fiberglas and it is rock solid here and easy to get to

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gcarter
01-30-2016, 07:16 PM
You'll need an overflow tank also. I assume you didn't get one with the kit as I didn' get one either. Monitor here in FL has them for about $40.00.
Details, details, details......

The install looks good., like the bracket.

JParanee
01-30-2016, 07:44 PM
You'll need an overflow tank also. I assume you didn't get one with the kit as I didn' get one either. Monitor here in FL has them for about $40.00.
Details, details, details......

The install looks good., like the bracket.

thank you George

i called them and they said I didn't need one

i was going to call you and see what you thought

i was going to run the overflow tube down toward the bildge just in case

smokediver
01-30-2016, 09:29 PM
Looks really nice !! Have you decided on which coolant you are going to use ? I am using the Blue Honda coolant in my setup

gcarter
01-30-2016, 09:58 PM
I think running it into the bilge isn't a good idea for a couple of reasons;
1) Eventually you'll be pumping antifreeze into the environment.
2) You'll be losing coolant instead of recovering it and eventually the coolant will run low.
The main problem is where to put the tank!

Whatever coolant you use, be sure and mix it with either reverse osmosis, or deionized water.
I use a clean 5 gallon bucket and dump the first bottle of coolant into the bucket, then fill the bottle with pure water and pour it in the bucket, mix thoroughly, and refill the bottle or some other container with the mixed coolant to fill the system.......it takes a lot of coolant.

JParanee
01-30-2016, 11:05 PM
Looks really nice !! Have you decided on which coolant you are going to use ? I am using the Blue Honda coolant in my setup


I have not and I'm open to suggestions

thank you

JParanee
01-30-2016, 11:09 PM
I think running it into the bilge isn't a good idea for a couple of reasons;
1) Eventually you'll be pumping antifreeze into the environment.
2) You'll be losing coolant instead of recovering it and eventually the coolant will run low.
The main problem is where to put the tank!

Whatever coolant you use, be sure and mix it with either reverse osmosis, or deionized water.
I use a clean 5 gallon bucket and dump the first bottle of coolant into the bucket, then fill the bottle with pure water and pour it in the bucket, mix thoroughly, and refill the bottle or some other container with the mixed coolant to fill the system.......it takes a lot of coolant.


Good points George

I will definitely do as you suggest

give me a ring when you have time I PMed you my number

thank you you again you have really been a huge help

I'll be in Florida in a few weeks for a wedding wish it was closer to you I'd like to buy you dinner :)

CHACHI
01-31-2016, 07:51 AM
I have not and I'm open to suggestions

thank you
Something already premixed

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tmdog
01-31-2016, 08:20 AM
I use Peak coolant and mix with distilled water 50/50 formula. Been doing that way for past 10 yrs.

JParanee
02-02-2016, 12:12 AM
I'm going to fill the system up with distilled water and run it and flush a few times before I add coolant

this motor was not run in salt but flushing a bit can't hurt

txtaz
02-02-2016, 09:18 AM
Installed my Hardin shifter and it is nice!
The throttle is really smooth. The start interlock switch does have a narrow band. May need to build it up with some JB weld so I don't have to wiggle the shifter for starting.
My shift lever is a little stiff. How is yours? It could be from the shorter level over the stock lever. I really hope I don't have to replace the intermediate cable. That is a pain to get to at the drive.

JParanee
02-02-2016, 05:59 PM
Installed my Hardin shifter and it is nice!
The throttle is really smooth. The start interlock switch does have a narrow band. May need to build it up with some JB weld so I don't have to wiggle the shifter for starting.
My shift lever is a little stiff. How is yours? It could be from the shorter level over the stock lever. I really hope I don't have to replace the intermediate cable. That is a pain to get to at the drive.


I have not not run it yet so I'm not sure yet

hoping to get it running in the next week or so

almost done with the closed cooling system

yours looks great

thriller
02-03-2016, 01:28 PM
Installed my Hardin shifter and it is nice!
The throttle is really smooth. The start interlock switch does have a narrow band. May need to build it up with some JB weld so I don't have to wiggle the shifter for starting.
My shift lever is a little stiff. How is yours? It could be from the shorter level over the stock lever. I really hope I don't have to replace the intermediate cable. That is a pain to get to at the drive.


Wow...Sexy just like you!

txtaz
02-03-2016, 05:06 PM
Wow...Sexy just like you!

I swear, Canadian firemen. :bonk::nilly::yes::rolleyes::eek::biggrin.::worthy :

Mike, You need to grab Lenny and head South this summer. Got a new place with lots of room, 3 car garage and a new BMW 6er ready for the track. I'm sure I can find some scotch about for ya. Just bring maple syrup. :kingme::shades:
Taz

JParanee
02-06-2016, 11:56 PM
Cooling system done just need to fill and run

so we started to detail,engine compartment

first we sealed all the bung hole openings with TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/871DCEC1-A242-46E4-9E4A-D26315D4E70C.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/871DCEC1-A242-46E4-9E4A-D26315D4E70C.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/3341608D-ED47-40AA-A195-9430AECB79E9.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/3341608D-ED47-40AA-A195-9430AECB79E9.jpg.html)

tomorrow I will touch up the bilge paint than we will move on to engine detail

I'm touching up some gel coat spider cracks in the deck compartments than we will start it up

JParanee
02-07-2016, 04:09 PM
Pulled up the rubber diamond plate and blue trim

painted blue trim along diamond plate and while its drying I painted the bilge

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/B032D2E0-E688-4FB2-8534-4D4BB6EDE0F4.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/B032D2E0-E688-4FB2-8534-4D4BB6EDE0F4.jpg.html)'

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/7D838B80-8AB8-4AFF-AB9D-06B484BD81D1.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/7D838B80-8AB8-4AFF-AB9D-06B484BD81D1.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/F2636C54-FBA7-4EEA-BE7A-04362DEDDEC5.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/F2636C54-FBA7-4EEA-BE7A-04362DEDDEC5.jpg.html)

Just need to put back the aluminum trim when it dries

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/41EB93E1-2A5D-4BA1-8EFE-9323A2EFE857.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/41EB93E1-2A5D-4BA1-8EFE-9323A2EFE857.jpg.html)

BUIZILLA
02-07-2016, 04:31 PM
do you sleep?

JParanee
02-07-2016, 07:10 PM
do you sleep?


Funny

I work on it Saturday mornings and some nights

ive got gel coat work in the deck compartments yet and engine detail

I'm hoping to be done by March

JParanee
02-09-2016, 06:25 PM
Today I started the little detail stuff while I wait for dome good weather to fire up the engine on the new CLosed Cooling system. Snowing here



Diamond plate aluminum strips for engine compartment are sprayed Mercury Blue

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/6D34427D-2569-4114-9AB1-8F3C9EE4CFE0.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/6D34427D-2569-4114-9AB1-8F3C9EE4CFE0.jpg.html)

The undersides of my deck hatches were kinda shabby so I re gel coated them

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/11A65621-45F9-4F9F-AD4E-64BD1C1C3F08.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/11A65621-45F9-4F9F-AD4E-64BD1C1C3F08.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/CB20013D-EEF4-4CA1-BF45-94BE0A24CA87.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/CB20013D-EEF4-4CA1-BF45-94BE0A24CA87.jpg.html)

the inside deck boxes are filled and sanded and ready for gel coat .... But here is what's on my mind

I think I would rather use bed liner on the bottum and a few inches up the side

this way if I put something on there I don't have to worry about the inevitable cracking

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/94FB025E-820B-4BD9-92B7-BC250E65BAB3.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/94FB025E-820B-4BD9-92B7-BC250E65BAB3.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/8F7D4733-FEBD-49C0-8B8B-18297A773ED0.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/8F7D4733-FEBD-49C0-8B8B-18297A773ED0.jpg.html)

JParanee
02-10-2016, 08:53 PM
We are done with the closed cooling system install

we mounted the fill tank and over flow tank on a custom bracket bolted to the engine ....didn't want to drill any glass and I'm very happy how the system turned out

the engine bay and bildge paint and detail

The engine paint and detail

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/A48A2EE4-9D69-44DE-9596-A5702C40A87E.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/A48A2EE4-9D69-44DE-9596-A5702C40A87E.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/A34EA37D-AA9D-40A3-96AA-FDD6D4B2102A.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/A34EA37D-AA9D-40A3-96AA-FDD6D4B2102A.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/4DBC328B-C458-4F37-9E17-D5915243585A.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/4DBC328B-C458-4F37-9E17-D5915243585A.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/B69F3035-4337-43E7-AA20-150FAE34BEA5.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/B69F3035-4337-43E7-AA20-150FAE34BEA5.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/61F0879D-53A1-4046-B8FB-D44F6FDD6D3F.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/61F0879D-53A1-4046-B8FB-D44F6FDD6D3F.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/CE6B82BD-3C33-4BF7-984F-91A218805BCF.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/CE6B82BD-3C33-4BF7-984F-91A218805BCF.jpg.html)

all that is left is for me to do the white bed liner in the bottom of the deck and seat compartment ....... Than we will fill the system and start it up and dial it in add the carpet and seats and sit back and smile :)

smokediver
02-12-2016, 11:30 AM
Nice work and it looks really good !!
When you start running with distilled water be careful to check the level often. It's amazing how much of it disapates. I went out around 4 or 5 times running just distilled water in the cooling system and I drained it all out after each outting and put in new stuff. It's cheap enough and as my boat had been in salt water I thought it might be a good idea. I did do about a 150 mile trip in freshwater before I did the install.

yeller
02-12-2016, 07:52 PM
Looking good! I like your idea of using bed liner in the storage boxes. They get easily damaged if using the storage space. The bed liner should hold up well

JParanee
02-12-2016, 11:42 PM
Nice work and it looks really good !!
When you start running with distilled water be careful to check the level often. It's amazing how much of it disapates. I went out around 4 or 5 times running just distilled water in the cooling system and I drained it all out after each outting and put in new stuff. It's cheap enough and as my boat had been in salt water I thought it might be a good idea. I did do about a 150 mile trip in freshwater before I did the install.


Thank you

I'm going to fill it with distilled water and run in drive way and drain a few times but before it hits the water it will have coolant in it

JParanee
02-12-2016, 11:47 PM
Looking good! I like your idea of using bed liner in the storage boxes. They get easily damaged if using the storage space. The bed liner should hold up well



Thx

I think it's a better option than re gel coating

I'm using white Monstaliner and will apply it with more of an orange peel finish vs a sharp texture

should make for a more usable locker space and look good

Ghost
02-12-2016, 11:53 PM
Boat looks great--hope to get a chance to see her run this year. Nice work.

JParanee
02-13-2016, 08:40 AM
Boat looks great--hope to get a chance to see her run this year. Nice work.


Thanks Ghost I hope so too

TBroccoli
02-15-2016, 12:18 PM
What is the material used for the hatch seals? Its the black rubber strips looking stuff.

JParanee
02-15-2016, 06:15 PM
What is the material used for the hatch seals? Its the black rubber strips looking stuff.


Here is a link that has the exact dimensions etc of the weather stripping

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HE7YQM?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

I know it's standard fair to have the deck lid making contact with glass on glass but I think the weather stripping adds a nice cushion effect

TBroccoli
02-16-2016, 01:27 PM
Great. Thanks, Just ordered some.

JParanee
02-16-2016, 02:15 PM
Great. Thanks, Just ordered some.


Your welcome

I did the deck and seat hatch also

JParanee
02-16-2016, 09:40 PM
My Bravo 1 prop came back from BBlades and it looks great

they gave it a complete lab finish ....it will cut you :)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/6F292F21-E14A-4DB8-8B2D-1D9A091AA9E7.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/6F292F21-E14A-4DB8-8B2D-1D9A091AA9E7.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/768AD63E-91A8-428F-A1AD-E5776B736373.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/768AD63E-91A8-428F-A1AD-E5776B736373.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/2CAE8291-0FF5-41FF-84D7-4DA050EB916C.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/2CAE8291-0FF5-41FF-84D7-4DA050EB916C.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/1D8DA301-5D58-450F-84FF-F005619A2BC8.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/1D8DA301-5D58-450F-84FF-F005619A2BC8.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/0F963068-DB22-4B96-A7F3-7BDED22A51BE.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/0F963068-DB22-4B96-A7F3-7BDED22A51BE.jpg.html)

like I said its sharp enough to keep covered

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/2214590E-430F-4C5A-AD92-E1C1EB06EB77.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/2214590E-430F-4C5A-AD92-E1C1EB06EB77.jpg.html)

I'm big into details and as great as the Monitor system is their sticker is kinda boring

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/10AD5708-0CA6-41C3-A94B-CADB9C3A01C1.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/10AD5708-0CA6-41C3-A94B-CADB9C3A01C1.jpg.html)

so I did some on my Caligraphy app that matched the Japanese themed name and had them printed up

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/22DE0AFC-0815-47FC-B40A-70505B4CEA7A.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/22DE0AFC-0815-47FC-B40A-70505B4CEA7A.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/B958A129-8E13-4F70-8A11-64E087F73B41.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/B958A129-8E13-4F70-8A11-64E087F73B41.jpg.html)

also finished up the name on the boat

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/AC4B3F0E-C7D4-4D60-8334-6CBEE3249BAE_1.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/AC4B3F0E-C7D4-4D60-8334-6CBEE3249BAE_1.jpg.html)

The Kanji in the middle of the hatch is the word RONIN in Japanese

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/97ED7790-BC8E-4A22-A5A9-9058B0C22A39.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/97ED7790-BC8E-4A22-A5A9-9058B0C22A39.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/A68339BE-803E-4A6E-BE84-D0E6AABBC869.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/A68339BE-803E-4A6E-BE84-D0E6AABBC869.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/3F04F683-07CC-44F8-A49C-E96FEFB797DE.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/3F04F683-07CC-44F8-A49C-E96FEFB797DE.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/204870E3-1814-49D3-A5DA-EEA75FA709E0.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/204870E3-1814-49D3-A5DA-EEA75FA709E0.jpg.html)

even found some blue cup holders :)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/BB6A7986-22FE-406B-B76E-6323A198A135.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/BB6A7986-22FE-406B-B76E-6323A198A135.jpg.html)

Pat McPherson
02-17-2016, 12:13 PM
My Bravo 1 prop came back from BBlades and it looks great

they gave it a complete lab finish ....it will cut you :) http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/1D8DA301-5D58-450F-84FF-F005619A2BC8.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/1D8DA301-5D58-450F-84FF-F005619A2BC8.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/0F963068-DB22-4B96-A7F3-7BDED22A51BE.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/0F963068-DB22-4B96-A7F3-7BDED22A51BE.jpg.html)

like I said its sharp enough to keep covered

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/2214590E-430F-4C5A-AD92-E1C1EB06EB77.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/2214590E-430F-4C5A-AD92-E1C1EB06EB77.jpg.html)
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/BB6A7986-22FE-406B-B76E-6323A198A135.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/BB6A7986-22FE-406B-B76E-6323A198A135.jpg.html)

I ran a labbled BBlades B1 on my 24' Superboat. Worked a lot better than out of the box. I'm on my second BBlade cover. For the price of the labbing Brett should include the cover...:cool:

JParanee
02-17-2016, 01:13 PM
I agree

free covers would be nice :)

I also have a 3 blade left hand drive that was labbed

JParanee
02-17-2016, 11:43 PM
Okay

waiting on weather to break to start it and my white bed liner and epoxy primer to come in for the bottum of the lockers I had my buddy the detail guy stop by and even though the sides and bottom looked great I had him do a polish and wax on the sides and bottom

polish


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/2ED6F9E5-FCA5-4BB3-8724-9FC121E9DB52.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/2ED6F9E5-FCA5-4BB3-8724-9FC121E9DB52.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/A8F18DE8-6F2A-4328-A5FF-B788A9D6313E.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/A8F18DE8-6F2A-4328-A5FF-B788A9D6313E.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/24BA4EC5-B04B-424B-A21E-8362B93C9789.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/24BA4EC5-B04B-424B-A21E-8362B93C9789.jpg.html)

wax

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/2A21D556-4FA3-4D8E-B568-32CC9D8F2E84.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/2A21D556-4FA3-4D8E-B568-32CC9D8F2E84.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/D682DF47-4D5A-41F0-9A89-4425730780D9.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/D682DF47-4D5A-41F0-9A89-4425730780D9.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/C625B422-3D92-4EFE-9FA9-5D4C7CEF351C.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/C625B422-3D92-4EFE-9FA9-5D4C7CEF351C.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/EB69D936-82DB-4105-8E5A-92508C3FDC3A.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/EB69D936-82DB-4105-8E5A-92508C3FDC3A.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/A3508B76-749F-4BC5-96C0-D15AFA0DED8A.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/A3508B76-749F-4BC5-96C0-D15AFA0DED8A.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/B2D57C1A-C5B4-461C-9285-4E9154344E80.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/B2D57C1A-C5B4-461C-9285-4E9154344E80.jpg.html)

while he was doing that I was in the cockpit working on gel coat

I had a few little spots that needed touched up but the biggest one was a palm sized patch of faint spider cracks right in front of the passenger seat

looks like someone dropped something ..... They were very faint but I'm to anal for that so I ground them out to the glass and re gel coated the area

This is before I wet sanded it out after I just filled the area

I'm very happy with the color much and I'm confident after a wet sand and blend it will be a good match

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/8A323C75-1530-4B3A-8AFC-10419F019B1E.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/8A323C75-1530-4B3A-8AFC-10419F019B1E.jpg.html)


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/2E9A13DA-66DA-46BF-98CC-B4DA5322C912.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/2E9A13DA-66DA-46BF-98CC-B4DA5322C912.jpg.html)

JParanee
02-18-2016, 11:48 PM
Tonight I wet sanded out my gel coat repairs and had my buddy hit them with the buffer

polish

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/91D660A2-7287-444A-8617-AFDB9137A8A0.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/91D660A2-7287-444A-8617-AFDB9137A8A0.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/19508CB9-4E72-4F8C-A97D-F1FEEEAE480B.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/19508CB9-4E72-4F8C-A97D-F1FEEEAE480B.jpg.html)

Than waxed

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/23454B8D-3E3D-4193-8890-8C95E573E50D.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/23454B8D-3E3D-4193-8890-8C95E573E50D.jpg.html)

im pleased with how it blended the fixes are a little whiter but pretty close

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/3A6192E3-590F-4180-9BFA-9B9DCF789E99.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/3A6192E3-590F-4180-9BFA-9B9DCF789E99.jpg.html)

txtaz
02-22-2016, 09:38 AM
Umm, There is a scratch on your bow...LOL

Just a heads up, be prepared to adjust the tension on the throttle lever on your first run. I wasn't and it was a pain holding the throttle. The shifter is smooth.

JParanee
02-22-2016, 10:38 AM
Umm, There is a scratch on your bow...LOL

Just a heads up, be prepared to adjust the tension on the throttle lever on your first run. I wasn't and it was a pain holding the throttle. The shifter is smooth.


Which is is the tension screw ?

txtaz
02-22-2016, 01:58 PM
Which is is the tension screw ?

Not sure. I got home late and just parked the boat.

I'll take it apart this weekend. I think there is only one adjustment. It has a set screw with a lock nut on the back.

JParanee
02-22-2016, 06:04 PM
Not sure. I got home late and just parked the boat.

I'll take it apart this weekend. I think there is only one adjustment. It has a set screw with a lock nut on the back.


I will give Hardin a call and ask

thx

JParanee
02-22-2016, 11:19 PM
Tonight we buffed the back and the bottom

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/6D6FF66B-1299-4F77-8DA4-66F3998B1353.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/6D6FF66B-1299-4F77-8DA4-66F3998B1353.jpg.html)

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yeller
02-23-2016, 02:38 PM
Tonight we buffed the back and the bottom
Now don't try and claim an extra 5mph and start selling the latest "speed wax". :biggrin.:

jl1962
02-23-2016, 02:48 PM
Boat looks great.

JParanee
02-23-2016, 04:38 PM
Now don't try and claim an extra 5mph and start selling the latest "speed wax". :biggrin.:


You know it's gonna be faster :)

JParanee
02-23-2016, 04:39 PM
Boat looks great.


Thank you

JParanee
02-23-2016, 04:55 PM
Not sure. I got home late and just parked the boat.

I'll take it apart this weekend. I think there is only one adjustment. It has a set screw with a lock nut on the back.


Taz

dont take it apart

Just called Hardin

they set them up on the light side promoting having to keep your hand on it

the tensioner is the Allen head at the 3 o'clock position coming into the center of the control from the port side .... No need to take apart just increase tension with Allen head

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/95214CDE-3322-4BA4-8657-CACACD886ADF.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/95214CDE-3322-4BA4-8657-CACACD886ADF.jpg.html)

JParanee
02-23-2016, 10:12 PM
Finished back polish and wax


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/ED191128-F288-4E73-ADEA-B1D4294021EF.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/ED191128-F288-4E73-ADEA-B1D4294021EF.jpg.html)


Moved to the cockpit

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Got that spot :)

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Done on the wax

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http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/B4B1B210-AD91-4B74-B718-61D8B5EEBF01.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/B4B1B210-AD91-4B74-B718-61D8B5EEBF01.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/6E94AEF6-D122-45B1-9592-96B229126A0C.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/6E94AEF6-D122-45B1-9592-96B229126A0C.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/FB654E29-5176-4839-A119-E697821CD0F1.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/FB654E29-5176-4839-A119-E697821CD0F1.jpg.html)

This is the final wax

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/E2D63CCA-7D14-4A9A-8BEC-C6CFEE974C50.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/E2D63CCA-7D14-4A9A-8BEC-C6CFEE974C50.jpg.html)

txtaz
02-24-2016, 07:00 AM
Taz

dont take it apart

Just called Hardin

they set them up on the light side promoting having to keep your hand on it

the tensioner is the Allen head at the 3 o'clock position coming into the center of the control from the port side .... No need to take apart just increase tension with Allen head


Thanks JP. That makes it much easier.
The boat looks amazing. Too bad your not here. We'll be close to 80 again this weekend. :boat:
I'm going boating again.

CHACHI
02-24-2016, 07:55 AM
Excellent product, made right up there in Utica NY.

Ken

JParanee
02-24-2016, 08:37 AM
Thanks JP. That makes it much easier.
The boat looks amazing. Too bad your not here. We'll be close to 80 again this weekend. :boat:
I'm going boating again.

Lucky you

I'm a few weeks out from even running it

I have to finish the deck compartments and than we will be firing it up

please let me know how the adjustment goes

JParanee
02-24-2016, 08:38 AM
Excellent product, made right up there in Utica NY.

Ken

It does a great job on a lot of different applications

JParanee
02-27-2016, 02:06 PM
Coated all the leaf springs and shackles with Chassis Saver

if you have not seen this stuff it's tough stuff and holds up well to everything

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/CCD61FB1-F4B5-471F-B42A-18EA58A074E7_3.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/CCD61FB1-F4B5-471F-B42A-18EA58A074E7_3.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/35262AC1-09F8-407D-BB08-0D4BB23AAB75_2.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/35262AC1-09F8-407D-BB08-0D4BB23AAB75_2.jpg.html)

tomorrow hopefully I am going to do the deck lockers in Monstaliner from the same co that does the Chassis Saver

Morgan's Cloud
02-27-2016, 04:50 PM
Originally Posted by CHACHI View Post
Excellent product, made right up there in Utica NY.

Ken


It does a great job on a lot of different applications

I've used a whole lot of premium waxes over the last 40 years and nothing is as durable as Collinite . And it's surprisingly easy to use , even the pure paste wax.

JParanee
02-27-2016, 07:23 PM
Originally Posted by CHACHI View Post
Excellent product, made right up there in Utica NY.

Ken



I've used a whole lot of premium waxes over the last 40 years and nothing is as durable as Collinite . And it's surprisingly easy to use , even the pure paste wax.


I agree

reed I have some older collectable black cars so I was always very picky with my waxes

mark turned me on to it and I'm impressed on my cars

I'm hoping it is as good on marine applications

here is a pic of a black car that he did with it

it's an optical elution

this is an 19 year old black car original paint

all I can say is that the shine is impressive :)



http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/C7B5725B-2DAE-448F-A10F-20F2B57D2058.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/C7B5725B-2DAE-448F-A10F-20F2B57D2058.jpg.html)

JParanee
02-28-2016, 07:39 PM
Okay today was the day I wanted to finish the deck and rear seat locker

originally after I repaired the spider cracks and nicks in the lockers I was going to re gel coat them but after a lot of deliberation I decided two use a product from Magnet Paints

they make Monstaliner

this is is a roll on bed liner that comes in many colors

I opted for white

the first part is to prime the surface with a two part epoxy primer

I used one from their product line

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_53.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_53.jpeg.html)


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_52.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_52.jpeg.html)


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_55.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_55.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_45.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_45.jpeg.html)

next the Monstaliner :)

JParanee
02-28-2016, 09:57 PM
Okay im stoked at how this turned out

I was very apprehensive going into this ........ But it turned out great :)

just st finished and pulled the tape

I really like how it turned out

I left it with an orange peeled finish so dirt would not get stuck in mocks and kranies

now my lockers have a tuff finish and I can actually put something in there with out chipping and cracking the gel coat :)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_54.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_54.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_58.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_58.jpeg.html)





http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_56.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_56.jpeg.html)

JParanee
02-28-2016, 10:27 PM
Shows the texture




http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_61.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_61.jpeg.html)

JParanee
02-28-2016, 10:48 PM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_63.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_63.jpeg.html)

JParanee
03-02-2016, 12:51 PM
Deck compartments are cured and I'm very impressed with the Monstaliner

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_60.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_60.jpeg.html)

Even the little monster sticker :)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_62.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_62.jpeg.html)

got my carpet layer out

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_67.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_67.jpeg.html)

snaps done

I love the color

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_66.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_66.jpeg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_64.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_64.jpeg.html)

now just letting the lockers cure and as soon as it's warm enough I'll fire it up and fine tune

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/image_65.jpeg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/image_65.jpeg.html)

JParanee
03-03-2016, 09:01 PM
Seats are going in :)




http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/719E1CDA-5238-40B7-88D0-B58830BC86EC.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/719E1CDA-5238-40B7-88D0-B58830BC86EC.jpg.html)

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http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/40920BF3-7255-44CA-B178-6139369D44B9.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/40920BF3-7255-44CA-B178-6139369D44B9.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/17699F13-CB77-47DC-A8DD-9137CF2DC7DA.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/17699F13-CB77-47DC-A8DD-9137CF2DC7DA.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/0CB9446E-9D39-4F19-A45A-2DD6E8E386D7.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/0CB9446E-9D39-4F19-A45A-2DD6E8E386D7.jpg.html)

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/8E85C5CF-B88B-4528-9447-CBA9722DE171.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/8E85C5CF-B88B-4528-9447-CBA9722DE171.jpg.html)

TBroccoli
03-04-2016, 03:17 PM
Did you cover a speaker with the carpet? Driver's side foot rest.

JParanee
03-04-2016, 10:50 PM
Did you cover a speaker with the carpet? Driver's side foot rest.


I did

it's a sub woofer and believe me you can hear it through the carpet :)

TBroccoli
03-05-2016, 01:41 PM
Where will you be boating this summer? We usually go out on the Sassafras River.

JParanee
03-05-2016, 11:52 PM
Where will you be boating this summer? We usually go out on the Sassafras River.




maryland ,Nj ,Delaware ,thousand islands

some local lakes

JParanee
03-08-2016, 07:20 PM
well I popped the cheesy plastic one out and put Berts enameled one in

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/D566DBFD-0B22-4272-9AE9-FAD327C50691.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/D566DBFD-0B22-4272-9AE9-FAD327C50691.jpg.html)

the cheesy plastic one was meant to go in the center of my Hardin Control

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/6FCD43ED-EC55-4AA9-B6FB-8FB947C7FC4A.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/6FCD43ED-EC55-4AA9-B6FB-8FB947C7FC4A.jpg.html)

really a nice badge

thx Bert

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/227DEF88-B1E3-4DD2-BC70-E812EDC8D4C7.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/227DEF88-B1E3-4DD2-BC70-E812EDC8D4C7.jpg.html)

JParanee
03-13-2016, 10:23 PM
Well I'm officially ready to see if it floats :)

we we ran it today in the driveway and everything was perfect

as soon as it hit 170 the thermastate opened and it dropped to under 150 on the hose

it was easy to dial in the throttle and controller

really great systems from Monitor and Harding

we changed the oil, set the timing tweaked the carb and she's running like a rapped ape

next step is to dump it in the drink and run it

big thanks to all my friends that helped me out over the winter and to everyone on here especially George Carter

George took my calls and answered my questions and his awesome build thread was so important in being an awesome guide on how to do things right

here is a video that will be rather boring to some but I like making videos and I did it as a way to document the project

thanks again and the next video will be on water

there is a music version and a non music version on my YouTube channel


http://youtu.be/lhRvs-4fpM8

TBroccoli
03-14-2016, 12:06 PM
Very cool video. The boat looks better than new.

Question: Did you initially pull the boat out of a detached garage, then back it up the hill to the main house? That is a cool set up. Sorry if I'm getting too personal.

JParanee
03-14-2016, 02:13 PM
Very cool video. The boat looks better than new.

Question: Did you initially pull the boat out of a detached garage, then back it up the hill to the main house? That is a cool set up. Sorry if I'm getting too personal.


Not at all

there is a carriage house on my property that I store things in and that my elderly mother lives in

the boat was worked on in the carriage house all winter and we pulled it up to the main house where it is level to run it etc

yeller
03-14-2016, 02:36 PM
Looks great!
That 600hp jet looks like a fun ride.

JParanee
03-17-2016, 07:45 AM
Looks great!
That 600hp jet looks like a fun ride.


It is

we run jets and air boats on the rivers and it's a real blast

JParanee
03-27-2016, 08:56 AM
We had the maiden voyage yesterday

Mark and I took it to a small local lake

there is a 45 mile an hour speed limit on the lake and there was a bass tournament going on so needless to say the other boaters were not to happy to see us :)

the boat ran great and the only issue we had were a few gauges acting up

this was the first time I have driven a Classic so I was mostly just trying to get the feel and see how it handled and of course how the engine was running

due to the lake constraints we only ran it up to about 70 and I was running way to much tab as you will see in the video

I had more throttle and I am sure if I air it out with less tab it will touch close to 80 with this 4 blade labbed prop

all in all I'm stoked at how it ran and handled

I definitely need to to log some seat time but hopefully with all the work we did I'll get lots of trouble free hours behind the helm

We were only running water in the closed cooling system to make sure we didn't have any leaks under load.

the system world flawlessly and next we will fill it with coolant fix the gauges that were not responding and it should be a wrap

thanks to all that helped especially George Carter :)

I fixed the video and cleaned it up and added some music



http://youtu.be/wWfiA3E3m6g

txtaz
03-27-2016, 09:28 AM
Nice video. Glad it ran well for you.
I don't run any tabs except to balance the boat. The trim is enough for lift.
Taz

Morgan's Cloud
03-27-2016, 09:30 AM
Great video and congratulations !

Now, here's a question for you . As someone with a lot of seat time in many boats did you find that it did anything strange , anything that was new to you compared to other V bottomed hulls ?

I've often read here from others that the 22C does 'things' that are sometimes unsettling but I've never really figured out what they mean .

(and that comes from someone who's driven a LOT of deep v hulls)

Carl C
03-27-2016, 09:35 AM
Looks very nice. George was a big help to me too by walking me through some fiberglass work. I like these kind of threads. Customizing is cool. :cool!:

JParanee
03-27-2016, 09:43 AM
Nice video. Glad it ran well for you.
I don't run any tabs except to balance the boat. The trim is enough for lift.
Taz


Thx Taz

I made a mistake while adjusting my trim tabs to level the ride I inadvertently left my starboard side tab down and I was having to over compensate by dragging my port side more than I would of had to to level the ride

I should of noticed this but I was to caught up with other things etc

when I looked out the back I could see I was getting twin rooster tails from having my tabs down to much but we were only doing quick blasts due to the speed limits on the lake I couldn't really wind it up for long periods of time with out risking getting hassled

this trip was to get the feel and see what was working etc

I know now my tabs definitely due work now :)

I'm anxious to run it again and air it out

JParanee
03-27-2016, 10:04 AM
Great video and congratulations !

Now, here's a question for you . As someone with a lot of seat time in many boats did you find that it did anything strange , anything that was new to you compared to other V bottomed hulls ?

I've often read here from others that the 22C does 'things' that are sometimes unsettling but I've never really figured out what they mean .

(and that comes from someone who's driven a LOT of deep v hulls)

This was literally my first run and I recorded it as it went

no big surprises

All boats have their handling nuances

cats , bass boats air boats etc all need a certain amount of time to get used too

the Donzi didn't really suprise me

due use to the narrow beam and relatively deep vee I could feel right away that it would feel a bit tippy so to speak

Nothing scary the boat just likes to lean into a turn

like a jet or a airboat it seems to like to be set into a turn and powered thru it

since I did not air it out and I was running way to much tab it felt rock solid up to 70

as as soon as I get a chance to really get the bow up in the air me trim it up I will let you know my opinion of how it feels at real speed

I think a lot of people that comment on these boats handling are coming from boats that really don't need much when it comEs to driver input

anyone that's balanced a high speed bass boat at speed or a small cat etc I don't think would have issue

in my mind the more high performance a boat is especially when they are on the small side the more driver input is going to be required

I would of loved to of lifted my tabs and trimmed up my lower and went for a real rip but we were getting a lot of bad looks from the tournament guys and I wanted to try and be a little respectful :)

plus they ticket bad on this little lake

I can imagine once I air it out a bit due the rounded ride plate area of these boats they might become a balancing act but I'm not to worried :)

JParanee
03-27-2016, 10:08 AM
Looks very nice. George was a big help to me too by walking me through some fiberglass work. I like these kind of threads. Customizing is cool. :cool!:


George is awesome

first class in every way

his advice on choosing a closed cooling system and the way he installed it was invaluable

the pics he sent me were a great guide for drilling etc

guys like him that take the time to document boat builds and to answer questions make the boating community what it is and I tip my hat to them

I know my thread was just a minor one on one mans add owns nd customizations but I hope it helps someone a fraction of what Georges thread did

Carl C
03-27-2016, 10:26 AM
I was going to post links to my project threads but after reading them again they are just filled with posts telling me I can't do stuff myself and I need to do steering first and blah blah blah. Totally ruined my repower thread even after the mod cleaned it up twice! Glad attitudes have changed.

gcarter
03-27-2016, 10:52 AM
I was going to post links to my project threads but after reading them again they are just filled with posts telling me I can't do stuff myself and I need to do steering first and blah blah blah. Totally ruined my repower thread even after the mod cleaned it up twice! Glad attitudes have changed.

Carl, FWIW, Joe did do steering first! LOL :)

gcarter
03-27-2016, 10:53 AM
George is awesome

first class in every way

his advice on choosing a closed cooling system and the way he installed it was invaluable

the pics he sent me were a great guide for drilling etc

guys like him that take the time to document boat builds and to answer questions make the boating community what it is and I tip my hat to them

I know my thread was just a minor one on one mans add owns nd customizations but I hope it helps someone a fraction of what Georges thread did

Thank you Joe. :)

Not many follks here have done all their own glass work, not to mention gel work.
Since I was kind of a Ginea Pig (particularly the gel), I decided to share as much as I could.
Particularly since many of these older Donzis need to have the deck removed and many things reinforced.

JParanee
03-27-2016, 11:14 AM
I was going to post links to my project threads but after reading them again they are just filled with posts telling me I can't do stuff myself and I need to do steering first and blah blah blah. Totally ruined my repower thread even after the mod cleaned it up twice! Glad attitudes have changed.


Please re post it

I'm all about positive ...... Would love to see it

JParanee
03-27-2016, 11:45 AM
Thank you Joe. :)

Not many follks here have done all their own glass work, not to mention gel work.
Since I was kind of a Ginea Pig (particularly the gel), I decided to share as much as I could.
Particularly since many of these older Donzis need to have the deck removed and many things reinforced.


I was lucky and most of everything was good

I've been buying boats for along time and while I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed this boat had the key things

solid hull ... Motor I liked.... Good trailer

the boat was put together sloppy but with the help of some friends we made it right :)


In retrospect there are other boats that would of served as a better family runabout but rember my family river boat is a big block airboat :)

ive always liked driver oriented rides with character

and believe me when I say ....... When I'm done driving and pulling my kids around and taking the old lady out to a dockside restaurant I'm gonna crank up that blue motor and chase birds a few miles off shore casting plugs to linesiders :)

yes im gonna be that jerk that idles up to a jetty or bridge to cast a fly or plug from a big block Donzi ....... Bet I have the best sounding fishing boat at the rocks :)

so much so I came home home from that first run and tried out the new SUMO rod holders :)




http://youtu.be/NKjJnFHqFyU

yeller
03-27-2016, 12:46 PM
I don't run any tabs except to balance the boat. The trim is enough for lift.
Taz
I'm jealous. Definitely need tabs with my boat. My fingers are constantly resting on the switches.

Looks and sounds good JP!

If you're going to end up using your tabs a bunch, you might want to consider relocating the switches. I couldn't imagine trying to run my boat with the switches on the dash. It'd require some glass and gel work, but I've always been ok with making others do more work. ;)

Pic shows where switches are located on mine, (although they are removed because I was working on them).

JParanee
03-27-2016, 01:53 PM
Thx Yeller

I had a Ranger Bass boat for years that had my trim and jack plate on the wheel and it was great

You could get it flying perfect with it all at a touch of your finger tips

Yesterday was more of a systems checklist and get a feel run

I'm for as little trim as I can get away with

Fixing video

Should be up again soon

Better pics and some music

Carl C
03-27-2016, 03:57 PM
Please re post it

I'm all about positive ...... Would love to see it

My pleasure. Some entertaining reading if nothing else. You can see who offered the most help like George, Ted and Big Grizz to name a few. May Big Grizz rest in peace. Not a mean bone in his body.

http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?57025-Air-22-Dwight-Can-U-Help-Me-W-525-Install

And another project:

http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?44706-I-removed-my-forward-storage-bin-today&highlight=i+removed+my+forward+storage+bin+today

The full Zeiger steering went on the summer after the repower along a Bravo XR/Imco shorty, BBlades 30p Bravo 1 and some other goodies.

JParanee
03-27-2016, 04:02 PM
My pleasure. Some entertaining reading if nothing else. You can see who offered the most help like George, Ted and Big Grizz to name a few. May Big Grizz rest in peace. Not a mean bone in his body.

http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?57025-Air-22-Dwight-Can-U-Help-Me-W-525-Install

And another project:

http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?44706-I-removed-my-forward-storage-bin-today&highlight=i+removed+my+forward+storage+bin+today

The full Zeiger steering went on the summer after the repower along a Bravo XR/Imco shorty, BBlades 30p Bravo 1 and some other goodies.


Thx Carl

I cant wait too check it out

JParanee
03-27-2016, 04:03 PM
I fixed the video and cleaned it up and added some music


http://youtu.be/wWfiA3E3m6g

Carl C
03-27-2016, 06:05 PM
Very nice. And now you have all summer to enjoy it. I had trouble streaming the 4k video even with a good video card. Had to go to 1080. :pimp::thumbsup:

CHACHI
03-28-2016, 08:09 AM
Yeller. I am also always using my tabs and have relocated my trim switch to right next to the throttle stick on the top of the "gunnel". IMO, the factory should of done this for us.

I also rewired the switch so if you push down on the rear of the switch, the corresponding TAB GOES DOWN. Right switch=right tab. Push on the front of the switch, the TAB COMES UP.

I think on of the reasons I am always using my tabs is because where I boat, the conditions are always changing, current, wind and freighter boat wakes.

it is only very early in the morning can I run with my tabs all they way up.

Ken

Greg Guimond
03-28-2016, 08:15 AM
I fixed the video and cleaned it up and added some music


It looks like you are "cooking with gas" as they say! Must be a good feeling, congrats. Time to go walkabout on some big water and open her up on a run from the Statue of Liberty to Albany and back. Lot of different conditions to test in and great sites for the passenger.

JParanee
03-28-2016, 09:19 AM
It looks like you are "cooking with gas" as they say! Must be a good feeling, congrats. Time to go walkabout on some big water and open her up on a run from the Statue of Liberty to Albany and back. Lot of different conditions to test in and great sites for the passenger.


I agree

little bodies of water get boring quick plus you annoy the fisherman :)

anxiois is to do a long run and check things out

Greg Guimond
03-28-2016, 09:20 AM
Btw, what octane do you have to burn in that Bulldog 500?

JParanee
03-28-2016, 09:24 AM
Btw, what octane do you have to burn in that Bulldog 500?


Im running 93 but it's full of stabile etc from the winter

CHACHI
03-28-2016, 09:47 AM
I agree

little bodies of water get boring quick plus you annoy the fisherman :)

anxious is to do a long run and check things out


Joe when you make it up to the 1K Islands, it is approx 80 miles from the Cape Vincent light house to the first set of locks .

Should be more than enough water, if not, you can head across Lake Ontario to Toronto.

Ken

JParanee
03-28-2016, 12:50 PM
Joe when you make it up to the 1K Islands, it is approx 80 miles from the Cape Vincent light house to the first set of locks .

Should be more than enough water, if not, you can head across Lake Ontario to Toronto.

Ken


Its been years years since I was up there I'm very anxious to see it all again

how are the channels marked ?

CHACHI
03-28-2016, 02:02 PM
Main shipping channel has big buoys....red, right, return (heading up river)

Ken

JParanee
03-30-2016, 07:55 PM
Main shipping channel has big buoys....red, right, return (heading up river)

Ken


Thanks Ken

ever run to Montreal ?

CHACHI
03-30-2016, 08:07 PM
Joe, never taken the boat to Montreal.

Furthest down river was the first set of locks at Iroquois

Ken

Greg Guimond
03-30-2016, 08:37 PM
Not sure where in Pennsylvania you are or would be coming East from but if your not that far a fun ride is to put in right at the Statue of Liberty and run up to Albany and back. It's 125 miles each way. Makes for a fun, full day on the water. I did it once in The Mule, my 16 last Summer.

JParanee
03-31-2016, 12:37 AM
Not sure where in Pennsylvania you are or would be coming East from but if your not that far a fun ride is to put in right at the Statue of Liberty and run up to Albany and back. It's 125 miles each way. Makes for a fun, full day on the water. I did it once in The Mule, my 16 last Summer.


Ive run up the coast on other boats to the statue but never that run

sounds great and I will definitely put it on the list

thank you

JParanee
03-31-2016, 12:37 AM
Joe, never taken the boat to Montreal.

Furthest down river was the first set of locks at Iroquois

Ken

Thanks Ken

what is it like going thru the locks ?

CHACHI
03-31-2016, 07:33 AM
Haven't been thru the locks at Iroquois, but I have been thru the locks up at Muskoka which are much smaller locks.

Remember, the locks on the St. Lawrence are large enough to handle freighters.

There is also a length min for the locks so I have been told, I am thinking 22 feet is the bubble, but I am not at all sure.

No need to go any further down river as there is a whole bunch of water to enjoy "above" the locks.

Ken

JParanee
03-31-2016, 08:04 AM
Thanks Ken

I thought it would make for a cool trip and show the kids the lock system etc

CHACHI
03-31-2016, 12:14 PM
There is a dock you can tie off to and walk around and watch the freighters come thru.

Nothing like being 150 feet away from a 750 foot ship with the sticks forward.

They push a bit of water.

Ken

Carl C
04-01-2016, 07:23 AM
There is a dock you can tie off to and walk around and watch the freighters come thru.

Nothing like being 150 feet away from a 750 foot ship with the sticks forward.

They push a bit of water.

Ken

I like driving alongside them briefly as I pass them on the St.Clair or Detroit Rivers. Saw a big ocean vessel from Singapore once. It had tugs guiding it through the channel and we listened to them on the VHF. 35 feet is about the maximum draft to navigate the channels.

yeller
04-01-2016, 01:27 PM
I can only imagine the size of the wake from a freighter. I've boated around a lot of them, but only while they are at anchor. We get a lot of pretty big tug boats around here and I remember when I built my 16C and I was much younger and much more foolish, my buddy and I were jumping the wakes of the smaller tugs. We then spotted a big one in the distant and hammered the throttle. We didn't realize just HOW BIG it really was until we were right on top of it! We probably had eyes the size of watermelons when we got on top of it. I don't know how high or how far we went, but it was crazy. My buddy, who's was over 230lbs, ended up in his seat upside down. His head was under the dash and his feet where on the top of the seat. I hadn't finished the upholstery yet and only the passenger seat was done. My seat was still a wood frame and everything had flexed sooo much that the drivers seat ended up cutting the upholstery on the passenger seat.
Surprisingly the boat didn't crack at all, but my nerve did. That pretty much cured us both of ever wanting to jump the boat again. :tooth:

JParanee
04-01-2016, 03:05 PM
I can only imagine the size of the wake from a freighter. I've boated around a lot of them, but only while they are at anchor. We get a lot of pretty big tug boats around here and I remember when I built my 16C and I was much younger and much more foolish, my buddy and I were jumping the wakes of the smaller tugs. We then spotted a big one in the distant and hammered the throttle. We didn't realize just HOW BIG it really was until we were right on top of it! We probably had eyes the size of watermelons when we got on top of it. I don't know how high or how far we went, but it was crazy. My buddy, who's was over 230lbs, ended up in his seat upside down. His head was under the dash and his feet where on the top of the seat. I hadn't finished the upholstery yet and only the passenger seat was done. My seat was still a wood frame and everything had flexed sooo much that the drivers seat ended up cutting the upholstery on the passenger seat.
Surprisingly the boat didn't crack at all, but my nerve did. That pretty much cured us both of ever wanting to jump the boat again. :tooth:


I spent a lot of time in the NE Canyons over night fishing

there is nothing like waking up 80 miles off shore looking up at a moving skyscraper

you would wave a light and hope the Pitt was not asleep someone would always be at the anchor rope with a knife

scary how close they would come

Fishermanjm
04-03-2016, 12:55 PM
U guyz need to see Narragansett Bay in the afternoon when the southerlee wind is blowing 25-30. 6 ftrs an that's without shipping traffic. Tug boats put up the
largest wakes by far. I do the Borden slight Poker Run every year. The bay in the afternoon is a bitch but I stay on top of the slop an run hard. The boat amazes me year after year. The guyz at the marina are always impressed with the 22C

TBroccoli
04-04-2016, 12:53 PM
Joe,

Do you think the Sumo's can be converted to hold an umbrella post? I would love to be able to suction cup the thing next to the passenger Oh **** grab handle and fasten my beach umbrella to it. It would keep the umbrella post out of the way but provide shade while anchored.

JParanee
04-04-2016, 09:01 PM
Joe,

Do you think the Sumo's can be converted to hold an umbrella post? I would love to be able to suction cup the thing next to the passenger Oh **** grab handle and fasten my beach umbrella to it. It would keep the umbrella post out of the way but provide shade while anchored.


I do not think the the sumos would work well for that ....they articulate to much and I do not think they would support a large umbrella well

maybe something like this

https://www.seasucker.com/shop/single-rod-holder/#tab-description

Ghost
04-05-2016, 12:28 AM
If you're trying for an umbrella, I'd do a small mod to the (or make a new) cooler lid between the seats, to fit the pole base, and put a serged hole in the carpet. Then guy out the shade with 4 small eyes on the deck. Or even put in midship cleats and guy it out on all the cleats. Maybe even buy a square sunshade, rather than a custom one. FWIW.

Carl C
04-05-2016, 08:43 AM
Just bring lots of sunscreen and cold drinks ...

TBroccoli
04-05-2016, 01:04 PM
Joe,

Thanks for the link to the webpage. I think their rod holder would work.

I can attach it to the passenger side wall and that way the umbrella pole is not in the middle of the boat.

Ghost
04-05-2016, 04:30 PM
Oops, you were looking to keep it out of the way. Missed that the first time.

Seems like there should be a way to use light nylon and aircraft grade aluminum tent poles (like with a North Face tent) to make something small, stowable, strong, with no center pole at all.

https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/equipment-tents-3-person/assault-3?variationId=C8T

JParanee
04-05-2016, 05:11 PM
Joe,

Thanks for the link to the webpage. I think their rod holder would work.

I can attach it to the passenger side wall and that way the umbrella pole is not in the middle of the boat.


T

there are some other variants out there

Also do a search on Amazon

Hilltopper
04-05-2016, 06:19 PM
Suggest enough on this original thread content. Start new off topic.

JParanee
04-09-2016, 09:01 AM
We drained all the water from the closed cooling system and filled it with coolant

we added

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa302/jparanee/Vehicles/3A57A5A7-8246-4B4C-9B44-04E28BEA347B.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/jparanee/media/Vehicles/3A57A5A7-8246-4B4C-9B44-04E28BEA347B.jpg.html)

i have heard good things and it can't hurt

any others have experience with this prouduct ?