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Tidbart
12-30-2016, 08:48 AM
Just agreed on a deal for a new boat. Will get it home in the next few weeks. :biggrin.:

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CHACHI
12-30-2016, 08:57 AM
Just in time for your season.

Nice.

Ken

gcarter
12-30-2016, 01:21 PM
Congratulations!

So, will this be "Naut 4 Sale III" ?

Tidbart
12-31-2016, 10:03 AM
Congratulations!

So, will this be "Naut 4 Sale III" ?



That is my original inclination. Although, I am getting some pressure to call it "Isadora". We will see what happens.

BTW it is Naut 4 Sail. LOL

Greg K
12-31-2016, 10:13 AM
271...nice, I'm sure you will enjoy.

Pat McPherson
01-04-2017, 12:41 PM
What year? What's she got for power?

Greg K
01-04-2017, 06:59 PM
1997 with 415hp 502
Here are a few more pics...Get her home Bob!

Tidbart
01-04-2017, 07:19 PM
I see you are right on top of things Greg. LOL :)

That is the one.

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Tidbart
01-04-2017, 07:22 PM
I will get some better photos once I get it home, Jan 21st. Provided the sea trial goes alright, but I see no reason why it shouldn't. :crossfing:

45171
01-04-2017, 07:26 PM
I really like the colors and the splash theme throughout. Hope she runs as good as she looks for you.

Pat McPherson
01-04-2017, 09:24 PM
A friend of mine had one of those, I think about the same year. It was the first year with step (fast-tech?) and single BBC vs the older 27s with twin sbc. He loved it and traded up after about 5 years.

Tidbart
01-24-2017, 06:03 PM
Got the new toy. Retrieved it on Saturday. It is now in the garage at home and sitting on dollies.

Here are a couple of photos.

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The trailer was rented, to I spent Sunday getting onto dollies in the garage. I had to return the trailer on Monday.

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BUIZILLA
01-24-2017, 06:49 PM
I like that roll around seat.. :worthy:

Tidbart
01-24-2017, 09:14 PM
I like that roll around seat.. :worthy:

Got the matching creeper against the sidewall too.:yes:

Tidbart
01-24-2017, 09:16 PM
All my hard work and craftsmanship and you notice the seat. Unbelievable. Lol

BUIZILLA
01-25-2017, 08:14 AM
All my hard work and craftsmanship and you notice the seat. Unbelievable. Lol the other stuff was expected quality.... now, where can I get that seat? :biggrin.:
and, when is Willy going to have the trailer ready? :wrench:

Tidbart
01-25-2017, 05:44 PM
Here is the site for the Tail Bone Seat. http://bonecreeper.com/tailbone.html

They are available on Amazon, Jegs, others.

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yeller
01-25-2017, 10:06 PM
All my hard work and craftsmanship and you notice the seat. Unbelievable. LolThought the same thing. :biggrin.:

Congrats on the new purchase

tmdog
01-26-2017, 06:42 PM
Here is the site for the Tail Bone Seat. http://bonecreeper.com/tailbone.html

They are available on Amazon, Jegs, others.

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Appears to be two models. Low profile for smooth floors and the #5131 for rough surface and higher ground clearance. Cool stool for sure.

$129 was the lowest I found for the 5131 model.

JimG
01-26-2017, 10:33 PM
Nice! Bulletproof power, too!

duckhunter
01-27-2017, 07:46 PM
Congrats! Beautiful boat and desirable power. I dig the DIY stands too. How big a pain was it to pull the trailer out from under her? Any tips or lessons learned?

Tidbart
01-28-2017, 02:12 PM
Congrats! Beautiful boat and desirable power. I dig the DIY stands too. How big a pain was it to pull the trailer out from under her? Any tips or lessons learned?

After the stands were built and the dollies finished to the correct height, it wasn't too bad.

I lowered the tongue to the ground. This raised the azz end of the boat about 4". Slid the stands under the boat. Raised the front of the trailer back up. Rear of the boat was off the bunks. Very easy.
Next, raised the front of the trailer and slid the v-blocks that I made under the keel. See pic 6 of 12 in post 12. They were equipped with 8 ton bottle jacks. Now, this is where the fun began. I lowered the tongue with keel jacked up and now the boat was clear of the bunks. I then moved the trailer forward until a jack hit a crossmember or axle. I then had to reposition the jacks on the rear side of the crossmember and slide the trailer forward. I used two V-blocks so that I always had one firmly on the keel. It took and hour or two to slowly work the trailer out completely.

It took a long tome due to several factors. I was alone. The trailer had about 5 crossmembers. I chocked the wheels and used jackstands for safety. Each time I move the trailer, I relocated the chocks and jacks. This took forever. If you have to do this to your boat, get one or two helpers and you can do this in no time at all.

The only hiccup came after the boat was on the dollies. The caster wheels on the front dolly proceeded to disintegrate while sitting with the weight on them. They just could not handle the load. They were left over ones that I had lying around the shop. When I went move the boat, they weren't budging. I temporarily used my floor jack's wheel to help move the boat in the garage further.

I replaced the bad casters on front dolly today with better ones, and proceeded to move the boat the side of the garage where it will reside normally. Once I got it moving it slid right over, and I was alone. This boat weighs a ton. Well about 3 tons to be more precise.

Now I just have to finish spec'ing out the trailer and get it built.

Bob

duckhunter
01-28-2017, 10:51 PM
Thanks for the play-by-play on getting her on stands. Jacked the bowrider transom off the trailer once to adjust the bunks and it was a PITA.

Looking forward to new trailer pics, and the process of getting her back on the bunks.

Tidbart
04-23-2017, 09:00 PM
Had the new trailer delivered last weekend. Here are some photos. I have more but they keep loading upside down and I can't figure out how to fix that. What was nice, besides the delivery, was Willie and one of his helpers, helped me load the boat onto the trailer. I am very pleased.


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