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by 86tuning
19 Jun 2020, 00:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: PFDs
Replies: 1
Views: 88

PFDs

Around here (in Canada) everyone uses Mustang brand, which is Canadian. Even many USA agencies prefer Mustang. Check it out:

http://www.mustangsurvival.com
http://www.mustangsurvival.ca

My kids pfds, and my inflatable are all Mustang brand.

Cheers, Brian
by 86tuning
19 Jun 2020, 00:48
Forum: Inboard Jets
Topic: Yamaha 784cc into welded mod-v hull
Replies: 101
Views: 27275

Yamaha 784cc into welded mod-v hull

Well today I managed to improve the setup of the welder. Quick recap, I'm using a Lincoln Weldpak 180HD which is the same 220v unit you'd find at Home Depot and others. It has stepped voltage settings instead of the continuous settings of the premium weldpak 180. I'm using a generic blue ptfe liner,...
by 86tuning
17 Jun 2020, 01:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Maybe I should be ashamed of myself.
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Maybe I should be ashamed of myself.

I just interrupted the wifenkids tv show to read this to them out loud. Thanks for the laugh. I don't even care if you did it for real or not hahaha

Cheers, B
by 86tuning
17 Jun 2020, 01:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bench seats
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Bench seats

You're at the fun part, deciding what you want. Urethane on wood is always popular, and looks great. Or hydroturf or seadek if you want minimal padding and easy cleanup.

Post pics of your progress!

Cheers, B
by 86tuning
15 Jun 2020, 15:08
Forum: Inboard Jets
Topic: Yamaha 784cc into welded mod-v hull
Replies: 101
Views: 27275

Yamaha 784cc into welded mod-v hull

Buddy suggested trying self-tapping screws before thru bolting. So I drilled a 3/16" hole thru the top layer, and a smaller hole thru the bottom layer and put in some screws. Seems to have done the trick. You can see the weld that I ground out in the lower right corner of the pic. It's now sitting f...
by 86tuning
10 Jun 2020, 16:31
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1954 12' Lifetime Aluminum Boat build
Replies: 60
Views: 7738

1954 12' Lifetime Aluminum Boat build

thumpism wrote:
02 Dec 2019, 23:50
My dad worked for Reynolds Metals for about 25 years, retiring from the company in the mid-'70s.
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Thanks for the memories.
Awesome story, thanks for sharing! And the pics too.

Cheers,

- Brian
by 86tuning
10 Jun 2020, 15:07
Forum: Inboard Jets
Topic: Yamaha 784cc into welded mod-v hull
Replies: 101
Views: 27275

Yamaha 784cc into welded mod-v hull

Cedar, I never really thought of it that way. Would take a high speed impact on something immobile to pierce the hull, since the projected weight of the boat is well under 500kg. And that would only happen in shallow water. I feel a LOT better now. Because flotation would really only be important in...
by 86tuning
10 Jun 2020, 14:50
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Running a side channel
Replies: 17
Views: 1361

Running a side channel

Sorry for your loss. I miss each dog dearly. 20y is a good long life for a dog.

Cheers, B
by 86tuning
06 Jun 2020, 23:37
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 12ft Sunray shallow v
Replies: 31
Views: 9691

12ft Sunray shallow v

Nice buildup! Any more pics of your engine conversion from long to short shaft? Thanks for the inspiration!

- B
by 86tuning
06 Jun 2020, 22:33
Forum: Motors
Topic: Staying light
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Staying light

Yes the current 4-stroke engines are a lot quieter than the older 2-stroke engines. Significantly quieter, and more fuel efficient as well. So the extra pounds you carry in engine might even be offset in fuel weight on longer journeys. If you closely look at the engine specs, they're grouped by weig...
by 86tuning
05 Jun 2020, 19:53
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Running a side channel
Replies: 17
Views: 1361

Running a side channel

Your dogs look soooo happy. I'm looking forwards to doing this when I get my boat in the water. Thanks for the inspiration. If I were to get a ticket, I would state that I am going minimum speed to stay on plane, which is required for boat control, and to keep debris from damaging the jet drive. Als...
by 86tuning
05 Jun 2020, 19:40
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1971 Starcraft refit
Replies: 30
Views: 1944

1971 Starcraft refit

love the pics, the work space, and of course your work bench. great ideas, thanks for sharing!

I also have an old starcraft, but your boat looks like a NEW starcraft. Great job.

Image

Cheers, B
by 86tuning
05 Jun 2020, 18:59
Forum: Motors
Topic: 90 HP Etec jet measured "at the prop"
Replies: 5
Views: 107

90 HP Etec jet measured "at the prop"

maintenanceguy wrote:
03 Jun 2020, 14:20
If law enforcement complains, let them tell the judge how they calculated the HP.
Right, since your boat won't have a propeller shaft, they cannot measure or limit your horsepower :lol:
by 86tuning
03 Jun 2020, 23:47
Forum: Inboard Jets
Topic: Yamaha 784cc into welded mod-v hull
Replies: 101
Views: 27275

Yamaha 784cc into welded mod-v hull

My materials have arrived from the bending shop. Almost have everything I need, other than the impeller shaft, which is still in transit to the machine shop according to the post office. It's been one month now, and their delivery date is to be determined which I hope isn't a euphemism for "lost." m...
by 86tuning
01 Jun 2020, 01:27
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 9247

1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion

I think I'm probably repeating myself here. When I see two part foam being used it reminds me that I saw somewhere that folks layered empty soda or water bottles among the expansion foam to save on the amount of foam needed. I remember reading an old article on using milk bottles for floatation. Th...