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Old 06-13-2009, 03:56 AM
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looking good bro i gess ya going to paint it red and white
Old 06-13-2009, 04:00 AM
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Yea bottom will be white, dunno about the top yet, Hope to get a coat of primer on it tomorrow if the weather is rite.
Old 06-13-2009, 04:16 AM
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make it pink .... to go with your street name
Old 06-13-2009, 04:31 AM
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Thank's Mark I will keep you in mind.
Had a play in the shed after work today, got all the transom drilled and every thing in it's place.
cool mate we have two apaches here . waiting to have a good runn with you. for some funn.
gee mate those parts are identical to the the parts i get in.....




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Old 06-13-2009, 04:38 AM
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Yea i have seen the stinger on a few sites over the world, but with the exchange rate and postage it'scheaper or the same priceto get them themfrom a supplier here in oz.
Old 06-14-2009, 02:47 AM
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Had a trial fit of the motor and pipe today, Had to trim a bit of the glass to clear the header. Then everything came out and got a coat of K&H high build primer. Moastof that first coat sot sanded off again, so now it has another coat so i can fit up everything perfect, make sure everything works and then give it a flick of colour.
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:35 AM
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You could maybe have got a narrower bend header ?.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:12 AM
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I think it's the tightest 105 deg header out there. I may have to cut a bit more glass out. In thoes photos there are no o rings fitted to the cooling manifold. It's not a biggie just a few seconds withmy digrinder. Here is another pic,just having the transom all one colour makes all the goodies look better.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:22 AM
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Ill take your word for it mate,it looks kinda wide in the pics,my 90" has only a 1" offset but you can get 2" and 3" also i believe.Should be good to go soon by the looks,good to see you trying the offset rudder .
Mart
no 4 is 100% with 1" offset no 5 is 105% with 1" offset

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Old 06-14-2009, 05:31 AM
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mmmmmmm I like no8
Old 06-14-2009, 05:40 AM
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mmmmmmm I like no8
Lol nice curves but notracy enough,reminds me of a girl i once knew .
Mart
Old 06-14-2009, 07:21 PM
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Hey Steve,

You can get much tighter ones than that. Here's a pic of the steel header on my sidewinder. It's one of Ken Retallick from Retallick engineering in Melbourne. It's also one of his quiet pipes.

http://www.retallickeng.com.au/Tuned%20Pipes.html

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:01 AM
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Thanks dicko, I think this one will sneek under the glass side, in the photo there are no o rings in the header cooler so its out of alignment. I will give it a go, it also it comes over the transom smack dab in the middle. Might need a little trim on the glass to lift the pipe to get to the radio box.

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:41 AM
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No worries, mine is a 100* header & comes out on the center line at the transom. Post some vid when you get it done. I'd be interested to see how it goes, we have a guy here that runs something similar at our club.

Here's a link to a vid of mine from a week or so ago hitting 93.2kph on the Murray. My mate was recording & it's a bit jittery. You can still see how it handles, & this is in race trim. When it looks like it's chine walking, it's actually going over it's own wake. It's steady as a rock on open water. If only Youtube didn't downgrade the quality[:@]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAlqoT32g_Q
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:30 AM
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Hi Steve its good to see that there is still love for the old boats.
In two weeks we are going to run at the lake if you are keen let me now.
The boys have been coming up from Mandurah and love the lake.
Johnno is a dam good guy with all the in site to boats I just brought a striker hydo from him and will be goimg to run it then.
So if you now if some more guys like to come the more the merrier
Old 06-15-2009, 07:45 AM
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Run's great dicko, howdo you find that GPS it looks nice and small.

Hey carbonwhite, would love to come and have a look let me know the date and time.
Steve
Old 06-15-2009, 07:56 AM
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I love that GPS, it's the Foretrex 101.  I put it in a ziplock bag with a piece of pool noodle so that if by some chance it does get flung out the boat it will still float. I also like the fact the batteries are AAA and can be replaced when they go flat, the 201 has an inbuilt battery & if you forget to charge it you have to wait or go without, if mine go flat, I swap them out.  A guy at our club used to ziptie them into a piece of pool noodle & he's lost 4 now from when they get flung out, or when he stuffs it hard & they slip out.  That's an expensive GPS if you get my drift!

Good luck with the boat,  Hope she runs well for you.
Old 06-16-2009, 05:12 AM
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Looking Good Stevo. She will be looking good again soon I'm sure.

The header, Kenny Retallick can make a tighter bend one yes, but that said the one you have will go just as well, there is no reason to change it unless you wanted to spend extra $$. Like you said,...................a few seconds with a die grinder and all's done. Let me know when she is ready to run and I'll give her the "magic tweak" and have her running nice (I still got to tweak Ross' as well for that "little bit more".

Kerry, thanks for the kind words mate, I appreciate them, I try and assist others where I can.

For all the WA guys out there, I have checked out the pond Kerry (CarbonWhite) runs at, and I can say it is alot bigger than I initially thought. Once I get all my shizznit moved and set up in the new house I am going to have a run down there for sure. All the guys are pretty easy going and great to talk to...........................a really awesome atmosphere down there (and 5mins from the new house As most over here will agree, I am all for growing the boating scene in WA, and we have some great guys over here. We may all run at separate ponds for reasons various, but I reckon we should all come together for a "fun run" every few months to see how we are all going, run the boats, have a BBQ and generally shoot the shizznit.

I will be in and out over the next few months as I deal with a recent diagnosis of terminal illness of an immediate family member, but rest assured when I can get out and run a boat......................I'm there. I probably will not run a boat next fortnight as I will have just finalised settlement and will have just moved into the Taj Mah Johno, but I'll try to sneak down for a peak and tweak.

See you guys pondside

Johno

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Hi Steve

Just pm me so we can swap numbers
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Hows the building going steve, it must be close torun time for it......
yer mate like kerry sayed good to see people likeing old boats or should i say good fun boats (mono`s)haha great all round fun,,,, i know im one of them ive been told my apaches look "ugly" or as some say a block of flats haha,,,,, .. but when a block of flats getts hours of joy out of it . ill stick with the block of flats.... haha..................

yer johno ,that lake is great fun,,,, and its only"1" min from my place ,haha,nice and close. great location great lake . and the council have nicely plantted (today the new trees around the southen end of it . so it is looking nicer and nicer hopfaly by next summer there will be some more grass towords the waters edge. and more and more people can enjo this nice little pice of water.... to run there boats on and have hours of FUN FUN FUN,,,,,,,,,thats exacly what its all about no matter want you run. just have fun......and the council shall have no problem withenny one running there , every time ive run down there there are more people that live in the near by streets says ""wow"" these things are great . and thay all say it is great to see this lake beeing used for a great fun hobby. (and not what it used to be used for ,,a dumping ground ,etc,,).........

would be good to meet you johno ,( have chatted on the phone a cupple of times).

cheers mark
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:07 AM
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Had a little time in the shed today, made up the brackets for the radio box, mounted the steering servo, cut out the flex tube suport and will resetit when the motor is in the right spot. I think next is to make up a new engine mount bracket for the rear of the motor, the one i had just won't work out. How much gap do you guies give the motor to the hull??? I got 3mm packers at the rear at the lowest point, is that enough??.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:46 AM
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Hi Steve what mounts are you using can you not flip anything to make em work?.As for the gap under the motor i usually go with 1/4" so its as low as possible but clear enough so it cant touch with any vibration when wave jumping etc.
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Thank's Mart, I will have to bring the back of the motor up a bit more then. The mounts were from rc jets when I got the motor, I have tried them every way I can and they just wont give me the position i need. I have some 50x50x3mm angle alli, I will make up some new ones from that.   
Old 06-21-2009, 05:02 AM
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it depends on what rubber isolators you use, if they are stiff cc-racing type then 3mm clearance is plenty, i was running 2mm clearance and the bottom of my motor never touched the hull, if they are soft china type ones then 5mm would do it

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