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Old 11-13-2011, 07:34 PM
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Hey folks, well i got her delivered today.. 1978, 26 ft Pacemaker.. rebuilt 350, zero hours... Minor restoration, boat is in great structural shape, just needs some TLC... cant wait, my first boat over 20', will have her in water by upcoming season
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:35 PM
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check the window sills for rot...I had one...the windows drain right down the side of the boat and rot it out...
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will do, thanks for the tip.. boat seems to have a lot less "wood" in it than i thought.. mostly everythings solid glass..
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you would think so, but the way they used glass back then was in the hull - look at the sills...superstructure is wood...it's not a killer thing, just needs to be inspected...
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any other out of the ordinary places to check for rot?
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looks awesome... ill be following so get busy!
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decks....
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deck seems to be a half inch thick fiberglass job, no wood from what i can see, minimal gelcoat spider cracks, nothing out of the ordinary for an older hull.. stringers are solid, its weird, are the not solid wood? seems to be all glass, about an inch thick with hollowed center..
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I love build threads. May your sense of optimism stay with you the entire build!
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my cabin sole was soft near the back sliding glass..don't let me shake you.... it is a very well built boat...
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:55 PM
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I had a1979 33 sportfish. built like a tank. good luck.
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Good luck with it. I have the same boat; 1 year older. I brought it back to life after it sat for a few years on blocks. Great boat; it is worth the effort to get her going again. Let me know if I can help with any technical questions.
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Are you sure about that "rebuilt" part on the 350? Looks like more of a paint job on a original motor? Plenty of overspray.
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Originally Posted by marlinmike View Post
Are you sure about that "rebuilt" part on the 350? Looks like more of a paint job on a original motor? Plenty of overspray.
100% sure, no, but i took the risk.. co-worker's good friend is who i purchased it from.. Unfortunetly, he lost his house, he told me he does have the paperwork, but not at the moment because of the moving situation, but he did gave me the name of the guy and place that did it... was told he's a good honest guy, and he seemed just that the few times i met him.. it was either going to be the banks boat/motor, or mine, so i took the $500 risk.. i live with gearheads, motors the least of my problem!!
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Your going to love that hull i was all over that hull and in the years i owned it i ddint see much wood besides the beutiful mahogany interior mine had good luck with it.
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put a big block in that
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Originally Posted by jerseysportfisher View Post
put a big block in that
My father got a 400 horse 427 in a project Vette right now... Think hell notice if it's not there one morning?
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My father got a 400 horse 427 in a project Vette right now... Think hell notice if it's not there one morning?
he won't miss it
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Hi, I have owned my Pacemaker for six years. It is a great riding hull that is built well. You will not set any speed records but it moves along well. See the link below for pictures of the Pintail.

http://s525.photobucket.com/albums/cc333/rickforth/
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Originally Posted by rickforth View Post
Hi, I have owned my Pacemaker for six years. It is a great riding hull that is built well. You will not set any speed records but it moves along well. See the link below for pictures of the Pintail.

http://s525.photobucket.com/albums/cc333/rickforth/
Rick, what a small world, or web I should say... I was looking thru all your pictures on pacemakers forum prior to buying mine. Yea im really excited about this restoration.. Going to be completely redoing the interior, paint the hull, and somewhat of a custom tower.. Would you happen to know the gallon size of the fuel tanks ?
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