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Rebirth of a 1984 Omie Tillet Sportsman

Old 08-04-2018, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
Wow. Make sure you gear her up completely and run in some seas before you commit to bigger wheels. Better to be a little under than over. Most likely you will have a little left to play with. Maybe see 36 kts. The boat looks and sounds bad ass in the video.
A true one of a kind.
we tached up to the rev limiter almost instantly, there may be even more there.
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by mlaco View Post


we tached up to the rev limiter almost instantly, there may be even more there.
Gotcha. There may indeed be more if that's the case. Did you calculate for prop slip? What type of props?

Damn prop thing always drives me nuts. It's amazing what the difference can be with a good set of wheels tuned to match the boat. Getting there can be a pain in the ass and wallet.

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Old 08-05-2018, 07:07 AM
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OP it's truly a work of art. How fortunate to have such talented craftsmen and mechanics with you. Your project has been inspiring for us all. Look forward to more video while under way. Thank you for taking the time to share.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mlaco View Post
More progress daily, transmissions are bolted up, all wiring harnesses for the engines and transmissions are run, and secure in the engine room. All battery cables, battery charger leads, and generator cables have been run and secure. A new Simrad package has been ordered and shipped, and will be installed soon as well.




Is there a sea strainer for the AC's? I do not see one in the first photo
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
OMG
I don't see a bad line anywhere.

Love the s curve of her beak. So many boats get this line wrong.

The shear is just sublime.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:32 AM
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wow, just saw this for the first time. this is an awesome project. congrats
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:20 PM
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wow. as a former part-owner of a 50' Ricky, i'd have to say in that size range this is the most gorgeous boat i have seen. Congrats!
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Shin-Dig View Post
Is there a sea strainer for the AC's? I do not see one in the first photo

there is one now, that was an oversight in the first pic
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:32 PM
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Fantastic Job! Thant is a beautiful ride!
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:12 AM
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Everyday we get closer and closer. I’m not gonna lie. There was a time all I wanted to do was finish the boat so I could sell it. These projects are a major undertaking on our patience and wallet. Last week was a breath of fresh air and an eye opener to what our real goals were. The captain said it best. “ we got the story and goals right boss just the wrong year “. Now I can’t wait till we finish her up and start fishing. A big thanks to

Mark Lacovara and Grandslam Boat of NEFL
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:43 AM
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beautiful boat
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:30 AM
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A work of art and bump to the top for one of the prettier boats I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to see the final product and I really hope you post 1000 more pictures and a video walkthrough of her stem to stern!!
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:28 AM
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amazing...
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:02 AM
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Might have missed this in earlier posts, but where are you guys going to keep her? Jax? St. Aug? Beautiful results, congrats!
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:48 AM
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Any updates?
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:27 AM
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looks great!
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:44 AM
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she's just dying for a glass hardtop. I'll get the 'gofundme' page started Looks great
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Regardless of whether or not it suits your needs , If you don't like that ... you just don't like Boats
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Really have enjoyed watching this thread. Nice sled.
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