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Old 12-20-2018, 10:12 AM
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Itís amazing what we cherish as memories! Thatís awesome that we had great fathers! Hopefully Iíll be able to give my boy some good stories crossing to Bimini and smoking scarab sports!

Sorry about your loss.
Thanks for the kind words, and awesome project for you and your son to do together. Mine taught me everything back then and basically would turn things over to me while he would rig ballyhoo on the way out each run. People would be jaw dropped when I would slide a 30ft CC up against the dock at the ramp with little to no effort. Great memories for sure and would pay anything to be able to do it again with him. I was probably 13yo in this picture and back in 88-89'. Sorry for the derail and look forward to watching your progression with the boat.

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Old 12-20-2018, 10:14 AM
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It's amazing how these plastic & metal machines bring so many great memories to us all. We are all so lucky & blessed to have had great times on some great boats (& planes) in our all to short lives.

To everyone, be thankful for your Family & the great memories that we all make.
Good luck with the build / rebuild. She looks to be a great start. Remember... Under it all, she's an Intrepid !
Yessir, and I am trying to do the same with my girls as well. It is music to my ears when they say, "are we going on the boat this weekend?".
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:03 PM
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Iím also searching for a couple of items.

1. Intrepid logo fiberglass radio box. Found one on Craigslist for my last boat.

2. Fiberglass intrepid Helm seat. Found one possibly waiting to hear back.

If if you have any of these items let me know! Thanks !
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:33 PM
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I have a close friend that has the same year and model Intrepid. He is currently in the process of repowering it from older Mercury 250 EFI's to the new Mercury V8 300's. I will let you know what kind of performance he gets with the new motors. The boat ran great with the older Mercury EFI's but it was very very thirsty.
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:50 PM
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Absolutely keep me posted on that!
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:03 PM
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Traitor!
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:33 PM
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Traitor!
I know right!!
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by weeki wachee life View Post
I have a close friend that has the same year and model Intrepid. He is currently in the process of repowering it from older Mercury 250 EFI's to the new Mercury V8 300's. I will let you know what kind of performance he gets with the new motors. The boat ran great with the older Mercury EFI's but it was very very thirsty.
That thing is going to move out with 300's on it!
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:24 PM
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She will be off to the fiberglass shop next week. I ended up choosing a local guy who works on the sheriffs boats around here. On the list:

delete drawers and and storage sink.
Fix all gun whales
fix hatches
fix non skid
repaint imron stripe
replace bottom paint with white color match hard
replace black rub rail with white
patch holes in dash
and a few other items

Had a broken weld in the top. And frozen Rupp top guns. Debating on fixing current blue water top or buying a custom fiberglass and aluminum top...
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:37 PM
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You're a jerk.
i agree
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:19 PM
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Awesome boat! My friend sdwood on here has a 1994 that was repowered with Twin Yamaha 300’s. She will fly past any other boat in its class and then some. Best boat ever made and designed. Intrepid should have never stopped making this Hull. Great find!
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Rev Ron View Post
Awesome boat! My friend sdwood on here has a 1994 that was repowered with Twin Yamaha 300ís. She will fly past any other boat in its class and then some. Best boat ever made and designed. Intrepid should have never stopped making this Hull. Great find!
I wish they would too. They made the flats again. You never know!
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:24 AM
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Anxiously waiting to see the results along the way and the for sale post.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:44 AM
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Iím involving my 10 year old son with every decision and vendor to bring this boat back to as close as we can factory condition. This will get him off the Xbox!

IĎm going to try and share my experiences and general budget at the end.

Iím torn between new power, newer used, or keep these ox66 bulletproof motors and restore her to era specific.
Originally Posted by weeki wachee life View Post
I have a close friend that has the same year and model Intrepid. He is currently in the process of repowering it from older Mercury 250 EFI's to the new Mercury V8 300's. I will let you know what kind of performance he gets with the new motors. The boat ran great with the older Mercury EFI's but it was very very thirsty.
Doing this with your 10yr old is great. My dad handled stuff similarly, those experiences make up most of my childhood memories.

id do new power. Iím intending do go with the new mercuryís too once they get a year or two on them. I had the ox-66 (actually the vx76 - pre-ox66) on my last boat - yeah I suppose they can be reliable but everything on them corrodes over 20yrs and itís just not at all what Iíd want on a sled that regularly got me out of sight of land. Plus the ox-66 is too ďnewĒ to be period correct, I think they were introduced after your hull went out of production.

could you post some pictures of the hull bottom at some point? Iíve always been curious where it came from. Between my dad and me we had 3 23/24í intrepids and a 26/28 (current boat) and all are basically that rounded keel I associate with a Formula. Your hull is the same beam, is it mostly a stretch of the 26 (or the 26 a shortening of yours) or something entirely different?
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:15 AM
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replace black rub rail with white
I think a SS rub rail would look great on there.
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:43 AM
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Great boat and great project. Your trailer is to short. The transom really should be supported.
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:48 AM
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Great boat and great project. Your trailer is to short. The transom really should be supported.
Slide her up a bit and could do longer bunks?? Only need about 2 feet right?
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:06 AM
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Congrats on this find. At least your starting with quality and not an old Chris Craft Commander
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:05 AM
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Slide her up a bit and could do longer bunks?? Only need about 2 feet right?
If you can do that great. It's tough to tell from the pics how much the overhang is.
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:23 AM
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Someone asked for bottom paint pics. Here they are.
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