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1993 Intrepid Classic 32 facelift!

Old 12-20-2018, 05:26 AM
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Default 1993 Intrepid Classic 32 facelift!

Hereís the story. Iíve posted a million times that Iíve always loved this hull. Iíve always wanted one. Always. This particular hull made me an intrepid guy. When I was kid on my dads brand new scarab sport, his friends intrepid would always outrun him on the way to Bimini. It drove my poor dad nuts. But seeing that hull in action was gorgeous.

Fast forward...story goes like this. I sold my latest diesel boat. Wanted speed. Started looking in the 100-150k range for newer boats. Almost bought a concept. Made an offer on a 2008 Intrepid...missed that deal...and was about to pull the trigger on a 2017 Renegade.

A month prior I had reached out to a Tht member who mentioned in a post a year ago his friend may be willing to part with his Intrepid. So I get the hook up and go see this boat thatís not really for sale. Drive to Miami and there she is sitting behind this amazing house in Coral Gables. Sheís a little rough. But great bones. We take her for a test run. The port motor stumbles until she heats up. We get out into cutler bay with heavy chop...put her on the pins and Iím in love.

Everything in in my experience says I donít want, need , or have time for another project. We get back to tune dock, briefly talk about price and I uncharacteristicly donít pursue the boat. I drive home with the wife and kids and decide Iím out.

A month later Iím walking out the door to check out the 2017 Renegade and I canít stop thinking about this 1993 Intrepid. So I say to my 10 year old son...you like the renegade? Heís says dad were intrepid guys. I asked if he was up for a project. He says absolutely! So I make the call!

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.

Weíre very excited. I feel like I found a Ferrari in a barn.





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Old 12-20-2018, 05:35 AM
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Great looking boat which is fantastic, but the time with your son will be priceless for him and you! Enjoy!
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:43 AM
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Thanks! Itís cool to hear him talk about boat things now!

Heres some one more pics.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:01 AM
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Good job bud! Can't wait to see this one unfold. We loved our 94 model.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:18 AM
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Nicely done! Glad to hear that boat went to you. I've been on the lookout for the same but am still a couple years out. Awesome hull, hope you and your family have many, many fun years ahead on it!!
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:27 AM
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Thanks for the kind words! And thank my fellow thtrs for their help as well build up to this!
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by arctic_f250 View Post
Thanks for the kind words! And thank my fellow thtrs for their help as well build up to this!
not trying to be a jerk here - but could you please not use the word "build" - it's a boat,it's already put together,you're not building a boat.
people use this term and it really sounds stupid - "i built a jeep" "i built a boat"

if you were closer to me,i would gladly give you my time and 35+yrs of experience,to help you on your project...

i'm a big intrepid fan...
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:48 AM
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Looks nice, good luck with the updates. Is it the pics, or is that trailer a little short?
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:52 AM
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very nice!!
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:52 AM
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Nice congrats! I would definitely get some new power on the back, technology has improved and will make that boat perform 10x better IMO.

Any chance the old trailer that boat was sitting on is for sale?
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Captllama View Post
Nice congrats! I would definitely get some new power on the back, technology has improved and will make that boat perform 10x better IMO.

Any chance the old trailer that boat was sitting on is for sale?
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Looks nice, good luck with the updates. Is it the pics, or is that trailer a little short?

the original trailer was stolen.


The trailer i put I put under it was from a Grady white 306 canyon. I like the little shorter trailer and it seems to be set up correctly. I will bring it to the trailer shop to confirm.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:43 AM
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I would go with new power for sure! How sensitive is that hull to 4 Stroke weight? New Merc 300's or the rumored higher HP motors sound like they would be a good fit. Or, maybe ETEC 300's if the new 4 Strokes are to heavy? That looks like an awesome project! Good luck!
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Originally Posted by jawz View Post
not trying to be a jerk here - but could you please not use the word "build" - it's a boat,it's already put together,you're not building a boat.
people use this term and it really sounds stupid - "i built a jeep" "i built a boat"

if you were closer to me,i would gladly give you my time and 35+yrs of experience,to help you on your project...

i'm a big intrepid fan...
You're a jerk.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:54 AM
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Double check the trailer bunks. They look to be short. I always thought the transom of the boat should be on the bunks. That way the weight is fully supported. If the bunks are short the weight in on the bottom of the hull that puts stresses where you do not want them.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by 4thFin View Post
Double check the trailer bunks. They look to be short. I always thought the transom of the boat should be on the bunks. That way the weight is fully supported. If the bunks are short the weight in on the bottom of the hull that puts stresses where you do not want them.

yes. Just spoke to a friend that works at magic tilt. He said slide her up a bit then double check the tongue weight. I may have to get a different trailer.
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Great find
You and your son are gonna make some lifelong memories with it.
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I have to say that your post gave me chills, as I grew up on a late 80's version of this same hull and was my dad's favorite. One of our first weekends out with it back in the day, he put it on the pins against a scarab sport in some chop and walked effortlessly. The only downfall to ours is that it was rigged with 235 OMC's and he always wanted to hang some Yamaha's on it but it always put a smile on our face.

I lost him last year unexpectedly and found myself really missing him badly this morning with the Holiday's among us. We got ours when I was 12 and sold it only a few years later due to an expanding business and little time for use. I took pic of his hanging pictures that he still had in his office last year when helping mom with the move after his passing.

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Originally Posted by JFam View Post
I have to say that your post gave me chills, as I grew up on a late 80's version of this same hull and was my dad's favorite. One of our first weekends out with it back in the day, he put it on the pins against a scarab sport in some chop and walked effortlessly. The only downfall to ours is that it was rigged with 235 OMC's and he always wanted to hand some Yamaha's on it but it always put a smile on our face.

I lost him last year unexpectedly and found myself really missing him badly this morning with the Holiday's among us. We got ours when I was 12 and sold it only a few years later due to an expanding business and little time for use. I took pic of his hanging pictures that he still had in his office last year when helping mom with the move after his passing.

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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.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:31 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 !
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:39 AM
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This is a great project. My $.02 on the engines; if they are working fine, paint them white and put zuke/evinrude decals on them. You will be engaged in many cool conversations, and save $40-50K.
Those engines are thirsty, but with care, should last a long time.
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