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07-30-2011, 02:01 PM
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Posted By amsimonsjs

Very cool video and very cool boat for sure, I'd...

Very cool video and very cool boat for sure, I'd love to have one of those.

I know everyone was really excited to see the Hewes run at a million miles an hour, but unfortunately life is full of...
07-30-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 105,375
Posted By amsimonsjs

In Miami's Upper east side, crackheads will do...

In Miami's Upper east side, crackheads will do whatever they have to do to get their crack fix. Unfortunately, that meant stealing everything off my boat. If someone doesn't want to believe that, it...
07-29-2011, 09:38 PM
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Views: 105,375
Posted By amsimonsjs

Hey everyone, glad to be back on this forum. ...

Hey everyone, glad to be back on this forum.

I'm afraid that the twin engine idea has been tossed out the window for now, since the boat was completely de-rigged by thieves.

I had both motors...
11-28-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,380
Posted By amsimonsjs

Unfortunately, we haven't been able to make much...

Unfortunately, we haven't been able to make much progress on this one, due to the fact that we've been working on a Zodiac 733 Hurricane. We've glassed in the fuel tank, but that's about it for now....
09-12-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,380
Posted By amsimonsjs

Hi everybody, sorry I haven't posted any updates...

Hi everybody, sorry I haven't posted any updates recently,been very busy lately.

We finally have the fuel tank in, console is almost done being glassed to fill in all the holes.
We had the...
08-12-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,380
Posted By amsimonsjs

Ryan, thanks. I had no idea that it was illegal...

Ryan, thanks. I had no idea that it was illegal for gas tanks to have side penetrations.

I was so happy with the way the diesel tank was made, I had the gas tank pickups done the exact same way:...
08-10-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,380
Posted By amsimonsjs

We're hoping she'll be done in the next few...

We're hoping she'll be done in the next few weeks, we're workin like animals on this thing.

Picked up the 2 part foam from river marine, and got the fuel tank from the welder today, looks sweet. ...
08-10-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,380
Posted By amsimonsjs

Yes we bought the boat at auction. The tubes are...

Yes we bought the boat at auction. The tubes are in decent shape, but they've been beat by the sun. Most of the seams are coming apart and need to be reglued. We have the glue and paint that we...
08-09-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,380
Posted By amsimonsjs

Death Trap?

Hey Guys, Haven't posted on here in a while, mostly ever since the "Hewes Your Daddy" build, which unfortunately I've lost interest in. :(

However, I've embarked on a new project with the company...
06-11-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,901
Posted By amsimonsjs

I went to Merritt today, got some Coosa coring...

I went to Merritt today, got some Coosa coring for the boat, that should be enough to cover that transom hole.

My only concern is that the transom is only 2" thick. Would that be enough to take a...
06-11-2010, 10:39 AM
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Views: 3,901
Posted By amsimonsjs

Thanks Capt! I already called Merritt and they...

Thanks Capt! I already called Merritt and they have it in stock, i'm going to pick it up right now.

As for this boat ending up like the Hewes, not exactly. I work for a private towboat company,...
06-10-2010, 06:50 PM
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Views: 3,901
Posted By amsimonsjs

PVC Foam Core?

Evening guys,

I've got a 24' Willard RIB that we're rebuilding into a towboat.

Originally, it came with a Cummins 6BT mated to a Konrad outdrive.

The boat only came with the outdrive, so...
04-28-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By amsimonsjs

Diesel Websites?

Anyone know of sites where I can learn more about Cummins marine diesels?

Forums are good.

Anywhere I can get cheap parts?

Thanks!

-Alex
04-02-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,208
Posted By amsimonsjs

Turns out the engine was hydrolocked. We're...

Turns out the engine was hydrolocked. We're getting a remanned block next week. Thanks for all the help you guys.
04-02-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By amsimonsjs

Electronics Upgrade!

Hi guys,

I've got a few questions regarding an upgrade that I'm helping a buddy with.

Its a big cruiser, and the sound system in it at the moment is terrible.

He wants to upgrade ALL the...
04-02-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 105,375
Posted By amsimonsjs

Chris, I sure haven't moved on, I still have the...

Chris, I sure haven't moved on, I still have the boat, and I'm accumulating the funds to get the boat up and running again.

I'm hoping that within the next few weeks I can get to work on my...
03-30-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,208
Posted By amsimonsjs

What was ground down was the gear on the starter,...

What was ground down was the gear on the starter, the ring gear didn't seem all that bad.

I'll give it a good look this afternoon, but I don't suspect it's that bad, this happened from one hour to...
03-29-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,208
Posted By amsimonsjs

The old starter was damaged, however we replaced...

The old starter was damaged, however we replaced it with a new one, and its having the same problem.

Bolts are nice and tight. Motor was running this morning, started up just fine.

When I...
03-29-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,908
Posted By amsimonsjs

Well this is fun... ...

Well this is fun...

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03-29-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,208
Posted By amsimonsjs

Starter Grinds Up Flywheel

Hya guys,

I have twin Mercruiser 5.7's in a 1993 32 Maxum.

My starboard motor is having problems with its starter. This morning, it started up just fine.

When I crank the ignition, you...
03-19-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 105,375
Posted By amsimonsjs

I sure will. I know you guys have a good eye for...

I sure will. I know you guys have a good eye for that kind of stuff.

If its not too bad and they can be repaired, I'm willing to go ahead and fix em.

If they need replacing, then forget...
03-19-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 105,375
Posted By amsimonsjs

By the end of next week, I should have enough...

By the end of next week, I should have enough cash to get the transom work done.
With school, fueling my truck (I drive a 351 Bronco), and food, etc, money is tight. I'm doing the best I can to put...
02-18-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,009
Posted By amsimonsjs

Whip out the popcorn :grin: ...

Whip out the popcorn :grin:

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02-18-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 105,375
Posted By amsimonsjs

I finally have some funds to get this project...

I finally have some funds to get this project started! First thing I'm going to tackle is the transom.

I usually get my glass supplies for I believe 76 bucks a 5 gal bucket at River Marine in...
02-17-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,022
Posted By amsimonsjs

Try and get a copy of the wiring diagram. I'm not...

Try and get a copy of the wiring diagram. I'm not too familiar with electronic ign systems, but with the diagram, you should be able to get it right.

If you post your diagram, we should be able...
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