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    I have been eyeing those but I just can't see...

    I have been eyeing those but I just can't see spending that money on exhaust tips. I'm looking for more budget friendly alternatives.
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    Bummer those would not work. My new transom and...

    Bummer those would not work. My new transom and stringers say thank you.
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    By chance do you have the exhaust through hulls...

    By chance do you have the exhaust through hulls or exhaust tips? I need a 3" id tip to replace the poor setup on mine

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    ISO Exhaust Tips

    I was wondering if anyone had any 3" ID exhaust tips that I could take off someone's hands.

    My '81 just had 3" fiberglass tube siliconed in place with flappers clamped on. I am in search of...
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    Test Fit

    Time for an update. This past weekend I rebuilt the gantry cranes and got the repaired cap (she is not going to win any beauty pageants) back up in the air. Boy were my measurements wrong in the...
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    Thank you for the pictures of an actual Sport. ...

    Thank you for the pictures of an actual Sport. There are quite a few subtle differences between the 81 and 82 Sports.
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    Thank you for feedback and the confidence boost. ...

    Thank you for feedback and the confidence boost. Fiberglassing in the Texas heat really does wear down on ya. I went and confirmed that there is about 1/4" lip that allows for even more leeway. ...
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    Happy birthday to "The Money Pit"! Turning 40...

    Happy birthday to "The Money Pit"! Turning 40 sometime this month if not already.

    Too bad it is still under rebuild to take a lap around the lake.

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    No worries, you reminded me to update this thread...

    No worries, you reminded me to update this thread for those that maybe interested.

    Transom is in fully. I just have to cut out the exhaust holes and it will be complete. Please note that the...
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    No, I don't have a good photo, though it is not...

    No, I don't have a good photo, though it is not hard to describe. My swim deck has 2 brackets and each was through bolted to the transom with Stainless Steel 3-prong Nuts. This is a very poor...
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    Thanks for the idea. You are not too late as...

    Thanks for the idea. You are not too late as life has gotten in the way.

    I have my concerns too but I chained mine to a tree and used a long heavy duty ratchet strap to put a very strong load on...
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    I just picked up the fiberglass and resin for the...

    I just picked up the fiberglass and resin for the boat. In the near future I should be making some serious headway. However while waiting to order the fiberglass, I got most of the boat rewired,...
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    I just added the shaft log to the long list of...

    I just added the shaft log to the long list of things to rebuild. A pry bar and maybe 5lb of pressure and the shaft log popped off. Now I get the pleasure of grinding the inside hull flat and...
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    By chance does anyone know how the shaft log...

    By chance does anyone know how the shaft log attaches to the hull? We had a rain come through and filled the front part of the hull. When I jacked the trailer up, water was leaking through the hull...
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    Status update 1. 100% of the foam is out 2....

    Status update
    1. 100% of the foam is out
    2. Transom has been cut out
    3. Center stringers have been traced
    4. Floor removed
    5. Cutlass bearings removed
    6. Stringers are gone!!!

    As a note an...
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    I ran some string from side to side to help with...

    I ran some string from side to side to help with measurements. The starboard side is over an inch and a half lower than the side closest to the hull. The port side is only 3/4".

    Speaking of...
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    I have pulled out all the foam under the bow. A...

    I have pulled out all the foam under the bow. A flush cut pull saw and a long pry bar allowed me to pull large chunks of foam out. I have also removed what was left of carpet and odds and ends. ...
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    Being work from home had it's advantages, I get...

    Being work from home had it's advantages, I get to work on it during lunch breaks. I have pulled out 8 trash bags so far and probably have another 4 left. The foam was almost up to the rub rail.
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    1. It came with a SBC 350. The original motor...

    1. It came with a SBC 350. The original motor spun a bearing and a different rebuilt 350 was put is it's place.
    2. I'm in the Texas hill country. Although if I remember the story right it was...
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    I guess in 81 they were still figuring out the...

    I guess in 81 they were still figuring out the methods of construction as the flooring in mine is 3/4.

    My plan is to use polyester resin due to cost. I did find HDPE structural lumber, but that...
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    81 Sport Restoration

    Hello All,

    I picked up an '81 Sport this past March. My son and I are just now in the process of rebuilding this rare old boat. 30 years of rot has left fiberglass shells of what once was the...
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