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  1. Hi Jet! Great to hear from you. Hope all is...

    Hi Jet!

    Great to hear from you. Hope all is well with y'all. Did you leave Dallas for a while?...your location says back to Dallas.

    I'm still doing TheHomeMag. It's changed my world although my...
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    I haven't had to but epoxy & glass should do the...

    I haven't had to but epoxy & glass should do the trick. They make heavier cloth called woven roven that's really beefy. Would probably need to cut woven into strips when laying it up cuz it doesn't...
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    I agree with h2o-ski. What's under the deck is...

    I agree with h2o-ski. What's under the deck is multiples worse than what you're seeing above. That doesn't mean it'll fall apart on you soon. There were noticeable soft spots when walking before I...
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    If your hull hasn't been painted there's no clear...

    If your hull hasn't been painted there's no clear coat. The factory finish is called gel coat. It's part of the fiberglassing process in hull construction. It's typically about the thickness of a...
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    It's worth verifying the cable isn't out of...

    It's worth verifying the cable isn't out of adjustment first. Find where the cable attaches to the tranny and remove the cable. Move gear lever by hand, have someone behind the wheel if on the water....
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    If your cap is anything like the later 80s models...

    If your cap is anything like the later 80s models the inner walls can be trimmed as needed. Whatever they are adding structurally isn't dependent on the height provided you don't cut them so short...
  7. Cool purchase. I learned to wakeboard behind a...

    Cool purchase. I learned to wakeboard behind a similar vintage Supra. Manual gauges and switches are the way to go.



    If all you do is short cruises then yes you lose some of the open feeling.
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    minus a point for the cheapo rim on the spare ...

    minus a point for the cheapo rim on the spare

    j/k, killer looking rig all around! The 242 is easily the sweetest looking 'modern' design, imo.
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    Yup, the outers are 3/4". The inner stringers are...

    Yup, the outers are 3/4". The inner stringers are doubled up for 1 1/2". I used 4x4s for the engine mount bases.
  10. Good for you. Rebuild as you need. The type of...

    Good for you. Rebuild as you need.

    The type of fiberglass isn't as important as laying it out properly as in surface prep, poly or epoxy mixing, etc. Scraps may be a pain in the rear to work with...
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    Filling the bilge sometimes doesn't work well....

    Filling the bilge sometimes doesn't work well. Instead of dripping straight to the ground water will run down the hull to the lowest point and drip from there. Plus, will take a good bit of water...
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    Why no FAE type solution?

    Why no FAE type solution?
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    It may work but you'll be trail blazing where no...

    It may work but you'll be trail blazing where no one has gone before. And if you're not on crack you can do better than the factory so rebuild with wood will outlive you.
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    Pics are always the best way to go. These boats...

    Pics are always the best way to go. These boats aren't rocket science but there's a learning curve. Good for you buddy. Many of us started learning on old Supras. You've come to a good place. Some of...
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    Where the water enters and where it appears could...

    Where the water enters and where it appears could be 2 very different spots. Plus, in front of the engine is the lowest point of the bilge so a likely place for accumulation. Another common source of...
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    First post, welcome. If you haven't read up on...

    First post, welcome. If you haven't read up on the topic spend some time searching stringer rebuild, floor rot, etc. It's really uncommon for the floor to show soft spots without having some stringer...
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    Agreed, a new switch with an improperly adjusted...

    Agreed, a new switch with an improperly adjusted transmission cable will not solve the problem so don't skip this step.
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    If there's a prop shop near you they can verify...

    If there's a prop shop near you they can verify the strut isn't bent. Would be unusual if it weren't at least a little.

    There are videos online showing how to align the engine/tranny. The strut...
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    Are the battery cables original? Been tuned up...

    Are the battery cables original? Been tuned up not too long ago? (cap, points, etc)
  20. Sorry, can't help with that. What part of the...

    Sorry, can't help with that. What part of the country?
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    Angus has it. The lowest spot in the hull needs...

    Angus has it. The lowest spot in the hull needs to be the bilge. Stop water from accumulating anywhere else.
  22. Thread: Muffler leak

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    Have the hoses developed soft spots? They're...

    Have the hoses developed soft spots? They're pretty bullet proof except for being overheated. It's possible for them to get a little crooked when not fully clamped down. That could cause a leak.
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  23. Thread: Muffler leak

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    Killer thread revival!...just over 10 years....

    Killer thread revival!...just over 10 years. Brings back memories.

    If you're talking about the cylindrical sort of tower looking part it's the top of the rudder. As a moving piece going through...
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    In the second pic those stripes look wrong?...too...

    In the second pic those stripes look wrong?...too short, too high and nowhere close to 'level'.

    If the stripe is too high and it's still underwater that's a bad combination. At the same time the...
  25. Thread: 86 salty

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    Boats kept on lifts are often rode hard and put...

    Boats kept on lifts are often rode hard and put up wet. Their trailers left at the mercy of the sun. This one's looking a little rough around the edges but some care has been taken at some point with...
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