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    Default Shootout boat

    We have a big race here every year. people from all over the world come to be in it. It is done sorta like Bonneville to me, if you are familiar with that.
    I always seem to weld on a few one way or another.
    I just thought about it today and asked one of the techs if he would shoot a couple of pics with my camera for you guys.
    First one is my van I use and me welding. Second is a better shot of the boat.
    That building is full of this type of boats and there is another building the same way. They are 60x300. Lotsa $$








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    I would say each stern drive (not including any engine of course ) would run 15-25 thousand.Im guessing to fuel up the tanks is about $800.00.What was the particular problem with the skeg that required welding?What type of filler did you use?Mike

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    One thing I forgot to add, I am going to assume that matching the finish on that Skeg is no easy task, how do you deal with that?Mike

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    Another question for you, how long is your torch lead? It looks way longer then the normal 25 foot.

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    Default No response from Fusion King?

    I hope he didnt melt the skeg off or something Just Kidding, I know your too good for that.Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by crawdaddy View Post
    I hope he didnt melt the skeg off or something Just Kidding, I know your too good for that.Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by crawdaddy View Post
    I would say each stern drive (not including any engine of course ) would run 15-25 thousand.Im guessing to fuel up the tanks is about $800.00.What was the particular problem with the skeg that required welding?What type of filler did you use?Mike
    It had hit something and had a piece missing about the shape and size of 1/2 of a tennis ball about halfway up the leading edge...quite common. I call 'em "turtle bites"
    I used 4043 and just built it back up.

    Quote Originally Posted by crawdaddy View Post
    One thing I forgot to add, I am going to assume that matching the finish on that Skeg is no easy task, how do you deal with that?Mike
    What I do after welding is rough grind with a 4 1/2" grinder, not quite flush. Then on that one I used a 21"x3" Ryobi belt sander with a 36 grit belt and made it just flush and then switched to an 80 grit. After that I used a 5" random orbit sander with a 100 grit disc. They said good enuff/
    It had a slight tweak in it that I took out on the pre-heat as well.
    I messed with it 2 hrs and they paid me $200 and everyone was happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by engnerdan View Post
    Another question for you, how long is your torch lead? It looks way longer then the normal 25 foot.

    -Dan
    Pics say it all here...I just use a power block and chopped off the lug. Then I connected 2 twenty five ft leads and taped 'em up...been using that for about 12 yrs now.




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