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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 20, 7:36 PM Thread Starter
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My latest quarantine project.

Well, letís see. Finally put my dump bed on my golf cart and fabled up mounts to use a hydraulic cylinder. , got the frame built for a utility trailer that I have had the pieces for a couple years.

Now moving onto swapping the engine in my 242 Formula. It has a carbed 260hp in it now. Runs great but I really like fuel injection. I bought a .030Ē over 350 Mag MPI a couple years ago. (300 hp).

Getting a couple things swapped over before dropping it in. I need a couple days of warm weather to bilgekote the bilge. Its not in bad shape but since the engine is out...
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Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 20, 7:41 PM Thread Starter
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New engine and the boat it's going in.
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Boat looks to be in good shape - what year?
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Older formula’s had such great lines. I had a 1986 PC-28 years ago. Great looking, well built boats.
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I’m getting to old for this but it comes out of the hole like a rocket and handles like it’s on rails.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 20, 8:15 PM Thread Starter
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1986. Beautiful shape. Been pampered all its life. If you have never ridden in a boat with a 24 degree dead rise you donít know what you are missing. This thing loves 2í chop. I had a 250 Sundancer (18 deg) and it would knock your teeth out in 2 footers.

I have never had the prop leave the water in any of my other boats but this thing flies and lands so nice itís easy to do. We love this thing. Original trailer it came with as well.
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The color looks nice, it seems like you are getting ready for some water activities.

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Re: My latest quarantine project.

I had a Merc 260 (350 cu in, 260 hp) in an 18 ft Century. Kind of a boat version of a muscle car. I don't know what the deadrise was but it was rear heavy and would knock your teeth out and your head off in anything over one foot waves.
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The color looks nice, it seems like you are getting ready for some water activities.

Well the governor has it shut down right now so I figured now is the time.

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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Re: My latest quarantine project.

Iím going to tackle the helm in my boat. The panels are aluminum but faded and the paint is lifting in a few spots. Iíll do this while we shelter in place on board 3 days a week.
I may even take them and have a teak veneer applied. The flat gray has always bugged me.
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Iím going to tackle the helm in my boat. The panels are aluminum but faded and the paint is lifting in a few spots. Iíll do this while we shelter in place on board 3 days a week.
I may even take them and have a teak veneer applied. The flat gray has always bugged me.
The teak would look great.

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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Well, letís see. Finally put my dump bed on my golf cart and fabled up mounts to use a hydraulic cylinder. , got the frame built for a utility trailer that I have had the pieces for a couple years.

Now moving onto swapping the engine in my 242 Formula. It has a carbed 260hp in it now. Runs great but I really like fuel injection. I bought a .030Ē over 350 Mag MPI a couple years ago. (300 hp).

Getting a couple things swapped over before dropping it in. I need a couple days of warm weather to bilgekote the bilge. Its not in bad shape but since the engine is out...
Sweet. I had a 242 that had a blown 350 MPI in it when it was given to me. Other than that, the boat was mint with 120 hours and had a Bravo1 on it. I tossed a 502 mag in with silent choice exhaust and that is one boat I'm sorry I sold. Great boat! I went from that to a '95 382 SR1, which I kept for 14 years.
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Sweet. I had a 242 that had a blown 350 MPI in it when it was given to me. Other than that, the boat was mint with 120 hours and had a Bravo1 on it. I tossed a 502 mag in with silent choice exhaust and that is one boat I'm sorry I sold. Great boat! I went from that to a '95 382 SR1, which I kept for 14 years.
Damn, what would turn with the blown mpi in it? Iíve looked into the blowers but they donít make them for a 2011. Iím guessing itís because it uses the 555 computer.

Iíd like to eventually move into a 302 or 311 SRI. Definitely no FasTechs, way too much $$$$. The older boats are just as nice, just heavier so not as fast with the same hp.

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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Oops, blown as in windowed- 2 rods kicked out due to a bad manifold and it hydro-locked.
The 272 is a sweet hull too, just a tight engine room, even with small blocks. The 311 is a super hull, and fast as hell. It also has silent thunder which I'm a big fan of.
I've never been a fan of the fastech, had a bad experience in a 353 where I came off a 8 ft crest and the hull aerated letting the boat go sideways like it was on ice, at about 70 mph.
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