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  • Birthday 20/08/1981

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  1. Another great days boating with @johnnyfive and @keltik. We did the Waimana and upper Whakatane river, and had a go at this little stream, Was surprised I made it that far tbh. Did a little bit of damage to the boat, but nothing major. Keltiks vid of the incident, It was quite a ride. All in all a good hoon, would hoon again, A++.
  2. All the formula Atlantic stuff was 16v I think? And as far as a I know, they were about as good as 4AGEs got, not sure why 20v were not used?
  3. What's going on here then, you making a medium port?
  4. Ha, you animal, even my fat ass didn't manage that!
  5. Went up the WHK, wasn't a lot of water, it was neat. (Phone vid from inside waterproof case, so looks a bit weird) Also, turns out you need more than 20mm of water to boat. New high score on grate rocks too. Very keen to go waaaaay further up this bugger one day.
  6. The SSS reverse/trim lever showed up the other day, and by golly it's a sexual piece of gear. I'm well impressed with the design and build quality, glad I didn't try make one TBH, Strange thing to be boned up over I know, but hey.
  7. What have you got in the way of engine bay venting? I want to seal mine up as sound tight as possible, but then worry about the motor eating stinky hot air, wondering what the best thing to do is?
  8. FINALLY got around to listing good old lazza, https://www.trademe.co.nz/2975638612 You should buy him.
  9. Hello fellow OS member, I'm interested in a vehicle on a yard in glenfeild, and was wondering if someone might be able to give it a good look over for me? (it's a 600km round trip for me) The yards open 7 days a week, so y'all can just stroll in anytime. I just want to know general condition, if it looks like it's been serviced, dents/scratches, not rusty underneath, that it doesn't smell like darts inside, and that it doesn't make any weird noises. Cheers boss, Regards, VG.
  10. I did some more boring stuff, Put a chunk of 50x6 ali angle under the dash to stop the over centering, it's IMPOSSIBLE for it to happen now. Then I got the shits with the foam tape sealing the engine cover, as it would move around and get sticky goop all over the place. I removed the tape, and cut out a slab of the EVA foam that came with the boat, and glued it to the underside of the lid, this now stops a bit of sound and vibration coming out, AND seals the lid. Fuck I'm clever. Next I made a plate to seal up a big ass hole the last owner cut in the seat/
  11. From MoOOooOo to MOOOOOOOO. I'll have to get that last 10-15% of throttle working now.
  12. So had a bash at J5s private wet spot on Sunday, and the porpoising was nowhere to be seen, which made boating much more pleasant, and VG very happy. BUT on the last run of the day the porpoise returned, turns out the actuator end of the trim cable is only held in place with a hose clip, and had moved (I thought the last owner was talking about the unit end, DUURRRRRR) so i've ordered the correct morse cable retainer to secure this. I'm now trying to decide if I bother making the ride plate any wider or longer, or just put new gruntier supports on the current one? A longer one would prot
  13. Talked to the old owner the other day, he had problems with porpoising when he originally built the boat, took him ages to work out, but it was the nozzle being forced up by the jet blast, because the trim cables outer sheath was moving (due to not having the correct clips, it now has the proper morse clips). So I checked this, but its solid as a rock. So I've cut the ride plate supports, jammed 12mm of flat in there, and it's now basically level with the bottom of the boat, and the trim nozzle can go alllllllll the way down. I'll find out on Sunday what effect this has had. It will start bow
  14. Ok so I've got a bit of a boat boner at the moment. Had a bit of time, so fitted a spring washer and loctite to the bolt that came loose on the steering. I also put a hose clip (will replace with a rope grip) on the steering push rod doofer, so it can't over center. I then got carried away and removed the corner dash bit, and fitted the switches and display to the lower dash, it looks a billion times better IMO. I'll get some flat bar that goes right across the dash welded in, and then put marine carpet behind it. The other night I started looking at the porpoising situation. The rid
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