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TwzteD
10-27-2020, 07:30 PM
New one being built right now. More pics to follow. Will be Powerd by an sst60.


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JPEROG
10-27-2020, 08:18 PM
Very cool little boats but I wish that those pictures had composite materials instead of all the wood.

I will be excited to see the finish work on this one "the Bullet is nothing short of an impressive job".

Joe

TwzteD
10-28-2020, 04:59 AM
I agree, defiantly not my first choice of materials, but if done right and properly taken care of will last quite a long time.

frogII
10-28-2020, 12:49 PM
Is there a reason for not coring the entire bottom ?
Also for not doing a the transom all in one piece ?
I'm not a boat builder by any means, just curious

FMP
10-28-2020, 12:53 PM
Glad to see nature's best in the transom, you can't beat it. Very good

TwzteD
10-28-2020, 01:00 PM
Glad to see nature's best in the transom, you can't beat it. Very good


Only the running surface and the tunnel on these have been cored from the beginning and held up great not sure why I assume it adds enough stiffness that it's not warented. The transom on the other hand is not flat across it's almost rounded that's why they used more than one piece of Marine ply.

oldschoolltv
10-28-2020, 02:48 PM
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tnelsmn
10-29-2020, 03:45 PM
Cool little boat, looking forward to seeing it come together.

David
10-29-2020, 07:35 PM
Does Skater still use wood? Wood done right is OK by me

TwzteD
11-03-2020, 12:58 PM
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TwzteD
11-03-2020, 01:08 PM
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=689575168634422


https://www.instagram.com/p/CHBC9mNHRr_/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

FMP
11-03-2020, 01:32 PM
He look overthere, someone's at the door ..... quick hang the CHRYSLER on it !

TwzteD
11-03-2020, 01:38 PM
3cyl omc Sst60 ;)

FMP
11-03-2020, 01:51 PM
Where are they building these?

TwzteD
11-03-2020, 02:11 PM
Ultra boats lake havasu, lavey craft was scheduled to but the rona and comi cali knocked them down unfortunately.

FMP
11-03-2020, 02:37 PM
Build to orders received then likely

TwzteD
11-03-2020, 08:55 PM
Correct

TwzteD
11-05-2020, 06:31 PM
Tabbing day, Top to bottom as one.

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specboatops
11-05-2020, 07:44 PM
Ultra boats lake havasu, lavey craft was scheduled to but the rona and comi cali knocked them down unfortunately.
John West?!

TwzteD
11-06-2020, 01:44 PM
Andrew is who i have been dealing with at Ultra, other than Mike.

TwzteD
11-18-2020, 06:50 AM
They did a great job and took the extra time and steps to fair out the transom instead of covering the seam.

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TwzteD
11-20-2020, 06:56 AM
Another transom shot, and the dolly Mike built to have the boat shipped on. Hopefully have the boat in a week or so.



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oldschoolltv
11-20-2020, 04:34 PM
Nice.

TwzteD
11-22-2020, 09:38 AM
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gotboostedvr6
11-22-2020, 11:02 AM
Why are they so underpowered?

gotboostedvr6
11-22-2020, 11:03 AM
And wood?

TwzteD
11-22-2020, 01:24 PM
What do you mean underpowered?

TwzteD
11-22-2020, 02:11 PM
What do you mean underpowered?

gotboostedvr6
11-22-2020, 02:17 PM
It needs a 75 or a 90.

A 60 is grossly underpowered.

TwzteD
11-22-2020, 02:18 PM
I said I was using an sst60.. they make 95 hp under 200lbs..

sharpeye Mike
11-22-2020, 06:58 PM
Lengthen the two sponsons and make it just a tad more modern and this boat is a winner.
we've been waiting for something like this.

TwzteD
11-23-2020, 05:25 AM
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TwzteD
11-24-2020, 01:49 PM
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XstreamVking
11-25-2020, 11:28 AM
Sharp lil boat twisted...It will be a blast. And you sure make them purty when you rig them out.

home made tunnel
11-25-2020, 08:01 PM
You going to chase down Mr. Demeanor and his 100+mph Biel?
I do love the hull - she's got good lines. Doesn't catch you as a 13' when you first look at her.

TwzteD
11-25-2020, 08:02 PM
You going to chase down Mr. Demeanor and his 100+mph Biel?
I do love the hull - she's got good lines. Doesn't catch you as a 13' when you first look at her.


Not trying to chase but will se what she's got with the sst60

TwzteD
12-02-2020, 08:23 PM
Did the Yamaha pro 50 trim conversion for the sst 60, sandblasted everything and finishing up the cowl and pan getting it ready for a mold.

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oldschoolltv
12-02-2020, 08:27 PM
That will be a nice setup.

TwzteD
12-03-2020, 06:04 AM
Thanks, Cant wait Until the boat gets here, hopefully sometime next week

TwzteD
12-04-2020, 08:58 PM
Bolted up the uflex steering ram fits great no issues except It touches the cowling pan, more work on the pan to make some clearence, cant bolt under the steering arm not enough clearence. For 3 different engines in one it fits well hah. ��

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JPEROG
12-04-2020, 09:13 PM
Bolted up the uflex steering ram fits great no issues except It touches the cowling pan, more work on the pan to make some clearence, cant bolt under the steering arm not enough clearence. For 3 different engines in one it fits well hah. ��

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It would be cool to have a wing plate water jetted and utilize a side ram on this rig "looks like you could use the lower studs.

Joe

TwzteD
12-04-2020, 10:08 PM
I wanted to do that.. I was advised not to run a side ram If not needed.

JPEROG
12-04-2020, 10:35 PM
Bad advisor. Can't beat six mounting points for a plate along with a pin and ram for strength. I say go for it.

Joe

TwzteD
12-05-2020, 06:03 AM
Bad advisor. Can't beat six mounting points for a plate along with a pin and ram for strength. I say go for it.

Joe


If I did that I could have eliminated the need for the shaft to be bored out and used the stock sst60 swivel shaft as i would not have needed the arm on it for the steering ram to bolt to thats the ,main reason why I wanted to use a side ram.. It would also eliminate the clearance issue im running into with the sst cowling pan touching the bolt and the hydro steering ram arm.

TwzteD
12-05-2020, 06:07 AM
slight clearance issue

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sharpeye Mike
12-05-2020, 06:40 PM
It's forge steel. Heat it with a torch and bend it down a tad. I did this with mine

TwzteD
12-08-2020, 09:47 AM
Yep that's exactly what I did bent it down a hair now sits perfect

TwzteD
12-10-2020, 07:15 AM
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oldschoolltv
12-10-2020, 12:32 PM
That is such a cool little boat, yet it has as much room in it as my Mirage.

TwzteD
12-10-2020, 12:43 PM
It's definitely got a lot of room inside for sure especially for a 13-footer

oldschoolltv
12-10-2020, 12:50 PM
I watched all of Chris’s threads all the way to 100, can’t wait to see how she performs with this motor, good luck keep us posted and be safe.

TwzteD
12-11-2020, 01:54 PM
Thanks, can't wait either.

Got most of the foam out of the boat, got a little more to get out in the bow. Going to clean up the inside and gelcoat everything. Got to find bucket seats and make mounts shifter/foot throttle mount also and cut down and glass over the bulkheads where they just tabbed them in.

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slow_bloke
12-11-2020, 05:10 PM
Did they need to do that for flotation USCG regs?

TwzteD
12-11-2020, 09:57 PM
Yea to make it legal for them to cover their ass, typically it would go under the floor but I'm not doing a floor since it's cored so i took it out. Only removed 20lbs unfortunately but not going to sweat it. I weighed everything today... Boat hull weighed 435lbs, significantly heavier than I anticipated since I was told it would weigh around 350 but it's very well laid up and it's still lighter than my bullet was and this boat is massive in comparison to the bullet in terms of space and size being only 3" longer. It's really a big boat for a 13 footer. 6ft3in wide with a cockpit of over 5 ft wide and 6ft long..The sides transom freeboard etc. are a lot taller than the 13ft bullet. My wife already likes it a lot better so I'm off to a good start. The SST60 with pro 50 Trim assembly came in at right around 190lbs.. that's light for a 95hp engine, people seem to falsify weight like speeds for whatever reason but I prefer to keep it real. Here's some pictures of the weights I got today.

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TwzteD
12-18-2020, 09:03 PM
Got trailer finished, boat on trailer, drilled transom and started to mock up engine. I ordered some transom wedges but may also need to cut the clamp brackets off the trim assembly as it hits the jackplate. I need the come down them extra 2 holes it's preventing me of doing so.

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TwzteD
12-22-2020, 06:06 AM
I cut the clamp brackets off as they hit the jack plate but now run into clearance issues with the steering arm, may either need to go with a side ram steering or add more setback, I did order some wedges for negative trim so will see if that gives me the clearance I need or not. I put a level on the sponsors and a piece of angle to the gear case as it sits with the clearance issues I have the prop shaft or the tip of the bullet will be roughly 2 in above the bottom of the sponson Not sure if that will be low enough for the lowest setting with the jack plate all the way down, I will be running a sponson water pickup so I'm not concerned about getting enough water Just issues with getting on plane I know it's a tunnel so naturally the gear case will be higher but will have to see if it works or not. I can go down one more hole if I'm able to get the clearance I need for the steering arm which will drop about an inch.


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TwzteD
12-22-2020, 06:07 AM
Found an srx for real cheap to try also.


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TwzteD
12-22-2020, 06:18 AM
Found an srx for real cheap to try also. I'll have it cut down.


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sharpeye Mike
12-22-2020, 06:57 PM
Got one also in a 23 pitch thinking of doing the same thing with mine. It would go on my Stinger for the Delta. Let us know what you end up doing to it.
Thanks

sharpeye Mike
12-22-2020, 06:59 PM
Ron Hill makes a great Jeff Brown cleaver that you might benefit from. I know I love mine.

TwzteD
12-22-2020, 07:03 PM
I'm actually waiting on Ron to finish up a Semi cleaver and a cleaver, yamaha drag style semi and a normal cleaver both arpund12.5x22-24p, I found this srx for 100$ so was worth it to grab. Hoping I can get the sst to spin 7500-8k rpm

TwzteD
02-21-2021, 09:38 PM
Haven't posted in a while with this build but have made some decent progress. I got all the engine painted, mounted temporarily, got the back seat completely made and dropped everything off to the upholster. Made a custom trim mouth for the paddles, and glassed over all the bare wood in the boat, sanded it all ready for gelcoat. I got the power head back from Monty and wanted to hear it run for the first time.


https://youtu.be/UJ-bf_CjEXQ


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TwzteD
02-21-2021, 09:42 PM
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TwzteD
04-25-2021, 06:43 PM
Been a while since I posted here got a bunch done, got a Mold build for the sst60 cowlings and pans, Keith (Gorilla) popped a few and one for my boat also, got seat bases glassed partial motor mounted and boat ready for gelcoat on inside. She almost ready. I apologize if the pictures are not in order.




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TwzteD
04-25-2021, 06:48 PM
Few more cowlings and pans available of anyone needs. Slightly modified from originals.

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oldschoolltv
04-25-2021, 06:51 PM
Lookin good.

Gorilla0178
04-25-2021, 08:49 PM
Looking good buddy.

TwzteD
04-26-2021, 01:15 PM
We finished the Gel on the inside today. Big mile Stone she's ready to finish rigging only thing left is cowling and pan to finish. Looks better in person where you can see the black under the gray splatter, I decided to add a good bit of gray platter to help keep the heat down.

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TwzteD
04-26-2021, 03:59 PM
Few more

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