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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeFever View Post
    Makes sense but if the core is to be balsa which is likely to rot first, is this an issue?
    no. its not.

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    Haven't got much in the boat done, but will have to kick it in high gear, motor is done. Thanks to Ken for some beer paid labor!!! Prime, paint, custom lwp, and since he had nothing else to do,,,, assembly!!! Dang! I gotta work on the boat, he took all the fun work! Thanks Ken!
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    1973 Viper w/ V4 Crossflow.
    1978 Viking w/ 1978 175hp Merc, My first restoration in progress

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    The motor looks great. Gonna look amazing on that sweet Blue Viking!

    Well, if you ever finish it!

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    Ken came over to mix again, maybe we drank more beer than work. But something got done.
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    1973 Viper w/ V4 Crossflow.
    1978 Viking w/ 1978 175hp Merc, My first restoration in progress

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    Looks fantastic RJ! But, the color doesn't match...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captaincj View Post
    Looks fantastic RJ! But, the color doesn't match...
    It may some day, but to get on the water I am gonna use a big carbon fiber decal over it for now.

    1973 Viper w/ V4 Crossflow.
    1978 Viking w/ 1978 175hp Merc, My first restoration in progress

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    Wicked Smart. Get her sea-worthy, then pretty, it's boating season in MN, both months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captaincj View Post
    Wicked Smart. Get her sea-worthy, then pretty, it's boating season in MN, both months...
    Haha, not too sure about the smart thing!

    But I need to chase your vking down this summer!

    1973 Viper w/ V4 Crossflow.
    1978 Viking w/ 1978 175hp Merc, My first restoration in progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjdubiel View Post
    Haha, not too sure about the smart thing!

    But I need to chase your vking down this summer!
    Ha, that shouldn't be too hard, the guy who hung the motor on my boat thought Mercury was spelled:

    E V I N R U D E.

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    So grinding on the damage area on the outside of the hull. But do I need to also grind out spider cracks?
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    1973 Viper w/ V4 Crossflow.
    1978 Viking w/ 1978 175hp Merc, My first restoration in progress

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    But repair is ready for glass. Get that done this week and slap some paint on it and on to the seat boxs, bulkhead, and final glass over the floor, and head over to Ken's for the motor!
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    What a shi# show in my garage! Haha.
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    1973 Viper w/ V4 Crossflow.
    1978 Viking w/ 1978 175hp Merc, My first restoration in progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjdubiel View Post
    head over to Ken's for the motor!

    What a shi# show in my garage! Haha.
    Ken in Fridley? I really need to get my motor over to him one of these days too. And you havent seen **** show until you have seen the current state of my garage. LoL
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    Some progress. Small repairs painted, on to the big one....
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    1973 Viper w/ V4 Crossflow.
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    Getting closer to getting back on the inside of the boat! Gotta sand later today, then fill some spots on the bigger repair, but two small ones ready for sanding, primer, and paint.
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    Here is the finished smaller repairs, and man do I suck at this. Unfortunately I just have no clue how to do body work!!! But ya gotta know when good is good enough....
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    1973 Viper w/ V4 Crossflow.
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    Some more progress
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