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    1988 21' Rally Sport

    After many years of sitting under various tarps and covers, I have dug out the Rally Sport and am attempting to get it up and running. I began this project 8 or 9 years ago. A couple of daughters and a divorce forced it to be put on the back burner. So, there it sat. It has been cared for over the years and not just left to rot but, time has taken its toll on a few items. I'm slowly wrapping my head around where and what I left off on. I absolutely love the boat and could never bring myself to put it up for sale. It has an '87 Johnson V8 on the back that refuses to cooperate. I'm no engine guy so it's a challenge in that department. Hopefully there will be pics on the water some day!
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    Any chance this is just cracked filler from the nose cone??
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    Is this stator still operational with the windings looking like this?
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    Chris

    21' Rally Sport w/ Johnny 3.6L

    Have you had your V8 today?

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    Boat looks good!
    Yes, I say thats the filler/bondo cracking. May have gotten water behind it.
    Probably with some TLC and a little work it will start right up.......

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    She needs some love but it'll get there! I need to pull the lower and grind a bit. I hope you're right! Still having a hell of a time getting it to idle. Does nothing but want to rev to the moon as soon as it fires. No change no matter what I adjust.
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    Thats a sweet looking boat! Looking forward to seeing on the water!
    '78 Hydrostream Viking/2.0 175, restoration https://www.screamandfly.com/showthr...Viking-rebuild

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    I have the same boat with a 300XS that has been "restored"
    it's worth it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnelsmn View Post
    Thats a sweet looking boat! Looking forward to seeing on the water!
    Thanks, me too!
    Chris

    21' Rally Sport w/ Johnny 3.6L

    Have you had your V8 today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by race30 View Post
    I have the same boat with a 300XS that has been "restored"
    it's worth it!!
    I think I've seen your boat before...very nice! Any idea if they used any coring in these hulls?
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    Yes, they used balsa Core in the hull bottom and probably sides. 3/8 or 1/2 inch thick.
    Not sure about the deck/cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radazzle View Post
    Yes, they used balsa Core in the hull bottom and probably sides. 3/8 or 1/2 inch thick.
    Not sure about the deck/cap.
    Yes, my RS deck has balsa.
    I find they are built a bit heavy but run well in/over chop.

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    Oh ok. I figured they probably were cored somehow. My sides aren't cored and I don't believe my deck is either.
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    Been a little slow going lately. Reworked my fuel system and finally managed to get a compression test done. Was about 102-109 on all cylinders so looks like all is well in that department still. That was on a cold motor. Not up and running quite yet. Cleaned up the stator and sprayed that. New flywheel key too as the old one gave up the ghost. Pumped out about 30 gallons of old fuel. The inside of the tank looks brand new so I was happy to see that. Fuel sender looked good still after cleaning that up. Hopefully it's still serviceable. Making progress, just not as quickly as I'd hoped!
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    Quote Originally Posted by race30 View Post
    I have the same boat with a 300XS that has been "restored"
    it's worth it!!
    What does yours run and what prop are you running?
    I have one with a 300 Promax.
    18 Talon/2.4 carb SOLD
    26 Deck Boat/250 Merc

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99fxst99 View Post
    What does yours run and what prop are you running?
    I have one with a 300 Promax.
    86 so far at 6000 rpm
    havent gotten a flat enough runway yet!
    i have vid of it going 95 with a 27p prop

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    Quote Originally Posted by race30 View Post
    86 so far at 6000 rpm
    havent gotten a flat enough runway yet!
    i have vid of it going 95 with a 27p prop
    Thanks,
    That's pretty good. I am still in the 70s, but my motor is high hrs/tired.
    Sorry Dargo, didn't mean to hijack your thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99fxst99 View Post
    Thanks,
    That's pretty good. I am still in the 70s, but my motor is high hrs/tired.
    Sorry Dargo, didn't mean to hijack your thread!
    No worries! Any conversation about these boats is good with me!
    Chris

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    Have you had your V8 today?

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