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New toy!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:24 am
by chadbragg
Got the itch to try something different this year! I'm pushing 40yo and have owned Atleast 1 boat at all times since I was 14yo. But never a ski boat, actually never even considered one until a couple weeks ago.

Well I found this one on one of the fb trade sites and made a deal on it. It's a 2004 18' Tahoe Q3 with a 4.3 inboard/outboard. The engine wasn't winterized year before last and froze and busted. Gonna start pulling the engine this week and see how bad it is. Interior is in pretty good shape, just needs a good cleaning and buffing! Hope we are on the water as soon as its warm enough! ImageImageImage


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Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:58 am
by bigsteve
Be cold out there today

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Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:09 am
by jv
:)

Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:54 pm
by jbullard1
What is the engine?

Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:42 pm
by chadbragg
jbullard1 wrote:What is the engine?


Vortec 4.3


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Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:19 pm
by dustygoodson
nice boat yall will have fun with it

Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:47 am
by jbullard1
chadbragg wrote:
jbullard1 wrote:What is the engine?


Vortec 4.3


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It shouldn't be hard to find parts for it

Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:11 pm
by chadbragg
jbullard1 wrote:
chadbragg wrote:
jbullard1 wrote:What is the engine?


Vortec 4.3


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It shouldn't be hard to find parts for it


Not at all. Gotta get it pulled and see how bad it is. May be getting a complete engine.


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Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:17 pm
by jbullard1
chadbragg wrote:
jbullard1 wrote:
chadbragg wrote:
jbullard1 wrote:What is the engine?


Vortec 4.3


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It shouldn't be hard to find parts for it


Not at all. Gotta get it pulled and see how bad it is. May be getting a complete engine.


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You know you can easily get 300+ horsepower out of that engine with a proper build :2TU: :2TU:

Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:33 pm
by chadbragg
jbullard1 wrote:
chadbragg wrote:
jbullard1 wrote:
chadbragg wrote:
jbullard1 wrote:What is the engine?


Vortec 4.3


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It shouldn't be hard to find parts for it


Not at all. Gotta get it pulled and see how bad it is. May be getting a complete engine.


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You know you can easily get 300+ horsepower out of that engine with a proper build :2TU: :2TU:


I plan to just go stock with it. It'll just be me and the family crusing the lake.


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Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:11 pm
by jbullard1
A nice thumpidy thump idle always sounds good You do not have to go full blast

Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:13 pm
by gtk
go ahead and buy 3 extra plugs.. bwm & I sunk their ski boat quite often :W:

Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:53 pm
by chadbragg
jbullard1 wrote:A nice thumpidy thump idle always sounds good You do not have to go full blast


I plan to cam it.


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Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:54 pm
by chadbragg
gtk wrote:go ahead and buy 3 extra plugs.. bwm & I sunk their ski boat quite often :W:


There is a bag full in the dry box. Lol


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Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:29 pm
by Bullie
gtk wrote:go ahead and buy 3 extra plugs.. bwm & I sunk their ski boat quite often :W:


Though I have tried it both ways, I have found it to be much more convenient to insert the plug BEFORE disembarking from the boat ramp.

Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:25 am
by gtk
i agreee bullie, but it makes it more exciting to leave it out every other trip.

Re: New toy!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:05 pm
by bigjohn
Drop a 4.8 in it if it will fit