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My New Project arrived July 4th!

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My New Project arrived July 4th!

Post by JUPITER VALERO » Jul 05, 2012 3:13 pm

My new project arrived July 4th at 5:00 am!!! This is my biggest, coolest project to date! It's a 1984 Checkmate 2800SX outboard. The boat was originally rigged with tripples off the transom and then converted to twin on Gil Brackets.
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1991 Canadian Edition AE-21/Merc 2.5
1997 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/under the knife
1994 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/Merc 225Xri-SOLD
1988 Valero YT Bowrider/Merc 175-SOLD

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Re: My New Project arrived July 4th!

Post by 265mercman » Jul 05, 2012 4:30 pm

awesome looking boat what kinda of outboards 300's 280's what all has to be done for it to be water ready great buy seems to be good luck with it bro :up:
79 vector missing in action!!!!!

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Re: My New Project arrived July 4th!

Post by Surface Scratcher » Jul 05, 2012 10:45 pm

Way cool.... Way cool!

But you said "project". So what's planned?

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Re: My New Project arrived July 4th!

Post by idvette » Jul 06, 2012 6:19 am

Looks a lot like the Baja I passed up! I love a boat with twins, I will own one... Some day lol... Congrats!!!

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Re: My New Project arrived July 4th!

Post by beavertonae-21 » Jul 09, 2012 7:54 pm

looks great Steve! what needs to be done to get it to your standards LOL!

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Re: My New Project arrived July 4th!

Post by JUPITER VALERO » Jul 14, 2012 9:17 am

beavertonae-21 wrote:looks great Steve! what needs to be done to get it to your standards LOL!

Steve
Gelcoat will get wetsanded and high speed wheeled. Cabin will be gutted, seats recovered, new carpet and vinyl headliner. Dash will receive lazer etched dash panels and new gages. Boat will be rigged (for now) with twin Merc 2.4L 200's on 25" mids, Offshore single piston clamps, with Bob's lower units. The boat arrived July 4th at 5:00am. Already started working on her. Cabin is gutted, I got one of my 2.4's put together and mounted. Gave the boat one pass with a wheel and Maguires cleaner wax..
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1991 Canadian Edition AE-21/Merc 2.5
1997 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/under the knife
1994 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/Merc 225Xri-SOLD
1988 Valero YT Bowrider/Merc 175-SOLD

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Re: My New Project arrived July 4th!

Post by JUPITER VALERO » Jul 14, 2012 9:19 am

Here's another shot just waxed:
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1991 Canadian Edition AE-21/Merc 2.5
1997 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/under the knife
1994 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/Merc 225Xri-SOLD
1988 Valero YT Bowrider/Merc 175-SOLD

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Re: My New Project arrived July 4th!

Post by JUPITER VALERO » Aug 02, 2012 11:58 am

Got some work accomplishedlast week. With the help of some torches and alot of wrench turning I managed to separate my 25" mid section from a stock clamp and install it onto a single piston Offshore clamp with the high performance 1-piece stack adapter. Then I installed the tilt tube for the side steer and mounted the entire assembly onto the Gil Bracket. Next I hooked up all the external steering rams. I also intalled a new "old stock" deck hatch, polished my shifter/throttle box, removed the old batteries, cleaned the bilge, and cleaned/conditioned the only seat I left in the boat (drivers's seat of course)! Getting closer step by step. Still have to swap out the lower powerhead studs for longer studs to reach through the 1-piece adapters, mount the second powerhead, run new fuel lines, service the lower units with new water pumps & gear oil, and mount the trim pumps..I'll get some pics posted..
1991 Canadian Edition AE-21/Merc 2.5
1997 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/under the knife
1994 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/Merc 225Xri-SOLD
1988 Valero YT Bowrider/Merc 175-SOLD

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Re: My New Project arrived July 4th!

Post by JUPITER VALERO » Aug 02, 2012 12:00 pm

Here's some pictures:
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1991 Canadian Edition AE-21/Merc 2.5
1997 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/under the knife
1994 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/Merc 225Xri-SOLD
1988 Valero YT Bowrider/Merc 175-SOLD

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Re: My New Project arrived July 4th!

Post by JUPITER VALERO » Aug 02, 2012 12:03 pm

and a couple more:
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1991 Canadian Edition AE-21/Merc 2.5
1997 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/under the knife
1994 Checkmate Pulsare 2100/Merc 225Xri-SOLD
1988 Valero YT Bowrider/Merc 175-SOLD

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