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by chopperman
Tue May 22, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53217

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

Checklist: console - Rigged the dash last night. The console wiring will be done this week. controls - connect and adjust and we're done steering wheel - already on the dash motor - early next week gas - Probably the easiest step water - Test runs expected late next week beer - Thanks Richard. Can'...
by chopperman
Tue May 22, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: The Keys Builders Bash June 8th-10th 2012
Replies: 1105
Views: 58722

Re: The Keys Builders Bash June 8th-10th 2012

Larry, Very sorry to hear about Dori. :cry: I'm know you'll be very busy comforting her and and working double duty taking care of all she does around the Cracker estate. Keep us posted . I hope she feels better soon :wink:
by chopperman
Mon May 21, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SmokyMountain's PH18 Build in E. TN****SPLASHED****
Replies: 820
Views: 61108

Re: SmokyMountain's PH18 Build in E. TN

Beautiful 8) Your hard work is really paying off :!:
by chopperman
Sun May 20, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53217

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

This morning, I said to my wife, "Honey, lets load up the Phantom on the trailer and head to the keys". http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/22633/IMAG0893a.jpg http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/22633/IMAG0887a.jpg http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/22633/IMAG0894a.jpg Getting...
by chopperman
Sun May 20, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Insurance for "homebuilt" vessels
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: Boat Insurance for "homebuilt" vessels

cali123 wrote: P.S. Your boat is Custom Built not Home Built. :!: :!: :!:
"Custom Built"...got it 8)

Thanks again for the replies. I'll time the survey for when I get it all put together.
by chopperman
Sat May 19, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Insurance for "homebuilt" vessels
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: Boat Insurance for "homebuilt" vessels

Mad Dog wrote:I have my insurance through BoatUS. They will require a marine survey but that's not too bad.

MD :wink:

Thanks MD :wink: I'll take a look at them.
by chopperman
Fri May 18, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Insurance for "homebuilt" vessels
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Boat Insurance for "homebuilt" vessels

I would like to get some recommendations for insurance companies that will carry "home built" vessels. It would sure be nice to get the Phantom insured before the Keys trip.
by chopperman
Thu May 17, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53217

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

I found the jack plate used on eBay, with no pump. Heck, I can't find one complete or otherwise. I'm thinking of Bob's that has the pump on the plate. Lookin' good Mark It was very hard to find a decent used jackplate :? I had to periodically check Craigslist and ebay for several months before I fo...
by chopperman
Wed May 16, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53217

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

Flea wrote:Keep teasing! where did you get your jack plate from?
I found the jack plate used on eBay, with no pump. A friend gave me a new surplus mercruiser trim/tilt pump, which I'm told is basically the same pump Bob's Machine shop uses. It world like a charm :wink:
by chopperman
Wed May 16, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53217

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

I just came in from the shop after a very busy day. The livewell is all plumbed, Hydraulic jack plate installed and tested, fishfinder transducer installed, fishing pole holders installed. Still tons to do 8O Here's a tease for you: http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/22633/IMAG0869a.jpg