Wahoo 160 LTS "SPLASHED"

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Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Post by BassMunn » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:08 pm

Thanks OrangeQuest



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Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Post by BassMunn » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:12 pm

Spent Thursday afternoon and the most of today doing my VHF SRC course, I had one but we have now upgraded to the DSC system to bring us in line with world shipping rules so had to upgrade.

Then spent the rest of the day fitting out my console, steering and control cables in and ran all my wiring, now just to connect all the wiring up, :doh: that could take a while :D

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Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:42 pm

You are doing an outstanding job. 8) Nice work!
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Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Post by BassMunn » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:52 pm

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:42 pm
You are doing an outstanding job. 8) Nice work!
Thanks Richard! :D

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Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Post by cape man » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:18 pm

You are my hero! What an amazing rebuild! Wow!
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Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Post by wegcagle » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:59 am

Great work Shannon!

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Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Post by BB Sig » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:51 am

Beautiful and well thought out console.

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Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Post by cvincent » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:42 pm

Beautiful work Bassmun!
Completed D15, Building PH18

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Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Post by BassMunn » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:18 pm

Wow guys thanks for all the nice comments :D

My trolling motor arrived today 8)
It's a bow mount foot and remote control unit 65lb thrust 12v, not a GPS system. Would have loved to get a Minn Kota Terrova but they are just so expensive here, so I went with a Jarvis Walker Combat 65 with a 56inch shaft. Have used the JW before just not the remote version and they have worked pretty well. For heavier surf launches and rougher days I will leave it behind but I can't wait to try it out offshore on those nice calm days. Being able to slow my drift down for light vertical jigging I think will be just the ticket :P

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Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Post by BassMunn » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:18 pm

Got all the plumbing done and wiring finished at the transom end of the boat and fitted the kicker motor bracket. And then jacked her back up and put here wheels back on. In preparation to hang the motor I made 2 engine straps as well (need to take photos of them)
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And finally she got her ponies fitted. It's an old 1996 model that I rebuilt 3 years ago for my brother after the autolube failed and munched the centre piston and main roller bearing on the crank. Rebuilt the whole motor with all new internals, oversized pistons, slightly skimmed block and ditched the autolube system to run premix (mixing gas and kicking ass :D ). And repainted it too. It's done about 50 hours since I rebuilt it and it flies for a 60hp 8)
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Still have to do all the rigging of the motor and finish my electrics, just happy the motor is finally out of my garage (don't have to walk like a crab through it anymore)

Also fitted my swim step after I took these photos, but when I tightened it down it is twisting funny so need to take it off and shim it a bit to get it sitting nicely on the back

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