Capt1972's IB jet build

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And first on the board!

In the process of stockpiling supplies. Will update once I start cutting and welding.
 

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I like the moniker Capt1972. It sounds like a retro super-hero. Any chance you wear a cape while fishing? Maybe green tights? :mrgreen:
 

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I like the moniker Capt1972. It sounds like a retro super-hero. Any chance you wear a cape while fishing? Maybe green tights? :mrgreen:
Pink tights but only when duck hunting
 

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Well, I finally got my FIL's 17ft PolarKraft rehabbed. Complete gut job and new foam. Now on to my jet-jon build. So far I've stockpiled the following:

17ft Landau bass boat with a mod V
seadoo jet-ski
1 Aluminium 20ft extension ladder
1 Aluminium 28ft extension ladder
1 dual bank onboard charger
LED running lights


I'm taking this week off from working on boats and going trout fishing for 4 days. Next week I'll start the build.
 

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The ladders are a cliff hanger for sure . . . it will be interesting to find out their function in the next episode!
 

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CedarRiverScooter said:
The ladders are a cliff hanger for sure . . . it will be interesting to find out their function in the next episode!
For framing. No wood on this vessel!
 

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Finished gutting the boat. Next a quick pressure washing of the inside and to strip the hull.
 

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Looks like a great start. Are you going to glue the tunnel in or weld an alum one in?

I'm tearing mine down. Going to lower the intake about an inch.

Going to flip it tomorrow.

Funny how fast it comes apart, spent the whole winter building it.
 

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CedarRiverScooter said:
Looks like a great start. Are you going to glue the tunnel in or weld an alum one in?glue

I'm tearing mine down. Going to lower the intake about an inch. doing the same

Going to flip it tomorrow.

Funny how fast it comes apart, spent the whole winter building it.
 

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Looking forward to seeing the result.

The fun part starts after you get done with the messy glue stuff.

I took mine apart (to fix cavitation issue) & have to reglue it too.

Good luck!
 

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Its been cold but it started warming up the last couple of weeks. Started working on the JJ again. Got the ski insert trimmed and the hole cut in the hull. Just waiting for it to get a little warmer so I can start gluing and glassing. I'll get some pics up soon.
 

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