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well, what do you think?? :histerica :histerica
 

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All that's missing is a gen-set on the top and a window air conditioner...:rotf:

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Are those MULTIPLE "Ghetto Mods" in one?? :D
 

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hell, i wonder if the tail lights still work!!
 

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But its only a real ghetto mod if he can still sit in the drivers seat and stear the boat from there.
 

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JPSpen said:
All that's missing is a gen-set on the top and a window air conditioner...:rotf:

John
No gen set needed since I've got 90 watts of solar power and a 1000 watt inverter for AC power to grind my Starbuck's coffee fresh every morning. Oh yeah, it also powers the 32" HDTV and Blue Ray disc player so the wife and I can watch porno at night. :D

Inside or outside... :eek:

Unfortunately, I've only go enough juice to watch one movie without recharging the next day. :rotf:



The AC only works with shore power, I mounted it in a piece of Lexan so as not lose any view. The evaporative cooler works just great away from the madding crowd.

Here's where we'll be cruising, although admittedly I fall a bit short on bling I've still got every convenience the big boys have:

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hallzee said:
Are those MULTIPLE "Ghetto Mods" in one?? :D
You guys are killin' me! :histerica
 

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But its only a real ghetto mod if he can still sit in the drivers seat and stear the boat from there.
I had to move the helm 10 feet forward in order to do that - AND it's now hinged so it pivots off to the side for loading/unloading the trailer. I built a new one from scratch that is much smaller than the original, but still retains all the functions.

This required a new OEM Yamaha steering cable, throttle and tranny cable, 10 pin engine control cable, plus various other wiring modifications and extensions that all have to meet Coast Guard specs.

I now sit about 8 feet back from the front versus 18 feet as OEM. It's actually a huge advantage since I can clearly see the bow now. The new captains chair is hydraulically height adjustable and has a bolster that folds up. I can be comfortable standing up for close quarters maneuvering or stretch out and relax for long hauls. ;)
 

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mconlogue said:
hell, i wonder if the tail lights still work!!
I'm going to slave them and the four side running lights into the toon's nav and postions lights with a four way flasher. That will get their attention when I'm coming into the marina - and the way I skipper I'll need em! :D

(Docking this is like driving a runaway Greyhound bus without brakes... I really need a bow thruster)
 

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3 days and 3 nights on a private island. It's DONE!

...and, what's most important is that after 8 months of work the wife actually likes it! :D

It was officially named the "Yknot?" by Amy.

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I was expecting it to only be able to "plow" through the water - but at full power it rotates and the nose comes up! An erie feeling to be sitting up near the front when it rises about a foot. I'm guessing she is doing 18 mph at full speed, about 12 mph at cruise. The engine, a 90 horse Yammy water cooled 2 stroke 1200cc triple is exceptionally smooth once up in the powerband.

A few tweaks here and there and Lake Powell will be our home in July for 18 days. It's been a while since I've have fresh striped Bass on the barbie. ;)
 

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