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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 22:25 #96811

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Wow, you are a true craftsman!
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 21:11 #96809

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i am all set to go........stump puller and all.........thinking the mercs would just sit and scream, kindlin pusher at best........twig haulers........:tongue:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 21:07 #96808

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Locomotion wrote: The original transom handle are adequate if they are through bolted #10 SS.
We skied for years behind a couple of different Vagabonds tying the ski ropes to the handles with the type handles that only have two #10 bolts, yours have four.





thanks Ray.......i just felt maybe that was why so many handles are missing on these boats.....keeping Bruce in bussiness.......yes mine are bolted thru, 10-24's....ss...plus it is a pain, especially lining up 4 holes to match the original transom holes........the eyes work........thanks......




The eyes will pull stumps!
That what I had on my Vagabond when we had 5 skiers up behind it, any Mercury's done that? :biggrin:
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 21:03 #96806

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Locomotion wrote: The original transom handle are adequate if they are through bolted #10 SS.
We skied for years behind a couple of different Vagabonds tying the ski ropes to the handles with the type handles that only have two #10 bolts, yours have four.





thanks Ray.......i just felt maybe that was why so many handles are missing on these boats.....keeping Bruce in bussiness.......yes mine are bolted thru, 10-24's....ss...plus it is a pain, especially lining up 4 holes to match the original transom holes........the eyes work........thanks......

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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 20:57 #96805

She looks fantastic and sounds like she's running that way too, congratulation!!

You were rigging tie downs a few entry's back and I just saw it.
The original transom handle are adequate if they are through bolted #10 SS.
We skied for years behind a couple of different Vagabonds tying the ski ropes to the handles with the type handles that only have two #10 bolts, yours have four.
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"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
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1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 20:53 #96804

yahoo too!
I think I'll go have a couple of Buds myself
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 20:30 #96802

Wow that's great man you did one he!! Of a job on that Dr
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 20:23 #96801

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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 20:19 #96800

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made it home, and still all in one piece.........water spot to he!!, but thems the price ya pay.........
not sure if this page can hold everything i had to do today, i try to keep it short form.........lol
started with a 10 1/2 x 12 prop........my first tank 3/4 full with old fuel and seafoam added.........best i could get was 3800 rpm at 25mph.........what the hell...(WTH)......back to the dock.(bttd).....swapped out for a 10 3/8 x 11.......3950rpm at 25mph....WTH.....bttd........checked my link and sink........way out......adjusted to the good again.......4000rpm at 26mph.......WTH........bttd........throttle cable was not allowing full throttle....adjusted to the good again (it is now maxed out for lenght).......4700rpm at 27mph.......ok WTH......bttd........swapped back the original 10 1/2 x 12.......4600rpm at 28 mph.......yahoo......finished that old tank, plugged in the new.......ran the same, but after 26mph a steady slow porpoising......dropped the tilt pin in one notch........brought the nose down some........but now she ran for an hr straight at 4550rpm and a steady 27mph........was a great day, she is a great ride, and handles awesomly........that calls for a beer i think...





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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Jun 2019 01:15 #96781

I'm thinking, in the back of my mind, that ol Jabez is pretty good with PhotoShop…..
I'll reserve my opinion until Arrowhead. We shall see. B)
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