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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Cool. Thanks.
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Hey Driftmaster, I noticed the location of your control box is beside the engine on one of your builds(2nd pic) Did you move it there or did it come like that? Mine is forward of that location(1st...
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    Re: Rollover valves for fuel tanks

    10-4. Thought maybe I could put a couple of loops in an extra long hose and get by without having to swim in gasoline while I am trying to flip my junk back over. Hell I don't know if I even could...
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    Rollover valves for fuel tanks

    Do factory ski’s come with any kind of rollover valve? All I can find is brass and you are not supposed to use brass in aluminum fuel tanks(getting one custom made). The aluminum valves I did find...
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    I am getting prices on a custom aluminum tank now. As far as salt water goes yes I have heard and read multiple accounts of people hearing and feeling fish crashing into the bottom the boat. As far...
  6. Re: Grease or oil Steering cables to extend life

    Ok. I was thinking about hanging them vertically and shooting some corrosion block into them a couple times a day untilI am ready to install them.
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Hunted for a used 701 midshaft on ebay and scored one for $40 then found a matching base to go with it since my original base was not compatible.
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Here is what the fuel tank looked like upon removal.


    Completely clogged vent
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    Sending unit was in pieces
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    Most of the fittings were nearly blocked from corrosion
  9. Grease or oil Steering cables to extend life

    Any maintenance or something I should do before reinstalling to help extend the life of these?
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Thanks Drifmaster
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Thanks Drifmaster, your build threads were immensely helpful in wrapping my head around what to do. Still have many screenshots of your stuff on my phone for reference.
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Here is the cross section of the deck core. The deck is the only area of the hull that I found a light weight core material used. Everywhere else has been solid glass.

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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Cutting holes in the deck for access to the gunwhales for installing rod holders.

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    It feels good and sound after cutting the holes and I cannot tell that it is affecting the structural...
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Flipping the boat back over very carefully by myself.

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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    At some point in this time frame I discovered a delamination or separation issue that could easily have sank my boat. Here it is and how I took care of it.

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    The white stuff you see in...
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    I really wanted to paint some baitfish on the bottom but didn't want to pay for 3 different colors of marine paint. Well, while cleaning the bathroom one day I came across some of my ex-girlgriends...
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Okay, on to gelcoat. What a nightmare! I learned a very hard lesson here. I became convinced via YouTube, other forum jokeys and some of my own stubbornness, that I needed to wet sand the entire hull...
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Thankfully the wear ring was bulged otherwise I wouldn't have ended up replacing all the pump bearings and seals before putting it on the water. This saved me a lot of headache later on. Look at this...
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    So I convinced the guy to recoat my parts the right way and they came back much better.
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    This is how I solved the easy out he broke off in my shoe.
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    Although now I have...
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Going to try bringing this thread up to date now that I have a new phone. Been going at this and my Son's '92 Jet-N-Cat pretty steady so let me see if I can get some pics loaded and figure out where...
  21. Re: Stiff impeller shaft after stator rebuild on 144mm?

    I hope so but I am going to disassemble it all again to be sure. What did you use to warm the stator. Mine is freshly powder coated....
  22. Re: Stiff impeller shaft after stator rebuild on 144mm?

    Thanks John, that is what I was afraid of so think I am going to pull it back apart and reassemble using the freeze and heat method.
  23. Stiff impeller shaft after stator rebuild on 144mm?

    How stiff should it be to turn the impeller shaft after new bearings and seals on ‘96 Yamaha 144 mm pump stator? It got stiffer after I torqued the impeller on. I can barely turn it with 2 fingers...
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    Re: Can't get enough of all craigslist jokers!

    Look at all the gas cans on the ground behind the second one. He knows it doesn’t run........
  25. Re: ‘90s 144mm pump supposed to have nut and washer on rear of shaft?

    Thanks man. Appreciate it.
  26. Re: ‘90s 144mm pump supposed to have nut and washer on rear of shaft?

    Thanks WFO, I am fairly new to the jet ski world and am working on both a 96 eckler and a 92 jet n cat, my first 2 stroke, jet pump powered anything. I have found that most people are more familiar...
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    Re: jet n cat / spray parts central fl

    Ok. Do you have the 144 mm pump or the smaller one? Do you have the eckler ride plate or jet n cat ride plate? Ride plate aluminum or fiberglass? Eckler gas tank or jet n cat gas tank? I have both a...
  28. Re: ‘90s 144mm pump supposed to have nut and washer on rear of shaft?

    Is it safe to operate without a nut and washer? I mean, can the shaft work out of the bearings? Where the heck do I get a nut and washer to fit? I will be running this boat off the beach so I really...
  29. ‘90s 144mm pump supposed to have nut and washer on rear of shaft?

    I have two pumps and neither of them has a nut and washer behind the stator under the cone. Is there supposed to be one there?
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    Re: jet n cat / spray parts central fl

    Interested. Which model is it? 650 or 500 pump?
  31. Re: Yamaha 1990-1997 Waverunner Retractable Boarding Step

    Got a few questions;
    Is this a factory product?
    What is the white tubing made of?
    Will this work with the mid 90’s Yamaha reverse gate?
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    Re: We got a 2021 fourstroke SuperJet!

    Does this mean that the old 650 & & 701 2 stroke engines are not going to be made anymore?
  33. Anyone have a Yamaha 500 impeller and mid shaft....

    I can buy? Also, which size shaft tool do I need for this? I have the WR004 tool for the 650 shaft but, it is too large. This is all for a ‘92 Jet-N-Cat so no room for upgrades.
  34. Re: Yamaha OEM Starters 800 1100 1200 1300 $47.50 shipped

    I will take that 701 if you still have it.
  35. Re: Best Battery For Yamaha & Best Practice For Longevity?

    I was planning to go with dual AGM batteries for my ski for preventing spillage in a roll over. I certainly don't want a dead battery while out on the water. Are there any mods that can be made to...
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    Re: Submersible Trailer Lights DIY?

    If you have an LED light that you can take apart you will see that it most likely has two Chambers both with holes near the bottom for any water that does get in them. They still work similar to the...
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    SBT ring kits $35 per cylinder or?

    I am budgeting parts for rebuilding three yamaha 650/701 engines but SBT does not clarify if their $35 ring kits provide the parts for one cylinder or enough rings for both cylinders. Any help would...
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    Re: The Question Game

    Makes perfect sense. My Son is 13 and if his Mother refuses to allow visitation I will be showing up with the Sheriff. However the cards may fall, at least he will know that I tried.

    Where does...
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    Re: The Question Game

    How can they tell a father he is not allowed to see his kids when it is court ordered?
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    Re: The Question Game

    I just stripped and reseasoned 3. I messed around trying several different methods and cutting corners but I highly recommend using a high temperature rendered beef fat or avocado oil and for each...
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    Re: The Question Game

    Septic tank will eat **** all day but not wet wipes!
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    Re: The Question Game

    Not likely. For them it is both a convenience and status to purchase coffee from the trendy coffee shop.

    Do you think I might be able to barter a roof leak repair for a large package of toilet...
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Yrah, where the tunnel mounts to the hull. Ok. Thanks
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    I do have that one that you're talkin about.
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    Re: 96 Eckler resto-mod

    Nope, I'm talking about this Jewel right here.
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