Upping the Anti

Discussion in 'Outdoor Transport' started by 7mm Rem Mag, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    I was looking up some different DOC land to shoot and noticed some areas which require a boat to get to them on the other side of a lake so I thought I would up the anti on my transport options to be able to access these areas. I bought this little beast a couple of weeks ago and tried it out on the lake on Saturday, I did a bit of water skiing as well while I was at it. I was pleased with it's performance and the Toyota Lexus V8 purred along beautifully, I hope I get many enjoyable hunting trips out of it.

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  2. gonetropo

    gonetropo Well-Known Member

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    i know of a guy just north of chch who fitted a lexus v8 into his jetboat, while out on the water disaster happened and it split the block right down the middle. it couldnt handle the continuous bounce. new version has the cylinder heads strapped together
     
  3. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    Thanks for the heads up gonetropo, I will keep an eye on it and let you know if I have any trouble. I know a lot of guys with these motors in their boats and they haven't experienced this misfortune so I hope it is a one off. Always good to get advice and feedback though so thanks.
     
  4. R93

    R93 Well-Known Member

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    Had the same motor in a work boat that was not treat that well to be fair. As far as I know it is still going.

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  5. Ryan_Songhurst

    Ryan_Songhurst Well-Known Member

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    Nice, but you want to go up one lake...
     
  6. gonetropo

    gonetropo Well-Known Member

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    the guy in question is a toyota importer, i dont really want to mention his name on here. but a few straps to be sure wouldnt cost many $$.
    just enough to put a slight torsion between the heads
     
  7. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    Ok I will ask around the Jet boating guys I know and see if they can come up with something. I myself don't know much about it but I do appreciate your advice and will look into it further. Thanks again :)
     
  8. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    Just point me in the right direction and I'll go there :thumbsup:
     
  9. JoshC

    JoshC Well-Known Member

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    Nice mate, looks tidy. Is it a fibre glass Hamilton? Be surprised if you have any engine issues, I know of heaps of them in private jet boats and a few in commercial jets and they're very reliable. There's thousands of them getting modified/driven high kms/flogged in 4Runners/Tundras/Landcruisers around the world and they have a very good reputation. Don't stress - just go boating.
     
  10. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    Cheers Josh, it's an alloy hull with a fibre glass top. It's a Hamilton 132 A
     
  11. Biggun708

    Biggun708 Well-Known Member

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    Needs some blood on it....
     
  12. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    Don't worry mate, that will come :)
     
  13. Tahr

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    Damn nice.
     
  14. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    I'm thinking about making up a rack for the back to carry the deer
     
  15. 40mm

    40mm Well-Known Member

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    machine gun mount on the bow?
     
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    commercial eeler had one down here he had the exhausts put through the bottom of the hull about 100mm from the transom made it a lot quieter for sneaking around.
     
  17. veitnamcam

    veitnamcam Almost literate.

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    How many revs does it pull flat out?
     
  18. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    That could be an option :thumbsup:
     
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    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    I have had it doing 5000 but didn't hold it flat so not sure, I was just taking it easy first day out. Just testing the waters so to speak :)
     
  20. Sideshow

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    Funny I opened this expecting to see some she's kebabed anti :XD::wtfsmilie:

    Nice boat:)
     

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