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    Wave venture zodiac build

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    Pulled the pump out of my Zodiac projet 350 which is actually on the waveventure 701 platform
    New seals and bearings, ground all casting defects from shoe and pumpvanes
    Trued all seams on each collar, allodyne dippped and metal cast finished the parts
    steering nozzle and reverse gate are powder coated black. Solas Impros w machined setback


    flipped hull over, straightened the bottom, fixed some damaged areas, sharpened all edges and
    finished w imron industrial paint ( very very hard finish)

    Getting ready to assemble but have a few questions, be back later

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    a few more
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    Finished assembly
    Protec Ride Plate, R&D intake, Solas/IMPROS Impellar, Shoe is flush w Bottom
    All Bolt holes and Seams Have been filled smooth
    sorry for pic quality. Now to finish Carbs and Intake

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    looks really good man keep it up

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    Thanks, was begining to think no one was interested...

    Anyway pulled carbs and intake, rear carb was toast
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    Would you believe this thing ran?
    we just got the Machine, so dont look at me :O
    Already replaced the entire ignition system,
    He said "It ran before I put it away" hahahaha
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    This is all replaced and shiny new, no pics tho

    Motor is surprisingly clean w great compression
    Had a split exhaust hose and a hole in the deck drain, cut by driveshaft from sloppy routing by old mechanic
    Yes it sank even tho its an inflatable....
    All exhaust ruber and hoses have been changed.

    ebayed a new set of carburetors. When I pulled them apart to rebuild they were perfect inside. Score! Soaked them anyway, cleaned and rebuilt just to be on the safe side
    38MM Mikunis

    The plastic coating on the reed cages was all bubbled, I would imagine that
    it would prevent the reed from completely sealing. Corrosion Is my guess.
    Sent them down to Chris Carson and Chris Carsons Marine in Fl. He Cut the Cages and
    Custom made a set of High Perfomance Fiberglass Reeds (slightly thicker). We use them on our big outboards. I highly recomend him. Since the cages were cut, which opens the reed passages, The new reeds are slightly larger.
    again.. not the best pic but u get the idea.
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    Cleaned and smoothed the castings on the inside of the intake and finished it
    with a sandblaster, Rough on the intake, smooth on the exhaust
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    The intake was slightly warped, I blocked it until it was perfectly flat. (to ensure a good seal to the block) those scratches are gone now. Also installed Reed Spacer, Protec reed stuffers, Tau Ceti Tornado filters w prefilters on top.

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    Any body think I should rejet w all this increased airflow?

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    yea definitely interested i love all quality builds just most seem to only pay attention to the expensive dream builds most cant afford themselves or stay within the "buddy" groups.

    and yea that carb is WOW, as far as jetting im not 100% i removed chokes and did filters and didnt change jetting just opened them up a bit more but idk how the 701 jetting is vs the 1100 jetting as far as how much room you have to play with.

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    I came on here hoping to get a lil advice....
    Just trying to get the most out of this ole girl which I am building for my wife to play with
    Will probably drop a 4stroke in there next year.

    I hear ya on the Dream Build
    I've already done mine, Which I still have.
    Much much faster than any ski could hope to go
    it has taken some bottom magic. I did a few tricks on the bottom
    of this project also, much speed to be had from the hull and shoe
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    damn thats a beautiful, whats she run?? theres a few skis that hit 90+ plus on this board so to be much much faster is pretty damn crazy...as far as advice its definitely few and far between on these older ski's, i had to pm people and email others to get some input, its hard since these ski's have been around sooo long theres so much DIFFERENT advice on what to do, definitely makes it a bit frustrating trying to weed through what people "know" and what others have actually done. Either way looks like you're off to a great start, you have a ski for yourself ?

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    I have a older raider, already have the motor out.
    Next year I will cram a monsta mota in
    it Thats my winter project.

    Boat runs well over 100, Many things to check.
    Keeps me pretty busy, but i love it.


    My lil brother has a crazy yamaha 4stroke ski, but it is nothing like
    Some of the Beatiful builds I have seen here

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