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    My 06 GPR "Budget" build

    I have had a few people ask me what was going on with the "burned" 06 GPR that I bought. Here is where I am at right now. I have everything stripped down to the bare hull. I wanted to pull the fuel tank out to make sure that the bottom of it wasnt melted since the left front is where all of the heat was at. While i am there I am doing all of the "common" mods to it. With WFO and Duke's help (among MANY others) I think I can get this boat to be a much faster and reiable ski than my highlighter ski.

    For those of you that dont know, I purchased this ski brand new with 0 hours on it after the dealership caught on fire for $4500.00. This is why I am calling it a "budget" build.

    The guy that was going to fix the SMC got scared after we did a little grinding on it and found several soft spots. He is not a body man so I am going to go a different route.

    I will post pics through out the build. Here are pics of the fire damage
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    Jeff, a good boat repair shop can fix it.Im GUESSING around $1500.00 + in repairs.Im no body man but be prepared.STILL,i think you made a great deal on the ski,and a GOOD repair shop will make the fix invisable.Did the boat have a salvage title?
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    Woody, I am not a body man by any means but I am going to get a few friends to look at it and see what they think. I am not at all afraid of doing body work myself. I did repair some cracks,etc on my highlighter ski and they dont leak a drop. I will only pay someone to do the work for me as a last resort. The ski is supposed to have a salvage title but it looks like every other title I have ever seen, it just says "watercraft title".

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    Thats great jeff.Do the work yourself and save alot of coin.For mods that is ! You did good,how does the wiring look? Did it melt the right side pisser?

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    Woody, EVERYTHING was good except for the visor, fairing, trim handle, start/stop, front bumper and the left rub rail. Everything on the inside of the ski was in showroom condition. It had a seat on it until the driver that was bringing it from KC let it blow off somewhere in Oklahoma.

    BTW, the damage is on the left side.

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    Would it be wrong for me to go to my local dealer and kinda drop a little fire on a new 1300r and come back and buy it cheap the following week? You did good Jeff.Cant wait to see the progress. Let me know what stock parts you need ,i have some laying around.

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    It will all work out Jeff. Even if you parted it out you would still be way ahead of the game.

    Boat repair places don't normaly deal with SMC so it may be more beneficial to seek out a Corvette specialist. They have been SMC since the 70s. The repair process is almost the same its just convincing them that epoxy resins must be used and its painted not gelcoated.

    The bright side is the boat needed to come apart to add all those secret sauces anyhow!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WATER WOODY View Post
    Let me know what stock parts you need ,i have some laying around.

    I will DEFINATELY do that Woody. I am trying to stay on a "budget".

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    The bright side is the boat needed to come apart to add all those secret sauces anyhow!!
    Well I knew that all along. I just used the excuse that I had to check the bottom of the tank to keep my wife from thinking that I was fixing to pour money into it. It is going to be her boat after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WATER WOODY View Post
    Jeff, a good boat repair shop can fix it.Im GUESSING around $1500.00 + in repairs.Im no body man but be prepared.STILL,i think you made a great deal on the ski,and a GOOD repair shop will make the fix invisable.Did the boat have a salvage title?
    Woody knows best, his "Sonic Boom" mod set Lake Tahoe on fire and his ski still running!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fercho View Post
    Woody knows best, his "Sonic Boom" mod set Lake Tahoe on fire and his ski still running!!!

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