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  1. BoulderFCar

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    Sometimes it’s good to have a sense of humor if you’ve got a boat or a Ferrari. :)

    The good news is that it’s been apart for about 30 days and we finally did the sea trial yesterday. All the numbers and data is good so I should be set for a couple of years.
     
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  3. PAP 348

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    Lol, you're not wrong man. :D

    Good news, take care and enjoy man. :)
     
  4. BoulderFCar

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    Back into the engine room to do a detail after a major service. 3 days of degreasing, bleach, waxing all the walls and ceiling. Then prime and paint as needed on the motors. Starboard motor below, Extra work on the exhaust to make sure all the clamps are polished. Good time of year to do it as it's not so hot down there. I lost my mind on this project, Now it's time to enjoy the stupid thing.
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    Looks fantastic mate!! What a massive job. :)
     
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  6. tritone

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    Tom, you must be the ONLY owner to do this amount of detailing......other similar boats I've looked into have NEVER been this clean below deck! Granted, they were often 10 years old, but still......not even remotely close to your boat...
    You're setting an impossible standard for other owners, even captained boats.....Respect!

    (of course I do the same.......but my boat is 27', single V12, with unlimited headroom with the hatches open) :D
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  8. BoulderFCar

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    Thank you for the comments. I have lost my mind. You have art though which appeals to everyone. Mine is only meaningful if you're a gear head.
    I don't know how it happened but my boat is 13 years old now. It's so well sorted and runs so well it will probably be the last boat I own. I don't think I have the patience to go through getting another one just "right", correctly spared, know how to run it in tight places and so on.

    I had help with the detail by a smaller jockey size guy. I only did about 30% of the work.

    I did the A/C racks. Always a hassle because they want to rust from the raw water running through them.
    Enough of this non-sense. Time to get on the water!

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  9. tritone

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    YES! And post up some pix of your wake as you leave home headed off to Paradise!:cool:
     
  10. mikesufka

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    What you have that V12 sitting in ? Can we see it ? Where do you run it ?

    MDS
     
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  13. tritone

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    Only too happy to have an excuse to post more pix!:D
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    Her full description:
    1953 Riva Tritone, hull No.3, "The First Tritone"; first Riva sold outside of Italy, first Riva sold to the USA, ordered by Hollywood movie producer Roland Reed.
    Out of 258 boats, one of 4 powered with a 900 cubic inch Scripps V-12; the only one remaining, still good for 50 mph.
    Woodworking by Chris Casparis of SeaSonic Boats, motor by Jim McNielly, all brought together by Dennison International Motorsports (my checkbook and I "managed" the project....:cool:)
    Wood sourced from Africa, via Switzerland, from one of the original Riva suppliers from the '50's (woodgrain & stain colors are phenomenal!)
    Every piece of hardware is original, and unique to this boat.
    Chris & I met with Carlo Riva numerous times to discuss authenticity of details; one of his "most beloved" boats.
     
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  14. mikesufka

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    ^^^

    Wow that’s awesome - thanks for sharing.

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  15. tritone

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    Pretty shiney! (and beautifully rigged!) Some details?
     
  16. 500drvr

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    Schiada 21 ft V-Drive river cruiser. 557 ci twin turbo Dart block, turbo 400 trans. Engine by Carson Brummet. Dyno’d @1800hp. Runs on E85 race fuel.

     
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  18. tritone

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    21’ & 1800hp :eek:
     
  19. Juan-Manuel Fantango

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    Holy cow your stuff is nuts! Speaking of nuts did I see 4 seats in one of those pictures? Big nuts are needed by all at full throttle! V drive, 1800hp...i cant even guess how fast this boat could be. I would have to guess min 130 to over 160mph. Post a link to the jets and garage. Incredible boats and speed is your game, but only with the best. My 72 Sanger flatty ruined my ears years ago. Post a link to a video of this beast at speed.
     
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  21. 500drvr

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    This boat is more about acceleration. Not sure but top speed is probably 115-120. Too much boat traffic on the river to hang it out.
    We took the rear seats out.
     
  22. Juan-Manuel Fantango

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    I am sure it is a very visceral fear that comes over most when the hammer falls.
     
  23. BoulderFCar

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    Great pictures! How does this work? It looks like the drive shaft runs forward to a V drive and then back to a propeller shaft? Is that an automatic transmission? From a controls standpoint the shift is on the gunnel, and then an accelerator on the floor? Are the trim surfaces controllable?
    Cool stuff.
     
  24. 500drvr

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    Correct. The transmission is mainly for reverse, neutral. You can use low gear for docking. The cavitation plate is electric and used to adjust the boats attitude for varying water conditions.
     
  25. TG

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    Love the LR + Riva combination.
     
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    Thought some of you might like to see my 26' 1925 Hackercraft runabout "Hawkeye".
    Rumored to have been used by a judge in Michigan's U.P. to run booze
    from Canada during prohibition!

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  27. tritone

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    Scripps? Kermath? Chrysler?
     

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