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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Pursuit 2700 Repower and upgrades Reply with quote

Thought I share my repower of my 89 Pursuit 2700 open. After 28 years she is starting to show her age. The hull is still good shape and the interior was redone when we bought it 4 years ago. I had been having minor mechanical issues one after another over the last year and was spending more weekends working on the boat than fishing.
So after talking with the admiral and discussing options, whether to buy another boat or repower and refresh the Allison-Belle. We decided to bring her back to her former glory.
Here's the to do list:
1.New motors
2. Rebuild or replace Velvet drive 1:5 to 1 transmissions.
3.Replace all above water line thru hulls to stainless steel and install shut offs.
4. Check all below bronze thru hulls repair or replace if needed.
5. New hoses
6. New wire harness for engines
7. New gauges
8. Bottom Paint boat is wet slipped all year.
9. Build hard top
10. Re-core rear deck hatch
11. Add Auto pilot if budget allows.
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently we have removed the motors and transmissions. Bottom has ben cleaned and sanded. It's almost ready for paint. running gear has been wired wheeled and is ready for barrier coat and paint. Rudder tubes and shaft logs are going to be repacked as well.  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worked on the new instrument panel yesterday. Used 1/2 inch starboard, round of bit on the edges. Used propane torch to bend the starboard to match the radius of the old panel. I have a little bit of clean up work to do on the dash for the new panel to fit
Replaced the old vdo gauges with polished stainless gauges from Hardin Marine
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!!!! Mahi season close  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work

What are you repowering with?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Crusader blue on those engines.  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that boat has sent many a tuna to the promised land, glad to see you bringing it up to speed  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trey wrote:
Looks good!!!! Mahi season close


I know, I was hoping to be back in the water by mid April. Now its looking like the end of May.
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice work

What are you repowering with?


Going back with 5.7 crate motors, leaning towards getting them from Michigan Motorz.
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

glacierbaze wrote:
Looks like Crusader blue on those engines.


They are 5.7 260HP Crusaders Looked at replacing them with Crusaders but the price they want for a 5.7 small block is crazy.
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zigzag wrote:
that boat has sent many a tuna to the promised land, glad to see you bringing it up to speed


Yes it has! You must have known Grover. Heck of a nice man. Real shame he passed so soon.
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I call a winter project!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@WarrenG , yes it is. Unfortunately the project has been moving at snails pace the last couple of weeks due to weather and life getting in the way.
I did mange to get the new dash panel prewired this weekend.
I also worked on trying my engine mounts. Started working on cleaning up the brackets. Also was able to remove the bolts that hold the trunnions in place. I had to soak them in PB blaster for 48hrs. I still had to cut the bolt heads off and use and air hammer with a punch to get them out!. That took pretty much all day Saturday.
I'm still trying to get the nylon adjustable mounts to break free. Of the 8 mounts I've only got one to where it will move. Looks like I'll be replacing the rest.
I have velvet drive 1:5:1 transmissions that I need to have gone thru. Anybody know someone in the area who can rebuild them?
Also I need to have the heat exchangers gone thru. If anybody could recommend someone, I would be greatly appreciated.
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't believe a month has passed since my last post!. I have been working on the boat. Just doing boring stuff like scraping and sanding and painting parts.
I feel like I have been on the worlds longest scavenger hunt. Many of the parts I'm replacing are no long made and have been replaced with new parts. So I have had to do a lot of cross referencing of part numbers.
I did finally get my new motors last Thursday, now I waiting on transmissions. They are suppose to ship tomorrow!
Now I'm down to hoses.
My shop is looking like Christmas with the pile of new parts.
Hopefully I will be loading all this up Friday and heading to the boat. I'm not coming back until the boat is back in the water!
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: update Reply with quote

Slowly moving forward on this project. Last time I was down I got the dash fitted and got the cut out for the radio done. Also removed the old sump pump that no longer worked.
Have the waste tank ready to remove. Going to replace the head with a porta potty. I'm tired of fighting the damn head!
Removing the waste tank will allow me to relocate the batteries and washdown pump. The other benefit is it will give more room when working on the motors.
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was planning on taking the\motors down this weekend but they will have to wait a week. We are taking delivery of our new park home on Monday, so I will be spending most of next week getting it squared away.
Have to get a plumber out to tie the sewer in, propane tank inspected. Can't do these things myself as they have to certified for insurance and warranty.
We also have a big deck that I will have to reconfigured to fit the park home. My list never gets smaller, it just keeps getting change orders.
The motors do look good.
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Motors are in the boat. Reply with quote

Got the motors and transmissions dropped in the boat on 6/3.
I had a bunch of pictures of all the work I had done up till the day of the motors going in. Of course my phone decided to lockup and I had to do a factory reset, so all those photos are gone. mad
List of what has been done to this point:
90% of wiring is complete.
New Nav lights installed.
New console is installed.
Bilge has been cleaned and painted.
All thru hulls have been checked and are good to go.
Initial line up of motors has been completed

This is the only picture I have from install day
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where did you get your engine's? Working on a 24 to replace my 21'getting close to engine replacement.  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eddie and his boys are good guys. Hewet's is a great DIY yard with good help if you need a hand.  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man it looks good!!!!  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

waterhazzard wrote:
Where did you get your engine's? Working on a 24 to replace my 21'getting close to engine replacement.

Got the engines from Michigan MotorZ.
http://www.michiganmotorz.com/
Got the silver package.
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheeks wrote:
Eddie and his boys are good guys. Hewet's is a great DIY yard with good help if you need a hand.


Eddie has been a big help! I'd be all year trying to get this done, if I had to do everything myself.
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trey wrote:
Man it looks good!!!!

Thanks!
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Engine wiring harness is now complete. Both engines will turn over and all gauges are working. Still have some wire management to do. Glad that that is done!  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the weekend got most of the exhaust hooked up. Eddie will complete the port side on Monday. Got the fuel lines re-routed as went from mechanical fuel pumps to electric.  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for info.rebuilding a 24 performer cc Virginia built boat from the 80s.Thought I knew what I was getting into but it's a job.Most of glass work done .I'm ready for engine's and controls waiting on budget to agree thanks for post been watching since your first.keep us updated  
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waterhazzard wrote:
Thanks for info.rebuilding a 24 performer cc Virginia built boat from the 80s.Thought I knew what I was getting into but it's a job.Most of glass work done .I'm ready for engine's and controls waiting on budget to agree thanks for post been watching since your first.keep us updated

You're welcome! You aren't kidding its a lot of work. I thought I would be done by now. I was hoping to splash this coming weekend, but it will be early July before I'm back in the water. Have to go to CLT for a few days.
At this point no sense in getting in a hurry. I would hate to miss doing something and then having to pull the boat again to correct a mistake.
If you have time post a thread about you rebuild. We like to see it.
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is your new set up raw water cooled?
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Squid Row wrote:
Is your new set up raw water cooled?


No, It's closed cooling. Just haven't installed the heat exchangers yet. They will be the last thing to get installed. Hoping to have every thing wrapped up this Saturday.
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:35 pm    Post subject: Splashed! Reply with quote

Finally got the boat back in the water last Sunday! Was trying for Saturday but we ran out of tide, so had to wait an extra day.
We started early on Saturday morning, the plan was to fire the motors while she was still on the hill so we could work thru any problems.
We started with the port motor and that went pretty smooth. Motor fire on the second hit of the key. Just after the motor fired we had water gushing out of the bottom of the exhaust riser. We forgot to put the plugs in the risers!
After putting in the plugs, we fired the motor again and let it run for a couple of minutes. Only issues we found were a couple of coolant lines and transmission lines that weren't tight. After we got those leaks square away we fired the motor again and let it run for a good 15 minutes.
We then moved onto the Starboard motor. The motor fired easily but after a minute the temp gauge went over 200 degrees. I quickly shut the motor down.
At the time we were thinking that no coolant was circulating thru the motor. We checked the raw side first and everything looked good there. We checked the closed side and could not find any problems with it.
We started the engine again and the temp gauge went to 200 almost immediately. With the engine running we checked the flow of water out the exhaust and that was good. Was able to put my hand on the manifold and it was not to hot to touch.
After shutting the motor off and letting it cool for a bit. I pulled the thermostat and found it was only partially open. So we decide to see what would happen if we ran it without the thermostat .
Fired the motor for a third time and the gauge went down to 180 degrees and then gradually move above 200. Listening to the motor it didn't sound like it was that hot. If it was over 200 it would start complaining. I grab my temp gun out of the truck and measured temperature all over the manifolds, heat exchangers, risers and intake and it never read over 150 degrees. At this time we figured we had a bad thermostat and faulty sending unit.
Eddie said he'd put the boat in if I wanted. I told him, I would wait until I was sure we had this cooling issue resolved. After discussing it for a bit it was decide that if I was able to get the issue resolved Saturday afternoon that he would come down on Sunday and put the boat in.
It took the rest of the day but I finally figured out the issue was due to the sending units. I used Harding gauges and apparently I need to use their sending units. Also found that the port gauge was reading 40 degrees off.
  
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