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Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-23-2007, 5:49 AM Reply   
I posted some pics a few weeks ago, but now I am finally getting into the final stages.
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Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-23-2007, 6:14 AM Reply   
damn, nice work!
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       08-23-2007, 6:33 AM Reply   
Very nice work. Looks good.

Did you replace the stringers or just the floor?

What is the chrome thing in the second picture from the bottom on the left side of the picture?
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-23-2007, 6:39 AM Reply   
Hose connection for fresh water flush.

Looks nice.

(Message edited by srock on August 23, 2007)
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       08-23-2007, 6:40 AM Reply   
WOW! Looks great buddy. Can't wait to see that baby on the water in Bryan!
Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-23-2007, 6:47 AM Reply   
Yeah real nice work man. I didn't get as in depth with my restore, but I can imagine the amount of time you spent working on the floor. Carpet looks nice and plush.
Old    cody (csparks13)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-23-2007, 7:20 AM Reply   
Leo, nice work. Will you be bringing it back to school with you? If not there's always room in our's for another rider. Let me know when you will be back in town.
Old    K.B.C.            08-23-2007, 9:57 AM Reply   
looking good leo, keep the updates coming
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-23-2007, 10:18 AM Reply   
Jon, I took the boat up to Tennessee (SP?) to this guy who has been building and restoring boats for the past 35 years. He painted the boat and changed out the secondary stringers. He told me that the main stringers were solid as a rock. There were a few spots on the main stringer that were exposed. He grinded them down, then glassed over them to seal them. The hose is for fresh water flush. I don't plan on using the boat in our brackish water, it is mainly so I can run the engine in TX without being in the water. It also helps with winterizing. I plan on installing closed cooling if we do decide to use it in LA.

Cody-yes I am bringing it back. This is our club boat. Dude, you know I want to ride you guys' 210. Its like my favorite boat ever. I will be back this weekend. If I ever have a free weekend from the club, I'll definately tag along.

Steve- the floor took forever. I don't know how much time I have invested in it, but I got the boat back from TN mid July, and I didn't get the floor done till a week and a half ago.

I don't know why the teak looks so bad in that pic. We sanded it down and put 3 coats of oil on it. It shines like gold now.

Oh, and thanks to Matt Anderson, he donated the logos for the boat.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-23-2007, 12:06 PM Reply   
It's alive! I hooked up the hose today, put 5 gallons in the tank, splashed a little gas in the carb, and it started right away. Still running strong. We did a compression test after we took the engine out and we were reading 130-150 psi.
Old    Brian Williams (delbert)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-23-2007, 12:55 PM Reply   
Leo, Where in TN did you get the stringer work done and were you pleased with their work? PM me with more information if you have a minute.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-23-2007, 1:09 PM Reply   
Bryan, here are some pics of the stringer work. Yes I was pleased. The guy does very good work and I was quoted almost half of what everyone else was charging. My only regret is that he used polyester resin, but I don't think its that big of a deal since he just replaced the secondary stringers which are sealed by the floor (and I used epoxy on the floor). Shoot me an email at leo0648@charter.net if you have any more questions or want his contact info.
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Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-23-2007, 1:21 PM Reply   
Where did you buy your carpet?
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-23-2007, 3:23 PM Reply   
Haha, its not carpet. Its truck bed liner. www.grizzlygrip.com.
Old    Jeff Vaaler (jcv)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-23-2007, 5:08 PM Reply   
Sweet Leo. Good work. If my schedule wasn't the worst, most spaced-out piece of crap I've ever seen, I'd actually be an official member this time around. Hopefully, I'll find time for a set or two. Any word on where you're going to store it? Our landlord was being a jerk last semester. Luckily, he let us keep my boat here for the summer since no one was here, but he gets anal when he's trying to show houses or whatever. So what's the ballast gonna be with the new engine?
Old    Luciano Grimblat (luchog)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-23-2007, 5:27 PM Reply   
I think that if the boat was made with poliester resin you can not put epoxy on repairs. Perhaps that's why he didnt use it.

Not sure, but maybe worth checking.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-23-2007, 5:32 PM Reply   
GREAT JOB LEO!!!
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       08-23-2007, 6:53 PM Reply   
Really nice work, Leo. Looks great.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-23-2007, 7:06 PM Reply   
Luciano, its the other way around. Polyester won't stick to epoxy. Epoxy will stick to polyester.

Hey guys, thanks for all of the comments. I wetsanded the deck, buffed, and waxed it. I put the rubrail, windshield, and ballast system back in today. The rubrail took 4 hours to put the new rope in. Definately not a fun chore. Some guys on the2001.com suggested using a pipe, it still took forever.

Jeff-The ballast is going to consist of a triangular tank I made to fit up front. The driver can use it as a foot rest, its only 10" tall. The back tank is also a fiberglass tank I made. I think my calculations had them weighing in at 850-900 lbs. I figure it is about close to the stock ballast on a SAN 210. Add a few guys and the wake should be really good. Sorry about your landlord. You should definately come out one day. Two kids from Athens are joining the club and they are junior pro material.
Old    Brandon Holmes (bmh2208)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-23-2007, 8:04 PM Reply   
Looking good leo. Can't wait to see it out on lake b. Let me know when you want to have a club day on the 210. I'm more than willing to donate a day with the SANTE.
Old    David Eggen (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       08-23-2007, 8:34 PM Reply   
Where did you find the boxes for where your batteries are mounted in?
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-24-2007, 5:12 AM Reply   
Brandon, any day you want. We will definately pay for gas. Maybe sometime in the next you few weekends.
Old    Jeff Hill (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       08-24-2007, 5:46 PM Reply   
Looks good Leo, I need some of your energy to finish mine. I had the stringers and floor replaced and got carpet in.....Now I need to get a couple broken bolts out of the block
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-24-2007, 9:18 PM Reply   
Took the boat out today. Everything went suprisingly well. The ballast worked flawlessly. I was shocked. I just hope I sealed my fiberglass tanks well enough.

Jeff- Broken bolts?!? How did you do that?
Old    mendo247            08-25-2007, 12:04 AM Reply   
Awesome work Leo!

Someday i hope to have the time to do a similar project! Ive always wanted to restore a "wakeboat"...
Old    Jeff Hill (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       08-26-2007, 4:50 PM Reply   
Impeller housing bolts.....Replaced an impeller onthe waterand got a lil crazy with tightening them.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-27-2007, 7:26 AM Reply   
The project is finally done.

Here are the pics. The interior is a little shady, but I ran out of time. Today was the first day of class.

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Old    Ryan (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-27-2007, 4:54 PM Reply   
Nice work Leo, boat looks great. Glad to see you get her back on the water.
Old    Alex Eddington (salomon16)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-28-2007, 12:23 PM Reply   
Thats pretty legit dude...well done
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-28-2007, 12:45 PM Reply   
Looks great Leo!
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-28-2007, 12:47 PM Reply   
You've done a killer job. Looks great!
Old    Adam (blindmnkee3)      Join Date: Aug 2001       08-28-2007, 1:22 PM Reply   
Nice job Leo, just a few years too late for me! Haha, I probably would have joined the A&M waterski club with that boat running the wakeboarders around. Great work!

Adam
Class of '04
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-28-2007, 1:41 PM Reply   
Adam, we are actually seperate from the waterski club. We don't charge nearly as much as they do. They charge like $200+/semester (which includeds gas). We charge a small membership and you pay for gas on an individual basis. Too bad you couldn't have joined, we are starting to get big. We will be helping throw the southeast regional qualifiers this semester for the CSTV collegiate nationals in the spring.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       08-28-2007, 1:45 PM Reply   
Adam - Blast from the past!

Nice work Leo. Only 5 or 6 years too late for me. The ski team boat's wake wasn't very nice for wakeboarding when I was there!

-Jarret
Class of '01
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-28-2007, 2:37 PM Reply   
looks good! nice work
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       08-28-2007, 10:02 PM Reply   
I demand on the water pictures!

C/O '04
Old    Adam (blindmnkee3)      Join Date: Aug 2001       08-29-2007, 9:58 AM Reply   
Leo, thats awesome! I went out with the waterski guys a few times, no weight and no tower = no fun. Thats really cool that you took the initiative and got the wakeboarding going, wish I was still there!! Yeah, lets see some pics, how much weight are you running around with?

Jarret, Whats up buddy? Read some old posts about landing a HS 3 from you and it inspired me. Missed the 1st, then hit 3 in a row! 1st time in like 3 years. HAHA, it was awesome. TS Broll is next.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-29-2007, 11:47 AM Reply   
We are running 800lbs of ballast. It is almost fully automatic, all you have to do is flip a lever to let the water get to the fill pump, push a button, and the sacs fill. Then all you have to do is press a button to empty.

Here is the best pic I have.
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Old    Adam (blindmnkee3)      Join Date: Aug 2001       08-30-2007, 9:39 AM Reply   
Very nice man, very nice. Is that the greatness of Lake Bryan? Man, I'm Jonesin' for some Freebirds and the Texas heat!

Again, very nice work Leo!
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-30-2007, 10:26 AM Reply   
Yep, great ole' lake bryan. Forget binding lube, the water has it already in it.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-05-2007, 8:34 AM Reply   
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Old    Brian Kaufman (madison_boarder)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-05-2007, 9:23 AM Reply   
Leo,

Is that a vinyl wrap or paint? I'm looking to restore the hull on my '81 Tique and I'm wondering how you went about it and what it cost.

thanks and congrats, hope you're enjoying your boat!
Old    Chris (crghou)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-05-2007, 10:25 AM Reply   
were you out on lake bryan this weekend?
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-05-2007, 12:25 PM Reply   
Chris-Yep, that was us.

That is paint. I had a guy in TN do it. If you want more info, I can give you his contact info.
Old    jeff goldblum (jeffcanary62)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-05-2007, 2:35 PM Reply   
leo boat looks good. good luck with the club this year.
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-05-2007, 2:39 PM Reply   
Leo- Just curious as to why you didn't get the bottom of the hull painted as well?
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-05-2007, 2:52 PM Reply   
The bottom of the boat had blisters from the previous owner. The blisters were filled and then the boat was bottom painted. I really wanted the whole boat painted solid. The guy said he couldn't gaurantee the regular paint because of the original blisters. So we put bottom coat.
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-05-2007, 2:59 PM Reply   
Thanks man. Just curious... but the boat turned out really nice though!! Is that all new interior also?
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-05-2007, 3:02 PM Reply   
The interior had been redone when I bought it. We redid a lot of things. I built bases for all the seats instead of having stuff drilled into the floor with those metal seat brackets.
Old    Eric (wakeboardin2k4)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-05-2007, 5:37 PM Reply   
hey leo- how much weight does that tank under the bow hold? Its a great idea for placement
Old    Chris (crghou)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-05-2007, 8:01 PM Reply   
yeah i saw you all out there. boat looks really good.
Old    Darin Gritters (darinmg)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-05-2007, 8:32 PM Reply   
Leo,
Was this the first time out with the Pro80's? What did you think?
Old    Brandon Holmes (bmh2208)      Join Date: Apr 2004       09-06-2007, 11:08 AM Reply   
Chris, Leo...yall talking about Sunday?

Chris...was that you in the blue and white SAN? I am in the white and blue one.

BTW...there are now a crap load of wakeboard boats in town!



(Message edited by bmh2208 on September 06, 2007)
Old    cody (csparks13)      Join Date: Apr 2004       09-08-2007, 6:04 AM Reply   
Our best keep secret is now no secret. Its starting to look like Somerville. Oh well lets go to the lake.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-08-2007, 9:40 AM Reply   
That is why we ride weekdays and early weekend mornings.

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