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    Warthog, I'm just wondering if there are any new pictures and updates for Project Warthog. I don't recall any new pictures posted on the site regarding new developments on the project any time soon.
    Jones Inlet, Long Island

  • #2
    Give me a few more week's and you will see a total face lift.[]

    I'm getting ready to finish the paint and I have a pulpit being built now.


    • #3
      SWEEET! Looking foward to the new developments.

      What do you mean, your having one built?

      Shocked to say the least your not making it yourself.
      Jones Inlet, Long Island


      • #4
        My brother and I are building the pulpit.

        He's the one with the TIG welder.

        I just put a 1st coat of paint on the cockpit inside wall's.

        I bounced down to Harbor Freight and piked up a new mini HLVP. I found a neat little stand they sell for the gravity feed HLVP's. I needed that gun to get into some tight spot's. It was on sale too.


        The bottom just fell out with rain. Not to worry. I've got the AC going in the shop. Temp is 75deg w/ humidity at 45.


        • #5
          Great news Bobby!! I can't wait to see more pics and one day I will have to make my way over and see the X-Shark in person. Glad to see your working on her.
          1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
          1985 Mako 20c - sold
          Fort Walton Beach, FL


          • #6
            I had to take the new little HLVP back to Harbor Freight. The fan control knob would just freewheel. This is not good when your thumb is right beside it.[]

            I went in the store and checked 4 of them before I found one that didn't freewheel. No problem with the exchange.

            I got the hardtop shot today. No sence in posting pix's. You will not be able to see anything in the pix's. The whole boat is wraped up with tape,paper and plastic sheeting.

            I'm having to paint this sucker in section's. I revurse tape it, so it doesn't leave a hard line. I don't have any scaffling and I'm not spending the money to build some.

            It will just take more time and a bunch of $5+ a roll of 2in masking tape.


            • #7
              Here's a couple of pix's.


              • #8
                WOW,, It's getting there, another week or 2 huh??[][][]
                Richard[br]Panama City,FL[br]Currently Looking for a MAKO[br]America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a halloween mask[br]


                • #9
                  You said you didn't have any scafolding. I see milk crates everywhere.
                  1983 21b[br]Waveland,MS


                  • #10

                    Originally posted by jcthornhill

                    You said you didn't have any scafolding. I see milk crates everywhere.

                    And there was a 2X12 laying across those.[88][88][88]


                    • #11
                      I KNEW IT!!!
                      1983 21b[br]Waveland,MS


                      • #12
                        The hard part is still to come. The cuddy and side's of the pilothouse.

                        I'm working on taping it off to paint the console's and the rest of the inside right now. It's 90 freaking degree's out there right now. I have to wait till this evening to tape the hardtop off.[fresh paint]


                        • #13
                          Damn Bobby....that looks awesome!!!!!! Can't wait for the next round of boat porn!!! []
                          Brian[br]St. Leonard, MD


                          • #14
                            I went by today to borrow his torque wrench. The boat looks great!
                            Troy[br]Pensacola, FL[br]1977 21\' Mako Deep V[br]


                            • #15
                              It's getting there.