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    Upping the Anti

    I was looking up some different DOC land to shoot and noticed some areas which require a boat to get to them on the other side of a lake so I thought I would up the anti on my transport options to be able to access these areas. I bought this little beast a couple of weeks ago and tried it out on the lake on Saturday, I did a bit of water skiing as well while I was at it. I was pleased with it's performance and the Toyota Lexus V8 purred along beautifully, I hope I get many enjoyable hunting trips out of it.

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    i know of a guy just north of chch who fitted a lexus v8 into his jetboat, while out on the water disaster happened and it split the block right down the middle. it couldnt handle the continuous bounce. new version has the cylinder heads strapped together

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    i know of a guy just north of chch who fitted a lexus v8 into his jetboat, while out on the water disaster happened and it split the block right down the middle. it couldnt handle the continuous bounce. new version has the cylinder heads strapped together
    Thanks for the heads up gonetropo, I will keep an eye on it and let you know if I have any trouble. I know a lot of guys with these motors in their boats and they haven't experienced this misfortune so I hope it is a one off. Always good to get advice and feedback though so thanks.
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    Had the same motor in a work boat that was not treat that well to be fair. As far as I know it is still going.

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    Nice, but you want to go up one lake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mm Rem Mag View Post
    Thanks for the heads up gonetropo, I will keep an eye on it and let you know if I have any trouble. I know a lot of guys with these motors in their boats and they haven't experienced this misfortune so I hope it is a one off. Always good to get advice and feedback though so thanks.
    the guy in question is a toyota importer, i dont really want to mention his name on here. but a few straps to be sure wouldnt cost many $$.
    just enough to put a slight torsion between the heads

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    the guy in question is a toyota importer, i dont really want to mention his name on here. but a few straps to be sure wouldnt cost many $$.
    just enough to put a slight torsion between the heads
    Ok I will ask around the Jet boating guys I know and see if they can come up with something. I myself don't know much about it but I do appreciate your advice and will look into it further. Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Nice, but you want to go up one lake...
    Just point me in the right direction and I'll go there
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    Nice mate, looks tidy. Is it a fibre glass Hamilton? Be surprised if you have any engine issues, I know of heaps of them in private jet boats and a few in commercial jets and they're very reliable. There's thousands of them getting modified/driven high kms/flogged in 4Runners/Tundras/Landcruisers around the world and they have a very good reputation. Don't stress - just go boating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Nice mate, looks tidy. Is it a fibre glass Hamilton? Be surprised if you have any engine issues, I know of heaps of them in private jet boats and a few in commercial jets and they're very reliable. There's thousands of them getting modified/driven high kms/flogged in 4Runners/Tundras/Landcruisers around the world and they have a very good reputation. Don't stress - just go boating.
    Cheers Josh, it's an alloy hull with a fibre glass top. It's a Hamilton 132 A
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mm Rem Mag View Post
    I was looking up some different DOC land to shoot and noticed some areas which require a boat to get to them on the other side of a lake so I thought I would up the anti on my transport options to be able to access these areas. I bought this little beast a couple of weeks ago and tried it out on the lake on Saturday, I did a bit of water skiing as well while I was at it. I was pleased with it's performance and the Toyota Lexus V8 purred along beautifully, I hope I get many enjoyable hunting trips out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggun708 View Post
    Needs some blood on it....
    Don't worry mate, that will come
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    Damn nice.
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    I'm thinking about making up a rack for the back to carry the deer
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    machine gun mount on the bow?
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