Airslot Project.

Jerry_D

Junior Member
#21
Could not help but notice the heads of the screws which appear to be holding the deck to the body (Sorry, don't know the proper terms). After changing hinges held with similar screws on the oceaside of the house every two years I hope those are stainless !!! Or how does that work?
Yes, all stainless steel. Additionally when i installed the rub rail I used 100 2 inch stainless steel screws. This boat is built like a tank.
 

Jerry_D

Junior Member
#28
Here's the one I was looking at. It's actually not a bad deal the more I think about it. Would put me back on the water again without spending a fortune.

https://www.boattrader.com/listing/1980-wellcraft-airslot-24-103025682/
Hang onto your $$$ for a bit Stuart. Fingers crossed that the Airslot will be down in PP on Friday. I'm gonna take it ti Doug at SDS on Freemont for mechanical work and completion. After that, I will be looking for fishing buddies. Especially people that know rhe hot spots! Shark installed today by Beaver Stripes. Windshield going in tomorrow.
 

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Stuart

Aye carumba!!!
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#29
Cool... you're gonna need to make a few trips to see what kind of range you'll have. On good water, I used to burn at least 88 gallons out to the 51 and back. How much fuel will it hold?
 

Stuart

Aye carumba!!!
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#32
Some advice? Make sure it's overflowing full when you head out. Do NOT rely on the fuel pumps to give you an accurate fuel calculation of how much gas you put in; they are notoriously short, especially the Circle K right by Safe Marine.

A buddy and I have both been bit by this, putting in what we thought was more than enough gas, only to run out on the way back in. To give you an idea of how short the pumps are, the guy that bought my boat went to fill it up there, they charged him for 300 gallons... it only tanks 230 max, 115 in each tank. NEVER use that Circle K!

Real life experience talking here.
 

Jerry_D

Junior Member
#33
Some advice? Make sure it's overflowing full when you head out. Do NOT rely on the fuel pumps to give you an accurate fuel calculation of how much gas you put in; they are notoriously short, especially the Circle K right by Safe Marine.

A buddy and I have both been bit by this, putting in what we thought was more than enough gas, only to run out on the way back in. To give you an idea of how short the pumps are, the guy that bought my boat went to fill it up there, they charged him for 300 gallons... it only tanks 230 max, 115 in each tank. NEVER use that Circle K!

Real life experience talking here.
 

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