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Re-powering Ski Nautique 3 years 5 months ago #136085

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Here's the latest engine I've put together that will be used to re-power an aging Ski Nautique that we are currently restoring. I started with a rebuilt Ford 351W Reverse rotation GT block and bolted on a lot of performance goodies: Edelbrock Performer intake, #1409 carb, Pertronix distributor and coil, etc. I also went with a GM 1-wire 125 amp alternator, chrome of course. She should crank out 300 HP +/-.





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Re-powering Ski Nautique 3 years 5 months ago #136086

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Nice... that will make it worth it to open the hatch just for conversation!!

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Re-powering Ski Nautique 3 years 4 months ago #136638

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Re-powering Ski Nautique 3 years 3 months ago #136883

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Any progress pictures for us??

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Re-powering Ski Nautique 3 years 3 months ago #136884

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She's finished and delivered. The restoration Photo Log can be seen here:
www.nautilusrestorations.com/1985CCSkiNautique.html



The owner is having the upholstery done by someone in his home town so we sent it out without the interior. Next...We brought a 1988 Ski Nautique into the shop this past Monday...our 7th SN. I think the word is out on me. I don't know of anyone else who restores them professionally, at least nowhere around this neck of the woods.
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Another NEW boat comes out of the shop for a lucky owner. Such excellent work saving these boats. It does sound like the word is out. Thanks for sharing the picture link!

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Re-powering Ski Nautique 3 years 3 months ago #136887

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Ahhhhh. your have a niche.
Curious where do you get the graphics?

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Re-powering Ski Nautique 3 years 3 months ago #136889

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I get the decals from NautiqueParts.com:
www.nautiqueparts.com/product/85-87-ski-nautique-decal-set/

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