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2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby Razorback217 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:10 pm

I am a new member to this group. I got my 2003 217 last May. Greers Ferry Lake in Arkansas.
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby buyfire » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:45 pm

Looks great! I've always been surprised at how much larger the LS boats look compared to the Interceptors of the same size. Obviously this is because they are, but still.
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby youmansjason01 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:24 pm

Looks great! I bet you can't wait for summer to come now?

On your trailer, you're going to love having those PVC guide posts. I have some on mine and they make it so much easier to get the boat on the trailer. However, yours look a little short. Once you back the trailer in the water, the rear of the boat will be floating, and it looks like the rub-rail of your boat would then be above the top of the PVC posts.

You may want to consider putting taller PVC posts, so that when the boat is floating the posts still rub on the rub-rail, and not the side of your hull.
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby AndrewT » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:12 am

Welcome to the forum, I'm glad you haven't all frozen in the USA,very nice ride , I hope you'll enjoy her.
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby HOT PURSUIT » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:58 pm

WELCOME HERE Razorback217 :beer: You're gpnna LOVE HER :D

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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby Razorback217 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:50 pm

youmansjason01 wrote:Looks great! I bet you can't wait for summer to come now?

On your trailer, you're going to love having those PVC guide posts. I have some on mine and they make it so much easier to get the boat on the trailer. However, yours look a little short. Once you back the trailer in the water, the rear of the boat will be floating, and it looks like the rub-rail of your boat would then be above the top of the PVC posts.

You may want to consider putting taller PVC posts, so that when the boat is floating the posts still rub on the rub-rail, and not the side of your hull.

Thanks! These came as part of the "deal'. I have never had them before and they seem to work fine. Most boat ramps that I use are not very steep. So leaving my trailer out of the water just a little more allows me to stay dry while loading and if the boat is not perfectly lined up, rolling back a few feet into the water seems to work great lining the boat up on the trailer.
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby Razorback217 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:52 pm

AndrewT wrote:Welcome to the forum, I'm glad you haven't all frozen in the USA,very nice ride , I hope you'll enjoy her.
Thanks for sharing the pictures.


Thank you!! I am in Arkansas. We have crazy weather, Last Friday 1/22/16 we have 7 inches of snow on the ground. One week later 64 degrees and sunny.
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby Razorback217 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:20 pm

I just got my new stainless steel prop. 4 blade 19 pitch any advise before I install?
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby Razorback217 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:02 am

Installed new Propeller today. Solas Titan 4 blade 14-1/8" 19 pitch.
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby AndrewT » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:45 am

Good choice of prop, you'll drop some to end but it will pull like a tractor.
Mine still does around 50MPH with the same prop.
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby Razorback217 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:25 am

Thank you!! That is what I was shooting for.. lots of pull. Plus they look pretty, kinka like new chrome pipes on a Harley. Any thought at to taking the OEM prop to a prop shop to get it tuned up or is it too far gone.
Next project is to sand and re-paint the Lower unit to get the previous owners rookie bumps out.
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby HOT PURSUIT » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:01 pm

4 BLADES ARE AWESOME! Yep! Get that prop redone and carry for a spare! Ya never know what lurks beneath that calm water :)

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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby AndrewT » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:05 am

HOT PURSUIT wrote:4 BLADES ARE AWESOME! Yep! Get that prop redone and carry for a spare! Ya never know what lurks beneath that calm water :)

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Good advice HP :D , I helped a fellow boater pull his boat from a shallow water, there was a big 4" submerged poly pipe,It managed to put a few dings in my prop. :twisted:
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby AndrewT » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:10 am

HOT PURSUIT wrote:4 BLADES ARE AWESOME! Yep! Get that prop redone and carry for a spare! Ya never know what lurks beneath that calm water :)

HP

Good advice HP :D , I helped a fellow boater pull his boat from a shallow water, there was a big 4" submerged poly pipe,It managed to put a few dings in my prop. :twisted:
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Re: 2003 217 5.0L New Member

Postby KCKPM1 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:01 pm

Great looking boat. Did you add graphics or take the off
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