This boat is extremely clean and modifications are well thought out and executed. See 3/15/2009 Season Startup Video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZtjCsuAhxk
<#photo2#>APPEARANCE - You will note in the pictures it is not an original example of the 1969 Mustang. The hull has been refinished. The boat was refinished in an all white 2 part epoxy resin finish, then new or refinished original deck accessories were re-installed. The windshield was replaced with a 1980’s style tempered glass and fits perfect. A small boarding ladder is installed at the transom with hand rails for getting in from skiing. The deck step plates are aluminum with teak pads and there is a bimini installed.
<#photo3#> MECHANICAL - The original 289 210HP has been replaced with a rebuilt 302 with 210+HP which is broken in with less than 60hrs. Oil pressure is rock steady at 41PSI. The water temp runs all day between 135-145 degrees. It has PCM exhaust manifolds, a rebuilt velvet drive transmission and new propeller shaft.
PERFORMANCE - Top speed is approximately 50mph at 4400RPM. The 18 gallon fuel tank will give you about 4-6 hours of skiing or riding around.
HULL - The stringers are original and are in excellent condition. Drain holes were epoxied into the stringers to moves water to the bilge pump area keeping it very dry. The cross braces have been replaced with oak and the floor has been redone in epoxy coated marine grade plywood with vinyl floor covering. There are two additional access hatches in the floor for the stuffing box in the rear and a hinged battery box in the front.
<#photo4#>INTERIOR - Blue and Grey with swivel bucket seats in the front and a comfy custom seat in the rear with under seat storage. The gauges all work well. The center dash plate houses the tachometer, oil temp, water temp, voltage and hour meter also locate in the cluster is the running lights and bilge switch. To the right of the steering wheel is the speedometer and manual choke lever.
This boat is fun to drive and with the dual exhaust note from the V8 sounds awesome. It is now ready for summer 2009!