Official Business of the 3V Club ( aka tri hull club )

dcbrown

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I have an old 1976 Thunderbird 15' Tri Hull that I am trying to restore as time, money and interest coincide. My wife says it has been a multi year project already.
 

Phillip82

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Capt Willie, I see that this post is a few years old but posting in hopes that you or anyone would help a very lost newbie.

i just purchased a 1976 omega tri hull ski boat, and have no idea what I’m doing but want to learn. The hull and interior of the boat are in great conditions considering the year but the engine needs work. I am stuck on the first part which is the carburetor. It’s beokwn and need to do a a replacement but being that the maker of this boat is out of business not sure what options I have. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!!

Hi all, I'm a new member, and a proud owner of an Omega 1976 18' Tri-Hull, Open Bow, In/Outboard.

I just picked this boat up, cheap.......I initially thought I'd just resell, but she deserves a full resto, and right now, I'm undecided.....I started a thread in 'Boat Topics Sect'....and have a few pics there.

I like the Tri-Hull club sticker, maybe I'll get one...someday. I got my work cut out for me on this one, and I just finished reading the thrillhouse 700 thread. They did an awesome job on their 1975 Omega Tri-Hull Resto, and splashed her a yr. after beginning the project.


Great forum, website, and this thread/club too.

Update: I've decided to sell this boat, and thought maybe a dedicated 3V member/fan here would be interested.
I'll probably place an ad here.....she needs some work, but has good potential......pics in link.



http://forums.iboats.com/forum/gene...ri-hull-18-ft-in-outboard-fish-ski-boat/page2
 

southkogs

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Welcome aboard Phillip.

Post your engine trouble along with the year, make and model of your engine/drive in the appropriate forum (Mercruiser, OMC, Volvo). That'll get you the most help.
 

077tango

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Not sure of age but this 23ft Falcon Malibu has caught my interest, considering for two reasons:
1. kinda ugly and very unique
2. would be a fun restoration

Boat is at a repair shop which use to be a dealer for them back in the day. Owner says he's done numerous restores on this model plus these are great Gulf boats (I live in Houston) and very straightforward restorations. He told me deck for sure, stringers probably and the transom has been replaced and is very solid, just needs some cosmetic clean up. No trailer though which is a big addition to the $1,000 cost of the hull. Here's a link to one of his restorations, what do you think??

http://www.houstonboatservice.net/MalibuProject.html

Thanks
 

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dbirky

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Well, if we're trying to keep this thread alive...
I just acquired a 15' 1985 Ebbtide Tri Hull. Does this get me in?!?!
 

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southkogs

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Ha! I had a bud with one of those several years ago. It was a fun little boat to run around in!

Welcome aboard.
 

svan

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Would this be acceptable for this fine club? 1996 Sunbird Odyssey 21' with a 130hp Evinrude.
 

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southkogs

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Close enough! I got my first ride on that kinda' deck boat a couple years ago. They're pretty cool.
 

svan

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Thank You southkogs, It rides very much like a pontoon but gets up on plane, I got it cheap....and you know what cheap boat means... Engine is great, fiberglass not so good. Took a family vote and I was out-voted...looks like its going to be a project next year.
 

Hab

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I have been hooked on this thread and iboats as a whole since I first read the words "wave slapping engineering awesomeness". I finally dragged my induction ticket from the trash heap and have begun the long road to recovery or restoration or punishment. To those who have gone before me I salute, have mercy on my project.

I don't really know what it is the serial plate says the Fibre Glass Boat Corporation and the badge says woodson. Even the interweb didn't know much about either. I do know its 16ft long, nearly completely rotten, and its mine.
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southkogs

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Welcome aboard! Who cares what it is. If ya' wanna' fix it ... have fun doing it! It's a cool old hull.

Woodson was a brand name. You can read some about 'em HERE.
 

gm280

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I have to admit, I haven't posted my tri-hull in this exclusive club yet. And the reason is because until it is finished, I don't think it is worthy of posting in such a fine section. One day though...
 

southkogs

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LOL ... I think your boat is coming along just fine GM. Pop her in anytime you're ready!
 

redfury

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We love to see before and after photo's, even if there's only the before for now....I'm 12 years into getting to the "After" photoshoot...
 

butchrecord

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Hi "TRI-HULLERS", it doesn't seem to active! I have a 1980 Silverline Hilo 16' W/ 70 hp Johnson. Is there anybody out there?? It would be nice to get the thread going . Who else has a tri-hull !!
Thanks, Butch from Ocean Park , WA :laugh:
 

southkogs

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I'm an emeritus member of the tri-hull group. But still with the forums.

I got rid of my square-jaw a little while back due to a great deal on a much newer boat. But I still like the tri-hulls, so I keep up. Glad to see another Silverline too. That's what I had. '72 Comoro.

Welcome aboard.
 

slowneasy

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Will my 69 Shark 185 get me in?
 

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Pmolsonmus

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Joining the fun with my 1976 Starcraft Capri- it was in beautiful shape when I got it 15+ years ago, but had to weather Wisconsin winters under a heavy tarp. Time for new flooring, seats and buffing
 

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