TURBINE CVX IS FOR SALE
Jan 2004 T- 53 UPDATE
The T53-L13 engine was rigged for a test start up in its shipping can. here are some pictures.
Dec 2003 TURBINE BAJA UPDATE
The Baja was back at my shop for some normal boat related maintenance this winter. A 25 hr inspection of all systems was performed and the compressor was given a wash and paint job for continued protection in the harsh marine environment. The interior trim work was also updated, here are some pics.
Side upholstery was replaced to match the graphics on the exterior of boat.
Cleaned up and painted compressor section.
July 22nd 2003
Here are some photos of the finished Baja 19 sport. The boat looks great and runs even better. Be sure to check out the video of this boat and the Glastron in action - VIDEO
Custom made stainless pipes
Fighter canopy windscreens.
Engine showing cold air intake box that feeds the compressor.
TURBINE FOUNTAIN 10 METER
The new year is off to a good start here at Turbineboat.com. I just purchased a 33ft Fountain boat and a T53-L13B turbine engine. Work on the Fountain will start in the fall of '03. I need to finish up the Baja and then have some fun this summer.
Fountain 10 Meter
Oct 2002 I have been working on a second turbine powered boat. It is a 19 ft Baja Sport. The boat is being built for a fellow turbine enthusiast. You can see details of his projects at TURBOKART.COM The boat is complete and the final touches are going on now. Stainless steel exhaust elbows are being fabricated to replace the temporary pipes seen here... More pics and video to come.
Sept 2nd ,2001
Here's a few shots of the finishing work. I still have a bit of trim work left to go.
Front view of boat.
Here's the "New and Improved" CVX Logo!
This pic shows the carpet and seats
The red Glastron stripe is carried over to the engine cover.
Sept 17th, 2001
Here are a few shots, taken last weekend.
The boat looks great and runs even better, I did an 85 mile run this weekend without a hitch. I am still playing around with props. The chopper style seems best for top speed. My every day prop is a 23 pitch Laser II .
The refinishing and performance of the boat exceed my expectations. I shot some more video and will post it as soon as time permits.Oct 1,2001
The Interior trim work is complete and looks great.
The red is generously sprayed on. After drying overnight the red was taped off and masked to form the stripe. Then the white color was applied. Again, Imron was used.
Here are two pictures of the boat after the white was sprayed and the masking removed. The paint needs to harden for a day or so and then wet sanded and buffed smooth.
Pardon the photos, the boat is wedged sideways in my garage and it 's hard to capture the entire boat in the pictures.
Getting down to business... Here's the boat back on the trailer. It has been primed with an epoxy primer and the first coat of the red accent stripe is going on. Imron is used for paint .
A few more coats...
Here's a shot of the finished bottom. It was sprayed with gel coat, which is pigmented fiberglass resin , by local fiberglass expert Dennis Vogel . This is the original construction method and it will hold up like a new boat. The gel coat is then wet sanded and buffed to a shine.
Here's the boat flipped over . The bottom has been sanded and any imperfections in the hull have been filled. A slight bit of rocker was put into the hull to improve performance.
The engine and interior are out of boat and it's ready to be flipped and prepped for new gel coat.
April 30th, 2001
I have purchased 2 bucket seats for the boat. I have begun to strip off the bottom paint to ready the hull for refinishing and decided to pull the engine and flip the hull in order to spray new gel coat on the underside. I will also try to fill in and or grind away the slight bit of hook in the hull at this time. I'm pretty much settled on a white with red stripe color scheme. I want to get in at least one more run out there before I do this and post some video clips. Stay tuned...
October 21st 2000
Due to a busy schedule at work, I have only been running the boat once a week. So far I have 20 hrs on the clock without any trouble. Here are some of the recent improvements.
Marty at Moss Marine, built a second, upper unit for drive using a different gear ratio. We changed the gearing from 1.50:1 to 1.84:1. I want the engine's output shaft (N2) to reach 100%, its rated speed.
I have also added a nose cone to the outdrive to insure the prop receives an undisturbed flow of "clean" water, and to reduce drag.
With the gear ratio change I am now obtaining 100% N2 speed, which means I am spinning the outdrive at 6,000 rpm. I'm able to turn a 23 pitch prop without over torque-ing the engine.
Performance is great with the new set up.