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    oldski-doosleds Message Board => Other Bombardier Stuff Before 1981 => Message started by: 775TnT on May 12, 2012, 07:24:41 AM
	

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Title: 1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: 775TnT on May 12, 2012, 07:24:41 AM

“As Playful as a Dolphin” was the eye-catching statement of the new aqua scooter developed by Bombardier for release to the general public in 1968. When I first saw one back in the late summer of 1968, I remember thinking: “Wow…that looks just like a Ski Doo snowmobile, only floating on water!” “How does it move?” was the next thought. Upon closer examination, I found it was propelled by something called a Berkeley turbine or water jet. Too young to ride one and way too young to even think about owning one, the whole experience was filed back into the subconscious to be explored in the future if the opportunity ever presented itself again.

This write up will pertain to the acquisition and complete restoration of the model 320 Sea Doo. First found approximately three years ago, she was started up to evaluate its performance when on its trailer. Powered by a 1968 18 horsepower air cooled Rotax engine, she breathed life quite well however it was decided to eventually perform a complete restoration because of the hidden problems associated with further investigation.



Video perfomance of this classic to be added in the future.

Why all this time, work, and money stuck into this first year Sea Doo? Because it saved another classic machine from the fate of the crusher.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned...

775TnT


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: dooitvintage on May 12, 2012, 07:48:13 AM

VERY nice!


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: 75 Elan on May 12, 2012, 10:08:18 AM

You my friend are an artist!!!


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: ddub on May 12, 2012, 04:17:22 PM

775TNT, my hat is off to you. There is a LOT of nice work there.


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: SurgeSurge on May 12, 2012, 05:43:41 PM

WOW!!! Nice work man!!


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: 72 Blizzard 340 on May 12, 2012, 06:10:30 PM

That thing is a beauty, you do some nice work.


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: 775 on May 13, 2012, 07:16:58 AM

Very informative and impressive!

Thanks for sharing.


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: moxymech1 on May 13, 2012, 06:18:10 PM

Great Documentary!

Thanks for sharing

moxy


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: GaWajn on May 13, 2012, 07:22:01 PM

Awesome work ... thanks for sharing the story!


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: skidoo292 on May 13, 2012, 08:49:29 PM

thats a beautiful restoration....
I would love to see a picture of that 5 window GM pickup in the background when you get it finished...


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: randy borchard on May 15, 2012, 08:37:05 AM

:o that was over the top,great job you do not see many seadoos around its great that you made the effort to save this one really looks good cant wait to see it in the water,,,,,


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: 75 Elan on May 15, 2012, 12:05:55 PM

Interested in that Volksboat, checked on the net can't see much, is it a jet as well? or outboard?


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: poidy on May 16, 2012, 03:56:03 AM

Very impressed, congrats on that job well done!


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: lshobie on May 26, 2012, 06:25:09 AM

Wow, that is amazing, thanks for the detailed pics and write up. I remember watching two of those fall apart on a trailer not far from here when I was a kid - a real shame.


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: Bomba-doo on June 2, 2012, 06:05:36 AM

Absolutely amazing demonstration of will and patience. I've always had a soft spot for old unique toys like that. You took it further than most ever wood. Great to see another one saved. I have a 69 372 I restored almost 10 yrs ago. I used it quite a bit till I got a modern one. Every year I say I am going to take it out again but by summer's end it is still sitting there.
Have fun with it. It will draw lot of attention at the local boat launch.


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: nico on June 18, 2012, 01:14:42 PM

Wow :o
Awesome job!

I've wanted one of those for a while now, having a river right in front of my house and all.. But don't think I'm going to find one over here :(


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: Blizzard GR on June 19, 2012, 05:41:40 AM

X2 with what everyone else said above!! Your restoration and improvements are fantastic!! Can I ask how many hours in it? I too always had a love for these. I remember when they arrived at our local dealer. They were pricey when new and didn't sell well in the farming community where I grew up. Sort of a bucket list thing for me now, but my wife would kill me! LOL!

Love the Wisconsin sticker on the trailer :D

I had an original Sea Doo poster of a girl in a bikini riding one I sold about 5 years ago (below) and a Franklin Hobbs poster endorsing Sea Doo (also below). Halvorson Eqpt was a big sponsor of WCCO radio in Minneapolis with Ski-Doo and Sea-Doo brands. Now I wish would have kept them :-(

John


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: snorander on July 20, 2012, 05:39:19 AM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: Warrior on July 20, 2012, 09:39:27 AM

SWEET!!!!!


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: 775TnT on July 22, 2012, 09:01:40 PM

Finished up a few more concerns with the ’68 Sea Doo…I only hope that I can check its performance out prior to autumn.

Originally, the paddle for the Sea Doo was just placed within the inside of the craft. Didn’t really like that idea for the potential of the paddle bouncing around and possibly jarring or knocking something loose. The solution was to lock the paddle in place via two tool handle holders. The holders wedge the paddle in place on the inside starboard hull without it budging an inch.



I know…overkill with the entire project…but what the heck. Bombardier knew what they were doing with this design, or at least I believe they did. Stay tuned for a video performance (hopefully soon) of this classic craft.



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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: snorander on July 23, 2012, 08:45:01 AM

Again, that thing is just awesome, amazing job!!!


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: 775TnT on July 31, 2012, 02:58:28 PM

Had a little time recently to check out the ’68 Sea Doo three years later after acquiring it. Fired right up with the turbine ready to propel. Whoa….NO Neutral...wait...NO Reverse either!!! Well, let’s see what she’ll do. She planed right off with all 18 Rotax horses screaming. There is no rudder or stabilizing fin on the hull of the craft, thus being somewhat directionally controlled by the turbine outlet position.



How does she maneuver??? My best description would be somewhat analogous to driving a hockey puck on ice. She slides easily from side to side. Initially, quite the concern, however after applying throttle responses to the unexpected slides, the Sea Doo was quite exhilarating to drive.





Some fine tuning under load needs to be addressed which will occur hopefully in the near future. After that, then I'll record a live action video of this PWC performing on the waters that she last saw many moons ago. Until that time, I’m off to get this classic running at peak performance…


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: 72 Blizzard 340 on July 31, 2012, 03:06:47 PM

Very Cool!!!


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: rotaxtothemax on March 3, 2013, 08:59:37 AM

Great workman ship , a friend found a brand new !! liquild cooled one some time back it was still in the crate , you sure did a great job
thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!
mike


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: rotaxtothemax on March 3, 2013, 09:12:40 AM

http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv45/454blizzard/ski-dootincansron001.jpg
this liquild model a friend picked up a while back it was new took him many years to aquire it , its a runner at his cottage
COOL
again thanks for sharing your project their one in town the same as yours needs a one two three going over before it ready for the DOO RIDE
mike


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: hotdoo on June 29, 2014, 10:26:58 AM

Hey, where the video? Things are totally cool and very nice job on it!hotdoo


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: TNTx4 on July 1, 2014, 11:45:58 AM

Very nice resto!

Would you make repop decals available?

how about the seat would these be available as well?

What is a good price to pay for one that is complete with the liquid 372 motor but in need of resto?

Seems like if parts are needed it would be a challenge to source


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Title: Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
Post by: sledrat on February 22, 2015, 11:32:45 AM

OUTSTANDING JOB! looks SUPER!



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