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Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2012, 08:45:01 AM »
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Again, that thing is just awesome, amazing job!!!
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Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2012, 02:58:28 PM »
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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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1968 Sea Doo 320 (soft water Ski Doo)
1969 Ski Doo 371 Nordic
1970 Ski Doo 399 Nordic
1971 Ski Doo 399 Nordic
1972 Ski Doo 775 TnT
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Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2012, 03:06:47 PM »
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Very Cool!!!
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« Reply #23 on: March 3, 2013, 08:59:37 AM »
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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!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: March 3, 2013, 09:12:40 AM »
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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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Re:1968 Model 320 Sea Doo Saved from the Crusher
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2014, 10:26:58 AM »
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Hey, where the video? Things are totally cool and very nice job on it!hotdoo
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« Reply #26 on: July 1, 2014, 11:45:58 AM »
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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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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2015, 11:32:45 AM »
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OUTSTANDING JOB! looks SUPER!
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