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Dec 24, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Hey pops.I noticed this boat in your avatar.Did you build this one?I seen it years ago and always liked it.
Dec 26, 2012, 04:13 AM
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Some more pics of this very interesting movie boat. And I must say the subject matter never gets old. I never knew so many others besides myself also considered the Orca a major player (character) in this movie. It serves the same plot device as the Pequod and of course Captain Ahab is Quint...
Dec 26, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Hi jlt13th, yes sir I did, this Orca was built just after the movie came out, it took me a year, it only 16" long and incased in glass, have been taking care of it sence then, very proud of it, and thank you for the comments.
Dec 26, 2012, 08:54 AM
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thats wright, it never gets old to me, only frustrats me at time that there is not much info about this vessel, but I think this is why it intregs so many folfs about her, the looom of mistery thank for the pics
Dec 29, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Pops? i have a question. The piece of pipe you say is going to stick out the side of the hull. I'm not sure the Orca had that. If you look at the stern by the water line you see a round plate. That was the original exhaust port before Joe Alves team put a solid plate over it and installed the smoke stack aft of the cabin. I'm not sure if the Orca had a water cooled engine.
Dec 30, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Pops? i have a question. The piece of pipe you say is going to stick out the side of the hull. I'm not sure the Orca had that. If you look at the stern by the water line you see a round plate. That was the original exhaust port before Joe Alves team put a solid plate over it and installed the smoke stack aft of the cabin. I'm not sure if the Orca had a water cooled engine.
your are wright about the plate on the stern, and I have that replacated on mine, but how is the Orca engine getting cooled?
Dec 30, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Looking great !I like that switch board
Dec 30, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Thanks cheap to only $12, up to 12volts
Dec 30, 2012, 12:30 PM
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your are wright about the plate on the stern, and I have that replacated on mine, but how is the Orca engine getting cooled?

well, that's the question. If you look back at what Charlie said in post #93, a similar Novi had a Model A Ford engine. Can you water cool an engine that old? I don't have an answer.
Dec 30, 2012, 02:57 PM
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The Warlock had that metal plate as well and also had a smoke stack coming out of the top like the Orca.Im guessing it must have had a wet exhaust back when it was in its original state,before it was modified to look as it did as the Warlock.
Also,if Im not mistaken,I think the engines with the smoke stacks are cooled by the motor sucking up sea water.I used to work on old boats,but never got into engine work though.
BTW:Pops your boat is looking great!
Dec 30, 2012, 05:42 PM
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think we need a bigger boat Skipper..........or some new live bait
Dec 31, 2012, 01:24 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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Do you have a part # for that switch board?
I can't find one on AUTOZONE's site.
Dec 31, 2012, 08:44 AM
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I will find that info for you MILLERTIME, it was in the LED light section.


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