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Restoring an Acecraft 660DV
« on: October 08, 2016, 01:06:24 am »
Two nights ago I helped a friend and crew member on Maximvs, Rui to tow his new-to-him boat, an Acecraft 660DV originally imported in 1994. This was a steal of a deal, and let's just say I'm acting as the "godfather" of this project.

The deck has been opened and cleaned. No motors. Great, unregistered trailer. We need to build the stringers etc. and close the deck and then find some horses and mount then in.

Will keep updating the restoration process of this great boat here.

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Re: Restoring an Acecraft 660DV
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2016, 07:52:38 pm »
Apparently a good hull that

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Re: Restoring an Acecraft 660DV
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2016, 08:05:53 pm »
I know a cat is better but the artistic lines of a deep v mono.........

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Re: Restoring an Acecraft 660DV
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 05:12:48 am »
Apparently a good hull that

One of the best monos ever designed and built in SA!


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Re: Restoring an Acecraft 660DV
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2016, 02:30:11 pm »
Very good boat, I look forward to the rebuild.
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Re: Restoring an Acecraft 660DV
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2016, 09:42:50 am »
For the sake of interest, Ace Craft "based" the 660 hull on the Coronet 21 hull (which was designed by Richard Cole of Miami in the late 50's, and built by Botved Boats of Denmark).
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Re: Restoring an Acecraft 660DV
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2017, 10:47:14 am »
John ,

The 660 DV is a Tank of a boat for that size , still many running in Capetown on a daily basis and not bad for Craft being 30+ years old.

I myself have a 660SDV Ace and really enjoy the old girl and also have a complete refurb in the future .

If I can add one bit of advice on the Ace 660DV is to make a better choice than the guys had in the 80's / 90's is to fit 115/140hp 4s counter rotating motors this will keep that deep V riding on the keel . The SDV not as sensitive to twin motors rotating similar direction as aft deadrise not as high as the DV variant

here is a pic of mine

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Re: Restoring an Acecraft 660DV
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 08:45:27 am »
Thanks... the project has pretty much slowed down to a stop due to the economic crisis and let's say unfriendly, exchange rate...

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