A small survey

A small survey

Joined: October 15th, 2007, 8:14 am

September 26th, 2017, 3:09 pm #1

+*+96* Saturday the boat got to my shed, we had to improvise because the dolly that had to come together with the boat wasn't unavailable (censorship).


I had to use some tyres and axle jacks to carry the load.
I started removing the awful black rubber rubrail and surprise surprise there's non aluminum trim underneath it.
Dear Taco Marine, Taco# A50-0195 3/4’’ x 3/16’’ Aluminum Rub Rail, 4 piececs, please!
I dismantled the interior in order to have the seat reupholstered.





On the bow I noticed that the original light has been discarderd and the hole plugged


The engine compartment has been modified to accept the huge sterndrive hole. Lift ring and flag socket are gone 0and the recesses in the gunwhale(?) have been filled, hope you can see in the picture:





On the driver side there are 7 holes plugged that could have been used for a searchlight? £ in a row and then 4 in a diamond shape




BTW boat has been painted in the past, at least the deck, have not yet checked the freeboard.

Have a nice day.

Marco

Fantasies corner:

Why should an owner change the engine from a 310Hp to a 225Hp?
If I had broken my CC engine I doubt that I'd change for an OMC because of the different sterndrive moreover 100Hp less poweful...
What if it was a V-Drive? Similar power but difficult to service here in Italy, not many in use Here...
I also have a big hole in the bulkhead aft the rear seats poorly closed...
Last edited by FEfinaticP on September 27th, 2017, 1:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Chad
Chad

September 27th, 2017, 12:33 am #2

Looks like she will need a little TLC, but it's nothing you can't fix with the help of those on this forum.



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Joined: October 15th, 2007, 8:14 am

September 27th, 2017, 1:00 pm #3

Have a nice day,
Marco
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Joined: July 15th, 2005, 8:09 pm

September 27th, 2017, 2:31 pm #4

+*+96* Saturday the boat got to my shed, we had to improvise because the dolly that had to come together with the boat wasn't unavailable (censorship).


I had to use some tyres and axle jacks to carry the load.
I started removing the awful black rubber rubrail and surprise surprise there's non aluminum trim underneath it.
Dear Taco Marine, Taco# A50-0195 3/4’’ x 3/16’’ Aluminum Rub Rail, 4 piececs, please!
I dismantled the interior in order to have the seat reupholstered.





On the bow I noticed that the original light has been discarderd and the hole plugged


The engine compartment has been modified to accept the huge sterndrive hole. Lift ring and flag socket are gone 0and the recesses in the gunwhale(?) have been filled, hope you can see in the picture:





On the driver side there are 7 holes plugged that could have been used for a searchlight? £ in a row and then 4 in a diamond shape




BTW boat has been painted in the past, at least the deck, have not yet checked the freeboard.

Have a nice day.

Marco

Fantasies corner:

Why should an owner change the engine from a 310Hp to a 225Hp?
If I had broken my CC engine I doubt that I'd change for an OMC because of the different sterndrive moreover 100Hp less poweful...
What if it was a V-Drive? Similar power but difficult to service here in Italy, not many in use Here...
I also have a big hole in the bulkhead aft the rear seats poorly closed...
Hey Marco CONGRATULATIONS for getting the boat and also for the great photos. I am archiving the photo images for safety, and so they can be available to others in the future who may want to restore this same model.


Great photo, and it looks like you are having fun.

I am not surprised to find out the boat had been painted, one of the early photos you sent had some crazing that looked like paint.

The original boats came with the 302FLV or 350FLV, and some with v-drive came with the 327Q. Your boat as it sits right now would be faster than the v-drive 327Q due to the fact that the OMC has basically identical power, and the outdrive is a more efficient way to propel a boat. The OMC motor installation looks quite good from the photos, and if it runs as well as it looks I would keep it. If you decide to make the boat 100% original you can seek out the original motor and outdrive package over a period of years if necessary, but I think you will be pretty pleased with the way the boat runs with that power. Yes it's always fun to go faster. The OMC motor appears to have an aluminum intake manifold on it, and I would be interested in knowing if there are any identification marks on that intake, that would identify the manufacturer and model number. Normally an intake swap to a known better model like the Edelbrock Performer RPM model will provide more power on many motors but this appears to be a pretty good looking intake already, so please check that. Once we know what you have we can look up the power issues.



The exhaust side of this motor looks good too, and it looks like you can easily route that out the transom if you decide to do that.

Good luck on your progress, keep us posted.

Regards,
Paul
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