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Old 13 January 2016, 17:22   #31
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Stigomery What happend to your boat? did the engine fall in the water or what? What type was it always willing to learn on what happened to others.
Bought my first sail boat on Ebay I really had wished I talked to people before doing that now hahahah.
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Old 13 January 2016, 17:33   #32
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eBay... Ha, that was my downfall!

1969 14ft speedboat, 1979 55hp Evinrude. Maiden voyage the outboard stopped pumping water after about 500 yards, no problem I thought, changing the impeller is no big deal. Got back to the house, started to remove the gear box and the bolt sheared. Left it to a boat yard, they sheared off the rest of the bolts... Engine runs sweet as but the leg is a mess. Spare parts for a vintage Evinrude don't come easy! We have an expensive nautical feature on our drive ;-)
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Old 13 January 2016, 17:57   #33
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Ahh so the most expensive boat ride of your life. But why don't you just get a new outboard for it? At least then the whole boat would not be going to waste?
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Old 17 January 2016, 17:41   #34
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Well just to update every one I ended up getting an older AVON 4.2 Its old but the fabric is in good shape and I believe all the valves have been replaced. Picked it up for 140 Euro. So even if it fall apart completely next year I should not be in too much trouble. Two big down sides it needs a new piece of floor the back three parts are missing but I am just going to grab some Marine ply tomo and cut out a new one. Also one of the baffles is gone so now its a two chamber boat. Instead of fixing it I will probably just use it and keep a couple sizable inflatable Fenders handy in case I really get into a bind. This boat I will just be using on the river so never very far away from shore. Also picked up a 1993 Evinrude commercial 40hp that runs well and has great compression so excited to see what that baby can do. All together engine and boat cost me 450 so I cant complain. Gonna start a new Thread and introduce my new boat soon so check it out all on there. Any info or advice on building a new floor and the baffles is always welcome thanks so much guys you have been a life saver
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Old 18 January 2016, 04:06   #35
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you can buy a temporary tube insert from ribcraft around 80 they are temporary but it would stay up in its own right keeping a third bouyance chamber ive not looked into them and surmise they fit and replace the old valve might be worth a look into to see if it would help failing that, a basket ball bladder might be an option as a baffel blow up and leave at least it would split the chamber and give you time to get off the river.

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