Originally Posted by ribsta
My first one is exactly the same as Nasher but with one of the old Johnson 150 GT's on it.
That's what was on the back of it when I brought it very cheap in 2004.
It was only 5 years old then, but was a right mess, so I eventually stripped back to a bare hull and tubes to sort out. Adding the DT200EFI at the time.
I tried it with the Johnson a couple of times before the strip down and nick-named it the 'Petrolator' because I'd never seen anything consume so much petrol with so little to show for it.
I understand Malcolm and Colin picked up a bunch of the 150VROs still in their crates after being shipped out to somewhere like Saudi 10 years earlier.
Or is that a Boating Urban Myth?
There were also big holes in the transom which had been patched. It looked like it had gone aground at speed and the engine mounting bolts had pulled right through.