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Old 21 March 2014, 10:28   #21
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You can see in the first post how fried the original strake was. Ended up going with the dark. The tubes need a good rinsing (old glue and sanding dust everywhere) and then some 303 and they'll be good to go. Still search for that right engine though!

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Old 21 March 2014, 13:33   #22
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That looks really good. Love it
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Old 31 March 2014, 15:59   #23
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I think that I'll turn this into an unofficial build thread...that way there's less pressure to really keep it moving!

Yesterday:
-Rebuilt a trailer for it, new carpet, bunks, hardware, etc.
-Console and seat base in, seat cushion getting sent out for upholstery
-New grab line
-A good cleaning
-Lots of 303 applied as it seems to soak it all right up

Still looking for the right engine...
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Old 31 March 2014, 16:48   #24
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I think that I'll turn this into an unofficial build thread...that way there's less pressure to really keep it moving!

Yesterday:
-Rebuilt a trailer for it, new carpet, bunks, hardware, etc.
-Console and seat base in, seat cushion getting sent out for upholstery
-New grab line
-A good cleaning
-Lots of 303 applied as it seems to soak it all right up

Still looking for the right engine...
Yamaha 90 hp outboard engine 2000 | eBay

seen this?
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Old 31 March 2014, 16:54   #25
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Didn't see that one. Anyone coming to the US on holiday and can put it in their luggage? I'll pay the overweight fees!

1,800 GBP works out to right about $3,000. That's exactly the price point that I'm looking at. One of you could make some serious money bringing them over:

$5,550
2005 Yamaha 90HP Two Stroke Outboard Engine | eBay

$6,799.99
1993 Yamaha 90HP Two Stroke Outboard Engine | eBay

A steal at $3,995:
2004 Yamaha 90HP 90 HP Outboard Motor | eBay
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Didn't see that one. Anyone coming to the US on holiday and can put it in their luggage? I'll pay the overweight fees!

1,800 GBP works out to right about $3,000. That's exactly the price point that I'm looking at. One of you could make some serious money bringing them over:

$5,550
2005 Yamaha 90HP Two Stroke Outboard Engine | eBay

$6,799.99
1993 Yamaha 90HP Two Stroke Outboard Engine | eBay

A steal at $3,995:
2004 Yamaha 90HP 90 HP Outboard Motor | eBay
sorry didn't see you were in the usa
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Old 04 June 2014, 00:58   #27
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Continuing the unofficial buying thread...

Seat was rotted out. New seat is Starboard base, ply backrest.

Since the unsealed junk ply that Avon used lasted 20+, I didn't bother buying a whole sheet of 3/4" marine grade; I used what I had. Additionally, since it was in the garage, I did coat it epoxy I had from another project.
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Looking good. When are you hoping to have her out on the water?
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Looking good. When are you hoping to have her out on the water?
As soon as we can source an engine - As previous discussed, a 15 year old Yam 90 can still cost $3,000-$5,000. Also looking for Honda/Nissan/Tohatsu 90. Avoiding older Evinrudes/Johnson - Probably can't afford a new(er) Etec. Staying away from Mercury; they seem the heaviest.

We're not in a huge rush as the friend that I bought it with and I both have alternative ways to get out and enjoy the water.
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