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A hole in the water
« on: April 17, 2013, 01:36:19 PM »
which I hope I won't be throwing (too much) money into.

As some of you may remember my wife's uncle, Monty, has prostrate cancer which has gotten into his bones. He's holding up fairly well, but needs to move closer to a main city for his treatments. So he's off-loading just about everything for the move.

This boat was his grandfathers. He's given it to me, as he knows I love to fish. It's going to be an honor to restore it to it's former glory. I'd like to document it here, and at times, link him the pictures as I progress.

It's a 1968 Sears (MFG made it) 14 foot runabout. It came with 35 and 15 hp outboards. Nice boat. I like it, plus the "girls" like it better than my "nasty" alum fishing boat. Whatever.   :p


Overall view of the boat. Iv'e started cleaning up the oxidized finish.





The "pillars" where I trashed my eyes. I've got the stern ones done, and made new ones near the bow:






Shot showing the 35 hp Johnson Super Seahorse. Seems to be in good condition, but until I can fire it up.....





This will, hopefully, be a fun project, and we already have plans on where we'd like to take the boat.

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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 05:48:08 PM »
Got the Sea Horse running, it's not too bad, however there's no water in the exhaust, it's impeller time..... :bs:
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 05:54:46 PM »
Nice boat.  I look forward to seeing pics as the restoration continues.
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 03:45:02 PM »
Interesting notes: Both outboards a a bit older than the owner realized. He thought the 35 and 15 were 68's. The 35 is a 1959 and the 15 Sea King, I think it was a "kicker", is 1962. iboats is my friend.   :p
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013, 12:02:04 PM »
What kinda shape is the trailer/tires in? Usually, after having been stored for awhile, not good....
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2013, 01:19:21 PM »
What kinda shape is the trailer/tires in? Usually, after having been stored for awhile, not good....

And the wheel bearings.
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 12:18:42 PM »
The trailer is in good shape (tires too) and has bearing buddies on the axles, so no problems there.
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 12:30:39 PM »
That boat looks more like a ski boat than a fishing boat. And as everyone knows, it's sacrilege to fish from a ski boat. If you use it for it's primary intended purpose and need a ski partner, I shall be ready to answer the call of duty !
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 02:04:00 PM »
That boat looks more like a ski boat than a fishing boat. And as everyone knows, it's sacrilege to fish from a ski boat. If you use it for it's primary intended purpose and need a ski partner, I shall be ready to answer the call of duty !



 :rofl:


It's a "runabout" so good for fishing and skiing.    :tongue:
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2013, 12:23:26 PM »


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It's a "runabout" so good for fishing and skiing.    :tongue:
If you don't get that impeller replaced, it's gonna be a "floatabout".  :-)
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2013, 03:02:43 PM »
The two happiest days in a man’s life are when he buys a boat, and when he sells it. I see you are having one of them  :)

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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 09:57:30 AM »
If you don't get that impeller replaced, it's gonna be a "floatabout".  :-)



Got it replaced Saturday. The old one was OK so I didn't have enough water in the barrel I used. From what I understand these old outboards won't self prime easily. Meh.
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 10:52:23 AM »
Words of wisdom I heard an old man tell his son many years ago...."Son, you can keep up two whores cheaper than you can keep up that boat."
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2013, 11:00:58 AM »
Words of wisdom I heard an old man tell his son many years ago...."Son, you can keep up two whores cheaper than you can keep up that boat."

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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2013, 12:45:17 PM »
Words of wisdom I heard an old man tell his son many years ago...."Son, you can keep up two whores cheaper than you can keep up that boat."


My father learned that with a Sailboat.     :rant:
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2013, 02:23:54 PM »
Words of wisdom I heard an old man tell his son many years ago...."Son, you can keep up two whores cheaper than you can keep up that boat."

Just the parts (for many inboards the same as a Chevy engine) are extremely costly, and if you have it done, the labor for a job just like on a car is about 5 times more expensive.
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2013, 04:38:41 PM »
Just the parts (for many inboards the same as a Chevy engine) are extremely costly, and if you have it done, the labor for a job just like on a car is about 5 times more expensive.



Actually not too bad and I do all the work myself. I have an "in" so-to-speak. I know a guy that has an old marine shop. He "retired" years ago, but still owns the building. Right now he's restoring a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT and is selling outboard parts for what they cost him several years ago to fund the resto. I just bought a clutch dog, impeller, and other misc parts for $70. The clutch dog alone goes for $75 in today's market.
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2013, 04:52:11 PM »
In keep seeing someone trying to sell a 1937 14' Old Town runabout with mahogany deck, cedar on oak structurally sound just needing refinishing and including a 15 hp motor that needs carb work (I have one too many projects).  Only $2k......   :fuelfire:

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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2013, 04:57:11 PM »


Actually not too bad and I do all the work myself. I have an "in" so-to-speak. I know a guy that has an old marine shop. He "retired" years ago, but still owns the building. Right now he's restoring a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT and is selling outboard parts for what they cost him several years ago to fund the resto. I just bought a clutch dog, impeller, and other misc parts for $70. The clutch dog alone goes for $75 in today's market.

Did someone say Ferrari?

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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2013, 05:11:49 PM »
$100,000 will buy about 1/3 of a Ferrari these days. 
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2013, 05:15:11 PM »
So a beer costs $5 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year, it would be approximately $5400 …correct?

DUmmie must have written that joke.....it has a math problem or DUmmie is paying $5 each for beers.....I'd hit a cheaper redneck joint... :-).
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2013, 05:49:25 PM »
So a beer costs $5 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year, it would be approximately $5400 …correct?

DUmmie must have written that joke.....it has a math problem or DUmmie is paying $5 each for beers.....I'd hit a cheaper redneck joint... :-).
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2013, 06:27:16 PM »
So a beer costs $5 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year, it would be approximately $5400 …correct?

DUmmie must have written that joke.....it has a math problem or DUmmie is paying $5 each for beers.....I'd hit a cheaper redneck joint... :-).
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If you buy one $4 latte each day, that coffee habit will set you back $28 a week, about $120 a month and $1,460 per year. Keep that up for five years, and you've slurped away $7,300, not including any money you might have earned by investing your cash instead. If you account for missed investment returns, the loss amounts to roughly $9,300 (assuming a 9% average return).

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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2013, 12:14:30 PM »
In keep seeing someone trying to sell a 1937 14' Old Town runabout with mahogany deck, cedar on oak structurally sound just needing refinishing and including a 15 hp motor that needs carb work (I have one too many projects).  Only $2k......   :fuelfire:

See it here:

http://www.nhbm.org/?page_id=1084&id=42


Nice boat.
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Re: A hole in the water
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2013, 06:06:16 PM »

Nice boat.

And if it showed up at my abode I have no doubt I would find myself living in it.  But it sure would be a fun project.  :bawl:

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