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Gas Man
12-12-2015, 12:28 PM
Mid-2015 Summer....

This is the story of me bringing my wife's grandpa's old boat back to life... hadn't seen water in about 8 years and Pa's been gone for about 4 years. The tarp cover failed and left it in shambles... In 2014 Nate and I rescued it from the dirt... but it just sat there... till this adventure started

Me taking it to rehab
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It was in rough shape
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http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/IMG_0621_zpsoh4sxodv.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/IMG_0621_zpsoh4sxodv.jpg.html)
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After a couple hours and many passes with the shop vacuum
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Then I used a small electric power sprayer... not one with lots of power... and I started see progress
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http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/IMG_0630_zpskpkuckva.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/IMG_0630_zpskpkuckva.jpg.html)

Now that you can get in the boat without a rinse off suit... get to work on the motor and such

The Force 120 is a good motor. 2 stroke. Part of the mercury history...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/IMG_0631_zpskzxpp5kw.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/IMG_0631_zpskzxpp5kw.jpg.html)
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Took off the lower unit to change the water pump and oil
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFC_zpswlaarvuj.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFC_zpswlaarvuj.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFB_zpsirh2an3y.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFB_zpsirh2an3y.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFE_zpshstwet0o.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFE_zpshstwet0o.jpg.html)

The water pump is in there
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFD_zpsedh9fmu2.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFD_zpsedh9fmu2.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFA_zpsxok0m7v5.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFA_zpsxok0m7v5.jpg.html)


Changed the lower end oil
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/IMG_0633_zpslvrwiigp.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/IMG_0633_zpslvrwiigp.jpg.html)


Rebuilt the fuel pump and a new fuel line with new primer ball
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/IMG_0634_zps9uuyfzxh.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/IMG_0634_zps9uuyfzxh.jpg.html)

This trim ram was leaking so rebuilt it and refilled with new hydraulic oil
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFF_zpspimey3io.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000EFF_zpspimey3io.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F02_zpsrmtxkko7.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F02_zpsrmtxkko7.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F09_zpsdpny7kva.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F09_zpsdpny7kva.jpg.html)

After putting in two new batteries (1 for main motor and 1 for troller); the wiring was everywhere so I cleaned it up and loomed
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F04_zpshxfl5ecc.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F04_zpshxfl5ecc.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F05_zps4drmgktk.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F05_zps4drmgktk.jpg.html)

Then got the covers on the battery boxes
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F07_zps5xyzphs8.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F07_zps5xyzphs8.jpg.html)

I of course checked plugs, tested all the systems, and pumped down the gas tank, ran it in the driveway and such...

Gas Man
12-12-2015, 12:28 PM
Then we got the boat wet and ran it to get the "carbon out".

Something is missing
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F0A_zpsxwzulfhm.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F0A_zpsxwzulfhm.jpg.html)

Found it..
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F0B_zpsb5vjhxzv.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F0B_zpsb5vjhxzv.jpg.html)

She's running
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F15_zpsaw25yn0k.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F15_zpsaw25yn0k.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F16_zpsz9ofzhp2.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F16_zpsz9ofzhp2.jpg.html)



A video playlist of the progress that took place last summer

https://youtu.be/EcqBardU5cY?list=PLaTJ7BuoK0btRqyHrIwpQtOU3nEN8TAA 5


After I slipped off the old tap and nearly busted my face... new grip tape
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F1A_zpsw7f77ct6.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F1A_zpsw7f77ct6.jpg.html)

Got an onboard battery charger
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F1E_zpswhrnnsn5.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F1E_zpswhrnnsn5.jpg.html)

Plug the boat in and bam... charging both batteries at once
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F1F_zpshn7wbkmr.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F1F_zpshn7wbkmr.jpg.html)


Then had to get rid of the rusted old wheels/tires...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F21_zpsq5zl3kps.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F21_zpsq5zl3kps.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F22_zpsb0fnnkdj.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F22_zpsb0fnnkdj.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F23_zpsorvp6ffe.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F23_zpsorvp6ffe.jpg.html)

Got a cover for it so I don't loose ground on my progress
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F24_zpscdlngewe.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F24_zpscdlngewe.jpg.html)

Bought a RAM mount so I could run a Charting (Nav) app on my phone
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F25_zps00tcw7le.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F25_zps00tcw7le.jpg.html)

Working magic on the old teak wood
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F26_zpsmdyxbrwv.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F26_zpsmdyxbrwv.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F2F_zpsrvvjl8qo.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F2F_zpsrvvjl8qo.jpg.html)

Then I decided on a hot and steamy summer day to wax this thing... bringing out that flake
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F27_zpsdotvzwku.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F27_zpsdotvzwku.jpg.html)

You can see the line on the transem... faded on the left and polished on the right
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F29_zpsdtnwa8bi.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F29_zpsdtnwa8bi.jpg.html)

Running down the side I'm happy with the results
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F2A_zpsllwld8mn.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F2A_zpsllwld8mn.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F2B_zpssupvg03b.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F2B_zpssupvg03b.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F2E_zpsznawp61p.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F2E_zpsznawp61p.jpg.html)


Crawled under it and got to work... oh my arms!!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F2C_zpsfnhk9dif.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F2C_zpsfnhk9dif.jpg.html)

A few months later the hydrofoil fin broke... the sun just kicked its ass and made it brittle... so I picked up a new one
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F31_zpscjqzv3wd.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F31_zpscjqzv3wd.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F32_zpsonbtj8wq.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Boat/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000F32_zpsonbtj8wq.jpg.html)

Overall we ran this boat well and the family is amazed at the work that I got into it and my wife is eternally gratefull that I got it going again. Nobody thought it would ever get used again... but damn I got the boat bug now!!!

So I just went out and did this... '96 Searay 260 Bow Rider (http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/showthread.php?6805-1996-Searay-Bow-Rider-260&p=70939#post70939)

Bagger Dave
12-12-2015, 08:02 PM
Yep! yep! was following this on FB also....great job!

Gas Man
12-13-2015, 04:13 AM
Yeah but there are many here that don't do FB. Like old man Moe

owl
12-13-2015, 08:24 AM
That facebook stuff is for you young punks. The mature members?