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Thread: 1991 Glassport w/ Force 120

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    Default 1991 Glassport w/ Force 120

    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



    It was in rough shape




    After a couple hours and many passes with the shop vacuum




    Then I used a small electric power sprayer... not one with lots of power... and I started see progress





    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...



    Took off the lower unit to change the water pump and oil




    The water pump is in there




    Changed the lower end oil



    Rebuilt the fuel pump and a new fuel line with new primer ball


    This trim ram was leaking so rebuilt it and refilled with new hydraulic oil




    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



    Then got the covers on the battery boxes


    I of course checked plugs, tested all the systems, and pumped down the gas tank, ran it in the driveway and such...
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Then we got the boat wet and ran it to get the "carbon out".

    Something is missing


    Found it..


    She's running





    A video playlist of the progress that took place last summer

    https://youtu.be/EcqBardU5cY?list=PL...pQtOU3nEN8TAA5


    After I slipped off the old tap and nearly busted my face... new grip tape


    Got an onboard battery charger


    Plug the boat in and bam... charging both batteries at once



    Then had to get rid of the rusted old wheels/tires...




    Got a cover for it so I don't loose ground on my progress


    Bought a RAM mount so I could run a Charting (Nav) app on my phone


    Working magic on the old teak wood



    Then I decided on a hot and steamy summer day to wax this thing... bringing out that flake


    You can see the line on the transem... faded on the left and polished on the right


    Running down the side I'm happy with the results





    Crawled under it and got to work... oh my arms!!


    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



    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
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Yep! yep! was following this on FB also....great job!

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    Yeah but there are many here that don't do FB. Like old man Moe

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    That facebook stuff is for you young punks. The mature members?

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