First off, I have over 35' of 3/4" Schedule 40 in the boat.BloodStone wrote:You should be in jail-Because you stole that boat! It's kind of ironic, I have a boat project (14' shallow V) in which I am trying to install a center console in a boat that had none & is more suited for a tiller & you are doing just the opposite. I know you want more room but, I'd seriously think about keeping or re-vamping that console system. Btw, just curious, whatcha planning on doing with the OB that came with that boat (especially since it ran so well after sitting for so long)?CrappieReaper wrote:I forgot to mention that I plan to turn this boat into a tiller model. I want as much room inside the boat as possible. I came close to modifying it into a center console, but decided a tiller would be best. I currently have a '98, 60hp Mercury tiller that will do the trick.
The Mariner motor that came with it has been listed on Craigslist for the last 4 months with no serious inquirys other than one that was looking to lighten the weight of his 75hp. I have the motor listed for $775.00, it comes with the remote and stainless prop. The package is worth more as I have sold a 74, 50hp Merc on ebay for $750 just three years ago and a fellow from TN drove over to pick it up. I had a call on the motor last night with the guy wanting to trade guns, or a night scope for a rifle, and other hunting gear. I am not interested in trading for anything other than cash. I can't sell the guns on craigslist or ebay and I don't need them. I told him I would take $700. I also told him that I would suggest going through both carbs since the motor has so many "sitting" years just to make sure there is no dried up crap inside them. A new set of gaskets wouldn't hurt either as the old ones are most likely too dry from the years. One cylinder has 115 lbs compression, and the other is holding at 118 lbs. That's very balanced for a motor that old, ('82). With the 7+ years it has sit, to me makes it almost an '89 model. The guy who previously owned the boat really didn't know what he had.