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Old 12-11-2007, 04:38 AM   #85
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What kinda controls you got?

mine are the model after the ribs. they have the same curved shape, but it's smooth across the middle , with the recessed area for the logo plate. I'm going to try to polish it up and see if it takes. I can always get a ribbed set later. I missed out on an evinrude set a few weeks ago that went for half of what the johnson set did!
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Hey, that first square evinrude box is just what I'm looking for for my '61 Lark 3. Are you getting rid of that?
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:33 PM   #87
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pics pics pics!

OK, here's some pics of the boat flipped. I've started working on the bottom edge, and played with the front port bow side a bit. That's the worst "kiss" the thing's had. It's a dent that pretty much runs the whole length of that panel. It would be nice to dolly that out a bit if I can. Long dents sometimes look worse polished than not... This boat was DEFINITELY ridden hard in it's life!

There's also a cool shot of the rivet line at the water line of the boat. I'm NOT polishing the bottom! NO WAY!!!

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Old 12-11-2007, 06:26 PM   #88
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nice 'rude!

Forgot to comment on the 'rude! Very nice! Got any more pics?
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:55 PM   #89
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Your boat is so totally cool!!, I cant wait to show my husband.
We have a 1959 18' Globetrotter, which we just purchased last weekend.
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That Evinrude controler is in a 1958/9 MFG I picked up cheap.
Has a V-4 50 hp Evinrude.
Can't remember which is which year.
They are just one year apart, boat vs OB.

The other comtrols are just examples off ebay, not mine...yet.

A future project if I ever get board.

On the bottom polishing....
Is really a god thing NOT to do.
When racing sailboats during the 90's,
We all sanded the bottoms with 400 to 600 grit.
If that was not available, a brillo pad or 3M scotchbrite pad was used.
During many National races, when all boats were factory new, the trick was to drag them up on a rough beach to rid the gloss.
This is still debated I'm sure, I also have a few trophies beating many higher class boats.

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Old 12-11-2007, 10:10 PM   #91
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I picked up the 61 Evinrude for my 61 playmaster. I know nothing about boats or outboards, but I liked that the motor matched the year of the boat, and it was pretty cool looking. Unfortunately I got a long shaft and I need a short shaft, but I guess I can figure out what to do about that later. I'm just slowly accumulating parts. I've gotten a few nice things off ebay too, like a vintage steering wheel, an air-driven speedometer (anyone know how those are supposed to work) and a compass in a nice guage panel, and a cool looking rocket-shaped bow light. I think it's more fun shopping for the boat than actually working on it
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:10 AM   #92
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Your boat is so totally cool!!, I cant wait to show my husband.
We have a 1959 18' Globetrotter, which we just purchased last weekend.

Congrats! I have a 62 trotter, and a 59 18 footer sitting in the yard, too! I really like the shorter ones. Very cute.

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Old 12-12-2007, 07:11 AM   #93
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That Evinrude controler is in a 1958/9 MFG I picked up cheap.
Has a V-4 50 hp Evinrude.
Can't remember which is which year.
They are just one year apart, boat vs OB...


Another project? You're starting to sound like me!! haha!

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Too hot for Christmas shopping

Whew...dang I'm sweating and its the middle of December.

Since I lived to to see another southern day in December, will tell what happened last night.
Cleaned up the OB, and decided to see if it would even fire.
I knew was free to rotate, just had not tried to start it yet.
Hooked up the cables and squirted a shot of either into carb...
Hot dang its alive!
For a couple of power bursts, then off.
Well...lets hook up the gas!
Pump pump pump on the primer bulb...dang its never going to fill that carb up.
Must be flooding,
Let me pull the plugs and see...
Yep...fuel pouring out the bottom plug.
Drain it all out, blow it out with air, spin it over by hand a few times...
OK that should do it,
Now crank it with power to really blow it out, (plugs still out)
Wow! Flame On !
Looked kinda cool for the first few seconds...
A 3' flame jetting out the bottom plug hole..neato! Jet Power!
OK, stopped cranking, but the flames did not...crap.
Puff puff...almost out...very light flames at this point,
On flame dropped down to the ground...
Disco dancing was back in style!

Got it out...but it was not easy...kinda like magnisum<sp...water was not doing a whole lot of good.
Had to flood it real good.
Was a mix of brake clearner, carb cleaner and gas.
Cleaned OB back off and put plugs back in,
Cranked right up....whew.
Bet neighbors were entertained.

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Excellent Can't wait to fire mine up - hope it's not quite so exciting!
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:48 AM   #96
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me neither! Mine won't turn over anymore. I need to crack it open, i spose and see what's broken.

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This is the best thread goin at the current time.

Fire dancing and Babe's on Point, or points on babe, depending how you look at it.

Think I'll dig out my 65 Evinrude gas trolling motor and yank on it for a while. ha
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Heres where I want to go with the floor.
Not sure if want a small gap or tight between them.
Has a nice clean, maintainable look...and could use treated wood.



How about steering?
Are y'all using direct? or reduction leverage?

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