Jump to content

stangman

Members
  • Content count

    18
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. stangman

    1981 restoration

    The passenger rear container is a cooler, the front one contains an 18 gallon aux fuel tank. Captains chair rests on a cooler container. The chairs are flimsy and I do not like how the containers are secured to the floor. A better job can be done... Transom does have two small storage areas, lost about 1/3 of their capacity when the transom was converted to outboard.
  2. stangman

    1981 restoration

    Storage units on the 82 were add ons, which I don't really like.
  3. stangman

    1981 restoration

    Castone, really nice boat! Oldies can be goodies....
  4. stangman

    1981 restoration

    Unfortunately my purchase is not going to happen, lowest seller will go is $1,500. I just can't see him getting that much and my wife would probably divorce me if I paid that much for a 36 year old boat with no motor and a partially built transom. Must say though after watching the videos I was stoked to start some major grinding.
  5. stangman

    1981 restoration

    I watched the whole series, great information!
  6. stangman

    1981 restoration

    I'll take a look, thanks
  7. stangman

    1981 restoration

    Not planning to go too far out, probably would scare my wife if she couldn't see land.
  8. stangman

    1981 restoration

    Could start there and might, just didn't want the seller to hang up on me. Nice to know about the outboard power, any special make you like? Four stroke or two stroke? Not a speed demon, some fishing and putting around.
  9. stangman

    1981 restoration

    Any more thoughts? Seller is now listing for $2,000, down $500 from earlier this week. I'm thinking of offering $750 with a top end of $1,000.
  10. stangman

    1981 restoration

    Thanks SST, good to know. The gulfs about an hour away......
  11. stangman

    1981 restoration

    Morning, went to see the boat and motors yesterday. Motors are 200 hp but I think he's asking too much for the pair $5,500 and he said the I/o was 200 hp About the boat, transom area needs much more shoring up and fiberglass work and wiring is a mess, remaining work appears to be cosmetic. Boat is in a storage facility stall but appears to have been sitting for a while (dirty spider webs etc.) Here's the big issue, all I have right now to pull this is a 96 Ford bronco and this boat must be at least 5,000+ pounds. Will it pull the boat yes, safely probably not. Even with all this I would like to have and work on this beast. I figure a good year to get it where I want it and by that time have an old body style ford f250 or 350. He offered the whole package for $6,000. I figure maybe just get the boat and worry about a motor after all needed repairs and clean up. Can't believe I'm considering this but the idea of working on it really excites me. I'm no kid, will be 64 next month. I remember my Dad would get excited about projects like this, enjoyed the work more than the use after all was done.
  12. stangman

    1981 restoration

    Seller says he was going to put twin 1990 Mercury 2 strokes (about 300 hours each) on it, wiling to part with them also. No price for those yet...
  13. stangman

    1981 restoration

  14. stangman

    1981 restoration

    will do, thanks
  15. stangman

    1981 restoration

    Good point on how the stern would behave, would be nice if I could find a good "boatman" in Houston that could tell me this and also if the new transom would hold up well.
×