Monday, July 30, 2012

Motor Arives

Found this 1962 40HP johnson motor on eBay. Claimed that it was running earlier this year, however, I can tell you that no it was not running in years. However, it looks like all the parts are there and it pulls through with good compression. Wiring is all there, but oh boy it is worn out and brittle. So, think I will start with new wire to see if I can get her to fire and then figure out where I go from there.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Motor Purchased

Well the boat is still sitting in storage, but I picked up a 1962 Johnson RDS-24 to hang on the transom. Would like to find another one so that I have twin 40HP which should push her a long really well. Motor is scheduled to ship on Monday, so if all goes well, it should be here middle of next week. Using for the first time. Will report how it all goes.

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Boat Project

As if the 1974 boat was not enough, I now have a 1961 Crestliner cuddy cabin to work on as well. This is actually the boat that I grew up with. The hull is in pretty good shape, but has some damage typical of 50+ year old fiberglass. The transom has started walking aft as well. So far it has bowed almost 2 inches at the top from true. The goal of the first day of ownership was to well own it. It took 3 trips between the court house and the registery agent before all the paper work was right and the state issued me a new registration in my name. With that cleared up we hooked on to her and pulled it to its new storage place. In a couple of months the goal is to trailer it on to Oklahoma where I can start tearing into her. Hopefully before the winter as I would like to have a good deal of it done over this winter and ready to start thinking about the water in 2013 and certainly by 2014.