OK, I had typed in all the info that I had gotten from the caretaker, but it dosappeared, so here it goes again.
THe motors ARE 1980/81 Merc 225s, they have painted over, blue stickers in the rear.
the front cover on one cracked and Willie, (the care taker) fixed it w fiberglass and then did the same to the other side buckle to make them look even since the repaired one looked different.
The motors are Premix. Willie has done yearly maintenence on the boat yearly, even thopugh it hasn'tr been in the water for three years. He chanes the plugs, swaps the lower gear oil and WP impellers every 50 hours or yearly.
I think I posted somewhere else that at one point the boat had an I/O in it with motor mounts and a outdrive hole in the transom.He didn't recall seeing a transom well above the I/O hole.
There has been another transom mounted on top of the old one, full Ht., now sporting Hydrolic Jack plates. My buddy suggested that since they are black, the may be early "land and Sea"
Willie commented that the power steering is effortless and it has a big steering box, and an external, cylindrical resevoir tank w clear sites w level and a nipple to pressurize the system, and -AN fittings throuought
Does this sound like an Imco system?
Willie said the gas tank is always full even if the boat is out of the water to prevent condensation build up, but I am concerned about running 3 year old gas through the motors.
And 3 year old oil too.
Any Ideas on that?
He is supposed to do a compression check this weekend and email pics of the guage at all 12 cylinders.
We'll see how that goes.