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Old 12-04-2007, 10:33 PM
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When I was a kid we had a 1974 Starcraft tri-hull with an 85 horse Chrysler Outboard. We ran the piss out of that thing WOT all the time and I can remember pulling as many as 4 waterskiers behind it as well.


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Parents had a '72 Chrysler 16' 'Pro Bass Runner' bass boat with a 70hp Chrysler motor. We was chittin in high cotten.
Hull was a Cathedral style. (Tri Hull) It was rough to ride in. Felt like a peice of wood that slaps the water, not slice thu it.

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Am I wrong or did one of the Chrysler boats have big DeSoto-like fins?
I know which one your talking about. I don't know who made it, but there was one on ebay a while back.
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At one point, Chrysler outboards became "Force" outboards. They were hit or miss. Some good ones and some bad one. A buddy of mine still has one on an 18' runabout and it runs strong. I think it is a late 80's model.
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At one point, Chrysler outboards became "Force" outboards. They were hit or miss. Some good ones and some bad one. A buddy of mine still has one on an 18' runabout and it runs strong. I think it is a late 80's model.
My Brothers friend had a Bayliner Capri with the Force way back in 1983. It was brand new at the time. That would be my best year guess. That guy's Brother also had a capri but 4cyl. and I roll stern drive! We blew that one up when the gas fumes sparked after fueling.
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When my dad was stationed at Panama City, they had two boats that the sailors could rent for $3 a weekend. .

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I remember Chryslet boats, but I remember their crappy outboards more vividly. When my dad was stationed at Panama City, they had two boats that the sailors could rent for $3 a weekend. One had an Evinrude 9.9, and the other had a Chrysler 15. When we'd get stuck renting the Chrysler, I swear we spent more time working on it, than we did fishing.
Gas was what .40-50cents a gall?
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Gas was what .40-50cents a gall?
It was 24.9 when I got my driver's license in 1971.
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I bought gas in 1967 for .09 a gallon. There was a gas war that summer for about 2 months. I wish it were that cheap now.
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the lowest I can remember was 29 cents a gallon.

there were lots of Chysler boats around here......tanks
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