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Old 07-09-2003, 08:26 PM
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Please don't jump me for being an old guy with an old boat but I got what I had been searching for for 35 years. We ran it today,what a trip.Takes forever to get on plane,then a wild porpoise until about 65 mph then the 125 Merc with SSM lower unit kicks in, the stern raises, the bow drops and it is a ride I have never experianced in all my boating years. The 10 minute ride was worth the high price I paid for a piece of history.Boat did maybe 80 but it felt like 120. Karen will post some photos later
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Old boats rule!Glad you found your dream boat!Can't wait to see the pictures.
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83.7 GPS but got a few more props to try. I am in strange territory here,this boat and engine is 35 years old and I can't remember all the stuff I knew in 1968,heck,I can't remember what I had for lunch today . I'm calling in some of my buddiies from the old days but I figure they won't remember any more than I do. Old age is a mess.
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That things needs an older 2.5!
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