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Old 11-07-2004, 11:20 AM
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Default Winter projects (12' 1957 Aristo Craft Typhoon)

Found this boat on the side of the road for sale cheap (no motor) - so I bought it. After redoing the woodwork I am going to rig it with an early eighties 40hp Johnson (short shaft). Some friends of mine think it could do 60 mph with a 40. They were originally rigged with 35hp. Does anyone know where to get decals for old outboard motors?

PS - It should handle 3in - 5in chop with no problem!
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:26 AM
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COOL! have`nt seen one of those in a long time. I think that it needs an old Merc though. Something that rattles a little and smokes enough to smell like summer.
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I got this 40 hp Johnson w/ electric start and controls (runs great) for $150. It does need an old Merc. to be "original". But those old racing outboard motors can be very expensive.
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Time is on your side. Keep your eyes open for a deal. I`ll bet there is a fellow oso`er out there that has one or knows where one is for the right price. Just ask.
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Those were cool boats. The son of the original company founder still builds them new from the original jigs ,near Atlanta. Also has reproduction parts,etc. Has a cool website,got his business card and the web address somewhere here. Don't expect 60 with that 40hp,maybe 40mph,but will be a neat ride.
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