Like Tree0Likes

I'm stupid for doing this...

Reply
Old 12-12-2004, 08:35 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
bouyhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Apache Jct. AZ
My Boats: 24' Pantera
Posts: 5,646
Arrow I'm stupid for doing this...

There are better ways I could spend the money, but I'm gonna do it anyway.
After selling off the other two boats, I'm still left with an '86 19' Wellcraft American.
Currently has a 140 hp 4cyl with an Alpha.
I'm seriously considering dropping a V8 and doing some glass work to make her look a little more offshore.
It's a nice little boat, and it ran 45 with just the 4 cyl.
I know I'm crazy to put the money into this, someone PLEASE talk me out of this.
I really don't have the $$ to be playing with a big boat now, and this one is mine, and just sitting in the back yard. I figure I should do SOMETHING with it.
Anyone have a 5.0 or 5.7 that you would let go cheap??
Also want to do some gauges and throttle - I'm looking for used stuff, I don't want to put too much cash into this project.
I'll be calling on some of the locals for some help putting this thing together (Allen4isaputz, Thrillseeker, Reindl, Birddog...)
I've been out of the water for 3 years now, I don't know how the trailer queens do it. I'd be stumbling and drooling out the left side of my mouth if I had a boat ready to go and never hit the water.
I bet Trick marine can hook me up with some decent trim tabs. Hint. Hint.
So, can anyone help with some used hardware to put this together??
bouyhunter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 08:41 AM
  #2
AT Cult Member #3
VIP Member
 
R Addiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pa.
My Boats: '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
Posts: 20,687
Default Re: I'm stupid for doing this...

DON'T DO IT MAN!!!! Did that work?
R Addiction is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 08:45 AM
  #3
Registered
Thread Starter
 
bouyhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Apache Jct. AZ
My Boats: 24' Pantera
Posts: 5,646
Default Re: I'm stupid for doing this...

Didn't work yet,
I can't afford another boat, and this one is just sitting and rotting away - am I being stupid?? I just want to get back on the water next year.
bouyhunter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 08:58 AM
  #4
AT Cult Member #3
VIP Member
 
R Addiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pa.
My Boats: '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
Posts: 20,687
Default Re: I'm stupid for doing this...

Well since you put it that way!! Any boat is better than no boat. I have a 25 AT, 21 Pontoon, and a 10 ft. Avon Tender. The last 2 cost me $3200.....Gotta love it So you need a small block now do ya? What kind of $ do you want to spend ( I work in the Automotive repair trade) I'll look around for ya.
R Addiction is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 09:10 AM
  #5
Registered
Thread Starter
 
bouyhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Apache Jct. AZ
My Boats: 24' Pantera
Posts: 5,646
Default Re: I'm stupid for doing this...

I think a V-8 , nothing crazy, would make this thing run pretty good.
I've been hammering the wife for a new boat for a few months (I really want Thrillseekers 28 cig ) but just can't cough up the money right now.
We had a 25' Baja and a 27 Wellcraft cruiser, got rid of those and this is what we're left with.
I just want something to play.
I'm looking to spend as little as possible, I don't want to put alot into this little boat ,just something to have some fun.
bouyhunter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 09:15 AM
  #6
AT Cult Member #3
VIP Member
 
R Addiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pa.
My Boats: '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
Posts: 20,687
Default Re: I'm stupid for doing this...

I'll keep my eye out for something.
R Addiction is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 09:16 AM
  #7
Registered
 
375stinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: louisville, kentucky
My Boats: 1990 42' cigarette revolution tri 850, 1984 18' checkmate 235 evinrude
Posts: 1,560
Default Re: I'm stupid for doing this...

Lets see some pics of ur project boat
375stinger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 09:19 AM
  #8
Banned
 
cuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 25,191
Default Re: I'm stupid for doing this...

You looking for a turn key engine, or one to build?
cuda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 09:23 AM
  #9
Registered
 
375stinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: louisville, kentucky
My Boats: 1990 42' cigarette revolution tri 850, 1984 18' checkmate 235 evinrude
Posts: 1,560
Default Re: I'm stupid for doing this...

http://secure.offshoreonly.com/geocl...php?a=2&b=3172
a good price on a 7.4 liter
375stinger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2004, 09:41 AM
  #10
Neno the mind boggler
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
glassdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: toledo oh
My Boats: Batboat, 38 Scarab Thunder, 16 Sidewinder, 27 Magnum
Posts: 12,667
Default Re: I'm stupid for doing this...

thats a no brain'r DO IT!! . i pick'd up this little gem to play around with this winter. i was originally just going to hop up the 4 cyl but at am now putting togather a small block. may also stick a jet on it just for fun . i figured it would be nice to have a small "toss around" boat for the river and out at Woodtick island at the end of the Maumee. post some pics man, lets see it


by the way this is a 76 American 16 footer. 140hp merc and an aloha. if you decide to put a small block in yours you may want to change the upper to a 1:50. yours will hold up fine but it has a higher gear set in it.
Attached Thumbnails
I'm stupid for doing this...-5422286085_0_1.jpg   I'm stupid for doing this...-5422250757_0_1.jpg   I'm stupid for doing this...-5422269957_0_1.jpg  

__________________
Throttles- Cleveland Construction 377 Talon
08 OPA Class 1 National Champion
08 Class 1 Geico Triple Crown Champion
08 OPA High Points Champion
10 OPA Class 1 National Champion ( happy now Ed! )
glassdave is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Bryan Rose
General Q & A
8
03-01-2008 12:00 PM
Dblvanos
General Boating Discussion
5
11-27-2007 06:04 PM
packinair
General Boating Discussion
4
10-27-2002 11:28 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.