IMP Boats Information

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by JKE, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. cougarman
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    cougarman Junior Member

    rrumba
    Hello again, havent herd from you in awhile? Yes I think billybob is right, There are alot of online sites that have brakedowns and parts list that help very much, I will look through my books and try to find some more info for you, ok, and if I find anything I will email it to you, Also , I get some books from SELOC Their site is www.selocmarine.com You might want to see if they got a book? I'll keep looking. Scott
     
  2. Jeffbo
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    Jeffbo Junior Member

    I was looking it over again last night, if you look down the side of the boat you can see a bulge about three feet long just above the water line and it is even with the gas tank compartment. This is on both sides of the boat. I don't really want to part it out but the damage looks pretty bad. The way the boat is built I don't think it came from the factory this way. I'll send some pictures. Maybe tonight if I have time I will take pictures of the side of the boat or a short video so you can see what I am talking about.
     
  3. notch8
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    notch8 New Member

    I am in the process of purchasing a 2000 imp 21 foot cuddy cabin boat and trailer. This boat has never been put in the water. The boat got tied up in an estate and the paperwork was just released a couple of months ago. The hour meter has only one hour on it. The boat is in great shape except for the cushions which have been misplaced. What I would like to find is where to look for the cushions that go in the cabin or should I just have them custom made
     
  4. desotopit
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    desotopit Junior Member

    Hello All!
    I have had to return to the forum with a question about my 1971 IMP.
    I always thought that I had a Aztec, yet I just found a handwritten note in the glovebox that says Santee. The boat is 18' and has a 6 cyl Chevy 250.
    My question is this- I just tuned the engine, took the boat to the lake and suddenly it will not go into forward gear. It will shift between neutral and reverse.
    I did run it on the earmuffs for about 20 minutes while setting the timing. There was a slight grinding noise while running and the boat was in neutral.

    If it will help, here are my serial #s. The engine is 2835939 and the outdrive is 2826422.The boat serial # is KJ1801064.
    It seems as though Mercruiser was not the drivetrain of choice, yet this is the original setup according to the owners manual that I found in the boat. The engine has about 600 hours on it.

    What can I do about my shift problem? I did pull the cover off and the linkage is moving. Any help is appreciated! Thanks, Jason

    PS- Mike, if you read this would you please email me at desotopit@msn.com so I can try to figure out what my boat is?
     
  5. cougarman
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    cougarman Junior Member

    Jeffbo
    still waiting for pic's, I am kinda intrested in what it looks like? And Im hoping somehow their is a way of fixing it? Well get back with me ok
    Scott
     
  6. cougarman
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    cougarman Junior Member

    Notch8
    Sounds like a nice boat,and you got real lucky finding a boat with no hours,
    Good Job! Well I dont know exactly what your interier looks like, but I think your right you might have to have them made
     
  7. cougarman
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    cougarman Junior Member

    desotopit
    It sounds to me that eather your shift cable is out of adjustment, OR Your ingagement dogs are worn out! You might want to inspect them just to see what they look like, and then properly adjust your cable so it shifts properly, and it shifts good in both gears and neutral, OK Good luck, scott
     
  8. desotopit
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    desotopit Junior Member

    Hey Scott!

    I got home in time tonight to jump in the boat and take a look.
    My cables are an over/under arrangement. This works off of a pivot.
    I adjusted the top cable several times before the drive would engage in forward. I then brought the bottom in a little and that also helped.
    The result is that I now have all three gears again BUT I cant get neutral exactly in the middle like it was on the shifter. I have to slightly go into reverse then back up to neutral.

    Maybe I can get a shop to look at it but for now at least I can pull tubes and skis again! Thank! Jason
     
  9. cougarman
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    cougarman Junior Member

    Desotopit
    HI how you doing? good im glad you was able to adjust it, but it sounds to me that you might have over adjusted just alittle? Try adjusting again im sure you'll get it. Scott
     
  10. notch8
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    notch8 New Member

    I am going to pick it up today. I took it for a test ride and it ran really well. I will post pics soon!
     
  11. notch8
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    notch8 New Member

    I took the family out today and the boat performed great so far. Here are some pics
     

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  12. 254x
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    254x New Member

    Another new guy here. I have a 1989 IMP 254X that I bought in 1998 without any engines. It had twin 350 chevs and I put in two new 305 Mercruisers. It has sat for 10 years now as I couldn't find any info or schematics for it. I bought it from the original owner with trailer and would like to get some info so I can finish restoring it. Any and all help would definately be appreciated.
     
  13. cougarman
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    cougarman Junior Member

    desotopit

    Sorry you guys haven't heard from me in awhile?
    Ive went on a vacation and went up to wyoming and closed my bussiness down and moved everything down here to az. So Ive been very busy lately, So how did your cable adjustment come out? Did it work out for you? I hope so, Good news it sounds like is your ingagement dogs are OK. Thats a good thing, scott
     
  14. cougarman
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    cougarman Junior Member

    Notch8

    Good job, Nice boat! Nice pic's, I bet you and your famaily are very happy with your new boat? It looks like a realy nice boat, REALY NICE, well Im glad for you, and I hope you have good luck with it! Keep in touch let us know what a great time your having OK, Scott
     

  15. cougarman
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    cougarman Junior Member

    Welcome 254x

    We will try to help in any way we can, Can you give us some info on what you are trying to fix? and maybe someone or myself can help you with what you need to know? So far I have read alot of peoples threads and answers and found alot of smart people here, thats why I like this web site, lots of info, and friendly people, well talk to you later ok, Scott
     
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