Seeking Info on 1979 Aqualark Outboard

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Aqualarker, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. SnoXr
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    Some of the work Im doing to get her ready.....

    Soft spot in the floor repair

    New Diamond plate transom(also had to remove and replace some of the wood transom under the fiberglass) Pretty solid now!

    Adding new indoor/outdoor carpeting( it looks black, but its a dark blue)


    I also have all new handles for the bow and rear.

    I run an old (69ish) Johnson 25hp that my buddy is currently going though to be sure we dont have any suprises when we get to the lake! lol
     

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  2. SnoXr
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    A few updated pics
    Just waiting to get the motor back to finish rigging and Warm Weather.....to start using!!
     

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  3. thekid
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    Tamco Limited

    Can anyone give me some info on this boat? I want to install a motor but can't fiqure out what it had. It was fixed in place and used a rudder for steering. Dang kid I bought it from lost it but i think i can replace it. it has a hatch up front for fuel and hatch in the back over the motor. this is a rideon style. I don't have a picture of the whole boat right now since it's in Northern Cal. I think this is a Sting-Ray made by Tamco. It looks very cool! About 8' long. and looks like a early Aqualark but has a hard cover over the motor where the lark has a snap on vinyl cover behind the seat.
     

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  4. SnoXr
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    Think this Thread has run its course...I havent had any input on my posts since I posted a month ago.

    thekid, if you have more pics..I would love to see them. That looks like a watercraft that sat for years at a local hardware/horder's place near me
     
  5. thekid
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    THanks I would like to talk to the guy who's Dad bought the Tamco boat company. This seens to be a realy early boat from there. It must of had a outboard that had the center removed and the head bolted to a adaptor plate and the lower unit bolted directly to that. I'll try to get my friend to take some pictures up where it id stored. Any info could help Thanks AND cool boat bud,
     
  6. SnoXr
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    Heres a few pic out at the lake....sorry, dont have any action shots yet!
     

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  7. rusty929
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    new thread - boat which looks a lot like yours?


    Have a look at this new thread, the boat looks a lot like yours.

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/powerboats/unmarked-mini-boat-any-ideas-48167.html#post664148

    boatdesign.net/forums/powerboats/unmarked-mini-boat-any-ideas-48167.html#post664148

    I also spoke to the son of the once owner of Tamco (the builder of the Aqua Lark) a couple of years ago, Michael is a very nice guy and well worth contacting.
     
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  8. rusty929
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    Suzuki Wetbike


    I worked on one of these "Wetbikes" many years ago and recall it having a Suzuki outboard powerhead inside the hull with the jet unit sitting on the ride plate below the hull, perhaps you could find one and transplant the engine and drive unit?
     

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  9. mppcalza
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    Kidd,
    that is a model built by Tamco before my father purchased the company. I'll never forget those funky steering wheels. We had crates of them sitting outside the Beecher, IL plant. Top rider you say? Those were my favorite model, I personally had three. You can safely put up to a 30HP on all of the Lark boats. I had a 40 on mine for one summer. Yep, one summer. Very fast, very scary, and very dangerous. Went like heck though.
     
  10. SnoXr
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    Thanks, definitely looks closer to my hull style(other then that fancy hood scoop! Lol) then the pics of all the Larks in this thread
    But its funny that I remember a decal on the bow of mine that resembled the aqua lark's. You can still kinda see the outline throught the paint. Wish I would have taken before pics.....
     
  11. Ds9866
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    Is anyone still paying attention to this forum ....? I just found myself owning an Aqualark and am enjoying these postings . I'm rebuilding it and am looking for bits and pieces . I'll post a couple of shots when I can ....
     
  12. Ds9866
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    Here is the stripped down hull . Ready for paint , refit with new hardware and Upholstry . Oops ... Haven't a clue how to put up a photo .... Help ! ......maybe drag in attachment ? I'll need to use my laptop for that ... I'm on iPad for this ....
     
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    Welcome to the forum Ds9866. Click on "Go Advanced" on the quick reply or click the blue Post Reply button, then click Manage Attachments and you can upload images with your post. Make sure you don't have your browser set to block the attachment popup window. Then you select the photo from your local hard drive, click upload, and then post your reply or new post and the images will be attached. (On an ipad you can attach an image the same way by selecting the image and uploading but are currently limited to one photo per post using an ipad.)
     
  14. Top_Notch
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    I still have my Aqualark, although I lost the prop, spacer, castle nut, and washer somewhere in the lake last year. Still searching for the spacer so I can use it next year.
     

  15. Ds9866
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    Stripping it down...
     

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