wellcraft classic 170

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by mickyryan, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. npsteeb
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    npsteeb Junior Member

    This is all too familiar. Two years ago I replaced the stringers, floor, and transom on my 1986 Wellcraft 180. Also ended moving the key hole up 2.5". That gave me 5 mph. Boat does 61+ mph. I had put a v8 in it 4 years prior. Just finished with the fiberglass swim platform last week.
     
  2. mickyryan
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    very cool boat , I had thought about a v6 conversion but worried the exta weight would make it drag ***.
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    trying to decide if I want to use latex on the hull, I have some gelcoat but I think the latex would hold up better and be easily repairable as well saw pcfithians post his seafom looked awesome!
     
  3. mickyryan
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    [​IMG]she floats :)
     
  4. mickyryan
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  5. mickyryan
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  6. mickyryan
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    well ... shes apart and was definateley engine cracked piston and possibly cracked block
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    lookit the sludge!! good thing I tore it down anyways!
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  7. npsteeb
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    I wouldn't put in another 3.7. Not a big fan of that engine at all. No alternator and horribly designed water pump seal. I would swap in a SBC. Very easy to do.
     

  8. mickyryan
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    its a 3.0 but ill put a 120 hp in there for now , I have thought about a sbc however I worry too much weight haven't been able to find out how much the all aluminum sbc weighs compared to the 3 litre
     
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