What is this boat of mine?

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  1. korpi
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    What kind of boat is this?
     

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  2. korpi
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    new engine

    I'm installing a 7.4L merc with a bravo 2 leg. The prop I have has a 19 pitch. It came out of a boat that is a bout twice as heavy. What do you think I will have to do to my pitch to make this more fuel efficient?
     
  3. Saltyredfisher
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    I would check the max RPM's of the motor. Should be around 4500RPM at WOT. That could be part of your problem.
     
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    What to do?

    So I'm up and running. My 19 pitch aluminium prop pushes me along at 45mph. However it tops out at 4900 rpm. What are my options ? 21 pitch? stainless prop, what pitch?
     
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    If you look in the upper right corner of the transom you might find the hull id number. That will give you a start, the other place the id might be placed is right side of the boat close to the stern near the top. That could be the location of the id if it was made after a certain year. Prior to certain year id was not required. Hope that helps.
     
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    Has anyone identified this hull yet? I'd like to know too. It's a good looking hull.
    Were you able to get the numbers off of the transom???
    Dennis
     
  7. PAR
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    This hull has an early 80's look to it (I'd guess '86 by the rake of the windshield) and would fall well within the HIN (Hull Identification Number) requirements that came to be in '73 (I think, maybe '74) The USCG has a list of the manufacture codes (first 3 digits of the HIN) and pulling this up on their web site will yield the manufacture. With some luck it will still be building boats and a call or stop at their web site will get you something.

    The folks that issue registrations may be able to help as would the title. The HIN should be on the title maybe the manufacture, model and certainly the year built. How about the pervious owner, possibility a title search at the hall of records.

    What does the glove box button have stamped on it? How about the fuse panel? There are many locations a manufacture would make a little part and have placed their logo on it somewhere. The steering wheel is usually the engine control manufacture as is the control head (the shifter) and probably says QuickSilver.
     
  8. korpi
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    I believe the hull was made by a company called Apollo. They used a Bayliner mold, and finished the craft from there. I'm thinking mid 70's.
     
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    There is nothing to ID the boat on the hull. All the controls and electronics have been replaced. I have checked thoroughly.
     
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    I've named the boat after my daughter. "Samantha's Rage", she's thrilled.
     
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    This year I am going to work on the inside. The cabin and fishing area. Any thoughts? Seat arrangements etc?
     
  12. korpi
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    No really !! Any thoughts would be welcome!!
     
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    I may want to rip the floor out and redo the stringers in the hull . What kind of a pattern should I use. Right now parts of the outer hull show though to the floor of the cabin. I've got about 5 inchs to play with if I raise the floor.
     

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    progress

    So my friendly neighborhood fiberglass guy has done a number on my boat. I gutted it from bow to stern except for the new motor mounts. Then I had Garry rebuild the front birth ( no more bare wood ) , everything was glassed and sealed. While we were at it I removed the head from the middle of the front birth. Now it sits where the big cuboard used to be, right in front of the driver. There is about 18 inches more head room there. In the main cockpit the floor has been raised 5 inches. The original floor was rebuilt and then striggers were glassed in and the new floor was added. It drops down about where the side window ends. I think the whole boat should be rock solid now. I'm looking forward to painting it and trying it out.
     
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