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by Rags
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

The boat has done its jobb, Seabass, Seatrout, and more. Iw had a very good sommer sow fare due to this boat. It turned out ok after all.
Hope you all have had a nice summer.
Br Rags
by Rags
Sun May 28, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1976 SPORT 15 Steering Cable Length
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Re: 1976 SPORT 15 Steering Cable Length

Anyone else, I am out traveling and was planning to have it ordered online.
by Rags
Mon May 22, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1976 SPORT 15 Steering Cable Length
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

1976 SPORT 15 Steering Cable Length

What is the standard steering cable length on a 1976 15 classic.

Jim--it's the same console as yours.
by Rags
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water In Hull via Drain Tube
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Re: Water in Hull Via Drain Tube

I am worried that the hull might contain water as the drain tube is loose. Is the drain hole [double] sealed, as in [is it] coated or sealed beyond the tube[?]
by Rags
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Water In Hull via Drain Tube
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Water In Hull via Drain Tube

After reading about Boston Whaler hull containing water I got worried. The boat [I] am restoring has a loose drain tube and contains some water.

Is there a secondary seal behind the drain tub? As like a coating off some sort?
by Rags
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

I don't know of any other classic rod holders made off wood. If I [were] to use them, i would have had them made to the boat. To get the finishing product to resemble a Boston Whaler product I could have use of these drawings.
by Rags
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

Do we have drawings of these rodholders?
by Rags
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

skred wrote:My 40 HP Mercury has a 14 pitch x 10 or 10-3/8 - not sure which is the recommended. It's perfect for my boat - and I've had 15's with 70 Yamahas (WAY too zippy for me)..
Can you explain what you mean with "WAY too zippy."
by Rags
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

That is sweet.

Iam about to apply some varnish on the sanded wood. Can i be sure that the boat came with mahogney originaly?
by Rags
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 OUTRAGE 18 Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 9
Views: 3057

Re: Hydraulic Steering - 1988 18 Outrage

SeaStar Hydralics
Instructions: https://www.youtube.com/embed/TYFAUIMzkgs

Takt = Stroke
Art Nr = SeaStar Sylinder product number
by Rags
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stripped Console Screw
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

Re: Stripped Console Screw

by Rags
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

Thx Jimh. I will keep the wheel, but a new hydraulic helm at 30-degrees, preferable chrome, would be fine; but black will work just as fine. The tilting helms out there costs a lot. A fixed-30-degree would work just fine. Let me know if you know about any manufacturers. For the record I am a Norwegi...
by Rags
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

After reading the forum i noticed that GRANT made a six-spoke steering wheel in c.1978. What is funny is that [my boat steering wheel has] only five spokes which lets me think that the boat was sold with incorrect info. What do you think?
by Rags
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: First Restoration: 1969 SPORT 13
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Re: First Restoration: 1969 SPORT 13

Sweet work
by Rags
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

Some more pictures off sanded finishes. Last finish is done with 240.
by Rags
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

The console is worn out.
by Rags
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

Without wood
by Rags
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

Thx boys,

Its an 40 hp Evinrude 2008, and I am using a 40 liter fuel tank. The cost of fuel is 2 USD pr liter where i live. A more economical engine would be a nice upgrade. Anyway, what size of prop did you use on your merc.
by Rags
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

Re: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

The old wood was not much to look at, so I have striped the boat clean and then sanded the wood. I need to aply some stain and varnish.

Theres a few more detailes that i will look into, some safety, lights, vhf, and chrome details.

There has been only one owner before me.
by Rags
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1978 Classic 15-footer Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 5699

1978 Classic 15-footer Repair

Hi. I am new to the forum and would like to share pictures and information on ongoing work that is being done.

Starting off with some pictures taken Oct. 2016, just before i bought the classic. I will use the boat bringing the kids out in the fjord, as well as for fly fishing after bass and seatrout.