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66Sakonnet posted 06-25-2001 10:18 AM ET (US)   Profile for 66Sakonnet   Send Email to 66Sakonnet  
Arrrgghhh, I'm VERY sorry to say that my 66 17 is not a happy boat! The rear seat that covers the hydrolic's for the trim on my merc had finally pulled free from the hull. I bored 5/8 holes to epoxy dowels into and found the wood completely "oatmeal".. and very moist. It's evident that most if not all of the wood in the hull is probably rotten, and I assume that most of the foam is waterlogged (this explains a top speed of about 35 with a 115)... the boat lives year round on the water... how long do you think I have, are there any simple remedies?


JimU posted 06-25-2001 10:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
Unfortunately sounds like yopur boat has had it. I have restored several 16-7's. If an the cost of fixing yours is likely to be far in excess of what you can find a good used 16-7 hull for. I bought one for $900 and put and additional $1200 in it. Its almost perfect now. I have a second one ( 1970 Sakonnet project boat) for my son that I bought for $1400. We sold the console for $350 because we will put a center console in it. Even though it is in great shape and could be used as is, we plan to put about $500 in it for a paint job and some minor fiberglass work. JIM
Bigshot posted 06-25-2001 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
you rfoam is shongo.

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