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joem posted 07-22-2001 02:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for joem   Send Email to joem  
I have a few questions I bought a 1965 Sakonnet in total disrepair i am having a hard time with a few things?
1.My 1985 90 horse inline merc. starts hard? Is this normal for everyone once started it is fine but it is tough to begin.
2.This boat came with a rear wood seat which I know didn't come with the original in the pictures sent to me by Chuck Bennett. I can't tell how it is set up? I am looking for a picture of a 1965 Sakonnet to see how the stern looked.
3. the electrical is a mess. Wires everywhere I have no clue what is what not being and electrician. Their must be at least 12 wires going nowhere.
4.I don't know what the water tunnel in the center of the boat is called? I am wondering when I have the boat painted how will it be painted Blue again, does the boat need to be cut to paint the entire section again.
5. My power trim was attached to the back seat. I have taken the seat out and the motor hasn't worked worked properly since I took it off. Were is it to be attached on the wall of the boat?
For anyone who reads this I really don't know a lot about boats this is a big project for me but I want to complete it sometimes it seems really tough.

Thank You for any Help


Bigshot posted 07-23-2001 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
1) probably your carbs need some TLC or your choke is not working. Are you squeezing the bulb when cold? 2) Seat was optional. 3) I would rewire and remove excess wire as much as possible. 4) Have no clue to your question on paint, Cut what? 5) If removing seat you can mount pump to transom on either side of well. Mine was mounted there but if you flood, it goes under. They do not fare well when submerged. Might want to place it under console and get new hydraulic lines.
joem posted 07-24-2001 06:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for joem  Send Email to joem     
Two more questions
1. Their is very little room in the center consule for anything to fit especially this motor. I am going to assume that the transom will be the only place to mount the motor.

2. The tunnel in the floor were all the wires go through is what i am talking about how is that restored when the boat is repainted.


Bigshot posted 07-24-2001 09:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Are you cahnging color? They will spray up the tunnell as far as possible but you can't see up there anyhow. Rubrail is a bigger issue.

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