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Old 03-30-2013, 12:09 AM   #1
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I have not posted anything about my current boat. my wife did not like the deck boat so I traded it for a 1977 playcraft p24 pontoon as thats what she wanted. below is when I got it home.



I have removed the rotten seats and added two storage boxes to the back. so now I have a fully open front deck.



I also replaced the front driving lights



here is the engine and new gas tank.

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I have also been woring on the motor and the water system. so tonight since the motor apart waiting on parts I figured I would fix the terrible paint on the motor since there was no paint left on the top. so I took all the decals off, sanded and cleaned the housing and motor. here are the pictures i will get better ones tomorrow.

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so that is what I have been doing.
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I still have the 1975 skeeter hawk and 1983 chaparral 235 xlc. but both are at my parent's place and need a lot of work.this one is almost ready for the water just as soon as I get the motor together.
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Hey Nathan, if the other boat was a "deck" boat...is this one a "dock" boat ???
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sounds about right. I picked this on up to make my wife and kids happy that does not like going fast on the water. all my parts are in so I get to put it back together now.
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ok I replaced the thermostat and water impeller. the person that I got it from did not use a the correct one as it was not thick enough. so they used a washer to make up the difference . I also finally was able to get the engine to run again. the pick up tube in the tank sucked up sludge in the tank . it is now running like it is supposed to. so tomorrow we will take it out for a test run.



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Those waterpumps should be rebuilt fairly regularly anyway.

Many people leave them for years until they can't figure out why they're overheating one day.

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the bad part was that they replaced it last year and it just was not push enough water. now I know why.
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