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Old 04-14-2019, 07:41 PM
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Engine only has 86 hours run time. Nice guy.

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Old 04-14-2019, 07:47 PM
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Nice neighbor! The boat floats, right? Or are you going to need to do some repairs? Either way, that's a great gift!
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:58 PM
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Turn key, although I don't know any boat that doesn't need some work... He paid me to rebuild the EFI system last year, he put new tires on it and the spare and shows up at my door with all the paper work and says "thanks for taking me and my son out (amputee) all those times last year and for that tv antenna you put up". It probably needs a new tank but runs fine on the little outboard tank for now. Have the bimini for it as well. Another mouth to feed, albeit a pretty nice one...

Anyone want to go fishing?
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I was going to say the fuel tank probably leaks.
The marina owner's son had a 25 ft Mako slipped next to mine in NJ for a while. His under the floor tank leaked. He would strap a couple 55 gal drums of fuel on the bow and head 100 miles offshore for 3 days at a time fishing. he had 2 X 150 HP 2 strokes on it.

The father later had a custom Henriques 60 footer built, so the son got rid of his boat.

That engine looks in great shape. You are lucky to have such a good friend.
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I was going to say the fuel tank probably leaks.
The marina owner's son had a 25 ft Mako slipped next to mine in NJ for a while. His under the floor tank leaked. He would strap a couple 55 gal drums of fuel on the bow and head 100 miles offshore for 3 days at a time fishing. he has 2 X 150 HP 2 strokes on it.

The father later had a custom Henriques 60 footer built, so the son got rid of his boat.

That engine looks in great shape. You are lucky to have such a good friend.
You know, I don't know if the tank leaks or not, yet, but I don't intend on finding out after he spent $800 on parts (injectors, gaskets, filters, etc) last year to straighten the EFI out, also don't need any gas soaked foam in the hull. He said it started running bad after he was towing someone and the boat was getting lurched around. I was thinking that shook some crap loose in the tank and hosed the EFI.

After I got it running properly for him, he wanted to use the tank again, to which I strongly recommended against it. After all, $800 in parts you can hold in one hand... How any crap got past 4 filters I'll never know but I added another external screw on 10 micron w/ separator before the engine. Think I have that one licked.
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That is a great neighbor!
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Anyone want to go fishing?
You don't happen to be in the Ft Wort Tx area do you? I'm game.

That was one heck of a gift. You need to buy that man a case of Scotch.
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You don't happen to be in the Ft Wort Tx area do you? I'm game.

That was one heck of a gift. You need to buy that man a case of Scotch.
Sorry, I'm a Marylander, (puke, paradise knife and gun club, where I cant have mags over 10)

Chesapeake Bay is my stomping grounds. Have a buddy that fishes Rayburn allot down your way, always does good w/ large mouths.
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Great, your neighbor just gave you a hole in the water into which you need to pour money

Just kidding, good looking boat at a great price.
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https://www.babylonboatworks.com/197...a-1979-mako-23

https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...ment-1976-mako

I would be inclined to test the tank for leaks. If it leaks I would remove the motor and get a new boat and scrap the old hull.
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https://www.babylonboatworks.com/197...a-1979-mako-23

https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...ment-1976-mako

I would be inclined to test the tank for leaks. If it leaks I would remove the motor and get a new boat and scrap the old hull.
Ya, I've read all the nightmares. That's an option I'm keeping open. However, the hull and transom appears sound all the way around. I'll pull the console this winter and have a look around, if the stringers are good, it gets a new tank and new lease on life. Its been under cover most of its life. I pressure tested the tank a while back when I was diagnosing the engine issue and it held. Its been years since the tank had any fuel in it, so I am hopeful.
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That gesture says as much about your character as his. You saw a guy and helped him out and he actually appreciate it.
Congrats on finding someone as decent as yourself.
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So he gave you a hole in the water to throw money into.
Joke is on you .

1. do not tell your fishing buddies the boat was given to you .
2. require them to contribute for the gas.
3. get coast guard training on handling it and fallow instructions.
4. If it has been setting a long time, replace the impeller pump. they develop a set and or crack from drying out.
5. use the boat even if you do not need to. they age regardless of use.
6. use the cover as much as possible .

7 . use stabilizer in the fuel and maintain the fuel levels topped off . reduces condensation in the tank and maintains fuel quality . do not run the engine out of the water, or wit out the adaptor for doing so.
8. thermometer or water pressure gage are valued for knowing the flow of water is working . All too often some moron throws a plastic bag in the water and you boat goes by and it stops the water from the impeller and your motor over heats and compromises the impeller.
Weeds can do it too.
Pull the prop and look for the fuzzy washer and remove it .
Check the gear case oil level and quality , if it is milky drain it an replace it ASAP . Be in a habit of checking this regularly after your home.
Water in the lower unit starts the rusting process on bearings and gears . Seals are easier to deal with than bearings.

Check the bearings on the trailer. usually ones that set a long time are worse than those being used all the time . always carry extra grease . bearing buddies help.
Not many people pay close attention to the trailer lighting ,test them and water proof every thing you can. clear silicone works well.
Have a spare drain plug, and a spare prop the correct tool and spare nut and lock washers.
The Yamaha is generally a good engine good technology . Get the book on that motor. year to year they differ in many ways take nothing for granted.
Check the bilge pump make sure it actually works, as well as boat lighting.

It does not take an expensive fish finder to find fish , but they are most valued as a depth finder IMO .
Sea water is cruel on engines , flushing helps but I can tell if a motor has been in sea water only once. Once in salt stays and does it's thing.
If you go in salt water make sure you've got zinc anodes installed on the engine . the electrolysis effect will attack the zinc first.
Good luck with your boat.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:03 PM
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Thanks arleigh, all good advice. I am CG six pack but you provide a good check list for us old senile . This is my 8th boat. Ran charters (Baybuilt 40's) back in the day, when you could fill all your coolers, the ice chest and the deck. Sad to say I participated in the demise of our bay fishery. People would go out, reel all day and only take a few home. The marina made the paper one weekend, asking, "want fertilizer? Go to the dumpster at the ****".

That was when I became painfully aware of what all us captains were doing. I and a few others cleaned our acts up, started educating people and curtailing take, went c&r. Others kept "filling the can", till regulations were enacted.

Just because you can catch whatever you want, doesn't mean you should.

I'll never forget those days, I sure miss em...
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Sound advise.
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I put gas tank sealant in many brand new gas tanks.
all gas tanks build up water over time and rust execpt stainless steel tanks.

If you seal the tanks when new they should last a life time.
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Sorry, I'm a Marylander, (puke, paradise knife and gun club, where I cant have mags over 10)

Chesapeake Bay is my stomping grounds. Have a buddy that fishes Rayburn allot down your way, always does good w/ large mouths.
Well I'm in hampton roads va......CBBT is about 1.5hrs from me. You ever go around chincoteague?
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Engine only has 86 hours run time. Nice guy.

Looks like the link to the image is broken? I see nothing.
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Great "catch"--good to see that the boat went to someone who understands the issues and pitfalls! Have fun--and catch lots of fish...as for the 6 gallon portable fuel tank.... not going far on that at planing speed!---at least not offshore.
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That gesture says as much about your character as his. You saw a guy and helped him out and he actually appreciate it.
Congrats on finding someone as decent as yourself.
+1 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ to what he said.
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