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Evinrude

Postby JimAndros » Thu May 28, 2020 11:03 pm

BRP announced they have stopped producing Evinrude outboards effective immediately.
Will our boats be worth huge dollars now?
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Re: Evinrude

Postby peedee » Fri May 29, 2020 7:04 pm

I would not hold my breath. I cannot understand why vintage boats have not risen in value like the vintage car market. I still am amazed at the engineering in these boats which are pushing past 50 years.
Put a new set of points in the 1969 Sportsman V6 155 HP last week and she fired right up. Sounded so good! I ran her at idle for 10 min there in the carport. Of course I had a hose hooked up!
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Re: Evinrude

Postby JimAndros » Fri May 29, 2020 9:14 pm

You can barely give them away. I guess you can't have fun in a 50 year old trihull.

I'm building up the stringers in my Sportsman. Added a center one. Here are a few pictures.... Still all trial fitting.
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Re: Evinrude

Postby peedee » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:39 am

I like that! Looks familiar. I did the 1969 Sportsman floor about 5 years ago. I just refoamed and replaced plywood. The stringers were okay. Working on alternator at present. I found the alternator not charging. Getting a crash course on alternators and electricity on utube! Love it.
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Re: Evinrude

Postby JimAndros » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:34 pm

Rear stringer sections are bedded in & bolted together. Center stringer is also bedded in. Still need to tab them in.
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Re: Evinrude

Postby JimAndros » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:36 pm

Do you know when or why they quit used the fiberglass stringer unit that was seen in the original '64 brochure?
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Re: Evinrude

Postby peedee » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:31 pm

I am not familiar with the '64 brochure and the fiberglass stringer unit. I have done refloors on a 1969 Rogue and a 1969 Sportsman and found the stringers similar going parallel lengthwise and the stringers were heavy wooden beams made of plywood I think and they were encased in fiberglass. Water can still work its way inside the stringer shell and rot the wood stringer as I found in the Rogue which has a forward compartment and a rear bilge connected with an approx. 1" gray pvc pipe running down the center in the foam. There was stringer rot in the forward ends of the Rogue stringers. I just removed the fiberglass on the top and replaced the rotted wood and used wooden splints bolted in place. Preserve as much of the fiberglass as possible. It needs to be sturdy. The 2 part foam and plywood flooring add stability.
You've got plenty of wood in there so it should hold up quite well and be quieter also. I would pour 2 part foam to fill to floor level. Nautolex I think makes a nice vinyl flooring for the floor and sides. They have a blue that matches the original pretty well.
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Re: Evinrude

Postby peedee » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:35 pm

PS I checked the alternator and it seems fine. It has 6 diodes that are hard to test separately but seem OK. I replaced the voltage regulator and it is charging now. Runs like a champ. Time to put it in the water for a run.
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Re: Evinrude

Postby JimAndros » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:58 pm

I've been out several times & each time I get all sorts of attention & questions. This week, by Oshkosh. Did about 100 miles.
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Re: Evinrude

Postby peedee » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:31 pm

I took the 69 Sportsman to Lake Greenwood last month. I ran up and down the lake. It did fine. I even skied my brother with it - oh BTW He is my older brother at 69 years age :D . Last week I took the 69 Rogue to Lake Greenwood and ran the entire Lake. It ran great. I have been spending a lot of Covid spare time fixing up my 2 Evinrude boats and it is paying off! Knock on wood! The Lake is just over 3 hours away and well worth the drive. It is a freshwater lake. My other choices include the Waccamaw River which is brackish water. I hope to get one more run before winterizing. I am going to reseal the 69 Sportsman stern drive this winter. I am getting some water in the lower unit. It has never been touched as far as I can tell. It is otherwise in great shape. Cheers to all and stay healthy.
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