Before I crank and sitting for years

Engines, Shafts, Steering, Struts, Rudders, etc.
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Re: Before I crank and sitting for years

Postby mjc3855 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:29 am

Pull them out and put twin four stroke outboard on it

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Re: Before I crank and sitting for years

Postby Fastjeff » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:14 am

After massive strengthening of the transom!

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Re: Before I crank and sitting for years

Postby RustyBoat » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:14 pm

I actually have another 32' Express that has been gutted out. No engines or interior. It would be great for putting outboards behind it. I found this and thought it would be cool to make that Hull into a center console boat with twin outboard engines. Just need to cut the roof off and continue the cockpit floor all the way to the front and yes strengthen the transom.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-out ... ild.html#b
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Re: Before I crank and sitting for years

Postby ericinga » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:54 pm

I'd be interested in the hull with the trailer but not separate.

You really don't need stands to hold the hull. I used railroad tie sections for mine the first time. It's really easy to get the boat off the trailer. I did it with a 20 ton jack and blocks. I've since bought boat stands and you're welcome to the railroad ties.

I'll send you my contact info by PM. Happy to help you get it done.

BTW - I saw this post on Craiglist for 2 complete 318s in TN. http://tricities.craigslist.org/boa/4624712799.html

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Re: Before I crank and sitting for years

Postby RustyBoat » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:33 pm

whats the easiest way to access the outside sides of the engines for the spark plugs? Do people take the exhaust manifolds off?
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Re: Before I crank and sitting for years

Postby Fastjeff » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:01 pm

Put a blanket over the motor and lay on top. Do NOT go messing with that manifold!

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