Re: 16' 1969 Evinrude Sportsman 155

From: Eric Graczkowski <ericg@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 16:33:45 -0500

Where are you from? I am still trying to sell my 1966 Evinrude Sportsman 150.
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  From: jim orfino
  To: omc-boats@...
  Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 11:48 PM
  Subject: Re: 16' 1969 Evinrude Sportsman 155

  Hey Mike

  Nice to hear you still have your Sweet 16. I'm trying to find one locally up here but they seem to be few and far between. If I knew about all the rules and regs about bringing a boat across the border I'd go stateside and check out a few that were listed on the website. I've even tried tracking down my dad's old sweet 16, no luck though, it must be stashed in the bush somewhere.

  Jim Orfino
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    From: Mstvsnd@...
    To: omc-boats@...
    Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 6:05 PM
    Subject: Re: 16' 1969 Evinrude Sportsman 155

    Hey Matt

    I can understand your wife's lack of enthusiasm; OMCs are boats that you either love or hate, mostly based on looks. I've got a 1964 Sweet 16 (basically your boat but with a closed bow and an outboard, which I had to swap also as the original HydroFlite 90 threw a wrist pin), and although I loved it from the start, my wife had to get used to it.

    For what it's worth, it's a good boat for our fairly shallow lake. Very stable in calm water and good crossing wakes if you take them at 90 degrees, although it can slap mightily in rough conditions. Also a great fishing boat as the original seats come out individually, leaving lots of flat side-to-side floor space to roam around. Yours would be even more spacioius with the open bow.

    If it was my boat and I didn't absolutely hate the look of it, I'd probably modify it for the Merc. Based on the odd eBay listing and various web boat classified sites ( is a good one) that I've seen over the years, I'd be surprised if you got much over $400-$500 for the boat and trailer minus engine, if that. I don't think there's lots of collector interest out there. My opinion is you'd get more value in enjoyment than money for the hull.

    Good luck and let us know what you decide.

    Mike Stevesand
Received on Friday, 11 July 2003

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