RE: [omc-boats] ahoy mates!

From: David Avedesian <david.avedesian@...>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 10:16:05 -0500

I have a tank for a sports 155, bow rider. In fact I have a complete
windshield assembly also. I have aother parts if any of they is of
It sounds great what you have done.
I have a Sweet 16 that has been rebuilt. I have done the following on
this last go around:
            New transom
            New floor
            Custom made SS built in 27-1/2 gal gas tank
            New paint - White on the outside/Dark gray on the inside
            New carpet-dark gray
            New cushions on the white power coated frames.
            New rubrail with new vinyl inset piece/black
            Re-chromed cleats and stern eyes (way too many monies)
            Rebuilt 1985 115 hp Yamaha OB engine
            New steering cable system
            New engine controls
            New boat and engine cover
            Re-painted Evinrude Trailer
            New white 'VIVID' bottom paint
This was the boat that my family used and that my Dad and I had many
years of fun. When I am in the boat, my Dad is in the passenger seat
and we are both smoking cigars. Yeah.
This has been a major project and we still have some things to do but we
are almost done.
Good luck with your pride and joy.
David Avedesian
Silver Spring, MD
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-omc-boats@... [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...]
On Behalf Of Andy Perakes
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:42 PM
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: Re: [omc-boats] ahoy mates!
I'd settle for a new fuel tank and fuel filter. Anyone got any leads on
where I might find them? I haven't looked for a tank yet, but I've
looked everywhere for the fuel filter (looks like a Bundt cake) to no
Btw, I completely rebuilt my interior this year. Those of you chatting
about seats last spring got me going on a some overdue preventative
maintenance that turned into a major rebuild when I found the rear seat
anchors rusted tight (front anchors were fine -- wrinkled flooring
trapped water around the rear anchors causing them to rust). My
original seats are still in great shape, but the integrated straps were
shot and I was afraid someone might step through. After much searching,
I found the perfect solution at Home Depot -- Closet Maid wire shelving!
Cut the clothes bar off, trim the mesh to clear the seat mechanism then
slide it in and let the seat foam hold it in place. The wire mesh is
plenty strong and offers a reasonable "spring" rate that strikes a nice
balance between too hard and too soft. For flooring I found something
called Nautolex and I glued it down with spray adhesive from 3M (also
found at Home Depot) so I could pull it up again if ever needed. Its a
little thinner than the original Johnson vinyl floor, but the color is
nice and it's reasonably priced. I also used this as an opportunity to
make the floor completely flat (it previously curved to the shape of the
trihull in the front footwells which caused the old floor to wrinkle and
tear) by using marine filler and wood struts. Finally, I replaced all
the simulated woodgrain fiberboard along the gunnels with a nice oak
veneer, all stained and varnished. The floor is a little lighter in
color and the gunnels a little darker than original, but it looks great.
I'll try to send Phil some pictures to post the next time I'm at the
lake. In fact, I'm so happy with how the oak veneer came out on the
gunnels, I'm thinking about replacing the simulated woodgrain on the
engine hatch and bow with it. I know it's probably not the most robust
for heavy, wet use, but I keep my boat clean and dry and I figure if the
fiberboard lasted for 37 years, the veneer should be good for at least
half of that! The last note is on the seat anchors. I didn't want to
tear up the wood flooring (stringers are filled with foam then covered
with 3/4 marine plywood then sealed in fiberglass), so after the bolt
pulled out I hollowed out a mushroom shape in the foam, filled it with a
marine expoxy that is waterproof, drillable, and sandable (also found at
the Home Depot in Canada), then I drilled it out for a lag screw similar
in size to the rusted anchor being replaced. It worked great and I'm
very pleased with the result given what it would've taken to tear up the
Now if Santa can only find me that gas tank and fuel filter I'll be all
set for another 37 years!
----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas <mailto:tklauber@...> Klauber
To: omc-boats-digest@...
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 10:27 PM
Subject: [omc-boats] ahoy mates!
Well the boats are up for the winter and it will soon be Christmas. Time
to make out your Santa list of those special parts you are wishing for!
---No, it will not do much good cause Santa is long out of stock, but if
it makes you feel good then why not. Lets see - for the 69 Rogue how
bought a new rub rail with pristine white vinyl insert - yea the whole
thing including caps, screws and nut thingies --- aaaaand a new vinyl
top with stainless snaps, logos and all. And don't forget those original
sculpted foam seats in perfect white. Thaaats all for this year.
Heck, why should the kids have all the fun wishing from Santa! Hope
everyone has a safe& happy holiday - Merry Christmas! TK
Received on Tuesday, 7 December 2004

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