Re: [omc-boats] New Experience

From: lib1@...
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 17:39:50 -0600

It may be helpful for others on this list to know that Tom's boat is the fairly rare Evinrude Sport 14. Small hull as the Evinrude Playmate and Johnson Caprince 90 hp I/O models.

I never understood why Evinrude gave up on this model after only one season. Seemed like a great alternative to the Whaler 13. :)

Lee Shuster
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Tom Paquette
  To: omc-boats@...
  Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 5:05 PM
  Subject: RE: [omc-boats] New Experience

  Welcome to the rotten plywood club Karl.


  I have a 64 Evinrude.


  I removed the motor and all the rigging running through or attached to the seating section.


  I then removed the entire rubrail.


  Then I ran a bar clamp across the hull and attached it on both sides to the metal rail that runs the inside of the hull.


  I used a Sawsall type saw to carefully cut the seam between the seating section and the hull all the way around. The blade gets hot so take your time - a few days or you will melt the fiberglass. Where it attached to the floor under the metal screwed down transition piece I just used a utility knife to kinda cut the floor glass it was "epoxied" to.



  Once it was cut the seating section lifted right out. The plywood under the seating section(not the floor) center area lifted out with the section. It is a filler between the floor and seat section


  The transom was and plywood epoxied together. It came off with a screwdrive and 3 inch putty knife. Obviously not too strong at that point.


  The corner were tougher but I literally pulled them off with my hands once I cut the glass tape in the corner seams.


  The Transom sits directly on the floor.


  The small bilge area is glassed to the floor so don't try and remove it.


  Hope this helps!



  Charlotte, NC



    my beautiful old transom


    the seating section removed



   as it looks without the seating section. I hooked the steering cable back together so I can remember how to put it back later



   the very strong plywood transom - NOT - I was shocked how rotten it really was


    The empty hull awaiting foam and floor. Note the bar clamp I used to keep dimensions.



  From: owner-omc-boats@... [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...] On Behalf Of Harris Family
  Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 4:43 PM
  To: omc-boats@...
  Subject: [omc-boats] New Experience


  To all:


  I have been replacing the floor and foam on my 64 Johnson O/B runabout and am getting ready to start working on the transom. Has anyone replaced a transom on this boat and where/how should I start?


  Also, what type of painting options do I have? Both deck and hull.



  Aberdeen, WA

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