Re: [omc-boats] Demo question?

From: David <odin@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 15:59:47 -0500

If you go to the home page you will see both the sweet 16
and the 17' Deluxe- both have the windshields you are talking about -
but as far as I know only the Deluxe had the motor windshield lift but
they both used the heavy frame. When I worked for engineering at OMC one
of my test assignments was to try to find out why the windshields on the
Delux would all of a sudden explode - never did find an absolute cause
but did get two of them to blow - no problem as the safty glass burst
into little harmless chunks - something to see though! Dave

jim orfino wrote:

> My dads Sweet 16 also had the plastic windshield. I think the metal
> framed windshields were designed to lift open at the bottem using a
> motor drive.
> jim
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Greg Van Vliet"
> <gvanvliet@...>
> To: <omc-boats@...>
> Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 10:07 AM
> Subject: RE: [omc-boats] Demo question?
>> Ian,
>> The shape of the glass and plastic windshields are basically the same
>> (compound curves), but the Evinrude glass ones have a much more robust
>> metal frame (like that of a convertible car). I found my ID plate
>> fastened
>> to the floor near the stern. I have no idea if this was the original
>> location. The plate was very scratched up so I think it was there
>> for some
>> time anyway.
>> BTW - I just noticed a spelling mistake in my original post: Slamon Arm
>> should be Salmon Arm - so named after the Salmon River that enters this
>> particular arm of Shuswap Lake . . . it's got nothing to do with
>> unusual
>> appendages of salmon. :-)
>> Regards,
>> Greg
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ian Torrey [SMTP:itorrey@...]
>> Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 6:38 AM
>> To: 'omc-boats@...'
>> Subject: RE: [omc-boats] Demo question?
>> Hi Greg,
>> My Sweet 16 has a plastic windshield as well. Do the glass and
>> plastic ones
>> look pretty much the same? I bought the boat several years ago here in
>> Ottawa, Ontario. I've been unable to find a year or model plate on it
>> - I
>> suspect it has been removed, but if anyone can tell me specifically
>> where
>> to
>> look I'll have another go at it.
>> Ian
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-omc-boats@...
>> [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...] On
>> Behalf Of Greg Van Vliet
>> Sent: August 10, 2006 6:58 PM
>> To: 'omc-boats@...'
>> Subject: RE: [omc-boats] Demo question?
>> Karl,
>> it sounds like your boat is a Johnson Seahorse Deluxe 16 (the sister
>> to the
>> Evinrude Sweet 16). That's the same as my boat, and I'm about to
>> finally
>> start the restoration on her. I'll try to take a look at my bow cleat
>> strut and see what's involved in the removal. I don't think there's any
>> problem with mine. I think it'll just unbolt normally.
>> I don't recall if you've posted "your story" about replacing the foam,
>> floor and transom to the list. If you haven't done so, I'd like to hear
>> what you did, what you used, and how well it all worked. I'll be
>> doing the
>> foam and floor and maybe the transom (it seems fairly rigid, but I think
>> there's some rot in it).
>> Also . . . I recently spent some time with my family near Slamon Arm on
>> Shuswap Lake, BC (THE houseboating lake capital in Canada). I found an
>> Evinrude Sweet 16 tied to a floating dock. It's got the Evinrude
>> badging
>> and a Starflite motor, but it has the plastic windshield like my
>> Johnson.
>> I wonder if all the Canadian model Sweet 16's had the plastic
>> windshields?
>> All the Canadian one's on the OMC site gallery appear to.
>> Unfortunately,
>> I couldn't get close enough to look for a model number. However, I may
>> still be able to contact the owner with any luck. Phil has added the
>> photos to the Sweet 16 gallery.
>> Regards to all,
>> Greg Van Vliet
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Harris Family [SMTP:kjharris@...]
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 9:08 PM
>> To: omc-boats@...
>> Subject: [omc-boats] Demo question?
>> I have a 64 Johnson O/B Runabout that I have completely torn apart in my
>> garage. I have replaced the foam, floor and transom. I now need to
>> remove
>> the strut that conects the bow lifting cleat to the bottom of the hull.
>> Has anyone done this? The problem is, that presure has pushed the
>> base of
>> the strut almost all of the way through the bottom of the hull. I have
>> ground out the protrution on outside of the hull, but I am afraid that I
>> will blow all of the way through the hull if I keep going. An
>> alternative
>> that I thought of was to just saw off the base of the strut as low as
>> I can
>> and then build a new base for it and fiberglass it to the floor.
>> Thanks,
>> Karl in Washington << File: ATT00000.html >>
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