Re: [omc-boats] Demo question?

From: lib1@...
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 16:31:37 -0600

Dave is correct -- only the Deluxe 17 OMC (and later Johnson 17
versions)featured the motor-driven ventilation windshield. Other forms of
ventilators would re-emerge, as on the Rogue and Play,ate/Caprice, but none
were as nifty as the power-motivated windshield on the Deluxe 17.

The USA (Waukeegan, IL) built Sweet 16 and Reveler all used a heavy aluminum
framed safety glass windshield.

The Canada (Peterborouh, ONT) built boats used locally sourced Plexiglass
windshields, along with different seats and misc cleat hardware. I'm pretty
ceratin this had to do with import/duty/local content issues.

Lee Shuster

----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <odin@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: [omc-boats] Demo question?

> 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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