Re: [omc-boats] short shaft drive on Rogue II

From: Jørgen Hansen <jph@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 21:52:23 +0200

Thanks for your responses on the subject - it has been very encouraging to hear your experiences - I will keep you posted on my progress.



Ps. Mike, Great looking boat - you can be proud of it !!

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Mike Rewegan
  To: omc-boats@...
  Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 4:18 PM
  Subject: Re: [omc-boats] short shaft drive on Rogue II

  I recently repowered a 1960's Slickcraft High profile OMC stringer boat to a 1984 model V6/800 series OMC low profile mechanical shift. Still not new by any means, but a more modern unit 15 years younger than what had been in the hull. I wanted to avoid going to a transom pushing drive even though my hull was adequate thickness at 2"
  As my transom's job is still to basically just keep water out of the boat, and still support no powertrain weight, I found it a relatively easy job to cut the new larger and lower hole in the transom and close it back in to provide mounting for the 800 size 22 hole transom seal/boot. The old stringer was a high profile, the newer is low profile. Oddly, the stringers in the boat were the EXACT right place for the low profile powertrain mount and the ventilation plate of the 800 lines up perfectly with the stern, only the hole had to be lowered 4".
  The original high profile 120HP had long mounts that lifted the engine and int. the 4". Not sure if the OMC boats had these long legs.... seems odd to raise the center of gravity for what seems like no good reason (pan clearance?) but keep this in mind if going to the new Volvo....the modern sterndrives are not tall like some of the early OMC's, so the powertrain must mount low in the hull.
  You can see a pic that shows some aluminum checkplate I used very simply to cover my less than beautiful fiberglass work on the transom. The V6's donor boat gave me tru-course steering as well as the shifter etc for the 800. Checkplate also covers the hole where the push pull steering attached to the old elec. stringer.
  The best part of my repower was the free donor boat. It had a cracked block and rotten hull, but everything else was in very good shape. The boat runs 50MPH with the V6 185HP and the V6 229 chev is fairly common for parts. I was able to rebuild the engine for very low cost.

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