RE: [omc-boats] rehap

From: Lee Shuster <lee.k.shuster@...>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 11:07:16 -0600

I have posted the original factory hull weights
<> (scroll to bottom) and
tons of other restoration info on my website
<> :

You 66 Sweet 16 should have a dry (empty - No motor, batteries, etc.)
weight of ~ 800 pounds, + or - 10-15 lbs.
The larger V4 OMC outboards of the day ran close to 300 lbs, plus their
electrical, batteries, etc could add another 50 lbs. A non-water logged
Sweet 16 with a V4 outboard would push ~1150 lbs, empty, no fuel.

Yes, there are two box-section (under floor) support stringers that run
from the stern to approximately the front seat area, a few inches either
side of the keel. They were sealed in place and surrounded with foam,
but do add considerably to the structural integrity of the hull and
floor structure.

If you do decide to re-power, I would suggest making structural
improvements to make the transom stronger, regardless of the size motor
you hang on her.

There is a lot of help available on as well. Not
specifically OMC-related, but still helpful.

Hope that helps.



From: owner-omc-boats@... [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...]
On Behalf Of Kenneth A. Gullicksen
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 12:58 PM
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: [omc-boats] rehap

  Hi. I just signed up for the list, which is a totally new concept for
me. I have what I assume to be a common question but don't know how to
check for past dealings with it.

  Anyway, I have a 1966 Sweet Sixteen that I have had since the mid-70s.
Since the mid-80's it has been sitting in my sister's yard. I am
thinking of repowering it but am wondering if it is up to it. The hull
and deck seem solid but there are a couple of holes on the bottom
(mainly at the bow where it was grounded a few too many times). A drip
from that area makes me think the foam is saturated, or at least wet.
Anyone know how much water the foam can absorb (i.e. the amount of
weight that would be added), whether there is any wood (bulkheads or
whatever) under the deck that could be rotted out and, if it all needs
to come out, how big a job it is?

  The trailer needs work to be useable so taking it somewhere to be
weighed is not really an option. I don't want to spend the money to fix
or replace the trailer until I know the hull is worth saving.

  I would also be curious to know if anyone has any advice on upgrades
in general, e.g. replacing the tiller cable steering.



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