Re: [OMC-Boats] 1965 Johnson Deluxe questions

From: Susan Miller <susanm.miller@...>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:00:35 -0500



I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do with the boat. I'm still trying to
figure out what all the boat needs and if it would be worth it. I will
definitely keep your email and if I decide to sell parts off the boat I will
contact you. Thanks for your interest.


Ronnie Miller


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[mailto:omc-boats-bounces@...] On Behalf Of William Anderson
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 7:20 PM
To: 'Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's'
Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] 1965 Johnson Deluxe questions


I'd be interested in the V6. Price depends on condition and distance.



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[mailto:omc-boats-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Susan Miller
Sent: September-17-07 1:36 PM
To: 'Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's'
Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] 1965 Johnson Deluxe questions


Hi Lee,

 Thanks for the info, it sounds like it may be more involved than I want to
get. Would people on the omc-boats website be interested in buying parts if
I decide to scrap it? By the way it has the Buick V-6.


Again Thank you for the info



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[mailto:omc-boats-bounces@...] On Behalf Of lib1@...
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 9:57 AM
To: Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's
Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] 1965 Johnson Deluxe questions


Hi Ronnie,


1) No the water will not evaporate from the saturated & soaked foam.
You'll want to completely remove it and refoam it. It's a task you want to
get a lot more info on before undertaking. Others on this list have done it.
Also, the group over at have a lot of expertise in
this area and are another invaluable resource.


2) Yes, there are structual "plywood stringers" that reinforce the
structual integrity of the hull-to-floor sub structure. These will need to
be rebuilt. You may also want to at least think about having an underfloor
stainless steel fuel tank made, as at least on other list member has done
this with a 16-foot hull with excellent results.


3) You don't mention which I/O power plant you have, V4, I4, or V6 or twin
V4's were originally offered. It easiest to repower with another long-leg,
OMC electric stringer for numerous reasons. You'll want to find a complete
matching powerhead-sterndrive from 1967 - 1977 (easiest to find a long-leg
shaft). I would recommend a least a V6 or V8. The V6 could be Buick or Chevy
and the V8's could be Chevy or Ford small blocks. Your boat design predates
the improved floor-mount engine setup, rather your boat used the
transom-hung system. But since you are re-doing your floor, this is a fairly
easy modification. You can see how I did mine at: Anything can be done, just takes
a little time, planning and bucks!


BTW, my boat's original Buick V6 eneded up in a OMC/Johnson Deluxe where it
replace the original V4 sterndrive. See: and


Good Luck


Lee Shuster
salt lake

----- Original Message -----

From: Susan Miller <mailto:susanm.miller@...>

To: omc-boats@...

Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 7:15 AM

Subject: [OMC-Boats] 1965 Johnson Deluxe questions


Hello all-


I have recently purchased a 1965 Johnson Deluxe I/O; I bought because of its
unique styling. I know very little about boats but I'm pretty handy at
repairing most anything. I have some question's I hope some of you
experienced boater's can help me with.


1. The foam in the hull is saturated with water, I removed the wood deck.
Will the water evaporate?

2. Is there any wood buried in the foam such as a beam? If so is it worth
the effort to replace it?

3. Can the motor and outdrive be replaced with something more modern and if
so what all does this entail?


Any advice would be greatly appreciated.




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