Re: [OMC-Boats] 1964 Evinrude

From: Greg Van Vliet <dieseldog6@...>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 23:48:27 -0800

Jeff, will do. I'll be sure to contact you if I have parts to offer.

Dan, this photo and some others are on Phil's OMC boat website. The Deluxe
16' doesn't share much with the OMC Deluxe 17'.

So . . . your in Revelstoke. I think your the first other BC resident that
I know of on the list. I actually was trying to get hired by BC Hydro to
work in some capacity in construction manangement on the Revelstoke Dam 5th
generator project. A few years ago I was staying at a friend's cabin near
Tappen on Shuswap Lake and I spotted an Evinrude Sweet Sixteen in the water
around Sunnybrae. That was the first OMC boat I've seen on the water in
BC. However, I haven't reall been on the water much at all (to my
disappointment!).

- Greg

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 2:19 PM, dan <dbjt@...> wrote:

> greg.... do you have a picture..? live in Revelstoke... Dan
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Greg Van Vliet <dieseldog6@...>
> *To:* Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's<omc-boats@...imate.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:29 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [OMC-Boats] 1964 Evinrude
>
> I too have had to face reality that I am not likely going to ever finish
> rebuilding my 64 Johnson Deluxe 16. I've got the hull all stripped out and
> I've even separated the top deck from it (to allow for easier surface
> refinishing). Although I know the work to be done is not beyond my
> capability, I have to finally admit that it just hasn't been enough of a
> priority for me to justify holding on to "the dream".
>
> The other reality I have to face is that we're not a "boating family" now
> and even if I finished the project I'm not sure that we'd really make much
> use of it. I'm more interested in a boat for fishing and a smaller boat
> with a 9.9 hp outboard will actually get more use since there are more
> locations that I could use it in due to lake powerboat restrictions.
> Coincidentally a 14 ft lightweight fiberglass fishing boat that actually has
> a bit of a tri-hull shape and blunt nose has come up on the local
> Craigslist. It come with a 9.9 Johnson OB, a Minn Kota Maxxum 40 electric
> OB, a fish finder and 2 deep cell batteries for $1500.00 OBO. I need the
> big "smaller" size boat because I have 4 sons that all want to go fishing
> with me. The thought of being able to buy a good running craft and be able
> to get out this Spring has brought me to the conclusion that this really
> what I want now. I also have to admit that the original 90 hp Johnson
> Golden Meteor motor may not be worth refurbishing or rebuilding since it's
> such a gas pig that I'll have to expect to pay something like $30 - $40 an
> hour to run it. That's just too much for my wallet right now. The other
> option of getting a newer motor also doesn't fit my budget.
>
> The worst part of possibly letting go is that I don't want the hull to get
> junked. I doubt anyone else in my vicinity (Vancouver, BC, Canada) will
> want to take on the project, but I'll try and see if anyone is interested.
> Of course, if anyone on the list is interested you should contact me. I'm
> basically going to give the hull away and sell the trailer for about $500.
> The original motor appears to be in good condition (but not running) and
> there are spare parts for it from other motors that I've acquired. If I get
> zero interest in the hull I may have to junk it ( :-( ) but I'll keep all
> the components and offer them to anyone on the list that needs them (for a
> low price) before listing them for sale elsewhere.
>
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Ian Torrey <itorrey@...> wrote:
>
>> No problem Dan. I would like to have done this project, but just too much
>> on the go these days. Will keep my ear open for others as well. If you hear
>> of anyone into a project, I'll probably be letting this go for a couple
>> hundred bucks (or less :)
>>
>>
>>
>> On 1/27/09 3:37 PM, "Dan McCormack" <mcmack@...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Ian
>>
>> Right boat and right location for me (I'm in Muskoka) but the Sweet 16' I
>> have sounds to be in better shape. I use it for my cottage maintenance
>> business and am looking around for another one in equal or better condition
>> to add to the fleet. You can't beat them for load capacity and general
>> utility in such a short boat. Anyhow if another one comes to your attention
>> in central Ontario let me know. Thanks very much.
>>
>> Dan
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 14:17:46 -0500
>> From: itorrey@...
>> To: omc-boats@...
>> Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] 1964 Evinrude
>>
>> Just west of Ottawa, Ontario (Dunrobin K0A 1T0). It needs a transom and
>> a fair bit of work, but willing to let it go really cheap! Even if I did the
>> restoration, it's too small for my family :)
>>
>>
> Regards,
>
> Greg Van Vliet
>
>

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