Re: [OMC-Boats] Hello

From: Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:29:48 -0400

Hi Greg. I'm not sure of what year it is, I haven't seen the title
yet. The owner thinks it's a 72, but I think he's remembering
incorrectly because all the info I can find says they didn't make them
in 72. I'm minutes away from having pictures up of mine so maybe one
of you guys can tell me the year it is by the looks. Otherwise, I'll
find out for sure when I go transfer the title later this week or


On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Greg Tabers<gtabers5572@...> wrote:
> Hey Justin-
> I am new to the list as well. I just picked up a 1967 Johnson Surfer in
> June. I will have to put some pictures up of when I got it. What a mess!
> What year is the one you are getting. I would love to bounce info off of you
> as you go.
> To the forum I have a question. I replaced the point system in my boat with
> a light system made by "Accel". Before I replaced it I had tried everything
> I could think of to get the motor started. Everything tested fine and
> finally determined that it was the condensor. Once I replaced it, it fired
> right up and was idling pretty smooth. At the time I was borrowing my uncles
> battery from his boat. My family and took the boat out 3 times and it ran
> great. My family makes an annual trip every year and my uncle was taking his
> boat so I had to give him his battery back. I bought a new battery and
> headed up to the lake. I had all kinds of problems getting it to run right.
> There was no HP and the top speed was easily 15 miles slower. We tried
> adjusting the carb thinking it may have been the altitude, but that didn't
> fix it. On the second day it actually died and I couldn't get it started. I
> found out that the electronic timing piece I put in had broke. The light
> sensor had seperated from the mounting plate. I finally got that fixed and
> decided to try it again. I got it running, but still no horse power and no
> top end.
> I saw a post about proper battery size a couple of weeks ago. I haven't
> checked what my uncles battery was, but I was wondering if my problems were
> caused by an under-powered
> battery or the altitude change or what. Any ideas?
> --- On Tue, 8/25/09, Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...> wrote:
> From: Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...>
> Subject: [OMC-Boats] Hello
> To: omc-boats@...
> Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 7:31 AM
> Hello. Just joined the list. Hoping there are still a few active,
> knowledgeable members. I'm picking up an old Johnson Surfer later this
> week or weekend and I'm sure I'll have questions. Boat is a one owner
> in excellent shape for it's age. All original, runs good. It's water
> ready as is. I was looking at newer boats, but the Surfer came along
> and I just sort of like it's funky retro look. Plus, it belongs to an
> old family friend so I know it's history. It's been very well
> maintained and kept indoors. I live near Pittsburgh, so I'll be using
> it on the rivers and maybe some on Erie.
> Ok, so that's the boat, I guess I should also tell you about me.
> Pretty boring really. Currently unemployed. Laid off like lots of
> other people. Until recently, I've worked in the motorcycle industry.
> I've been a tech, sales man, sales manager and service manager. Did
> that for 14 years. Now looking for my next adventure. The Surfer won't
> be my first boat, I had a Glastron with a Johnson motor before that.
> Technically, I still have it. But the motor is old and needs a few
> parts I haven't been able to find for a price worth buying. Well in
> the interest of keeping this short, I'll stop now. If I left out any
> crucial details, feel free to ask.
> Justin
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