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01-18-2004, 01:38 PM
I am thinking about buying this old boat. the size and price are right, but as I will not be able to test drive before I buy. I would like to know if anybody knows anything about this design, with the right bracket and outboard it should have long legs, and a huge fish box:D http://www.angelasharon.com/7101.html
01-18-2004, 02:07 PM
I owned one of the smaller airslots in 1986. They were well built, and rode exceptionally well. They died out because people assumed they rode like a tri hull, when in reality they did not. Very good ride. That boat is probably late4 70's vintage, and if it has not already been done, it will need a floor, stringers, and a transom, probably. New fuel tank, as Wellcraft did not put very large tanks in them. Def a big project.
01-18-2004, 02:19 PM
125 gallon, looked good probably has been replaced already.
01-18-2004, 03:20 PM
I have personally done two IO's to OB conversions on this
kind of hull, and like SC said it does ride nice in the water.
If you do go to outboards i highly recomend the following;
put transom knees in that go above where the brackets bolt up
and do not use wood as it puts to much weight in the back of the
boat, use K-300 coring material it is made just for transoms.
Also glass the floor to the transom as this will help in the stress
the big OB's put on the transom.
Just my .02
01-18-2004, 05:07 PM
Dag, do we have a source around here for the K-300.
01-18-2004, 07:06 PM
The local shop i use is Fiberglass Services they are on Lawton
drive in sarasota. These people have everything you will need
to fix any FRP work on a boat.
Kledgecell foam core K-300 is the product i use but
there are plenty of others and yes wood will work also
but its harder to work with and heavier to.
01-24-2004, 06:38 AM
Anybody used this product or know anything about it? http://www.transomrepair.com/
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