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sardog

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5FCDF4FD-775B-4521-9E13-4E55BB6933EF.jpeg1976 Wellcraft 24’ Airslot
 

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Kenpcfl

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That's really nice! What an interesting hull.
I once owned a 1992 25' Wellcraft Eclipse and it was nothing like that. Tell us more, please.
 

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Looks like it's in really nice shape, especially for the year...tell us more about it?
 

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It was a barn find. It sat inside for 24 years. The engine was roached from sitting so I put in a new long block and rebuilt or replaced all the accessories. I had to replace the intermediate drive with a NOS unit. Rebuilt the upper and lower drives. It still has the original seat upholstery. Came with original owners manuals for the boat and the OMC drive. Also came with every CG Auxiliary inspection when it was used. The original gel coat buffed out. New decals and striping brought it back to life.
 

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Very nice! I have not seen an OMC stringer drive in many years. I am one of the few running a Cobra drive. I can still get most of the parts I need but I have a collection of good used stuff in my garage (spare drive, & transom mount and a bunch of other stuff)...
 

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Very nice! I have not seen an OMC stringer drive in many years. I am one of the few running a Cobra drive. I can still get most of the parts I need but I have a collection of good used stuff in my garage (spare drive, & transom mount and a bunch of other stuff)...
It’s quite the Rube Goldberg setup. If I wasn’t a marine mechanic I never would attempt it. I’ve had pretty good success getting all the parts I need and replacing everything even remotely questionable. I’m anxious for spring to conduct sea trials.
 
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