I just recently got a 1962 Larson All American 16' boat. It is great. I have always dreamed about owing my own boat since I was a little kid. I worked on her all day and night last night and tonight. So far I have gotten the five crazy paint jobs sanded down to the original paint and in some places to the fiberglass. The floor is cut out where there was a weak spot and new plywood is in place ready to be glassed. the steering is in place and working correctly and that is all. All of the lights are off all of the trim is off. This is my first boat. I am very mechanically inclined and know most stuff about motors. But I know nothing about points and magnetos. I have the original 1962 Johnson Sea Horse 75HP motor that goes with the boat. Here is my problem. The paint is cracked very bad. I don't want to sand the entire thing down to the fiberglass and repaint if i can avoid it. I am very limited on money. Is there something like maybe bondo I can use to fill in all of these cracks? Also The motor has no spark. I Just found out that this motor is a 2 stroke so I am going to be ordering the service manual so I don't screw something up. If anyone has any pic's of this boat or any suggestions on what I can do with an extremely limited budget that would be great. Also I am sure the coil is bad on the motor if anyone knows where i can find one please let me know with a link because i have already searched here but can not find one for this year model.
Thank you all in advance and I would like to say I plan to give you all a full documentary on the boat just like cuda did on his boat.
The 2 photos where it's blue were by the guy I gave it to. It needed more than I could afford at the time. Had lots of good times on it. My younger son & I will be friends forever from the bond we formed on that boat!
Last edited by Bob_VT; July 4th, 2010 at 11:45 PM.
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Thank you all for the replys. I actually already started to read the hull extention post and it is very helpful. Now i have to look at some of the pictures in that link and start to figure out what to do with the inside of the boat. I posted in the johnson section and someone already replyed with a parts list. I am starting to think that maybe the motor is not what i was told it was because the parts do not seem to match. Thank you all agian and I will put some pic's up here as i go along with this project
congrats on your new boat. I have a 61 larson also. my first boat, came with a 58 evinrude 35 that I put alot into but no matter what there was another problem. I bought a used 35 1980 johnson and now I enjoy the boat with no problems. good luck and have fun.