I just procured this boat, it had been sitting for some time and was bought from probably the original owners. I traded a 1996 1100zxi 2-seater kawasaki jetski for it.
IBoats reference on this model
Info on OMC Stringer sterndrive that this boat has (1981 mechanical shift variant)
Phase 2: (After dry cleaning with shop vac)
Phase 2.5: (Ford 302)
Phase 3: (After wet cleaning with bleach / degreaser)
Phase 4: (Outdrive removal, and old engine removal)
Phase 5: (Transom Replacment)
Engine Running!: (PRIOR TO DISCOVERY OF CRACKED CYLINDER)
Engine re-assembly after machine shop visit for a new block:
Engine installation into boat:
I'm excited about this project for a few reasons.
1. This is my first boat
2. Spacecraft Boat Works is a very well known company in florida, but hardly known of elsewhere since their closure in 1991 (or 1993?) (along with a great many other boat companies at the time). I am very excited to be bringing one of these back to life.
They used to make the fiberglass nosecones used in the Space shuttle until they lost the contract and as a result began making boats.
3. Boats made of all fiberglass are EASY to clean / restore and bring new life back too due to no wood rot issues to deal with. I am finding this to not necessarily be true though due to the transom having wood.
EDIT: The entire transom had to be replaced, so that wasn't true at all.
EDIT: You know what forget I said anything about this being easy.
Any comments, suggestions or input would be appreciated.