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  • 1978 V5 Holiday 18, 1988 Johnson 120

    Going to convert to an open bow.

  • #2
    Repaired skeg, installed complete new impeller kit and seals

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    • #3
      Looking forward to seeing how you guys transform this one.
      1979 V5 SS140 HP Merc ...... 1970 18' Chieftain IO restoration
      1978 16' SS160 SeaNymph .. 1978 14' Seafarer

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      • #4
        Took her out on the Red, ran good for about 5 mins, 42mph, then would not run faster than 12 mph bogs down, think its a carb problem, we installed new plugs, plug wires, compression is 120 on all four,

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        • #5
          Sounds like something got stopped up in the pipe works, if not check the wiring and power packs.
          1979 V5 SS140 HP Merc ...... 1970 18' Chieftain IO restoration
          1978 16' SS160 SeaNymph .. 1978 14' Seafarer

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          • #6
            Vacuum in the fuel tank?
            1976 Starcraft Kingfisher Frugal Functional Fix-up
            1976 Starcraft Chieftain 18' OB - restomod
            Garage Project
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            There is a fine line between stoic... and DEAD.

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            • #7
              Thanks Rob, BWR, we used a small 6 gal tank, new premium gas, we'll have to check that.as well

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              • #8
                Originally posted by budski View Post
                Thanks Rob, BWR, we used a small 6 gal tank, new premium gas, we'll have to check that.as well
                Yah. Years ago I had the same symptoms on my Bass Tracker with a 50HP Merc. Ran great then started bogging down. Then I realized that I'd not unscrewed the vent on the steel gas tank. Silly me.
                1976 Starcraft Kingfisher Frugal Functional Fix-up
                1976 Starcraft Chieftain 18' OB - restomod
                Garage Project
                ------------
                There is a fine line between stoic... and DEAD.

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                • #9
                  Thanks BWR I'm pretty sure that was our problem my son told me that he also forgot to unscrew the vent on the portable tank will try it out next week, let you know how it runs thanks again.

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                  • #10
                    Scored a used curved windshield for my V5

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                    • #11
                      Where do you find all those parts?
                      1979 V5 SS140 HP Merc ...... 1970 18' Chieftain IO restoration
                      1978 16' SS160 SeaNymph .. 1978 14' Seafarer

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                      • #12
                        My son repairs props for marine dealers, we were dropping off some repaired props yesturday and I asked the owner if he by chance had any used curved windshields and he happened to have one, going to have to make the center window smaller but should work great $250.00 Canadian.

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                        • #13
                          Dry fitted the new windshield, fits perfect don't have to cut down the center window.

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                          • #14
                            Looks great!
                            1976 Starcraft Kingfisher Frugal Functional Fix-up
                            1976 Starcraft Chieftain 18' OB - restomod
                            Garage Project
                            ------------
                            There is a fine line between stoic... and DEAD.

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                            • #15
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                              That looks sweet
                              - Eric

                              Somers, WI

                              Old enough to know better - but crazy enough to try anyway

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